• Size Small
  • Height Males - at least 43 centimetres at the withers
    Females - at least 38 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males - 10 to 12 kilograms
    Females - 9 to 11 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Chestnut red, black, tricolor, or brindle; all colors have white feet, chest and tall tip
  • Activities Agility, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both
An elegant, lightly built hunting dog from Africa, the Basenji is known as the “Barkless Dog” due to his making a noise that sounds like a yodel when excited. His distinctive features are a wrinkled forehead and tightly curled tail. Though aloof around strangers, the Basenji is an affectionate, alert and intelligent breed full of activity and play. The Basenjis short, odor-free coat requires minimal grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
One of the oldest dog breeds, it is believed that Basenjis were given as gifts to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt.