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Basenji

Affectionate, extremely clean and barkless (other names: African Bush Dog, African Barkless Dog, Ango Angari, Avuvi, Congo Dog, Zande Dog)

Basenji
origin:Democratic Republic of the Congo (Central Africa)
life expectancy:12 years
classification:Hound
height:38 to 43 cm
weight:9 to 11 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonableclimate: Coldin/out: Indoorfeeding: Undemandingsize: Small-Medium
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History [ edit ]

The Basenji is one of the most ancient dog breeds and belongs to the sighthound family. Although now considered a Congolese breed, his origins are a mystery, the first traces of a dog similar to the Basenji having been found in the Egyptian tombs and wall drawings of five thousand years ago. Basenjis are depicted sitting at the feet of their masters, looking just as they do today, with prick ears and tightly curled tail. The breed survived to the fall of the Egyptian civilization being preserved in Central