Originally from Central Africa, Basenjis are active hunting dogs requiring lots of exercise.
Energetic, curious and mischievous. Known for climbing and escaping enclosed spaces.
Prone to Fanconi syndrome, intestinal issues, hip dysplasia and eye conditions.
Require weekly brushing. Ears should be checked and cleaned regularly.
Independent nature makes training challenging. Requires positive reinforcement training.
Need 30-60 minutes intense exercise daily including runs and interactive play.
Typically live 12-16 years with proper health, diet and enrichment.