I have a Basenji mix, Jersey. Does anyone know what she could be mixed with?

  • I've had this dog for a few years now (got her from a rescue shelter), and just recently concluded she must be a Basenji mix. Her behaviour matches most of the traits of the breed, as well as her physical features. She's a sweet, energetic, escape-artist pup.

    Any ideas what other breeds might be in her?


  • She is cute, but I really don't see Basenji? I would think a shepard mix

  • how much does she weigh? how tall? she looks enormous for a basenji (from the pics), but she is beautiful. such pretty eyes!

  • Such a pretty girl and her eyes are so expressive. I'm not too sure about the Basenji either but she's still your beautiful girl

    Welcome to the Forum.

  • Welcome to the forum! Not sure if I see basenji in Jersey, but she is a charming lady!

  • Really pretty kind of looks like shibu in one picture but she is to big for just being shiba.

    Rita Jean

  • She is very pretty girl and honestly the first breeds I thought of were Thai Ridgeback (i don't know if they have a ridgeless variety) or Telomian or Jino or Carolina dog. She definately has that primative breed look about her.

  • Thanks for the replies, though I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed. I've been searching for answers about her breed and thought I'd found one when I discovered Basenji dogs.

    She is definitely big for a Basenji–about 50 lbs--but I just assumed the other breeds in her would account for that.

    Her wrinkly forehead and huge ears are what convinced me of the Basenji...

    These photos (found through a google search for "basenji mix") in particular had me convinced:

    (Second from the right could be her twin!)

    As well as the information on this website:

    http://basenji.20m.com/ReasonsNottoGet.htm Yes, it is a list of reasons not to get a Basenji, but it is also a list of issues we have with Jersey! Haha.

    I've thought of Shiba Inu as well as Rhodesian Ridgeback, though I hadn't heard of this other Ridgeback type. The vet calls her a dingo as a joke… haha.

    I guess I'll just have to settle for "mutt." Thanks a lot for everyone's input! 🙂

  • 'Mutt' is a wonderful breed! Jersey is very pretty but I don't see anything distinctly basenji except maybe her posture and shape in the photo with the black dog. But who knows? You can try the DNA test, not 100% accurate but could give you some clues. At any rate, she is a very pretty girl!

  • She is a beautiful Heinz dog!!

    (You know… 57 Varieties...)

  • I could see a B in her face. I agree with the shepard cross. 🙂

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