Basenji Poodle Mix


The Basenji Poodle Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Basenji and the Poodle. This is a rare mixed breed, check out the videos on the site to see them in action. We will examine some common questions about the different Basenji Poodle mixes below.  Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful  Basenji Poodle Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iteScottishions.

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Here are some pictures of the Basenji Poodle Mix




Basenji Poodle Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Poodle History

The Poodle originally came from Germany, just like the Rottweiler. So, this is a German sucker. They were initially bred for collecting waterfowl for hunters. They are known for being extremely intelligent as well as very good swimmers. Their funky haircuts came about to make them more buoyant in the water. While there are three sizes of Poodle they are not individual breeds just small Poodles bred to get small Basenji Poodles. They are hypo-allergenic so are good for families with allergies and are highly intelligent and eager to please which means they are good at training and learning. They are loyal and good natured dogs but highly energetic so need a lot of stimulation and exercise.

Basenji History

Paleontologists have scientific reasons to suggest that the Basenji is a descendent of the earliest known dogs. In isolated Africa, she lived and thrived for thousands of years and was not known to Europe until about 1895. As a result, today’s Basenji is, so far, relatively unchanged by the human impulse to cross-breed dogs.  Her size, shape, colors, coat texture, and temperament all are much the same as they have been for thousands of years.


Attempts to bring the breed to England failed until around 1937, when successful breeding stock was finally established there. The Basenji arrived in America shortly thereafter. The American Kennel Club formally accepted the breed in 1943.



Awesome videos of Basenji Poodle Mix puppies


Basenji Poodle Mix Size and Weight

Poodle

Height: 18-24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 45 - 70 lb.

Lifespan: 8 -15 years


Basenji

Height: 15 - 17 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 20 - 26 lb.

Lifespan: 12 - 16 years



Basenji Poodle Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This should make for a very friendly dog. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. It should have a real affinity to water as both of these parent dogs are strong in the water and retrieval. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.



Basenji Poodle Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Basenji Poodle mix might be prone to: Eye Problems, Tracheal Collapse, Respiratory Problems, Hip Dysplasia

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Basenji Poodle Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

The Basenji Poodle mix should be a easier maintenance dog. The Basenji has very short hair. You should plan on taking them to a groomer to keep them in good condition. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

Like all dogs they will do better if they get plenty of exercise. This should be a rather high energy dog that will need regular exercise. A good exercise for them will be getting them in the water. Plan on exercising them daily to keep their energy level down. He might be bouncing off the walls so get ready. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is impeScottishive to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Basenji Poodle Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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