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Basenji
Barkless but not silent, the mischievous Basenji is a con artist of the highest order and will challenge your intelligence and sense of humor.
Height: 16 to 17 inches at shoulder
Weight: 22 to 24 pounds
Coat: short and fine
Life span: 10 to 12 years
Breed Group: Hounds
Out of Africa, the Basenji was originally found in the Congo. He uses both scent and sight to hunt and was originally used to flush small game into a hunter's nets and to control village rodent populations. Clever and endearing, he's a good companion for the person or family who can stay a step ahead of him.
Basenji profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Ease at being home alone
  
  
  
  
  
Ease of training
  
  
  
  
  
Intelligence
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
Energy level
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners
  
  
  
  
  
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