The most distinctive feature of the alert, finely built Basenji becomes apparent only when it is disturbed: instead of barking like other dogs, it has unique yodelling and chortling calls.
History of Basenji
The Basenji was developed as a hunting dog in the Congo and it may be related to similar dogs portrayed on ancient Egyptian artefacts. The breed caused a sensation when it was first shown at Crufts, in England, in 1937. The owner called them “basenji”, which is an African word for “bush thing”.
Video of the Basenji
Green vegetables are favoured by these dogs and should form part of their regular diet. Bitches come on heat only once a year instead of twice.
Other Names of Basenji: Congo Dog.
Identification keys of Basenji
tightly curled tail
pointed, erect ears
very fine, short sleek coat
legs are long compared with body lenght
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