Basenji is a hunting dog, therefore the main features of its temperament are energy and constant readiness for action.
Loyalty is also characteristic of these animals: although it is not easy to gain the trust of the “bassi”, if the dog has already recognized you, then it is difficult to imagine a more reliable friend. But the pet will always treat strangers with vigilance, although the first will never show aggressiveness.
Basenji are classified as primitive dogs – humans have never made any adjustments to the breed. The ability to adapt to any conditions, ingenuity, natural ingenuity, independence, and even some self-confidence are all the results of natural selection.