HISTORY OF BASENJI

The Basenji is probably one of the oldest breeds of domesticated dog and perhaps that’s why he’s not a barker. Early people may have preferred a quiet dog on hunts. Like his wild cousin the wolf the Basenji can bark but usually barks only once and then is silent. It’s also theorized that he is only partially domesticated His metabolism is unlike that of any other domesticated dog and like wild canids the female Basenji only cycles once a year compared to twice a year for other domesticated dogs. Basenjis were discovered by Westerners in the Congo region of  West Africa in the 19th century. There the dogs were used to flush game into nets to carry goods and to warn of the approach of dangerous animals when on the trail. A good hunting Basenji was valued more than a wife by some tribes in Africa not only for his hunting skill but also his resourcefulness and ingenuity. Attempts to bring the Basenji to Europe failed at first because the imported dogs all died of disease shortly after arrival. The first successful importation occurred in the 1930s both in England and the United States. The Basenji Club of America was formed in 1942, and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1943. Phemister’s Bois was the first Basenji registered with the AKC, in 1944. Basenjis are rare, ranking 84th among the 155 breeds and varieties recognized by the AKC so expect to spend time on a breeder’s waiting list if you decide this is the dog for you. Males stand 17 inches at the shoulder and weigh about 24 pounds, females 16 inches and 22 pounds.

 

ABOUT BASENJI

The Basenji is highly intelligent, but he has a stubborn streak a mile wide. The phrase “willing to please,” used to describe so many breeds, is unknown to him. A Basenji may know perfectly well all the commands you teach him but whether he actually performs them will always be in question. He may think first and then obey or he may decide there’s really no good reason to do as you ask. Instead, Basenjis use their intelligence to demand your attention and get you to provide whatever it is they need or want. The Basenji is a hound. That means he’s intelligent and independent, but also affectionate and alert. He’s a sighthound which means that motion catches his eye and he’ll chase whatever he sees that moves  cats, squirrels, rabbits. He’s not the kind of dog who will obey commands instantly. He has to think about them and decide if he really wants to do what you’ve asked. Patience and a sense of humor are essential to living with a Basenji. He will chew up or eat whatever’s left in his reach and he’s quite capable of putting together a plan to achieve whatever it is he wants whether that’s to get up on the kitchen counter or break into the pantry where the dog biscuits are stored. He can be aloof with strangers, and he shouldn’t be trusted around cats or other small animals unless he’s been raised with them and you’re sure he recognizes them as family members. That recognition won’t apply to cats or small animals he sees outdoors, however. They’re fair game. 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. Enrolling your young Basenji in a puppy kindergarten class is a great start. Inviting visitors over regularly, and taking your Basenji to busy parks, stores that allow dogs, and on leisurely strolls to meet neighbors will also help him polish his social skills. Train him with kindness and consistency, using positive reinforcements that include food rewards and praise. The Basenji who’s treated harshly will simply become more stubborn and less willing to do your bidding. Your best bet is to keep training interesting. Basenjis will develop selective hearing if there’s something more exciting to pay attention to.

WHY CHOOSE US?
QUALITY AND HEALTHY PUPPIES

All our puppies come from a champion blood line. They are all healthy and AKC Registered. They come along with their shots and vet records. We make sure our puppies are checked by our vet regularly. They also have a great temperament easy to train with a long life span.

GUARANTEE

All our puppies have a 1 health guarantee. They also come with all their papers. From our name Royal Basenji Creek, we help you get the perfect dream puppy for your kids and family. We make sure everyone adopting a puppy from us, get the best and perfect member of their family. 

CUSTOMER CARE AND SUPPORT

We are available for all our customers 24/7 to help you get a perfect friend for your family.Those that adopt puppies from us, we are always there to help you raise your puppy incase of any difficulties.

OUR STORY

Thanks for visiting our website. I am called David Ordish. The Ordish’s family are the owners of Royal Basenji Creek. My wife and I are pet lovers so we took up the initiative to breed these lovely dog breed to satisfy the needs of families who will want to own or add a new member to their family. My knowledge about the Basenji has grown as the years go by as they are a dog breed that are very smart and make us to learn new things everyday. My history with owning a puppy goes right back to my Christmas holidays when I was 10 years old. My parents bought me a lovely Basenji puppy which I named Liam. Liam gave me a lot of childhood memories when I was growing as a teen. He was more than a best friend to me. He was so lovely and friendly. Each time I got angry back then about something, Liam was always there to console me and make me smile again. I always thought he could talk as he understood me so much. I always speak to him at times hoping he will respond. Everywhere I went to,Liam was with me. I met my wife in college.We were very good friends back then. She loved Liam until she insisted her parents should get her a Basenji. That was how our love for this lovely dog breed grew up.Our dogs use to play together. Unfortunately in our later years at college, I lost my lovely puppy Liam. We grew up loving each other so much and loving this dog breed. Later on, we got married and with our love for Basenji, we decided to breed and raise this dog breed and why not educate puppy lovers about the importance of owning a Basenji puppy. Fast forward to today, we breed this lovely dog breed in our 3 acres of land where our puppies have enough space to play around. My family and I are dedicated to help everyone own the perfect, healthy puppy for their home. With our knowledge of this dog breed from childhood, we will say Basenji are the best dogs to own. We spend our time in training these puppies and making sure we help families own the most intelligent of this dog breed.Visit our available puppies page to see our amazing puppies available for their new homes.

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