What kind of dog is benji?

Do you know the dog benji? Do you know what kind of dog he is? To answer these questions, this blog article will introduce the famous Benji. In addition we will discuss the physical and behavioral characteristics of his breed.

What kind of dog is Benji?

The character Benji is a small, lovable, Mixed breed dog. Benji is always in the right place at the right time, usually to help someone overcome a problem.

Who is Benji?

Benji is a dog who has been a character in several TV shows, documentaries, and movies such as “Benji” (1974), “Hawmps!” (1976) “For the Love of Benji” (1977) “Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story” (1978) “The Double McGuffin” (1979) “Oh! Heavenly Dog” (1980) “Benji at Work” (1980) “Benji Takes a Dive at Marineland” (1981) “Benji the Persecuted” (1987) “Benji: Off the Leash!” (2004) “Benji (2018)”.

About the Mixed breed

The Mix breed is a combination of surprises. Your physical and behavioral condition can bring very different characteristics as described below. 

Physical characterizes

The characteristics can be very varied, it depends on the origin of these dogs, which can be small, medium, and large. In addition, the shapes are also diverse, with erect or drooping ears, flattened or elongated snouts, and so on.

As for the dog’s fur, it can be long, short, single or double. Smooth, hard and even curly. All colors can exist.


As well as physical characteristics, behavior can also vary greatly. There may be restless dogs that need a lot of physical activity, and calmer dogs that don’t require as much exercise. In some cases, the behavior of these dogs is directly related to the tutors’ training.

It is common for most mixed breed dogs to be intelligent, companions and loyal. Overall, they are described as calm and docile by their tutors.

Health care

Mixed breed dogs tend to be very healthy dogs. One of the factors that makes them so healthy is that the mixture of breeds in general prevents breeding between relatives, or with similar genetics. Thus making the dogs more resistant to some genetic diseases.

Due to the mixing of breeds, there is no genetic history of disease for this breed. However, it is said that large dogs should be careful with joint problems, such as hip dysplasia, and small female dogs are more likely to develop breast tumors.

Castration of mixed breed dogs is advisable, as many of these dogs are abandoned dogs. Thus, castration can avoid unwanted reproduction, being an important ally of dogs population control. In addition to being a way of preventing the appearance of breast tumors in females.

Even though they are extremely healthy dogs, it is important that regular visits to the veterinarian are made. For general check ups, vaccination and deworming. Thus preventing the sweetening of the animal.

Breed care

Daily care is important to prevent the dog from getting sick. Below we will talk about some care with the mixed breed as:

  • Food care;
  • Bath care;
  • Ear care;
  • Fur care;
  • Nail care;
  • Teeth care.

Food care

These are dogs that need good food and a balanced diet. Mixed breed dogs can have a natural and balanced diet made by a veterinary nutritionist, or they can eat industrial foods specific to the animal’s size.

The amount of food served to dogs must follow the indication of each industrialized food, thus preventing dogs from becoming underweight or obese.

Bath care

Baths in this breed can vary with each dog, but in general, at least one bath per month is recommended. Bathing should be done very carefully, especially to avoid getting water into the ear. The animal must always be very dry after bathing to avoid the growth of microorganisms that can lead to dermatitis.

Ear care

Some dogs may have erect ears which can predispose them to ear infections. Ear cleaning should be done with specific products for dogs every week. This way it is possible to avoid serious problems such as otitis.

Fur care

Some dogs will have a long coat, requiring brushing two to three times a week. Some will need to have their fur groomed at least once a month. Other dogs can have short coats, not needing to have their coat brushed constantly, and there is no need to grooming the fur either.

Nail care

The nail clipping in the mixed breed, it is recommended to be done at least once or twice a month. Clipping the nails prevents the animal from getting hurt or even hurting the tutor.

Some animals can walk more and end up wearing out more nails, not needing to cut their nails as often. On the other hand, animals that live indoors on smooth floors tend not to file their nails, requiring more frequent trimming.

Teeth care

Dogs of this breed should brush their teeth every 48 hours with a dog-specific toothpaste. Constant brushing of your dog’s teeth helps prevent tartar buildup and the resulting problems.


In this blog post we were able to find out more about the Mixed breed. Themes such as the physical characteristics of Mixed breed, in addition to its intelligence, companion and loyalty behaviors which makes it an excellent companion dog. 

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Is a mixed breed aggressive? 

They can be aggressive, especially if they have been abused and when abandoned on the street. But overall they tend to be calm and loyal to their owners. Much of their behavior is linked to tutor training.

How big is a Mixed breed?

The sizes can be varied, depending on the parents that can be small, medium or large.

Are Mixed breed good family pets?

Yes, in addition to being considered faithful and companions when you adopt a mixed breed dog, you reduce the amount of animals that suffer on the streets.


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