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.

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