Basenjis can have good bond with children, but with their high energy level, they are likely better companions for older children. If they’re going to be around kids, it’s best if they’re raised with them from puppyhood. An adult Basenji who’s unfamiliar with children is most suited to a home with children who are mature enough to interact with him properly.
NEVER TOUCH A SLEEPING BASENJI
First wake up him with your voice than touch him. Some, but not all, basenjis will wake up in a defensive position if you suddenly get him out of a deep sleep. It is an instinct that has remained from the jungle, which had the aim to protect them from the potential predators who threatened them there. Because of this, they are, somehow, still cautious while sleeping.
NEVER UNCURL A BASENJI’S TAIL
Because they have sensitive bones inside the tail.
Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs.
Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.