Hello from Tampa, FL!
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  • Hello! We're new to the basenji forums and wanted to say hi. We recently adopted a 6 month old basenji mix and her name is Penny Lane. As owners of a previous basenji mix (a basenji/pitt bull mix who unfortunately passed of cancer last June), we fell in love with the breed and were so excited when we found that there was a basenji mix at our local Humane Society! We aren't sure what she's mixed with. She looks almost pure breed with the exception of her longer body and slightly different nose (which leads most people to think she may be half dachshund). She's 6 months and weighs around 10 lbs now. Since we're not sure of her mix, we're not sure how big she will get. She is a very sweet girl and we are absolutely smitten by her! Penny gets along very well with other dogs and we'd love to possibly meet up with some more basenjis for some play dates in the Tampa area! :)

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  • Welcome :)

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  • Very nice to have you join us! I'd love to see a picture of Penny Lane (great name, BTW). There are so many knowledgeable dog people on here that someone might be able to confirm what her other 'half' might be. Once again, welcome!

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    Welcome to you and Penny Lane - I'd love to see some pictures too. She sounds very cute.

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  • Welcome to the pack!

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  • Hi Pennydog, I am in Tampa and we have a regular Sunday morning Basenji meet up at West Park, off Hillsborough Ave and Hesperdes. People get there between 10 and 11 and depending on the weather, will be there till 3-ish. Last Sunday we had 15 basenjis and a couple of b-mixes, all dogs are welcome!

    Not a formal club, just folks with basenjis who like to visit and let the dogs play. We had a Thursday meet-up with Kaiah, who is 9 months old (and on Forum) and my 3 at Davis Island park and all had a great time. Lots of basenji activity here in Tampa.

    So welcome to you and Penny Lane, on Forum and at the parks!

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  • @MacPack:

    Hi Pennydog, I am in Tampa and we have a regular Sunday morning Basenji meet up at West Park, off Hillsborough Ave and Hesperdes. People get there between 10 and 11 and depending on the weather, will be there till 3-ish. Last Sunday we had 15 basenjis and a couple of b-mixes, all dogs are welcome!

    Not a formal club, just folks with basenjis who like to visit and let the dogs play. We had a Thursday meet-up with Kaiah, who is 9 months old (and on Forum) and my 3 at Davis Island park and all had a great time. Lots of basenji activity here in Tampa.

    So welcome to you and Penny Lane, on Forum and at the parks!

    Thanks so much!! We'd love to come out and join you all. She gets along great with other dogs but we have yet to introduce her to any basenjis. We'll try to make it out this Sunday!

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  • To those of you who asked, here are a few pics of Penny on my blog. She definitely favors the basenji side. We almost thought she might be full breed but her body is a little longer and her nose is slightly different than a true basenji. She's 10 lbs now at almost 7 months. Any guesses what she could be mixed with?? She's our little mystery mix for now :)

    http://tallandthesmall.blogspot.com/

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    Oh my Pennydog is adorbale. So tiny compared to my Basenji mix! Congrats on the amazing rescue!

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  • She is seriously adorable :) Thanks for the pictures…

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  • Penny Lane is adorable - she looks very basenji in your pics on the blog. So glad you are happy with her. We look forward to meeting her on Sunday should you be able to get over to West Park with her.

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  • Penny Lane is darling! Can't wait to meet her Sunday.

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    Wow, she is so cute! Thanks for the pictures.

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  • what a cutie!!! You are lucky to have found each other and, based on your blog, she looks like she is settling in nicely. You will have lots of fun with that Tampa bunch. I was out there once upon a time and it was a blast!

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  • And we would love to see you all again, Agile! Penny Lane will have fun with the youngsters.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum! PennyLane is sooooo cute! And majorly Basenji!!! Your blog gave a great story on how you found her too! Hope to meet you one day at West Park with MacPack and the gang- I live north of Tampa in Citrus County so I do not get to the park on Sundays too often-well worth your time if you can do it. You kinda get a rush with all the Basenjis running around and a great group of owners too!

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  • I think we saw Penny Lane on Bayshore today! We noticed a cute 'short' basenji-looking dog and after we got home, I realized it must be Penny Lane.
    Hope to actually meet you tomorrow.

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  • Today it rained all over Tampa…except at the dog park! Only a few of us were there 11 till 2-ish, most were worried about the weather. It was just damp and muggy. Hope to see you and Penny another Sunday!

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    Could she be mixed with Bull terrier. That is what i thought when I saw her photos..lovely girl. Love the photo where she has the big smile and the one she is on her back twisted…
    GREAT !!

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  • MacPack - Was it around 10-11 a.m? We were out there then :) We live very close by and I love taking her out to Bayshore to run her around. We usually try to go in the evenings after work so she can run out all that puppy energy :)

    I'm so bummed we didn't make it today! We woke up to a downpour over here that didn't end until almost noon. We had planned on going, though! We took her to the Davis Island dog beach and she had a good time! If the weather is nice, we'll be at West Dog Park next Sunday! I'm so excited to introduce her to other basenjis!

    Sharronhurlbut - a few other people have mentioned bull terrier as well, because of the nose. I can definitely see it but wondering if she'd be bigger since they get around 40-50 pounds? We're almost tempted to do a doggie DNA test to find out :)

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