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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 Lincoln?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Lincoln is ranked the 21st most pet-friendly spot in the country. The city is one of the most affordable places for having a dog as it ranked 4th overall for pet budget. Lincoln also has a healthy amount of pet-friendly establishments and veterinarians. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Lincoln

Lincoln has numerous dog-friendly parks and other outdoor locations for your pup to get their daily dose of sun and exercise. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, the city has 1.4 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Roper East Dog Run, Peterson Dog Run, Oak Lake Dog Park, and Rickman’s Run Dog Park.

Lincoln also has several great hiking trails when you want to take your dog on a long, scenic walk. A few trails worth exploring are Rock Island Trail, MoPac Trail, and Homestead Corridor Trail.

Life in Lincoln with a dog

Lincoln has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants, so you’ll have plenty of choices when you want to take your dog to go get a meal. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include LeadBelly, The Pantheon, Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill, The Hub Cafe, Granite City Food & Brewery, Culver’s, and 1867 Bar.

Lincoln has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet shops, pet spas, groomers, and doggy daycares. The city is also one of the best locations when it comes time to finding somewhere to live with your dog. A study from Zumper found Lincoln to be the 6th best city in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.

When you have friends or family coming to Lincoln for a visit, they will have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Graduate Lincoln, Annabell Gardens, The Scarlet Lincoln, and TownePlace Suites. 

Popular dog breeds in Lincoln

In Lincoln, you’ll find a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Cocker Spaniels, Cockapoos, Labrador Retrievers, Springer Spaniels, Border Collies, Jack Russell Terriers, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will find plenty of its fellow dogs across the city.

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