Basenji Puppies for Sale in Chatanooga, TN

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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 Chatanooga?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Chattanooga is ranked the 6th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for the number of dog-friendly hiking trails, dog-friendly restaurants, dog-friendly restaurants, and the cost of dog insurance.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chattanooga

Chattanooga has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can roam and get some fresh air. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Play Wash Pint, Heritage Dog Park, Greenway Farm Dog Park, and Chattanooga Chew Canine Park. 


Chattanooga and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Renaissance Park, Reflection Riding Nature Center, and Lula Lake Land Trust. 

Life in Chattanooga with a dog

Chattanooga has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your pup will have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Foodworks, Feed Co. Table & Tavern, Acropolis Grill, 1885 Grill, Universal Joint, and State of Confusion.  


Chattanooga has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


Additionally, the city is a great spot when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Chattanooga is the 49th most pet-friendly city for rental listings.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Chattanooga, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are La Quinta Inn & Suites, The Westin Chattanooga, Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, and Staybridge Suites.  

Popular dog breeds in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Goldens, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Yorkshire Terriers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will have many of its peers throughout the city.

 

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