Congo Dog

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Congo Dog

Africa, Antiquity

Hunting, Companion

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12 years of age on average

Weight & Height
20 to 24 pounds & 16-17 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Fanconi's syndrome
Eye problems
Hip Dysplasia
Thyroid problems.

Physical Description
Medium size, lightly built and muscular. The head is flat and wrinkled and the muzzle is shorter then the skull. The eyes are dark hazel to dark brown and almond-shaped with a black nose. The ears are small and erect and the neck is arched. The tail is high and curled.

This breed bonds closely with its handler, however they are not the best breed to have with small children. They usually will do ok with other dogs without much trouble. This breed is wary of strangers. The breed does not bark but rather it yodels

Difficult to train and not for the beginner. This breed has a mind of its own and are very independent.

Living Conditions
Will do ok in apartment if exercised properly

Brush only on occasion or as needed

High Execise Needs. Regular walks are needed for this dog

Coat Texture
A dense & fine short haired coat

Coat Colors

Black & White

Red & White

Brindle & White


Black White

Red White

Brindle White



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2-3 pups are usually born per litter.

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club


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