Check Page Rank of your Web site pages instantly:

This page rank checking tool is powered by Page Rank Checker service

Monday, August 15, 2011

BASENJI : The Congo Dog

BASENJI : The Congo Dog    Basenjis are the small sized dogs with distinctive tightly curled tail. Their wedge shaped face with the wrinkled forehead is also peculiar to the breed. They are elegant, athletic dogs with white feet and white on chest and tip of the tail. Their eyes are small and almond shaped. The ears are straight and open in the front. These dogs can sometimes give the impression that they are quite worried about something due to their naturally furrowed brow.
    Basenjis do not bark, but do have a lot of other unusual vocalizations. They may yodel, howl, growl or row, depending on their mood. They are affectionate, demanding, energetic and curious. They love to play and make a good pet but they have to be handled regularly from an early age. They are usually patient, but do best with older considerate children. They dislike wet whether. They like to chew, so giving them lots of toys of their own would be a good idea. These breeds like to climb and can easily get over chain wire fences. They can be reserved with stranger but can also form strong bonds with people.
Country of Origin : Central Africa, The Congo (Zaire)
    Basenji originates from Zaire, and was once known as the Congo Dog. It is thought that this breed may have originated from a hunting dog that was once used by Congo pygmies. The first traces of a dog similar to Basenji are found in Egyptian tombs and wall drawings of five thousand years ago. It was brought to Europe in 1934. English breeders refined it and exported it all over the world. In Africa, it is used as a guide in the forests, to warn against the approach of dangerous animals.
BASENJI : The Congo DogAverage Size :
    They are 16-17 inches tall and weigh 9-12kg.
Coat Colour :
    Their smooth coat comes in colours like chestnut red, black and tri-colours. All coats have the white markings on the chest, feet, tip of the tail and as a blaze on the forehead.
Intelligence :
    Basenjis are alert and intelligent but are at the same time spirited and anxious. This personality combination makes them a challenge to train. They should be socialized early, especially with other dogs, as there is a breed tendency to fight. These breeds will never excel in obedience competitions but can be gently shown the way to fit in the role of a family pet.
Food Requirements :
BASENJI : The Congo Dog    They can generally be fed a normal dog food diet. However, Basenjis will steal any food that is left lying around, and as a result, can quickly become overweight.
Lifespan :
    They have a lifetime of around 10-12 years.
Pet Grooming :
    They need to be groomed one a week. The coat can be wiped down with a glove from time to time to remove loose hairs. Ears and nails can be checked periodically. They wash themselves like a cat and have no doggie smell, so very little grooming is needed. This is a good dog for people with allergies.

Article Source:
the himalyan times
Picture from Dog Wallpapers

No comments:

Post a Comment

How's the post??? Please give comment and help us to make e-InfoCollection a better blog..:)