Barkless but not silent, the mischievous Basenji is a con artist of the highest order and will challenge your intelligence and sense of humor.
Vital Stats
Height: 16 to 17 inches at shoulder
Weight: 22 to 24 pounds
Coat: short and fine
Life span: 10 to 12 years

Summary
Out of Africa, the Basenji was originally found in the Congo.
He uses both scent and sight to hunt and was originally used to flush small game into a hunter’s nets and to control village rodent populations. Clever and endearing, he’s a good companion for the person or family who can stay a step ahead of him. Full Basenji profile on DogTime.com

Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Vigor:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)