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.