Basenji are primitive dogs. Not all primitive dogs are feral, and feral dogs may not be pariah dogs genetically speaking.

Basenji is a few of the most stupid dog breeds. Mental training is usually less crucial in quick-witted dog breeds.

They do not shed. The Basenji's demands notably little brushing.

Basenji is best for people with experience, as it can prove to be bothersome to develop. The dog breed is not more conscious than resembling dog breeds. These dogs have common energy in contrast to resembling dog breeds. The dog breed requires a lot of exercise.

The Basenji's may be a bit reserved, aloof and wary of unknown persons. The Basenji posesses is combative and may act aggressively towards other dogs. These dogs can be great pets for older kids. These animals may reveal some predatory tendencies. They may nip, but it is not always instinctively.

This dog breed barks notably skimpy. These dogs does not handle cold climates. These dogs will play with you if encouraged, but will loose interest in adulthood. These dogs should be kept on a leash as they tend to wander if kept loose. These dogs will usually not mind being left home alone for a few hours every day.

Breeding country: the Basenji breed is from Africa.

Grouping of Basenji: Basenji is approved in the FCI book. The dog breed is acknowledged in the section «Primitive type» (5.6) in the grouping «Spitz and Primitive types». FCI ID for basenji is 43 and was added to the book 2000-01-24. American Kennel Club groups the dog breed as «Hounds». United Kennel Club involves the dog breed as «Sighthound & Pariah Dogs» in their book. Canadian Kennel Club groups the dog breed as «Hounds».

Basenji Health issues: Regrettably, they may obtain dangerous health issues. Many Basenji's will get eye problems or eye disease. Kidney disease is present in many dogs of this breed of dog. Furthermore, they may have health issues such as hernia, lymphatic health problems, urinary renal defects, digestive problems.

The Basenji's display: This breed is rather medium sized. Dogs gets as tall as 16 to 17 inches tall. Bitches will get 15 to 16 inches tall. Dogs can weigh 22 to 26 pounds. Bitches get 20 to 25 pounds. The Basenji breed of dog rarely get overweight. The basenji has big upright ears. The legs is usually of average length. The body shape of the Basenji is muscular. The Little tail is curled. They have a common-sized muzzle. The coat is short.

Colors of this breed of dog is usually copper, red, black and brindle, black and tan.

Subsidary information about the basenji: Anticipated age for a basenji is 10 to 12 years. Number of cubs is usually 4 to 6 puppies. The dog breed is usually not bothersome to notice for sale in classified ads. The basenji were originally bred for hunting . This has subsidary names as well: Congo Dog.

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You are wrong!

You said the basenji is one of the world's dumbest dogs. YOU ARE WRONG!


As an experienced owner of six Basenji, I totally disagree with the statement that the Basenji is one of the "few most stupid dog breeds". This evalution is likely based upon the popularized and published listing that equated intelligence with obedience to human commands.

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