Basenji: breed description
Basenji is a graceful dog endowed with a calm character. Acceptable colors: red with white, black with white, tricolor and brindle.
Distinctive features of the basenji are that they hardly bark even when they hunt, and that they, like cats, wash their feet.
Basenji is an ancient breed, however, there is no exact information about its origin. But in the world, the breed has a number of alternative names: a Congolese forest dog, a Bongo Terrier, a Nyam-Nyam Terrier, a Zange dog, a Congo Terrier and a Congolese dog.
Basenji are lively, playful dogs. They do not show aggression towards people and relatives, but cats are often driven.
Basenji do not tolerate loneliness and, if left alone, are prone to destructive behavior. They are also prone to shoots and can even escape from a well-fenced area.
Basenji is the protagonist of J. Street's book Farewell My Lady and the film of the same name.
|Country of origin||Central africa|
|Breed applications||Hunting companion|
|Life span||About 12 years|
|Growth at the withers||40 - 43 cm|
|Weight||9 - 11 kg|
|Special attention||Constant control|