The Basenji is probably one of the oldest breeds of domesticated dog. Paleontologists tell us that the first domesticated dogs looked a lot like Basenjis. They were already well established when they were brought up the Nile from interior Africa as gifts for the pharaohs of ancient Egypt.
Basenji breed is more than 3000 years old. It is a native breed, meaning it was not bred – developed by human intervention by cross breeding among different native dog breeds.
Our mission is to have highest quality dogs, WAKANDA LEGEND kennel is dedicated exclusively to breeding Basenjis.
Without breeders, their enthusiasm and expertise, many breeds would have disappeared. By carefully selecting dogs of good character, excellent genetic health, intelligence and beauty, we strive to preserve original type of Basenji breed.
Lately there is a lot of public pressure on breeders (breeding is “bad”) that come from those preferring dog adoption practice. One should know that responsible breeders do not contribute to filling dog shelters. We actually demand that if, for any reason, one cannot take care of the dog from our kennel, the dog be returned back to our kennel. Because of love and energy we invest in our dogs, dog shelter is not an option.
When you buy a dog from a responsible breeder, you will understand background of his physical and behavioral characteristics specific for the dog breed you are getting. You will be able to match your future life companion with your lifestyle. You will meet the dog mother and learn about his father and other siblings.
For example, if you bought a puppy from Greyhound or English bulldog or Retriever, you will know for sure the size of the dog, and his basic behavioral characteristics. You will know what level of activity is to be expected and what type training is appropriate. With Greyhound you will have to be careful, especially in the street. They are hunters – when they see another animal, they will want to chase it. Retriever is a breed that is bred to work for humans and obey his commands, never mind another animal in sight. English Bulldog is a breed which does not require a lot of exercises, contrary to the previous two.
Thus, we recommend that, before buying a dog, you personally visit the breeder and study the breed which you are planning to buy. You want to be sure that it is the right dog breed for you. Buying a dog is not only an investment in a house pet, it is an investment in a long time (15 years) friend and a family member which you have to take care of.
And now, it is time to meet our beloved Basenji breed!