18 Interesting Facts About Basenjis

The Basenji dog breed has been around for several thousand years. It is also called the African mute dog because an interesting feature of this breed is that instead of barking in moments of anxiety, and irritation Basenji produces rumbling sounds. People thinking of getting a dog should pay attention to these animals. The breed was formed independently, without human or scientific intervention, and it is all the more interesting to have the Basenji as a companion.

#1 It is a hunting breed whose birthplace is South Africa.

Its development in natural conditions has given the Basenji long smooth muscles that allow it to move freely and coordinate its movements well.

#2 The coat is short, shiny, dense and close to the body. Six colors are recognized worldwide:

Black-and-white, Red-and-white, Black-and-white with tan (cream-colored tan), Black, Brown-and-white, Tiger (red background, black stripes). White is present on the paws, chest, and tail tip.

#3 Breed Varieties

There are two of them: the plain and the woodland. The first is larger, about 40 cm in withers, high legs, color light brown with white. The Plains Basenji has a white "collar" that goes over part of the chest, having the appearance of "pants". The Forest Basenji is less than 40 cm in withers, not without reason this species is called a Pygmy dog. Their eye color is darker than that of the plains dogs, as well as the color.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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