Owners must be willing to devote hours per week to grooming their Afghan. The breed is also notorious for being fairly challenging for inexperienced dog owners.
Basenjis are extremely vocal. Instead of barking, they produce a distinctive yodeling sound that can even seem like a scream.
These dogs may be quite violent toward anybody but their owner, and they are not recognized for being child-friendly.
The breed may be somewhat obstinate. Without adequate training, they may be wary of strangers and even hostile toward other dogs.
Despite their kissability, this breed is not suitable for the ordinary owner who enjoys cuddling. They are not extremely sociable with strangers.
According to the American Kennel Club, regardless of how well-trained this breed is, it cannot be trusted off-leash.
The most problematic aspect of this breed is its constant need for exercise. Running, not walking, must be performed daily, and not only in brief spurts.
They are bred to be guard dogs and must be socialized and taught appropriately to prevent becoming dominating.
They were bred to be solitary sheep guardians, so they are naturally independent and prone to making their own decisions, making training difficult.
Borzois act as gracefully as they appear and are not as fond of roughhousing as the average Labrador. Additionally, they must have a fenced-in yard.