Is a Basenji hypoallergenic? Is it truly a breed which is hypoallergenic?
Yes, Basenjis are hypoallergenic dog breeds. This allergic reactions to dogs according to studies affect 5-10% of people and is noticeably in adult population who suffer allergic rhinitis and asthma. Basenjis shed just like other dog breeds. But no dog breed is free from allergic reactions, and their fur length and type doesn’t indicate the severity of an allergic reaction.
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As a pet owner, it’s important that you get to know all the facts about this very adorable dog breed.
Hypoallergenic is not a term that can be defined or explained. It is an adjective which describes a particular quality or trait of a particular animal.
Therefore, it cannot be defined in any meaningful manner.
Because hypoallergenic is an ambiguous term, many breeders are reluctant to use it.
To make matters worse, some people even hide behind this terminology and the undesired result is that pet owners tend to select only hypoallergenic dogs that are bred in a specific manner.
Hypoallergenic means that the dog has a hypoallergenic temperament. In other words, it is very normal for a Basenji to display a defensive or predatory type of behavior.
If you are worried about your dog’s aggressive behavior, your best bet is to select a dog that has a calm temperament.
However, the Basenji is one of the few dog breeds which is generally hypoallergenic.
This is a trait that the Basenji has inherited from its purebred parents. This trait is shared by many other breeds such as the Dalmatian, Shih Tzu, Poodle, Pekinese, Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer, Pug and Yorkshire Terrier.
Hypoallergenic is an adjective which is usually used to describe a dog breed which possesses some healthy characteristics.
For example, if a dog has red eyes, then it would be very healthy.
On the other hand, if a dog has black eyes and the fur is very curly, it may not be suitable for a household where children play with toys or blow air fresheners.
Other than the Basenji, other breeds such as the Lhasa Apso, Yorkshire Terrier, Schnauzer, and Shih Tzu have a tendency to be hypoallergenic.
Therefore, if you are interested in getting a Basenji, then you should keep this in mind. The dog will be hypoallergenic because he or she is in a breed which inherited a trait of being hypoallergenic.
Furthermore, hypoallergenic dogs should also be registered. This is a requirement of all the local governments. The regulations can vary from country to country but they all require all hypoallergenic breeds to be registered.
If your dog is hypoallergenic, you should make sure that the dog has a homeopathic remedy that is proven to be effective in treating allergies.
The animal should be raised in a home environment that is free from allergens. This would reduce the chances of dog owners getting allergies.
Furthermore, if you choose to get a hypoallergenic dog, you should make sure that he or she will live a long and healthy life.
The breed of dog you select should have excellent health and longevity. The dog should not show signs of predation.
Hypoallergenic dogs also should not be used for show. They should be used in training, working or performing some task that requires a special skill.
For example, a veterinarian should not have a hypoallergenic dog in his kennel or rescue team.
Is a Basenji Dog Aggressive?
Do basenji dogs bite? It’s a great question. If you have read any of my articles on the breed, you are probably already aware that dogs in general are quite resilient.
Some breeds of dog can easily attack and bite, others, on the other hand, are not aggressive, but in need of some extra training.
As with any dog that might bite, a Basenji isn’t going to be aggressive unless it becomes so, whether it is with the owner or another dog.
Consider the reason for the dog to bite you or another dog. If it is a Basenji, it is a good idea to think about this before taking your dog out to the park or beach with you.
I’m assuming that if you aren’t sure about your dog’s temperament that you know what they are used to doing.
Any time that an animal starts to act a certain way, especially if it is strange to the animal, consider that it could be an indication that something might be wrong.
Whether it is a dog that has an aggression problem or an animal that doesn’t care what it’s done to you or another animal, it’s always good to know that the animal is safe and healthy.
Another good reason to take your dog to the vet, rather than leaving it alone is if you have decided to home train your dog. You may want to be more selective about who you let in.
Consider that many dogs tend to have an identity crisis.
After you take your dog out to the park and someone tries to pet it, the dog will think that it is doing something good and if that person likes it, then it feels good and becomes increasingly safe.
The same thing happens if you have let your dog off-leash at the beach, where there are people around all day.
As long as it feels safe, doesn’t mind being out in the park and knows it’s doing something good, there is nothing to worry about.
The Basenji doesn’t seem to have an awareness of its own safety. Many owners use this as their excuse when a dog bites. After all, why would it bite you if it felt happy?
Pups, when young, also like being pampered. Again, it feels good and it will quickly learn how to expect more.
At first, when you are pampering it, you will notice the dog is not biting, because the pups are relaxed means it is ready to bite.
As your dog gets older, as a general rule, a dog that doesn’t like to be pampered or that doesn’t know how to expect more, will be aggressive when the time comes.
There will be times when you are at the beach and suddenly you realize that the dog that has been left alone in the sand isn’t responding properly and that this is not just one of those times.
If you have decided to go out to the beach, you’ll have noticed the many dogs who have gone after you and hit you.
This is exactly the situation where you have to keep in mind that this is your dog that is out there, that wants attention.
You have to be able to separate yourself from your dog. You don’t want to be in a situation where your dog becomes overly aggressive.
You want to make sure that you have enough space and distance between you and your dog so that it doesn’t feel threatened.
A good guideline is to have at least five feet between you and your dog when walking your dog, no matter what you do and regardless of the circumstances.
If you’ve ever seen a dog jumping up on you or other people, you can understand why they are so aggressive, no matter what breed they are.
This is why you should consider taking your dog to the vet to see if it has an aggression problem or not. Endeavor to do this before you take it out to the park, beach.