My dog Antigone was named after the Protagonist in the Sophocles Play by the same name. My 'Wild Thing' would rather die than negotiate but I got around this by taking her to the Horse farm and letting her pack with older well trained dogs. Antigone learned her manners from 2 dogs; one was a 15 year old Mutt called 'Fletcher' and the other dog was a 2 year old Labrador called 'Norman'. She learned the ropes from them. She climbed trees (and once got stuck too high so we had to call the Fire Department to get her down!) and chewed everything that she could get into her mouth.
She adored Cats, and being raised with a Wolf she adored those too. She did think all Canines must die and had little use for them as she considered herself a Lupine. She had been attacked 4 times by German Shepherd dogs that were off leash. I had to squeeze the Jaw of the last one until the pain she was feeling from my hand caused her to release my dog.
I lost my Tiggy on June 29, 2014 and I have been depressed beyond imagination. She beat Cancer for over 2 years but because she was 15.5 years old she had a relapse. Several Vets tested and evaluated and all were in agreement that she would not survive another surgery.
I met Tiggy when she was 3 days old on December 26. 1998. We were inseparable from the moment I brought her home. She was a gorgeous Tri Color and her parents were imported from Africa and appeared in the PBS film 'Urban Basenjis'. I would like to find a breeder and try to find another Tri Color female. I never bred her because she was such a horrible puppy I knew I would have to keep all of the puppies because I could never trust anyone to be a crazy as I am!
My training method worked like a charm. She was a terrible escape artist so I gave up trying to use a crate of any kind. I love the breed and I just want another. I did a great job of caring for her throughout her life; one vet said she had never seen such an old Basenji. We thought that she may have been the oldest living Basenji but I will never know.
Please let me know if there are Breeders in NJ, PA, or NY because I can get there to see them. I would like to put a deposit on a puppy if possible. I don't ever find any dogs in Rescue.