This small, short-haired breed has a wrinkled head, tall, pointed ears, and a tightly curled tail. Smooth and poised with dark hazel, almond-shaped eyes, Basenjis always appear ready for adventure.
Group: Middle Eastern and African
Lifespan: 12–14 yr
Height: 15–17 in
Weight: 16–34 lb
The Basenji's short, low-maintenance coat usually requires just a weekly combing with a soft-bristle brush or grooming mitt. And you'll likely find your Basenji likes to take charge of their own cleaning, as well. Trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth should also be part of every dog's grooming routine, regardless of breed.
Trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth should also be part of every dog's grooming routine, regardless of breed.
A Basenji puppy or dog can bring a lot of joy. Maintaining a Basenji in good health can be expensive. Get savings, deals and cash back at vets and pet stores when you pay for pet care with the Sincere debit card. Personalized just for dog parents.
Fanconi syndrome, Persistent pupillary membranes ( P P M), Pyruvate kinase ( P K) deficiency
Cataracts, Corneal dystrophy Hip dysplasia, Immunoproliferative ( Basenji) enteropathy/lymphocytic-plasmacytic enteritis, Progressive retinal atrophy