Basenji Breed Maintenance
The Basenji should be brushed at least once weekly with a rubber curry brush to reduce the amount of shedding. The Basenji should be bathed once every 4 to 6 weeks to prevent the natural oils from being overproduced. The Basenji is not hypoallergenic but does experience low-level shedding, especially seasonal shedding. The coat is odorless and only requires minimal care. Nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks to prevent damage due to overgrowth. The Basenji requires daily exercise to prevent boredom, which may result in destructive behavior. High level activities will able him to remain entertained; obedience training is always a good place to start. This breed would do well with more than one Basenji present in the home. The Basenji should have extra space to be able to run around and explore his environment. However, he should not be left alone without some entertainment. The Basenji would be happy to live indoors with his owners and will provide great companionship. This dog fares well in climates where the temperature is not too extreme. The Basenji does not have any known specific dietary needs.