We were always told that Basenjis drink very little water but just lately i've discovered that several people I speak to have Basenjis that drink quite a lot. I would say this is unusual and must occur in certan lines.
I have never had a Basenji that drank as much as other breeds. If any of mine seem to want to drink from their water bowl several times a day I immediately check for infection. I have to give mine plenty of liquid after their feed as they drink nothing else through the day no matter how much exertion they've done or how hot the weather is.
I've mostly lived with several Basenjis at a time and between them have drank less than any one of other breeds I've had.
I was told that they have a similar kidney function to cats that are able reabsorb a certain amount of liquid from their waste. This is part of the uniqueness of the Basenji, in my opinion.
Speaking of this, I'm also wondering whether there are Basenjis out there who have a 'normal' body temperature and not 1 degree lower than the average?