Basenji

Basenji

Basenji

The Basenji is an elegant hunting dog with roots in Africa, and can be traced back to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. They are also known as “the barkless” dog. Instead of barking, they yodel when excited. An average Basenji weighs around 24 lbs, and a Medium PlexiDor dog door is the perfect size.

Basenjis are independent, think and make decisions on their own, and are known to be careful around strangers. Let the dog take the first step when introducing new people.

This breed has some habits unusual for dogs. They don’t like wet weather, they clean themselves all over like a cat, and they don’t get the “doggy smell.”

While extremely intelligent, they can be difficult to train; they need to see the point in whatever they’re asked to do. An average Basenji is alert, curious, and energetic. They love to climb and can easily make their way over a fence.

The Basenji tends to become emotionally attached to one person. They accept other family members and are generally loving and patient with children, but there’s one person that is “theirs.”

The PlexiDor Medium is the right size dog door for Basenjis.

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