Basenji Health Issues & Questions
It could be a lot of things... from yeast to even some autoimmune issues. I'd take your dog in, let them check it. If they find nothing, good. My basenji had darkening in her ears but they felt it was steroid and autoimmune related. They looked dark and dirty, but they weren't.
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@Lindsey that is great news, if leaving the crate door open is working, don't change it for a bit... are you covering the crate? Make it more like a dark den? and you can try to start, just closing the door part way. Are you feeding him in his crate? Another way to get them to adjust to having the door closed....
Good luck with her. Sounds like you are working on things … hopefully she'll come around.
I am so sorry for your loss. My boy Cafu is only one year old, but I sometimes wonder how am I possibly going to cope when his time arrives. I had dogs before when I was growing up, but I have never established a bond with an animal like I have with him. I have now realized that this is the norm, since previous Basenji owners often approach me and they tell me how VERY special in their life their Basenji was. It has been great and he is my constant companion, but to be honest I had no idea how strong this bond would become. I really feel that there is something very unique about how this breed relates to us.