Just discovered this site after being a Basenji owner for the last 11 years. Sonny is a 13 month old boy who's all Basenji. My first B was pretty mellow compared to this guy. He gets the "zooms" going at least twice a day and grunts dissatisfaction more often than yodels for joy. Already he's taken down his share of backyard animals and even chased a doe into our sliding glass door (at full speed!).
Sonny has been shown several times last year and has a nice stack of ribbons that he'd just love to chew to shreds. He was a regular at the dog park until he turned 6 months - no un-altered doggies allowed
Sonny was a real handful and we had a hard time keeping him from stealing things from counters, tables, etc. Anyone with a similar issue ought to check out the little compressed air gizmos. A couple of shots from that in his vicinity and he wised right up.
My last Basenji had a pancreatic enzyme deficiency and passed at the age of ten. I still have a full jar of Viokase if anyone is nursing a dog with a similar condition, drop me a line.
All the best