The 'barkless dog of Africa,' the Basenji comes to dog fanciers from the jungles of the Congo. Unique not only for his yodel-like voice, this affectionate and aristocratic canine possesses the grace and cleanliness of a feline, the hunting instincts and speed of a terrier and the intelligence and naughtiness of a teenager. As a family dog, companion and show dog, the Basenji is a delightful choice for the experienced, patient owner, willing to devote the necessary time into this sensitive and independent dog.
This book provides the much-needed factual information about the Basenji and its ancestry, character and standard, as well as proper selection, feeding, basic obedience and house-training and preventative health care. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, general safety and preventing potential puppy problems, such as chewing and separation anxiety. In addition to an authoritative, lively text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with a Basenji. .
Whether it's basic training, allergies or fleas, this book is the way to prevention, providing the reader with the necessary guidance an owner needs from puppyhood through the senior years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of a Basenji. Topics discussed include: