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College for Basenji Breeders

This College was developed for current and future Basenji breeders. It is the place to broaden your knowledge about general dog conformation, the Basenji standard and theories on breeding practices.

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301 Practical Canine Anatomy

This is the background you need. This course is offered by the American Kennel Club. It is an excellent source of information on what terms used for dogs and in breed standards mean. . Obtain this course by clicking here.  There is a great deal of information offered for free.  You do need to set up a AKC account at no charge to obtain the course.  The first section is called "ABC's of Dog Breeding, Lesson 5, Anatomy Part 1."

302  The AKC Basenji Standard

The approved American Kennel Club Standard for the Basenji breed which took effect on June 28, 1990.

Study Aids and Quizzes for Course 302:

Please Note: These presentations are intended as an aid for those interested in learning more about the Basenjis.
They do not constitutes a change in the official standard of the Basenji in any way.

Introduction to the Basenji Standard  A brief illustrated description of the standard and explanation of terms used in the standard.

The Standard Dissected A detailed discussion of the Standard for current and future Basenji breeders. Each point in the standard is dissected, illustrated and discussed.

Movement This study aid illustrates the side-view trot of a variety of real basenjis at stopped, slow motion and full speed.

Professor B. Senji on


Nuts and Eyes

Chestnut as an Adjective

The Basenji Body Quiz: Identifying the Parts: Self-Graded Quiz

Standard Flashcards: Learn the Standard with Flash Cards

Workbook for Course 302 Introduction to the Basenji Standard

There is additonal information about the Basenji standard in the College for Basenji Judges. You might like to look at them to get a more rounded interpretation of the standard.  Different people interpret the wording differently. 

303 Study Aids and Articles

These study aids and previously published articles represent a diversity of opinions and have been prepared at various times in the breed's history.

This course is also offered to Judges as #403.

Workbook for Course 303

304 Dog Breeding Articles

Articles on the science and art of breeding good dogs.

Workbook Course 304

309 Useful Books About Basenjis

The books which attempt to explain the Basenji, about raising a Basenji and various compilations of titled Basenjis. You may want to visit the page devoted to books about Basenjis in Africa.

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