Almost Basenji
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  • M

    Hi All!

    New to the whole Basenji experience. I have never owned a dog smaller than 50lbs, but she is definitely a little energizer bunny! I am also not familiar with the breed so I am here to learn. After a DNA test concluded that she was a Basenji (full on maternal) and Jack Russell (full on paternal) I decided to do some research on both breeds. After googling and doing extensive reading, she seems to present more on Basenji than Jack Russell, so here I am. :)

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  • First Basenji's

    Welcome! Would love to see pics if you get a chance to share them. What your Basenji-JRT's name?

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  • Welcome :)

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  • Oooh, basenji AND terrier, must be a bundle of joy! Hehe!

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  • Hahahaha! Someone is going to have their hands full.

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  • I agree, talk about the "best" from both breeds…. :-)....

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  • M

    Thank you all for the warm welcome :)
    I will post pics soon. She is a handful, more so than any other dog I've trained. The problem is, she is the best manipulator that I've come across! And I thought Border Collies were bad, but she definitely has a mind of her own and isn't all about the "willing to please" part. Her name is Macy, mine actually is Karen, but that username was taken, so I opted for hers. I just read on here that Dr. Yin has a new book out and (well I should probably post this elsewhere) but has anyone read that one yet?

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  • LOL, welcome. So is it a Basenier or Tersenji? Yep, joy and a whole lot of sense of humor will be required.

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  • Welcome to the forum! I too anxiously await pictures of her.

    She will keep you plenty busy, so hold on for the ride!

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  • @Macy:

    Thank you all for the warm welcome :)
    but she definitely has a mind of her own and isn't all about the "willing to please" part.

    Ahh yes the mind of the basenji. Quick to learn and never forget and masters of manipulation. Look mom how cute my wrinkles are…..or the whole......hahaha I am being bad over here come see what I am doing so you leave your food unattended then I can make a B-line for it. Hahahahaha B-line.

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  • M

    LOL! I see that y'all are well acquainted with the manipulation. What cracks me up the most (and she knows how to use it) is the silly grins she gets when she knows she in a whole lot of trouble:D
    I have also posted pictures of her, enjoy :)

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  • Hello and welcome from Canada! Outwit,Out think and Pray!

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  • Welcome to the forum. Yes, they are masters of manipulation, and the Jack Russell will add stubbornness in excess of the usual. Should be a fun ride!

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  • M

    Thank you. And yes the stubbornness is already showing, that's okay though, I am stubborn as well, seems to work ;)
    Love your tag line! So true, so true. I didn't realize, outside of Border Collies, how intelligent dogs could be, but I am quickly realizing that the Basenji has them all beat!

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  • R

    I absolutely will do a dna test on our new baby,,,you have me curious.

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  • M

    @Rhonlynn:

    I absolutely will do a dna test on our new baby,,,you have me curious.

    That dna test has paid for itself over and over again. I'm sure you won't regret it :)

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  • R

    If I new he was for sure part basenji, I'd raise him that way…I will get it in a week, and do the dna test.

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  • M

    Keep us posted on what you find out. It's so exciting that we now know and I feel better equipped at meeting her needs.

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