The Basenji University (BU) is a practical education concept. The goal is to provide home-study programs in Basenji breed education. The University is designed as an on-going school of learning in which courses on owning, breeding, competing with and judging Basenjis are available year round.

The Basenji University is dedicated to preserving the past and educating future breeders, owners, exhibitors and judges of the Basenji.

How does the University work?

The concept is similar to correspondence degree programs, where Basenji breeders, owners, exhibitors and judges can take courses and complete them at their own pace at home.

How are the courses in The Basenji University designed?

University courses use a workbook, and sometimes, a workshop approach. Workbook exercises incorporate easy to answer formats such as true and false, multiple choice, fill in the blanks and matching questions. Breeders, owners and judges send their completed written exercises for each course to BCOA “faculty members” to be reviewed. "Certificates of Completion" are offered for courses on breeding, conformation, owning a Basenji, judging, and performance activities. "Certificates of Completion" will be awarded to anyone successfully completing the workbook exercises for each course. Completed workbooks should be attached to emails and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How is The Basenji University set up and which courses have been completed?

The University is divided into a system of “colleges.” The divisions are listed below. The University is offering one or more courses in each college at this time.


The Colleges:

Basenji Owners

Interested in getting a Basenji or living with the one you already have? This is the College to enter. Click HERE!

Basenji Activities

Basenji can participate in many activities and this is the College that covers getting started in lure coursing, obedience, agility, rally, etc. Click HERE!

Basenji Breeders

Have you decided to become more involved in Basenjis by becoming a breeder? You can obtain a deeper understanding of the breed standard and the art and science of dog breeding in this College. Click HERE!

Basenji Judges

All dog fanciers thinking of becoming judges for the Basenji breed should make a thorough study of the courses in this college. Click HERE!

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