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      Basenji

      Size
      Medium
      Energy
      Moderate
      Coat
      Short and fine.
      Weight
      20-26 lbs
      • Size

        Medium

      • Energy

        Moderate

      • Weight

        20-26 lbs

      • Coat

        Short and fine.

      About Basenjis

      The Basenji is one of the few breeds in the world that does not bark! Bred in Central Africa to hunt lions, the Basenji makes a sound more similar to a yodel, because of its uniquely shaped larynx. Basenjis have independent and aloof personalities, and make calm, loyal companions. They are a very intelligent breed and are easily recognized because of their tightly coiled tails, wrinkled foreheads, and large, erect ears. Basenjis would do well living in a variety of environments.

      Did You Know?

      The Basenji is one of the oldest domesticated dog breeds, with evidence that this breed existed in ancient Egypt.

      Origin

      The Basenji originated in the Congo region of Western Africa, likely before the 19th century.