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    Hi,
    I am Maria from Florida and I have acquired a half Basenji/Mini Pincher in Sept.

    My dog at the time weighed 32 pds. I got it at a shelter and had just put my first dog to sleep about a week and a half before. My husband and I were in grief and he wanted a new dog right away.

    I had decided on a smaller dog. Little did we know that our female was half Basenji. All we knew was that she was a hound mix.

    My husband had taken the dog for her first shots to the vet and met up with a women who owned basenjis. She had told my husband that the dog was half and half. Her hound status was of the Doberman family.

    After living with this dog for over four months did I notice remarkable feats that this dog can do.

    1. She barks and whines.
    2. She can jump over a 8 ft. fence.
    3. She jumps on her hind legs to look around and walks backwards.
    4. She doesn't run like a regular dog, she runs around like a deer. She runs very fast and now we got a harness for her.
    5. She has cropped or drop ears, not the tipped like most Basenjis.
    6. She had at one time started cleaning herself like a cat.
    7. Her tail is long and not curled.
    8. When she barks, it not howling or yodeling.
    9. She is a peanut color with red background. She had a lot of white underneath her belly and long legs.

    My question is -
    Now that she weighs over 42 pds. Is she a real Basenji or just another mixed hound with Doberman.

    thanks,

    Maria

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  • That's too big for a Basenji/Min Pin mix. Basenji is between 20-25lbs and a Min Pin is 8-12 lbs.

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    Perhaps she is part Doberman with Basenji or Hound. Do you have any pictures to post?

    Jennifer

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    Welcome to the Forum. Possibly when we see pictures we'll have a better idea but as Dan says - she wouldn't be a Basenji/Min Pin mix. There are very few Basenjis I imagine (I've never come across one) of that sort of weight!

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    I do have pictures of her. I will send them

    thanks.

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  • @nobarkus:

    That's too big for a Basenji/Min Pin mix. Basenji is between 20-25lbs and a Min Pin is 8-12 lbs.

    Um many basenji hit 40 and more, we have several in this forum.

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    Thank you for your reply. I can now ease my mind that my beloved dog is a basenji. also
    I am having a hard time getting my pictures to come over to the forum. there are three to four pictures of Basenjis that are on facebook. com. Three of these dogs are mixed and have drop ears. Plus straight long tail.s

    Forgot to say that my dog when wagging her tail can wag it like a propeller. she is amazing. Forgot also to say that her name is Jazzmin.

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  • I look forward to seeing her photos, she sounds like an amazing dog.

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  • @DebraDownSouth:

    Um many basenji hit 40 and more, we have several in this forum.

    Oh my, that's BIG. Curiosity kills me and I would love to see a picture of a basenji that is this big - if pure basenji, wouldn't it be a noticeably overweight one?

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  • There are many actually.. I have met several who were not overweight and registered, but certainly not show quality.

    I prefer smaller, but I was very new to the breed and astonished at the nationals in NC about 8 yrs ago to meet several LARGE ones in mid 30s up to 40 pounds.

    I do have to say am curious to see pics of the mix here as it doesn't sound much like a basenji.

    And btw, Fran… no proof on the Florida rescues being "pure"... not going to go there... but predominately these pups are upper 20s to mid 30s.

    This article I just found shows a lot of the dogs:
    http://newrootsnews.squarespace.com/new-roots/2010/12/23/out-of-the-wild-a-tale-of-rescued-basenjis.html

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  • There is a chart at my vet's office that states good weight for an adult male basenji is 24 pounds. My female is 20 pounds, and has no fat. My basenji mix (not sure what she's mixed with, we think maybe sheltie) is fat, and weighs 35 pounds. She also barks just like any other dog, but howls, yodels and grumbles as well. A 40 pound basenji mix would have to be mixed with something lots bigger than a mini-pin - a full size pincher, maybe….... Can't wait to see her pictures - she sounds like she sure has the basenji temperament!

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  • @DebraDownSouth:

    There are many actually.. I have met several who were not overweight and registered, but certainly not show quality.

    I prefer smaller, but I was very new to the breed and astonished at the nationals in NC about 8 yrs ago to meet several LARGE ones in mid 30s up to 40 pounds.

    I do have to say am curious to see pics of the mix here as it doesn't sound much like a basenji.

    And btw, Fran… no proof on the Florida rescues being "pure"... not going to go there... but predominately these pups are upper 20s to mid 30s.

    This article I just found shows a lot of the dogs:
    http://newrootsnews.squarespace.com/new-roots/2010/12/23/out-of-the-wild-a-tale-of-rescued-basenjis.html

    Debra, thanks for the link to the article. Yes, they do look bigger. I'm just glad the dogs were rescued - big kudos to the folks who worked on the rescue.

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  • Well Sayblee was 28 pounds when she finished her championship. She got down to 22 to 23 when she refused to eat and her ribs stood out (when we finally put her on cyproheptadine). We kept her closer to 26 pounds most her life as long as she was eating. No fat I assure you. I really fantasize about having a nice 18 pound Basenji.

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    Debra, thanks for that link, great article..so happy those pups were rescued.

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  • Welcome, Maria and Jazzmin!

    We'd love to see the pictures… are the ones you are trying to upload too big? If you reduce them to a smaller size, they may upload.

    My favorite basenji trait is their insistence on burrowing under covers, especially lately when it's been "cold" here in sunny Florida! My Lola is also a Sun Slave, and will find a sliver of sun to sleep in... when it moves, she will wake up, move 10 inches, and go right back to sleep! :)

    Welcome!

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    I am mixed between my son and this dog. Yes, she also burrows under the covers whenever she finds a person on the couch or me when I am doing my knitting. I have yet to figure out the size to send. I scanned the pictures and they came out way too big.

    I am positive that the dog has a lot of doberman that mixed with this basenji. She has all the traits of the basenji and little of the dob. She has no fat at all on her. She does have a doberman nose. Her profile show a long nose and its very basenji. Her failing points are her ears, the barking and the long tail.

    maria

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  • Maria, make them about 3 x 4 with max 100 pixels per inch. that should make them plenty small enough. OR load onto photobucket, which is free! and you can post any size here cause you can use thumbnails.

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  • M

    Hi Deb,

    I have both of my pictures and now it seems that the scanner won't work. I have Windows 7 and I can print pictures all day…........The scanner was working with XP windows and it takes took much time to load these pictures.

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  • @maria:

    I have Windows 7 and I can print pictures all day…........The scanner was working with XP windows and it takes took much time to load these pictures.

    Go to your printer's website and see if there are any updates that will allow the scanner to work on Windows 7.

    I had the same problem when I went from XP to 7…the printer part worked just fine, but I couldn't scan. Unfortunately, my printer didn't have any updates available, so I had to get a new printer. Fortunately, printers are nearly a dime a dozen now, so a brand new printer/scanner/copier won't set you back too much dough.

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    I want to see the photos as well..welcome.

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    I have scanned my picture and it won't recognize Basenji Forums/Facebook. Now what do I do

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