Original Name : Basenji
Type : Lupoid
Male size : 17 inches
Male weight : 24 lbs
Female size : 16 inches
Female weight : 21 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Congo
Basenjis don’t bark, but that doesn’t mean they are mute. They actually emit a very distinctive type of yodel. These remarkably clean dogs are intelligent and independent but affectionate and active. They may be aloof with strangers.
Fine, abundant wrinkling on the forehead when the ears are pricked.
Well proportioned, short, level back, short loins and deep chest.
Pure black and white, red and white, black and tan, and white with tan blocks over the eyes and tan markings on muzzle and cheeks, black, fawn and white, brindle with black rays on red.
Small, pointed, pricked and slightly hooded, fine texture, set well forward on top of the head.
Short, sleek and close, very fine.
Rather aristocratic in appearance, Basenjis are lightly built and fine-boned dogs with long legs in proportion to their body length, always well balanced, lively and intelligent. Their wrinkled head with straight ears is carried proudly on a well arched neck. The deep brisket runs up to the well defined flank. The tail is curled tightly. All told, these are well proportioned dogs with the grace of a gazelle.
Basenijs have a very distinctive tail, which curls tightly over the back, lying close to the thigh, forming a single or double curl.