Bewler, do you have issues with BRAT?
Oh my God, NOOO! I love BRAT!! Without BRAT I wouldn't have my beautiful B. No, what I was referring to were the "Spice" dogs that were posted in the" rescue mixes" section of the BRAT website a while back. I think there were four - all named after spices. They all had a Basenji mom (if I remember correctly, the person who was listing them knew the mom), but maybe different dads, and they all looked SO different from one another and none of them looked predominately like a Basenji. In fact, a couple didn't look anything like a Basenji. My point in bringing this up is to posit that perhaps a dog can have Basenji in them and not really resemble one.
Thanks for asking the question - I would hate it if anyone thought I was besmirching BRAT. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with them and respect the work they do enormously. In fact, BRAT is my charity of choice when I send holiday donations. So again, thanks for letting me clarify that!