Hi. We have a new 6 month old puppy from the shelter. His name is Davinci. He was sold to us as a "terrier mix". While at his well baby check up, a customer who has raised 10 basenji's asked me if he was part basenji. I said I wasn't sure, but it would make sense. His tail isn't a complete curly-cue, he has an odd sounding bark but he is loud, but not often. He has the face of a tri basenji, and we were thinking that his dad was the basenji, cause he was born in March. He doesn't lick himself like a cat, but does lick his feet alot. He hardly sheds. He jumps from the floor to the tip of my forehead. He is fast.
We have a fenced in yard, and we have an 8 year old female schnauzer. At first he tried to mount her, but she put a stop to that immediately. He was neutered at the shelter. He pees like a female dog, and is trained. I'm having uber troubles when it rains, and now it's cold outside. (Ugg weather). Our baby will not go outside. I have to push him outside, and the other day, he bit my ear…lol....yep, jumped before I knew what he was going to do. I usually take my schnauzer outside, as little puppies, so they learn to go outside, no matter the weather. If it's a mild day, he'll go right out. Today I caught him peeing in the garage. I'll stop that immediately.
This is why the basenji part adds up to me. Seriously thinking about getting him dna tested. I like basenji's and think they are interesting dogs. I found this forum, and wondered if you have any ideas, on breed and on training him to go outside in bad weather...guess I'll put him on a leash, if I can catch him, and take him outside. He is my 20 year old son's dog. He is a very loving dog.