I think they just look solid so my mind saw "bigger." I have one of the Wimaumau rescue giants (44 pounds), but even my 2 previous gals were far from petite... about 26 to 28 pounds. My dream of a petite 18 pound basenji just never happened, lol.
My name is Angela. I have a mix puppy I'm trying to identify the brindle breed in. She will be bigger than a basenji, but I was noticing a few things. Like her mouth is smaller(if that makes sense) than an average dog, or maybe my dogs have big mouths! She isn't much of a barker, she can, but chooses not to. Took 3 days to hear her bark! Her tail is straight. Oh….and her name is Roxanne.
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