The Basenji (that means “it sews of the bushes”) he/she comes from the central África and he/she is also called dog Zane, dog of the Belgian Congo, dog of the bushes of the Congo, Terrier Bongo, Terrier Congo and Terrier Nyam Nyam. A similar dog to him is represented in the tombs of the Pharaohs and his same expression makes us sense interior wisdom and antiquity. Used hunt dog in their native country, the Basenji has fame for the fact that he/she doesn't bark, but rather it emits kind of a song, resemblance to the Tyrolese. The European investigators were it by the middle of the XIX century in the Congo and south of Sudan and the first ones that arrived in Great Britain they made it in 1895. They were exhibited in Crufts like Terriers of the Congo and they woke up a considerable interest. Unfortunately they died from moquillo before what it could be carried out any reproduction program, those that were taken later in the years 20 and 30 also died. Then, in 1941, they were taken to Massachusetts two puppies raised in África that survived, and the Basenji Club of settled down America in 1942. Later Miss Veronica Tudor Williams was the pioneer of the race in Great Britain. Character and care.
The Basenji is playful, extremely affectionate, he doesn't like the rain and he/she needs a considerable quantity of exercise. He/she cleans to itself as a cat and he/she doesn't smell of dog, for what to rub it to newspaper with a mitten for dogs will be enough. In common with some other races, the female only enters once in zeal a year. The puppies can be destrozones if they are not watched over. Some good friends that welcomed a Basenji without house frequently complained about the damages that he/she had made their dog. That period passed soon, however, 15 years later the family was distressed by the death of Benji, its Basenji.