Breed

Basenji


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperament
  • independent
  • smart
  • poised

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best High-Protein Basenji Dog Food

In regard to weight, the Basenji is a small to average dog generally weighing 24 pounds (male), 22 pounds (female). The Basenji is also considered a medium-tall dog in regard to height, with an average height of 17 inches (male), 16 inches (female). If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Basenji, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Basenji is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Hound Group' with roots originating back to Congo. The poised, independent and smart Basenji with a somewhat reserved demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its small to average size combined with its usually high energy levels.


Breed

Basenji


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperment
  • independent
  • smart
  • poised
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

The Basenji has, like most other hounds, the genetic traits best used for hunting. Whether it's their acute sense of smell to follow a potential prey's trail or their boundless amounts of energy to run them down, a dog within the American Kennel Club's Hound Group would be well suited for a high-protein dog food. Why? Because their bodies need the protein to help rebuild their naturally muscular body while still providing them enough energy. Further, since the Basenji isn't used as much today as a hunter versus a pet, weight control is more easily achieved on a high-protein diet.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
occassionally

The Basenji is considered an energetic dog and thus your Basenji could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of an energetic Basenji. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by an energetic dog like the Basenji. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Basenji is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for an energetic Basenji.


The Basenji is a small to average, medium-tall dog weighing in at over 24 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their small to average frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for small to average breeds due to the calorie efficiency in a high-protein diet, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins and that essential nutrients are included in the diet. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Basenji at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a small to average dog such as the Basenji.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Basenji including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Basenji. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Basenji, Spot & Tango could be the solution.