Country of Origin: Africa
Size: Shoulder height: 40 – 43 cm (15.75 – 17 inches)
Coat: Is short-haired, fine and dense.
Character: The Basenji has an unusual yodel-like bark. Although very independent-minded, it bonds very closely with its family.
Temperament: This breed can be trusted with children, but does not make an ideal playmate. Basenjis must be socialized at a young age so that they know that other household pets are not prey.
Care: Occasional grooming with a coarse rubber brush is required.
Training: The independence of the Basenji can make it difficult to train. It is not known for its obedience.
Activity: This dog can live in an apartment, provided that it is taken for regular walks.