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Q: is this true?

August 6, 2009 | By Ches21 | 9 answers | Expired: 1897 days ago

Ches21

I have heard that the breed of dog known as the Besnji is completeley mute no vioce at all is this true I would really like to know?

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LoveDogs101
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Aug 20, 2009

They do not bark like most dogs but do make yelp or whine which is more annoying than a real dog bark.

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Jody
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Aug 13, 2009

Absolutely not true! They do not "bark" however, they can scream, whine, kind of howl, etc. Many Basenjis make nore noise than regular dogs do... they tend to be extremely vocal with what they have to work with. And they are loud!

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Gypsylady87
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Aug 12, 2009

lol live next door to one for five minutes and you'll get a great big personal "I will not be silencenced!!" in dog speak

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Sheltervt
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Aug 07, 2009

Absolutely incorrect. Basenjis don't "bark" the way other dogs do, but they chirp, whistle, whine, and scream like nothing you've ever heard before. A very interesting primative breed, they are certainly not for everyone.

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Ethel02
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Aug 07, 2009

They are not mute

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DevilDawg
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Aug 07, 2009

They don't have a regular dog's bark, but they do make a " noise".

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Norrie
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Aug 07, 2009

A former neighbor had several Basenji dogs, I never heard them but my friend who lived next-door ton the dog run side, said they did make a noise but not a loud one.

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daryl b.
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Aug 07, 2009

yes cathy is right about this if you watch westminister they give a lot of info like this that most people don't know

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Stevecat511
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Aug 06, 2009

No, it is not true! They have a voice. It is kind of like a yodel because of the shape of their larnyx. They are known as the Barkless Dog for this reason. Here is a link so that you can learn more: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basenji

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