Chumley "talking"
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    Chumley, being a mix, both talks and barks. Noisy llttle sweetie. Here's a little video. Isis had the toy he wanted. His talking is one of the things that leads me to believe he is part Basenji, along with his curly tail.

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    Cute dog, but I don't see much b in him.

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  • He is adorable - quite a group you have there! My basenji/sheltie mix "talks" quite a lot when my PB annoys her, or when the cat is lying too near one of her toys - it's funny to listen to, she goes on and on. Whether he has basenji in him or not, the tail looks like it.

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    @Shaye's:

    He is adorable - quite a group you have there! My basenji/sheltie mix "talks" quite a lot when my PB annoys her, or when the cat is lying too near one of her toys - it's funny to listen to, she goes on and on. Whether he has basenji in him or not, the tail looks like it.

    He also has many of the Basenji traits, he hates water, nips when he licks or plays, brings his paw up over his ear and down the side of his face when playing with my hand, hates the cold, prefers lying on the back or arm of the sofa, nips me in the butt to get my attention, table surfs, does a meercat stance to see over things or get my attntion, has a high prey drive, I had to watch him when I got my chihuahua puppy rescue and around my cats He's very smart, he learned on his own to use the dog door after watching my daughter's pit mix use it twice, and can be selectively deaf when he wants to. Except for his color and shape, he reminds me so much of the Basenji I grew up with. Except he walks like a dream and he is so friendly, that is the chi part of him. lol Oh, and he is a thief, too. If I take something for him, he will jump up and steal it back from my hand if I don't pay strict attention.

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  • He's a cutie! Do you run a doggy day care? Lots of cute dogs there. :)

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    @Kipawa:

    He's a cutie! Do you run a doggy day care? Lots of cute dogs there. :)

    Thank you. I have a small chihuahua and chi mix rescue. Most of them are special needs. Like Smoke, the blue and tan chi that came over and licked his face was poisoned when he was 4 months old and has some neurological deficits. Chumley has loose hips and may need surgery later in life. I just love doing rescue, it makes me happy.

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  • Many of the traits you describe are the same in many dogs not just Basenjis…. could be that he is a B mix, but cute all the same.

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    @tanza:

    Many of the traits you describe are the same in many dogs not just Basenjis…. could be that he is a B mix, but cute all the same.

    Yeah, but all of them? I lived with a Basenji for 13 years. At first I was thinking he may be part pug, but then he started showing all these behaviors and I started thinking maybe he is a Basenji. I know, though, neither a chi or a pug talks like he does. He even baroo-ed once when I came in after shopping. If it bugs me enough, I will go get a DNA test. :) I did notice that most of the basenji mixes here have straighter tails and his curls pretty tightly..

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    He's a sweetie and certainly does have Basenji characteristics.

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    I have noticed another basenji trait this week, Chumley chewed up TWO dog beds. In the two years I've had this chihuahua rescue, only one bed had been holed by the dogs digging in it, and this week, Chumley ate up two beds. lol Got to love him.

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