Well i have officially been blessed with a Basenji. I estimated about a year or two old. He has his adult canines and some beautiful teeth with no wear. I'm guesstimating around 17lbs. He isn't neutered and was really dirty. My boyfriend found him running around outside of our boarding facility. He knew I had been wanting a Basenji and he had been with me to a dog show to meet a breeder so he knew how they acted. He called me up and told me he had found a basenji, I didnt believe him until I saw the dog. He is much smaller than a normal Basenji so I wasn't sure if he was some kind of rat terrier mix but the more and more I am around this dog the more and more i think he's a B.
Ive been on this website for a good year or two now and I love looking at the pictures and watching all the videos and of course reading the stories. So i'll go ahead and share some of the mannerisms and you guys can let me know what yall think
He definately jumps and plays his paws on your legs like most b's do.
The only sounds I've ever heard from him is baby barks at my rabbits when they move and a howl/yodel im not sure lol it wasnt a bark for sure
He HATED! me giving him a bath and walking in the light rain on our short walk from the car to the pet store
When he finally got to my apartment he was so excited and um basically rolled pretty much front flipped in between Dante's lap
He also loves looking out the window I'm not sure if thats Basenji like but he loved it so much he will scratch at the mini blinds until they open. He also tried to walk on the window sill.
And When he gets frustrated he gets mouthy lol
Now for pictures
Dante and The new Boy
Dante is a Ham lol
him trying to get to my bunny
i cant get to the bone
I got it
Ive also heard about their pads looking like hearts so i took a pic
But there is a problem. He has a strong hunting will and cannot leave my rabbits be. This is a huge problem with my mother and me. My rabbits stay in wire cages outside and are never left to run around unattended. He will jump on the outside cages and nip the rabbits/wire to make them run around the cage. I keep one of my rabbits in my apartment and probably a bad idea but i tried to let him sniff the bunny but grabbed Rockys leg with his mouth. He has jumped on the table my rabbits cage is on twice. Would a spray bottle work the best or do you think he could ever curb his urge?
ANND would this urge be transferred when he formally meets my cat?
Im going to wait a week to see if any one says anything to the clinic or petlodge before I neuter but if Owners dont come up hes getting chopped