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Basenji

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Breeder (professional)

Gender: Male

Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

5/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

5/5

Health

4/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Great watch dog

4/5

Great guard dog

3/5

As unique a breed as they come

By

United States

Posted November 7, 2014

I've had the good fortune to own a number of dogs, but none of them are as unique as the Basenji. I wasn't even aware of this breed until I went to college, but the first time I saw one I was in love. The first thing you'll notice is the 'yodel'. Yes, these dogs don't bark, but they do let out a yodel. For some, that could be a drawback, but I'd rather hear it all day long over a bark. The pig-like tails are particularly unique for a short-haired canine.

The Pros: No barking! Calm, even-keeled, sweet, loyal, family oriented. Clever. Mostly quiet. Most have a beautiful coat.

The Cons: can be aloof, particularly to non-family members. Doesn't need much attention. Better in pairs. Expensive to purchase.

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