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Group Hounds
AKC Group AKC Hound Dogs
Temperament affectionate, intelligent
Size medium dog breeds
Feeding Small Feeding Dog breeds
Coat care Occasional Grooming
Activeness Moderately Active Dog Breeds
How friendly is this dog? Unsociable Dog Breeds
Watch dog Good Watch Dog
Training Moderately difficult to train dogs breeds

Basenji Facts

First used for Hunting
Country of origins Zaire, Africa
Year of origin 1500s
Colors Black & white, Red and white
Height (min) 16 inches (40 cm)
Height (max) 17 inches (43 cm)
Weight (min) 22 lbs (10 kg)
Weight (max) 26 lbs (12 kg)
Life expectancy (min) 10 years
Life expectancy (max) 12 years