Basenji

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The medium-sized, sleek-coated Basenji is a dog native to Zaire, Africa. It is a pariah-evolved breed that is very unique in personality and habits. Referred to as the “barkless dog,” the Basenji has a distinctive yodel and does not bark like other canines. The Basenji’s appeal is difficult to express: the grace of a sighthound, alarming intelligence, a fine silky coat, the cleanliness of the tidiest feline, abounding energy, and greatly proud carriage. The dog stands about 16 inches high and weighs 22-24 pounds. Colors can be deep chestnut red or pure black, black/tan, with white markings. Although not accepted by the AKC, brindle can also be a Basenji coloration. Known also as the Congo Dog, the Basenji is a fine choice for a person living in a condominium or apartment, provided much time outdoors can still be provided.


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