Hello from Hamilton, NJ

Hi! I'm Mo. My dog's name is Mambo. He is a 3 1/2 year old Basenji and Shiba Inu mix. He's 28 lbs, very friendly, and playful. Has very good temperament and is obedient for the most part!:)


LOL… either the best or the worst of both breeds.... those of us that show kid each other.. the one is a X with hair and the other is a X without hair...

But they are much the same.... and a combo of both... yikes... what a picture... he is very cute.... Welcome

What a gorgeous dog!! He reminds me very much of my first dog, who was a Basenji X Border collie, black and white like yours and the exact same weight. My girl had traits from both breeds (picture an obedient Basenji ;)) but, could she ever bark! Look forward to seeing more photos of your boy! 🙂

Welcome to the forum Mo! Mambo is a very handsome dog! I almost adopted the below mix from the So CA Basenji rescue and the lady that runs it talked me out of it. Said she screams quite often. I thought she was a beauty.

thanks for welcoming Mambo and I to the forum, and thank you all for your kind comments.


Welcome to you both…he sure is a cutie.

Welcome Mo and Mambo. Love the name Mambo for a male basenji!

Welcome…does your mix bark?

Mambo is quite stunning!

what a great name for such a good lookin' pup!

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Love the pictures of Mambo! I can definitely see the Basenji in him. I am curious about how the Shiba appears in the mix though. Do you know for sure if he has Shiba in him? I ask because I'm curious about how coat genetics might come out… if it's possible to have a Shiba mix with no hint of red.

Mambo is soooo shiny. Your other dog too. Welcome!

Thanks everyone! Mambo is a name my mom and sister came up with while I was living in Long Beach, CA. His bark sometimes is the typical yodel-barroo when we play and when he asks for his toy, and the Shiba cry if he hears me outside but can't see me! His mom is a pure bred Shiba for sure.

Here are some pictures of his parents and Mambo as a puppy.

Deja, Mambo's mom playing with him in the background

Obviously he gets his fluff from the Shiba side

I was a bit sad the day I took him because his mom really loved to play with him. He was the most curious and independent from the litter

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So fascinating. Thanks for sharing those additional pictures. I had wondered if maybe the Shiba was a cream, as I understand that's a recessive coat color. But I also read somewhere that the Shiba cream trait is actually a really, really diluted red (hence, the red tipping you often see on the ears of cream Shibas), so I didn't know if it was possible for some red to show up in offspring. Again, I don't know canine genetics at all.

We are a Shiba Inu / Basenji 2-dog household here (both spayed/neutered), so I am smitten by the idea of your dog. The best of both worlds. 😉

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Mo, were Mambo's parents originally from Long Beach, too?
He really looks a LOT like the mix that Dan posted. What if they're related??

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