My beloved dogs, without them, I wouldn’t go for long nature walks, without them there wouldn’t be any photos. We don’t always walk close together, they look for their own adventures while I’m looking for something special to photograph. But we always keep an eye on each other.
Felicia, two years and three months old.
Fanny, five and a half years old.
I often get asked what breed my dogs are. When I say Basenji’s, most people have never heard of them. Did you know the following facts about the Basenji?
This Might Be the World’s Oldest Dog Breed:
Cave paintings found in Libya and dated to 6,000 B.C. depict hunters with dogs that have curled tails—one of the Basenji’s distinctive features. Basenjis are also depicted on ancient Egyptian artifacts. Historical evidence suggests they were transported from Central Africa as gifts for the pharaohs.
They Don’t Bark:
The Basenji’s larynx is shaped differently than those in most other dogs, so they cannot produce a bark. They can growl or make a yodeling sound, but they don’t vocalize often. For this reason, the African tribes who use Basenjis as hunting dogs will tie bells around them. As the Basenjis track the prey, the hunters follow the sound of the bells.
They Groom Themselves:
Basenjis groom themselves like cats do, so they don’t have the typical doggie smell. Self-grooming isn’t the Basenji’s only cat-like quality. They are independent, aloof, difficult to train, and typically bond only with one or two members of a family.
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