The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog that was bred from stock originating in central Africa. Most of the major kennel clubs in the English-speaking world place the breed in the Hound Group; more specifically, it may be classified as belonging to the sighthound type. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale places the breed in Group 5, Spitz and Primitive types, and the United Kennel Club (US) places the breed in the Sighthound & Pariah Group.

  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Life span: 12 to 16 years
  • Origin: Congo
  • Temperament: Playful, Curious, Affectionate, Intelligent, Alert, Energetic
  • Height: Male: 16–17 inches (41–43 cm), Female: 15–16 inches (38–41 cm)
  • Weight: Male: 22–26.5 lbs (10–12 kg), Female: 19.8–24.3 lbs (9–11 kg)