Basenji Puppies for Sale in Charlotte, NC

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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 Charlotte?

WalletHub has reviewed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Charlotte is ranked as the 94th most dog-friendly. The city does well when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 56th out of the country’s major cities.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Charlotte

There are several great dog parks in the city of Charlotte, many of them letting your canine friend roam off-leash. Some of the most popular parks in the city are Frazier Dog Park, Skiptown, Shuffletown Park, and William Davies Park.


In Charlotte,  you’ll also find hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few popular spots to hike with your dog include Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve and the Charlotte Trolley Trail.

Life in Charlotte with a dog

With almost 300 dog-friendly restaurants in Columbus, you and your dog will always have a place to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe, Futo Buta, Angry Ale’s, and the Lucky Dog Bark & Brew.


Charlotte has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. One fun place to take your dog is AquaPups Charlotte. There, you’ll find an indoor pool that is open year-round for your dog to take swimming lessons.


If you have friends or family visiting Charlotte, there are over 280 dog-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Charlotte include Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, Sonesta Charlotte Executive Park, and Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne.


Every year, there are a variety of local events celebrating dogs and their owners. For instance, Bark in the Park where you and your dog can enjoy a Charlotte Knights game at Truist Field.

Popular dog breeds in Charlotte

In Charlotte, you can find a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are: Labrador Retrievers, Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Beagles, Golden Retrievers, Miniature Poodles, and Rottweilers.

 

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