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basenji in AZ Dictionary

(n) your dog of a breed originally from Africa, having a quick, smooth, reddish-brown coat and described as the absence of a bark.
(n) tiny smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail in addition to incapacity to bark

basenji in Community Dictionary

an attractive curly tailed dog that yodels as opposed to barks. by Augusta TristanReport definition
The Basenji is a small, short haired hunting dog from Africa. Its brief backed and gently built, appearing on top of the knee versus its length. The wrinkled head is proudly carried on a well arched throat and the tail is placed high and curled. Elegant and elegant, the entire demeanor is regarded as poise and inquiring awareness. The balanced structure and the smooth musculature makes it possible for it to go effortlessly and agility. The Basenji hunts by both picture and scent. Characteristics--The Basenji cannot bark it is perhaps not mute. The wrinkled forehead, tightly curled tail and quick, effortless gait (resembling a racehorse trotting full out) tend to be typical of this type. Ideal level for puppies is 17 ins and bitches 16 inches. Puppies 17 ins and bitches 16 inches from front side of upper body to point of bottom. Approximate weight for puppies, 24 weight and bitches, 22 weight. Softly built in this height to load ratio. The head is proudly carried. Eyes--Dark hazel to dark brown, almond shaped, obliquely set and farseeing. Wrinkles appear upon the forehead whenever ears tend to be erect, and generally are fine and profuse. Part wrinkles tend to be desirable, but must not be exaggerated into dewlap. Neck of great size, well crested and a little full at base of throat. Well set into arms. Topline--Back level. Body--Balanced with a quick straight back, short coupled and ending in a definite waistline. Ribs moderately sprung, deep to elbows and oval. Minor forechest facing point of neck. Chest of medium width. Tail is scheduled on top of topline, bends acutely ahead and lies well curled over to either part. Coat brief and good. Body very pliant. Color--Chestnut red; pure black; tricolor (pure black and chestnut red); or brindle (black colored stripes on a background of chestnut-red); all with white foot, upper body and tail tip. White legs, blaze and collar recommended. The total amount of white must not predominate over main color. Color and markings must certanly be wealthy, clear and well-defined, with a definite line of demarcation between the black colored and red of tricolors as well as the stripes of brindles. A sensible, separate, but affectionate and alert type. Are aloof with strangers. ..partial AKC standard by Nickolas YutzyReport definition
An animal whos adorability is coordinated just by its annoyingness. by Danilo SensabaughReport definition

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