Basenji Puppies for Sale in Clarksville, 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 Clarksville?

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, Clarksville is ranked the 20th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A+ for its number of pet-friendly rentals.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Clarksville 

Clarksville and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and get some exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Heritage Bark Park, Clarksville Bark Park at Fairgrounds Park, and Ashland City Dog Park. 


In Clarksville, you’ll also find several great hiking trails where you and your dog can enjoy a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Clarksville Greenway, Dunbar Cave State Park, and Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail. 

Life in Clarksville with a dog

Clarksville has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area include The Thirsty Goat, Harbor Cafe, Miss Lucille’s Cafe, Sweet P’s Southern Style, and Legends Smokehouse & Grill. 


Clarksville has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you have friends or family visiting Clarksville, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Quality Inn, Home2 Suites, and La Quinta Inn & Suites.              

Popular dog breeds in Clarksville

Clarksville is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, Boxers, German Shepherds, Cavapoos, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you decide to add to your home, your new pup will find many canine companions across the city.

 

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