Basenji

Seated and standing side elevation drawings of the Basenji dog breed

Nicknamed the “Barkless Dog”, the Basenji is a unique member of the hound group of dogs. Originating on the continent of Africa, the Basenji has been depicted in drawings that date as far back as the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt where it was bred as a sighthound to track down small game. The Basenji has a short, glistening coat with large, erect ears and measures in at an average shoulder height of around sixteen inches. Over the centuries, this nimble little hound dog has remained a favorite across the continent thanks to its adaptability to harsh terrain, fierce independence, and intelligent, alert nature.

Collection of elevation drawings of the Basenji dog breed in assorted front view postures and lying down

Male Basenjis have a withers height between 16”-17” (41-43 cm) and a weight in the range of 22-26 lb (10-11.8 kg). Female Basenjis have a withers height between 16”-17” (41-43 cm) and a weight in the range of 20-24 lb (9.1-10.9 kg). The Basenji has an overall body length of roughly 23”-25” (58-64 cm), standing height of 19”-20” (48-51 cm), and a typical lifespan of 13-14 years.

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Height: 
19”-20” | 48-51 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
23”-25” | 58-64 cm
Withers Height:
16”-17” | 41-43 cm
:
Weight:
20-26 lb | 9.1-11.8 kg

Coat Color: Chestnut red; pure black; tricolor; brindle

Temperament: Intelligent, independent, affectionate, alert

Breed Size:
Small
:
Lifespan:
13-14 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Basenji side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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