Living with Basenjis

Basenjis are sunworphipers. No matter what climate you live in, they always seek out even the smallest sliver of sunlight. You will notice them moving from room to room throughout the house (emulating a sundial) to reposition themselves in the warmest sunkissed area. Rarely will you see a Basenji pant, and even on a warm day, they may confiscate your heat register. Pictured here is "Oti," a black and white Basenji enjoying a nap in his Alaskan home. (photo courtesy of K. Vanzeeland)

Basenjis are curious. They always want to know what you are doing, and what's going on around them. They are not "hyper," but they are "busy." Here are two red and white Basenjis, namely "Spencer" and "Traci" watching what the neighbors are up to.

Basenjis can never be completely trustworthy off-leash. More Basenjis are killed each year having been hit by cars than of natural death. Please leash your Basenji every time you s/he is not safely contained within fencing or walls.

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