Basenji Puppies for Sale in Nashville, 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 Nashville?

A recent WalletHub study has reviewed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Nashville is ranked as the 34th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable cities for owning a pet, ranking 11th overall for pets budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Nashville

Nashville has numerous pet-friendly places where you can enjoy the outdoors with your dog. According to a Trust for Public Land (TPL) study, there are 1.2 dog parks for every 100,000 residents. Over ten of these are off-leash parks where your dog can roam without constraint. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Centennial Dog Park, Riverfront Dog park, Two Rivers Dog Park.


In Nashville, you’ll find over half a dozen great hiking trails to explore with your dog. A few great spots to check out include the Trail at Fontanel, Warner Parks, Stones River Greenway, and Richland Creek Greenway.

Life in Nashville with a dog

Nashville has over 200 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your furry friends will always have somewhere to enjoy a meal together. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Tennessee Brew Works, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Peg Leg Porker, The Southern, and The Stage on Broadway.


Nashville has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and over ten dog-friendly shopping centers. Plus, every year, there are a variety of local events celebrating dogs and their owners. For instance, the Dog Day festival where your four-legged friends can participate in activities such as costume contests, pet portraits, and demonstrations.


If you have friends or family visiting Nashville, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will allow their pets for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Thompson Nashville, Hotel Preston, The Hayes Street Hotel, and the Hutton Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Nashville

Nashville is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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