So many times people post pictures and ask what folks on the forum think about their dogs. Often, the most convincing in appearance turn out disappointingly to not have any Basenji blood. When you think about it, there are not likely all that many crossbreds out there. Most people with an intact Basenji bitch are not looking to cover her with anything but a purebred male, and in North America generally females are spayed because most breeders require it for pet puppies. Bitches that are showing are even less likely to be bred to something outside the breed.
Thank you, he sure is! His new sister is Teki, our 2 y/o trindle. She came home to us when she was 7 months. She’s still getting used to Zulu and sharing her toys, our bed and huparents but doing well with him being that he’s only been home for 6 days
A very long time ago, before I had Basenjis, I used to walk and train dogs for people. My constant companion was a small GSD crossbred, and she helped me teach many dogs recall in a similar fashion. I would attach them together by the collars, and she would bring the dog with her when I called. One time, her head was down and the other dog pulled away, and she slipped her collar. Tippy understood what had happened. From then on, when she had to stop and turn the other dog, she sat back on her hindquarters like a roping horse, held her head high to retain the collar, then brought the dog back to me! Dogs are smart!
@tanza Oh yes. I give her 1/3 cup blue buffalo puppy kibble, 1 tbsp wet blue buffalo puppy, 1 tbsp yogurt or cottage cheese, (alternating) and if I se any sign of dandruf or dryness in her fur, I also add in a few drops of olive oil. I have chicken and vegetables every night, and I've been preparing my chicken unseasoned since I got rogue so I can use it for training on occasion, so sometimes if she's being stubborn I'll bury some tiny shreds of chicken in her food to get her to eat, or sometimes I'll do the same thing with some other high value treats. I don't feed her in a crate, but I've moved her bowl into my room so she's lessdistracted at mealtime, and she has a safe place to eat when my niece comes over. Rogue plays nice with my niece outside, but indoors, she's kind of a really big squeeky toy, so we have to watch her constantly. I also, on the rarest occasions, will give her a little tiny pinch of american, or sharp cheddar cheese. That seems to get her really excited. She doesn't get excited about cottage cheese, but american or sharp cheddar? She goes nuts. fagedabodit. And she get chews and kongs in the crate, but never meals. And she doesn't spend much time in there anymore since she's been house trained. She just sleeps in my bed. In fact, she's passed out next to me right now.