Basenji: Weight charts, life expectancy, size, and more

Discover everything about the Basenji, including weight charts, weight progressions of registered dogs, life expectancy, size, and other useful information.

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Head of the dog breed Basenji
  • 38 - 41 cm
  • 20 - 22 lbs
  • 12 - 16 years
  • from 13 months
  • 41 - 43 cm
  • 22 - 27 lbs
  • 12 - 16 years
  • from 13 months

Size, development and life expectancy of Basenjis

The Basenji belongs to the small dog breeds and reaches a size of about 38 - 43 cm. Already after a maximum of 13 months Basenjis are fully grown and reach their final size.

With a life expectancy ranging from 12 to 16 years, the Basenji falls into the upper average compared to other dog breeds. The final weight varies depending on gender, ranging between 19.8 - 26.5 lbs. Male Basenjis are usually around 2.2 lbs heavier than females.

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Male Weight Curve: Development of the Basenji from 2 to 13 Months

Male dogs of the Basenji breed belong to the category of light dogs. After 3 months, they reach a relatively low weight of 9,9 lbs. Within another 3 months, their average weight increases to approximately 18,0 lbs. With a growth period of 7 months, these males ultimately reach a final weight ranging from 22.0 - 26.5 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 6.83 lbs
3 Month 10.58 lbs
4 Month 14.11 lbs
5 Month 17.20 lbs
6 Month 19.40 lbs
7 Month 21.38 lbs
8 Month 22.93 lbs
9 Month 24.03 lbs
10 Month 24.91 lbs
11 Month 25.35 lbs
12 Month 25.79 lbs
13 Month 26.46 lbs

Female Weight Curve: Development of the Basenji from 2 to 13 Months

Female dogs of the Basenji breed are classified as part of the light dog category. By the end of 3 months, they attain a weight that can be considered relatively low, amounting to 8,8 lbs. Over the subsequent 3 months, their average weight rises to approximately 15,8 lbs. As they continue to grow for 7 more months, these females eventually achieve a final weight range spanning from 19.8 - 22.0 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 6.17 lbs
3 Month 9.26 lbs
4 Month 12.13 lbs
5 Month 14.55 lbs
6 Month 16.53 lbs
7 Month 18.08 lbs
8 Month 19.40 lbs
9 Month 20.06 lbs
10 Month 20.72 lbs
11 Month 21.16 lbs
12 Month 21.61 lbs
13 Month 22.05 lbs
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Precise prediction of the final weight of Basenjis

Calculate the final weight for Basenji puppies and young dogs

Do you want to know how big your Basenji puppy will eventually become? With our special dog growth calculator, you can accurately calculate the end weight of the Basenji breed. Whether you currently have an adorable Basenji puppy or your young dog is growing up, our user-friendly tool provides you with valuable information.

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Basenji: Frequently asked questions about the dog breed

How much does a Basenji puppy weigh?

Typically, a Basenji puppy weighs around 5,8 - 9,9 lbs at 2 months old and continues to gain an additional 6,61 lbs over the next 2 months. By approximately 18 weeks, when the puppy reaches the adolescent stage, a Basenji puppy weighs about 11,6 - 15,9 lbs.

What is the typical size of a Basenji?

The size of an Basenji can vary depending on gender and genetics. Generally, male Basenjis reach a shoulder height of approximately 42 cm, while females have an average shoulder height of around 39.5 cm.

When is the dog breed Basenji fully grown?

The dog breed Basenji usually reaches full physical maturity at about 13 to 13 months of age. However, this may vary from individual to individual, as each dog has its own growth rate.

What is the average weight of a fully grown Basenji?

The weight of a fully grown Basenji dog can vary depending on factors such as gender and genetics. On average, male dogs of this breed typically weigh between 22.0 - 26.5 lbs. Female dogs, on the other hand, usually have a weight range of 19.8 - 22.0 lbs.

What is the average lifespan of a Basenji dog?

Basenjis generally have a life expectancy of approximately 12 to 16 years. With proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary attention, they can lead happy and healthy lives.