Basenji Puppies for Sale in Winston-Salem, NC

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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 Winston-Salem?

A study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Winston-Salem is ranked the 37th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to live with a dog as it scored 3rd overall in the pet budget category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Winston-Salem

Irvine has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to stretch its legs and enjoy the warm North Carolina sun. According to Trust For Public Land, there are 0.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents in the city. Some of the most popular parks in the city and the surrounding area are Washington Dog Park, Tanglewoof Park, and Vivian F. Bennett Memorial Dog Park. 


In Irvine, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few popular spots are Cascades Preserve, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Jomeokee and Sassafras Trails.

Life in Winston-Salem with a dog

With over 80 pet-friendly restaurants, you and your dog will have plenty of spots to grab something to eat together. A few of the best dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Mary’s Gourmet Diner, Camino Bakery, The Quiet Pint Tavern, Wise Man Brewing, and Camel City BBQ Factory. 


Winston-Salem has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. In the city, you’ll also find several pet-friendly shopping centers where you browse and buy with your dog.


If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the more popular dog-friendly lodgings in the area include Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, Sleep Inn Hanes Mall, and Grayln Estate.

Popular dog breeds in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, Beagles, German Shepherds, English Bulldogs, and Dachshunds. So, whichever breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many canine companions throughout the city.

 

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