by Chris R.
Country of Origin:
Date of Origin: nineteenth century
Characteristics: The Basenji is alert, affectionate, demanding, energetic and curious. It loves to play. Basenjis are about the size of a fox terrier. It has a coat of copper, red, black and tan. The Basenji is speedy and frisky. It usually has white on its chest and the tip of its tail.
Height & Weight: This dog is 16-17 inches tall and weighs 22-26 pounds.
Original Function: In Africa it was originally used as a guide in the forest to warn the people of dangerous animals.
Today's Function: Today the Basenji is a hunting dog and great to have as a pet.
Why this dog was suited for this country: The Basenji has short fur because in Egypt it is kind of hot.
Resources you used: The resources I used were American Kennel Dog, Rare Dogs Breeds and Encyclopedia of Dogs by Caroline Coil.
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|Basenji||Chinese Crested Dog||German Shepherd||Spinone Italiano|
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