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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 Omaha?

A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Omaha is ranked the 24th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places for owning a pet, with the 23rd ranking in pet budget. The city is also above average for pet health and wellness, ranking 30th out of all major cities.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Omaha

Omaha has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run and play. 

Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Hefflinger Dog Park, Hanscom Park, and Omaha Dog Bar.

Omaha also has eight hiking trails for when you want to take a scenic walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Big Papio Trail, Field Club Trail, West Papio Trail, and Keystone Trail.

Life in Omaha with a dog

There are dozens of pet-friendly restaurants in Omaha, meaning you’ll always have somewhere to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Sean O’Casey’s, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, bliss Old Market Bakery, and Goldbergs in Dundee.

Omaha has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best in the country for renters seeking a place to live with their pets. A Zumper study found Omaha to have the 12th most pet-friendly rental listings of all cities.

If you have friends or family stopping by Omaha for a visit, there are numerous pet-friendly hotels for them to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Magnolia Hotel, EVEN Hotels Omaha, Hotel Deco, and Element Midtown Crossing.

Popular dog breeds in Omaha

Omaha is home to many different kinds of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are Labs: German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Bulldogs, Boxers, and Siberian Huskies. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.

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