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      The Basenji is a hunting dog with rich origins in Africa. Many great names can be taken from the various languages in use throughout the continent. Start by picking a language (Swahili, Arabic, and Zulu are a few common ones) . Choose words that describe or fit your dog and search for a translation. Just reading through a list of words may also trigger ideas. If you don’t know the meaning of the word, be sure to investigate further to avoid naming your dog something bad or negative. The Basenji has many unique characteristics that can help owners to come up with a themed name. The breed, often referred to as ‘barkless dog’, is known for not making the barking sound that most other dogs make. Although the Basenji doesn’t bark, it can still make plenty of noise. Some name ideas derived from this distinctive trait include Yodel, Barroo, and Whisper.
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Muwana wa Bakagi Mulenga Photo of Muwana wa Bakagi Mulenga for Basenji Names In English, her name meant 'Pretty Girl'. She was one of the most beautiful Basenji (plural for Basenji in Africa as well), we had ever seen. We called her Bakagi (girl). We lost her last year @ 17 years old. We will miss her forever.
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Duke Photo of duke for Basenji Names Because it is such an adorable name and my son goes to Duke college

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Rusty's Adventure: A Basenji Story

Once upon a time, in a peaceful suburban neighborhood filled with manicured lawns and friendly faces, there lived a curious Basenji named Rusty. Rusty was a handsome dog, with a short, reddish-brown coat, perky ears, and a tightly curled tail. His expressive eyes held a glint of mischief, hinting at the adventurous spirit that resided within him.

Rusty belonged to a loving family who adored his energetic personality and curious nature. They knew that Basenjis, often called the "barkless dogs," were a breed with a strong instinct for exploration and a knack for getting into trouble. While Rusty was a well-behaved dog, his family was always vigilant, knowing that his curiosity could lead him into some precarious situations.

One sunny afternoon, while Rusty's family was away at work and school, Rusty found himself alone in the backyard. As he sniffed and explored his familiar territory, he noticed a small hole in the fence. He had never seen it before, and his curiosity was instantly piqued.

Unable to resist the allure of the unknown, Rusty decided to squeeze through the hole, his slim Basenji frame allowing him to slip through with ease. He found himself in a world of new sights, sounds, and smells, as he ventured into the neighbor's yard.

Rusty's nose led him from one fascinating discovery to another, his excitement growing with each new find. As he frolicked through the neighbor's garden, he came across a small shed with a slightly ajar door. The scent of something irresistible wafted through the air, drawing Rusty closer.

He pushed the door open with his nose and entered the dimly lit shed. Inside, he discovered a treasure trove of gardening tools, bags of fertilizer, and various odds and ends. Rusty's eyes fell upon a jar of peanut butter, left open on a shelf just within his reach.

In his excitement, Rusty leaped up to grab the jar, unintentionally knocking it to the ground. The jar shattered, sending pieces of glass and globs of peanut butter flying. Rusty's curiosity got the better of him, and he began to lick the peanut butter, blissfully unaware of the shards of glass mixed in.

As Rusty lapped up the peanut butter, he suddenly felt a sharp pain in his mouth. He quickly realized his mistake and stopped eating, but the damage had already been done. Fearful and in pain, Rusty whimpered, unsure of what to do next.

Hearing Rusty's cries, the neighbor, Mrs. Thompson, rushed to the shed to investigate. When she found Rusty amidst the broken glass and peanut butter, she immediately understood the situation. Concerned for the little Basenji's well-being, she scooped him up and rushed him to the local veterinarian.

Rusty's family was soon notified, and they anxiously awaited news of their beloved pet. Thankfully, the veterinarian was able to remove the shards of glass from Rusty's mouth and treat his wounds, ensuring that he would make a full recovery.

With Rusty back home, safe and sound, his family was incredibly grateful to Mrs. Thompson for her quick thinking and compassion. They vowed to keep a closer eye on their curious Basenji, knowing that his adventurous spirit could easily lead him into another pickle.

From that day on, Rusty's family took extra precautions to ensure his safety, patching up the hole in the fence and keeping a watchful eye on his escapades. And while Rusty's curiosity remained as strong as ever, he learned an important lesson about the potential dangers that can accompany even the most innocent of adventures.

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