Basenji Puppies for Sale in Yonkers, NY

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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 Yonkers?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Yonkers is one of the most pet-friendly locations with a population between 200,000 and 350,000.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Yonkers

Yonkers has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Prospect Park, Sirius Dog Run, Tully Dog Park, and Little Bay Dog Run.


Yonkers also has several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. South County Trailway, Alley Pond Park, and Sands Point Preserve are a few great places to explore.

Life in Yonkers with a dog

Yonkers has a variety of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Havana Central, Lakeview Tavern, Dolphin Restaurant, Lefteris Gyro III, and Yonkers Brewing Company.


Yonkers has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you have friends or family visiting Yonkers, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area include Hyatt Place, Residence Inn, and Kimpton Muse Hotel. 

Popular dog breeds in Yonkers

Yonkers is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Terrier Mixes, and Chihuahuas. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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