Basenji Puppies for Sale in Memphis, 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 Memphis?

WalletHub has reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Fort Worth is ranked as the 35th most dog-friendly. The city does well when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 23rd out of the country’s major cities. Fort Worth is also one of the most affordable cities to have a pet, ranking 28th overall for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has a variety of ways for you to enjoy the Texas sun. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are North Z Boaz Community Park, ZBonz Dog Park, and the Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park.


In Fort Worth, there are also several awesome hiking trails for you and your dog to explore, including Trinity Park, Fort Worth Branch, and Horseshoe Trail in Grapevine.

Life in Fort Worth with a dog

Fort Worth is home to over 150 dog-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have somewhere to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Mellow Mushroom, Mash’d, Magnolia Motor Lounge, Bird Cafe, and Cowboy Chicken.


Fort Worth has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. One great place to take your dog is the Tanger Outlets outdoor shopping center. Leashed pets are permitted in the outdoor areas, and some stores are dog-friendly as well.


If you have friends or family visiting Fort Worth, there are over 120 pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel, Grand, and La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Worth.



Popular dog breeds in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a warm home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds.

 

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