Basenji Puppies for Sale in Buffalo, NY

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Basenji Characteristics

Originally used to hunt and flush small game in the Congo, the Basenji is now an increasingly popular breed as a family pet.  They’re clever and independent, but deeply loyal to their families. If you can meet their needs, they can adapt to families, individuals, and even apartment living.

Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Stubborn

With such a unique regal appearance and personality, the Basenji can be a challenge for some. But for people love a little attitude and intelligence, the Basenji can be the ideal companion. The Basenji stands about 16 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 22-24 pounds. These dogs come in a variety of colors including black, blue, brindle, and white. They also shed very little, which is appealing, but their temperament and personality are very unique.  
 
Similar to the Pekingese, these dogs have little desire to please their humans, and their extreme intelligence makes them difficult to train. Early socialization and obedience training can help here, but it is important to be a clear and consistent alpha leader in the house; otherwise, your basenji will assume the position and be very difficult to maintain.
 
Those who know the Basenji best say the breed is great at making you keep your house tidy, as nearly any object left on the floor will be chewed on. In many ways, this trait, plus the Basenji's low-shed coat makes the breed perfect for highly clean and organized individuals and families. Finally, similar to many Huskies, the Basenji is a known escape artist. It is not advised to leave these dogs unattended in your backyard for long, as they can scale many fences and are undeterred by electronic fences.
 
For owners looking for a poised, intelligent, independent dog that still has tons of affection, this is the dog for you.
 

How dog-friendly is Buffalo?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Buffalo is ranked the 86th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is an affordable place to have a dog, ranking 57th overall for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Buffalo

Buffalo has a variety of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor locations for your pup to play and get some fresh air. According to a Trust For Public Land study, the city has 0.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Barkology, Black Rock Canal Park, The Backyard at LaSalle Park, and Buffalo Dog Park.

Buffalo and the surrounding area also have several fun hiking trails when you want to take your dog on a long, scenic walk. A few great trails to explore are Wilkeson Pointe Park, Eternal Flame Falls, and Niagara Falls State Park.

Life in Buffalo with a dog

Buffalo has over 75 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your furry friend will have plenty of choices when you go out to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Resurgence Brewing Company, Caffe Aroma, Sato Japanese, and Mr. Goodbar.

In Buffalo, you’ll find many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and doggy daycares. The city is a great location for when you need to find somewhere to live with your dog. A study from Zumper found Buffalo to have the 40th most pet-friendly rentals in the country.

If your friends or family are visiting Buffalo, they’ll have numerous pet-friendly hotels in the area where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly lodgings in the city are Lenox Hotel and Suites, The Westin Buffalo, and The Giacomo, Ascend Hotel. 

Popular dog breeds in Buffalo

Buffalo is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, and Dachshunds. No matter which kind of dog you choose to add to your home, your new dog will have many of its fellow pups across the city.

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