Basenji Puppies for Sale in Philadelphia, PA

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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 Philadelphia?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Philadelphia is ranked as the 77th most pet-friendly city. The city is above average for pet health and wellness, ranking 37th out of the largest cities.

Dog parks in Philadelphia

As one of the nation’s largest cities, there are over a dozen dog parks in Philadelphia, many of them allowing your pup to run off-leash. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Mario Lanza Dog Park, Schuykill River, Pretzel Dog Run, and Orianna Hill Dog Park.

Life in Philly with a dog

With over 235 dog-friendly restaurants, Philadelphia is a great city to grab a meal with your furry friends. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in Philadelphia are Gold Standard Cafe, Sabrina’s Cafe, the Druid’s Keep, and White Dog Cafe.


Philadelphia is home to many other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. For instance, if you head down South Street District by 2nd Ave, you’ll come across several pet shops, including Doggie Style and Bonejour Pet Supply.


If you have family or friends headed to Philly for a visit, there are plenty of dog-friendly hotels so their dogs won’t need to stay behind. Many of them won’t even charge you for bringing your pet along. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in Philadelphia include the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Westin Philadelphia, and Aloft Philadelphia Airport.

Popular breeds in Philadelphia

Houston is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds.

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