Other animals


This breed is also very playful with other dogs. They love to play and chase with each other. Of course, the other dogs chase them because of their speed. Basenji is also breed which doesn’t have fear of bigger dogs, horses or other big animals. They are curious breed and only think about playing with these animals. When they are not puppy anymore, some of them can be territorial, protective and competitive. Dominant male or female could fight each other (male to male and female to female).

Because basenjis are HUNTING DOGS it’s not wise to let them mingle with other small animals like hamster, rabbit, bird’s or kitten household pets unsupervised, unless this is an animal that they have been raised with. Make sure that he knows them and tolerates them well before you leave them alone together.

Basenjis need early socialization and training. Like any dog, they can become timid if they are not properly socialized — exposed to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences — when they’re young. Early socialization helps ensure that your Basenji puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog. Inviting visitors over regularly, and taking your Basenji to dog parks, stores that allow dogs, and on leisurely strolls to meet neighbors will also help him polish his social skills.



Male and female Basenjis are about the same size so there is little difference to choose from there. The choice seems to be based more on personal preference and availability. Both males and females make excellent companion pets. There is relatively little difference in temperament, activity or trainability between male and female Basenjis. Some females could be more committed to her owners then males – when they out without leash.

Like wild canids the female Basenji only cycles once a year compared to twice a year for other domesticated dogs. As a result, most of the fairly small number of puppies each year are born between November and January, and the likelihood is that you will have to wait a while for a puppy, especially if enquiring in the spring and summer months.

Basenjis really like to live in pair no matter if they are same or different gender. (male-male, female-female or female – male). From Stone Age time they have lived in hunting pack.