Small in size, the Basenji has a light built with a fine skeleton giving it a rather aristocratic look. High on his legs, his silhouette is reminiscent of his ancestral genes from the wild dogs of Central Africa.
Between 38 and 41 cm (14.96 to 16.14 inches) for the male
Between 41 and 43 cm (16.14 to 16.93 inches) for the female
Between 9 and 11 kg (19.84 to 24.25 pounds) for the male
Between 9 and 11 kg (19.84 to 24.25 pounds) for the female
His coat has different colors. Pure black and white, red and white, black and tan, white with tan patches are the main colours found in the Basenji.
His short coat is tight and glossy.
His thin, elongated head is slightly wrinkled on the forehead and has a slight stop. His eyes are very dark and almond-shaped. His small ears are pointed and erect. His nose is generally black. His long tail curls into a loop.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 6 and is #43