• Hi,
    I am new to Basenji's but can read here I am in for a lot of fun.

    I just got a mix/mutt with a lot of Basenji in her, the vet tells me she is 2-3 years old. (Stray dog).

    Any suggestions as to what the mix can be?

    And did anyone else get your dog when she/he was 2-3 years old?


  • She's cute. Thank you for taking her in!

  • She is 100% adorable!

    I got my rescue, Hunter, when he was 1 1/2. Perfect age, actually. Be patient, but be a strong consistant leader and Bella will do great!

  • She is so cute!!!

    I wish you a lot of happy days with her!

  • Thank you all for the welcome.. Looking forward to share and follow experiences with our loved dogs..

  • First Basenji's

    Welcome! Bella is beautiful indeed!

    I was curious if there is a native Brazilian term for stray or street dogs in general. There was an old Brazilian film that I recently watched, Vidas Secas, featuring a small-medium street dog that also seemed to me to have some Basenji-ish features.

    But I think a lot of "village dogs" all around the world tend to have this kind of size and build, especially after generations of indiscriminate breeding on the streets or in the wild. Something about physical adaptation and the demands of survivalโ€ฆ This is in part why Basenjis are hardy little dogs, right?

    My Basenji came into my life when she was about 4 or 5... so a little older than your lady, but still youthful and full of surprises. Thank you for rescuing this girl, and may you both look forward to many happy times together!

  • I asked my Brazilian wife and she said that the normal for a street dog is a straight translation "Cachorro de rua", but there is another word used as well, but it is basically just a translation for mutt/mixed races "Vira lata"..

    The dog is absolutely a lovely thing, so sweet and nice to everyone.. and just want to please..

  • Look like I am the one that have to be thankful - seems like she has taken me in ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Welcome to the Forum- Bella is a lovely girl and has such a beautiful expression.

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