Other names: African Bush Dog, African Barkless Dog, Ango Angari, Congo Dog, Zande Dog
Country of origin: Congo
Size Type: Medium Breed Dogs
Group: Sheepdog Breed, Greyhounds
Life span: 12 – 16 years
Temperament: Playful, Curious, Gentle, Intelligent, Alert, Energetic
Height: Males: 41-43 cm; Females: 38-41 cm
Weight: Males: 10-12 kg; Females: 9-11 kg
Color: Black, Tan-brown-tan, Tiger, Red, Black and white, Tricolor
The price of puppies: $800-$2,500 USD
Basenji belongs to the breed of hunting dogs. This is a short-haired hound native to Africa. It has a light build, a short back, and appears to be very tall due to its long legs, compared to the total length of the body. The wrinkled head with erect ears is proudly carried on a well-arched neck. The tail is set high and curled. She is elegant and graceful, all her behavior expresses confidence and inquisitive attention. The balanced structure and smooth muscles allow her to move easily and quickly. Basenji hunts with sight and smell.
The body is square and shortly articulated. The back is short and straight. Ribs well sprung, deep, and oval, reaching down to the elbows. The chest is deep. The bottom line rises to a well-defined groin.
Intelligent, independent, energetic, and affectionate dog, although distrustful of strangers.