Basenji black and white


Basenjis don’t bark, but instead emit a very distinctive type of yodel.

About the Basenji

Basenjis are lightly built and fine-boned dogs with long legs, always well balanced, lively and intelligent.

Although relatively independent and aloof with strangers, the Basenji is known to be affectionate with their family. These remarkably clean dogs are active and graceful in motion, where they exhibit long, smooth strides.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–16 years

Intelligent / Independent / Loving / Alert / Reserved

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Needs a lot of training
  • Requires minimal grooming