Basenji

Basenji

Weight
20-22 Lbs
Height
16-17 Inches
Lifespan
10-12 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

Overview

Weight
20-22 Lbs
Height
16-17 Inches
Lifespan
10-12 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

The Basenji is a purebred dog breed that’s part of the hound group. They are well-known for their jumping, coming from Egypt. In addition, this dog breed is known for being independent, smart, and poised. There’s a lot to love about the Basenji, and they’ll make a great family companion dog.

However, these dogs are medium-sized, with males slightly larger and heavier than females. For instance, males can grow up to 17 inches tall, and females can grow up to 16 inches tall. On the other hand, males can weigh up to 24 pounds, with females not being too far behind, can weigh up to 22 pounds. In addition, the Basenji can come in a couple of different coat colors, such as black & white, black-tan & white, brindle & white, or red & white.

This dog breed has an average lifespan of about 13 to 14 years with proper care. However, this dog breed is low-maintenance. For example, grooming is simple. Thanks to their short and smooth coat, they don’t require much at all. They rarely need a bath, but it’ll be good to bring them to a professional grooming salon about three to four times per year to give them a good cleaning. They do shed a little, so weekly brushing will be ideal for keeping that under control.

Basenji – A Good Low Energy Dog

Also, they have moderate energy levels, so a long walk every day will be enough to curb their energy. They’ll do fine in an apartment or a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. In addition, you’ll want to bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup since they’re prone to certain health issues.

The Basenji will do better with an experienced dog owner since they can be tricky to train and socialize. However, if done early enough and done well, this dog breed will be okay around young children, strangers, and other dogs. Overall, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members

Photos of Basenji

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

Basenji Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Boba

Pointy

Ramsay

Akira

Lila

Jungles

Lola

Seanie

Nan

Timo

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