Do Basenjis shed?

I haven't gotten a Basenji yet and had never heard of them until about a week ago so I have lots of questions. The first one is do they shed or not. Most of the websites that I researched said Basenjis do not shed but on reading through the forum on here, I saw several instances where they must. If they shed, how often?
Also, are most B's grumpy or playful and affectionate. I have 2 kids in intermediate school. They are absolute dog lovers and I need to get a pet that is going to enjoy their company as well as mine.

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@Bogie:

I haven't gotten a Basenji yet and had never heard of them until about a week ago so I have lots of questions. The first one is do they shed or not. Most of the websites that I researched said Basenjis do not shed but on reading through the forum on here, I saw several instances where they must. If they shed, how often?
Also, are most B's grumpy or playful and affectionate. I have 2 kids in intermediate school. They are absolute dog lovers and I need to get a pet that is going to enjoy their company as well as mine.

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They do shed, however typically less then other dogs… usually once a year they will shed somewhat heavy (depending on the Basenji)....
The best suggestion is that you find a responsible breeder close to you and go and visit. Well Bred Basenjis that are properly socialized as puppies can and are great with children. But you need to go to a responsible breeder and also one that has tested any Basenjis they are breeding for Fanconi. Please visit www.basenji.org. You can find a breeder list so that you can find one in your area. Also visit "Is a Basenji right for me"?… many of your question will be answered there and also you will find links on how to find a responsible breeder.

They do and it's more noticeable depending on the clothes or fabric you have. Nothing like other longer haired dogs though. You really have to look for the hair.

Brushing / petting them seems to loosen fur. We use one of those rubber massage brushes & a light coat oil and they shed quite a bit of fur, but love the rub down.

My B sheds all year round. It's really light and usually just a quick brush of my hand, and off comes all the little hairs.

Seems we have one blow a coat every year, that's major shedding.:eek:

Normally though, just minor shedding in the late summer.

shedding will change dramatically depending on the food….

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