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Africanis Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Africanis so you can get to know the breed more.

Group Hunting Dogs
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OriginSouth Africa
Other Names
What other names does the Africanis have? The dog breed also known as...
African Dog, Bantu Dog, Hottentot Hunting Dog, Khoikhoi Dog, Tswana breed dog, Zulu Dog, Umbwa Wa Ki-Shenzi
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Africanis recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Africanis recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Africanis puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Africanis price:
300-500
If you choose to purchase the Africanis, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Africanis for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Africanis gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Africanis size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Africanis weigh? Africanis weight:
55-100 inches (25-45 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Africanis? Africanis average weight:
55-100 inches (35 kg)
Height
How tall is the Africanis? Africanis height:
20-24 inches (50-60 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Africanis average height:
22 inches (55 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Africanis have? What does this canine coat look like?
ThickWiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Africanis's coat?
BlackBrownTanWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Africanis and how often?
Easy to groom: The Africanis doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Africanis is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Africanis dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the African Dog? Africanis shedding level:
Africaniss are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Africanis have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FriendlyTerritorialWatchfulIndependentTrainableProtectiveAffectionateObedient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Africanis? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Africanis's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Africanis dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Africaniss are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Africanis is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Africanis sensitivity:
Africaniss have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Africaniss are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the African Dog need? Africanis social needs:
Africaniss are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Africanis dogs bark a lot? Why does my Bantu Dog bark?
Average: The Africanis barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Africanis good as a watchdog?
Africaniss are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Africaniss will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Africanis dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Africaniss strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Africanis bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the African Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Africanis? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Africanis has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Africanis do?
Africaniss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Africaniss need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Africanis to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Africanis roam?
Africaniss have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Africanis have high prey drive?
Africaniss have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Africanis good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Africaniss are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Africaniss adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Africaniss do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Africanis dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Africaniss are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Africanis dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Africanis and children:
Africaniss are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Africanis dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Africaniss are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Africanis good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Africanis dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Africaniss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Africaniss good office dogs? Do Africaniss make good office friendly dogs? Can Africaniss be office dogs?
No
Africanis is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Africanis dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the African Dog temperament with senior people? Are Africanis dogs good for elderly owners?
Africaniss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Africanis dogs get along with other pets? Are Africanis dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Africaniss are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Africanis breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Africaniss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Africanis be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Africanis is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Africanis be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Africanis is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Africanis be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Africanis is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Africanis be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Africanis is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Africanis be a boat dog?
Not really
Africanis breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Africanis be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Africanis is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Africanis dogs have health problems?
Africaniss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Africanis breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Africanis breed? Health risks of Africanis:
CancerDermoid SinusParvovirusRabies
Life Expectancy
How long do Africanis dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Africanis be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Africanis breed hypoallergenic?
No
Africaniss don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Africanis have?
Africaniss have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Africanis dogs require per day?
Africaniss need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Africaniss are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Africanis need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Africanis risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Africanis has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Africanis's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Africanis has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Africanis drool?
The Africanis is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Africanis could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Africanis. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Africanis pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Africanis pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Africanis: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Africanis have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Africanis have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Africanis

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Africanis's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Africaniss are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Africanis doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Africaniss are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Africanis is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Africaniss are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Africaniss are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Africaniss are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Africaniss are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Africaniss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Africaniss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Africaniss don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Africaniss are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Africaniss do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Africanis is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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