About Basenjis not liking water. The dog park we go to most often is on a lake and he now spends more time in the water than out of it! I have to keep towels in my car because right when he's almost dry, he runs back into the water so I end up coming home with a wet, muddy Basenji. In the second vid, the middle part he was walking through the water sniffing for something. He'll even stick his face in the water to pull out sticks and seaweed and very recently has taken an interest in the floating balls that other dogs will retrieve. Goofy boy doesn't know what to make of the fish and will run away from them.