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basenji

(bəsĕn`jē), breed of medium-sized houndhound,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred to hunt animals. Most of the dogs in this group hunt by scent, their quarry ranging from such large game as bear or elk to small game and vermin; ground scenters trail slowly with the head low, and
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 whose origins can be traced back several thousand years to Africa and the courts of the Egyptian pharaohs. It stands about 17 in. (43.2 cm) high at the shoulders and weighs about 23 lb (10.4 kg). Its short, silky coat may be colored chestnut red, black, or black and tan, with white chest, feet, and tip of tail. The basenji has two unique characteristics: it does not bark but utters a sound that has been described as a chortle or whine, and, in the manner of a cat, it cleans its own body. Possessing a keen sense of smell, the basenji was used in its native Africa as a hunter but is now commonly kept as a house pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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The only things that seemed constant were the strange nightly rituals, the hunger for meat, and the Basenji.
Several years ago, when she was a foster home for a Basenji rescue group, Andrea Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina, was accused of not properly feeding her dogs.
Adam Freedman of Harvard University and an international group of collaborators compared DNA from three breeds of dogs (a boxer, a Basenji and an Australian dingo) to that of three gray wolves (Canis lupus) from Croatia, China and Israel--three locations proposed as centers of dog domestication.
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More than 20 unusual dogs were showcased including an affenpinscher, a Portuguese podengo, a basenji, a deer hound, a briard and a Pyraneean sheep dog.
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Last year's show was postponed because of foot and mouth, and eventually took place in May when a two-year-old Basenji called Champion Jethard Cidevant - Cid to his friends - took the Best in Show prize home to Essex.
There was not a thing that she got to that she did not destroy," remembers Donna Hess of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, of the first few weeks with her newly adopted Basenji.
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Pickrell and his colleague Jonathan Pritchard of the University of Chicago discovered that an ancient African breed called the basenji (above) got about 25 percent of its genes from gray wolves.