Basenji: Dog breed weight & growth

A Basenji is fully grown after a maximum of 13 months. Its final weight is between 20 lbs and 26 lbs, depending on the gender.

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General information about the dog breed Basenji:

Weight, life expectancy, size & more.

Basenji Males:

  • Final weight: 22 lbs - 26 lbs
  • Size: 41 cm - 43 cm
  • Full-grown: from 13 months
  • Life expectancy: 12 - 16 years

Basenji Females:

  • Final weight: 20 lbs - 22 lbs
  • Size: 38 cm - 41 cm
  • Full-grown: from 13 months
  • Life expectancy: 12 - 16 years

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Growth curve of Basenji males:

At the age of 3 months, a Basenji male dog should weigh between 9 - 11 lbs depending on size. At the age of 6 months, the weight of a male dog is normally between 17 - 19 lbs. Already after one year the growth is mostly completed. A Basenji male should now weigh between 22 - 26 lbs at the age of 12 months. Another 1 months later, at the age of 1.1 years, his growth phase is completed and he reaches his final final weight of 22 - 26 lbs.

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month 2 7 lbs
month 3 11 lbs
month 4 14 lbs
month 5 17 lbs
month 6 19 lbs
month 7 21 lbs
month 8 23 lbs
month 9 24 lbs
month 10 25 lbs
month 11 25 lbs
month 12 26 lbs
month 13 26 lbs

Growth curve of Basenji females:

Basenji females weigh slightly less compared to males. At the age of 3 months the weight is about 8 - 9 lbs. After 6 months, the weight is between 15 - 17 lbs. On her first birthday, the Basenji female weighs between 20 - 22 lbs and is another 1 months later, at the age of 1.1 years, with 20 - 22 lbs already fully grown.

month 2 6 lbs
month 3 9 lbs
month 4 12 lbs
month 5 15 lbs
month 6 17 lbs
month 7 18 lbs
month 8 19 lbs
month 9 20 lbs
month 10 21 lbs
month 11 21 lbs
month 12 22 lbs
month 13 22 lbs

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Questions and answers about the Basenji

How much does a Basenji puppy weigh?

A Basenji puppy weighs between 6 - 7 lbs at the age of 8 weeks (2 months). At the age of 16 weeks (4 months), Basenji puppies already weigh 11 - 14 lbs. So the puppies gain up to 7 lbs within only 2 months.

How big does a Basenji become?

A Basenji male will usually grow between 41 - 43 cm. Basenji Females normally grow between 38 - 41 cm.

When is a Basenji fully grown?

Basenji males are full grown at about 13 months, Basenji females at about 13 months.