Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Basenji Dogs, "Scientific name for Basenji Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris".
The Basenji is a dog breed that hails from central Africa, and bred exclusively for hunting. Basenji Dog breeds produces a strange sound called Baroo similar to a yodel, owing to its oddly shaped larynx. This attribute as well, offers the Basenji dog breed the nickname, the Barkless Dog.
The Basenji dog breed is small, short-haired, stylish-looking dogs with vertical ears, a graceful neck and a tightly curled tail. The forehead of Basenji Dog breed is wrinkled, when they are juvenile. Basenji Dog breed has eyes in the shape of an almond, which often offers the breed the look of squinting. The average height of the Basenji Dog is 28 to 29 inches (71.1 to 73.6 cm) tall at the shoulder. The average weight is 22 to 24 pounds (10 to 10.9 kg). Basenji Dog breeds are the square variety, which signifies that the length of the body is as long as they are high.
Basenji Dogs are healthy animals, and are, in fact, dishonestly powerful for their dimension. The Basenji Dogs have an elegant, convinced gait similar to a jogging horse, and glide the ground with a double suspension run, by means of their quality coiled tail straightened out for better balance while running flat out at their top speed.
The Basenji dog breed comes in different colors such as black, red, brindle and tricolor. Basenji Dog breeds have a white colored chest and stomach. They can as well, come in trundle, which is a combination of three colors with brindle dots, an unusual combination.
A Basenji Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Basenji Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Basenji Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Basenji Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Basenji Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Basenji Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The Basenji dog breed is alert, vigorous, inquisitive and reserved with unfamiliar people. They are rather unfriendly to strangers, and tend to turn out to be psychologically friendly to a single human. The Basenji Dog may not cope with non-canine pets. The Basenji Dog breed hates a wet climate. Basenji Dog can get over a chain wire barrier effortlessly. The majority of the problems of this breed involve a disparity between pet owner and the pet.
Basenji Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Basenji Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Basenji Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Basenji Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The average lifespan of the Basenji dog breed is 10 to 13 years.
When purchasing a Basenji Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder. In 1944 the Basenji Dog (AKC) American Kennel Club first recognized this dog breed.
The number one heath problems amongst Basenji Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Basenji Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Basenji Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Basenji Dog is prone to Immunoproliferative Systemic Intestinal Disease, Coloboma (eye problems), Umbilical Hernia, Hip Dysplasia, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Hemolytic Anemia), Hypothyroidism, (PPM) Persistent Pupillary Membrane, Fanconi's syndrome (kidney problems), this needs to be treated the minute you find out that you notice this symptom. Take your Basenji Dog to the veterinarian right away.
Facts that Basenji Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Basenji Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Basenji Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
When purchasing a Basenji Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Only humans and Basenji Dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Average body temperature for a Basenji Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Basenji Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Basenji Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Basenji Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Basenji Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Basenji Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.