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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 Lexington-Fayette?

A recent study from SmartAsset analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Lexington is ranked as the 21st most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly locations in the nation due to its high number of dog parks and pet-related establishments. According to the study, 90 out of every 10,000 businesses in the city are pet stores or vets, one of the highest numbers in the country.


A similar study from WalletHub ranked Lexington-Fayette as the 41st most pet-friendly city. They note that the city is one of the best places to raise a healthy pet, ranking it 22nd overall in the pet health and wellness category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Lexington

Lexington has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to get their daily dose of exercise and play. According to the SmartAsset study, there are 1.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents in the city. This is one of the highest numbers in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Masterson Station Dog Park, Jacobson Dog Park, Coldstream Dog Park, and Wellington Dog Park.

Life in Lexington with a dog

Lexington has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants include Blue Stallion Brewing Co., Charlie Brown’s Restaurant and Lounge, Doodles, The Sage Rabbit, and Double Dogs. 


Lexington has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. When it comes time to find a place to live with your new pet, you’ll have no trouble finding a new home. A Zumper study ranked Lexington as the 12th best city in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.




If you have friends or family visiting Lexington, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Candlewood Suites, Embassy Suites, and Clarion Hotel Lexington. 

Popular dog breeds in Lexington

Lexington is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labs, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Poodles, Cockapoos, Bichon Frise, Dachshunds, and Chihuahuas. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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