Breed Review: Basenji (22 Pics)

Basenji is a South African dog breed that is not very common and at the same time is very interesting. Such dogs are also called bush or nyam-nyam terriers.

#1 The first mentions of this breed were found in ancient Greek texts and in the tombs of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

#2 Scientists believe that Basenji appeared more than 4 thousand years ago. The ancestor of such dogs is considered to be the Asiatic wolf.

#3 Representatives of the breed were introduced to Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, to the American continent – in the 30s.

Alice White

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Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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