Hi, I'm from Buenos Aires, my girlfriend brought me a Basenji as a surprise… of course the first surprise was "its a dog"... then "its a basenji"... and later we both came with "basenjis are quite different from other dogs! and may be quite a challenge"
He came home with 9 weeks and he is 4 months now, his name is Chaco.
We are satisfied with his overall behaviour, not very destructive when he is alone, learns fast, already walking him and starting to socialize with other dogs and people.
But I'm somewhat concerned with all that I read about the Bs and what people who have them tell me.
I realise that Chaco is still too young to demonstrate aggression or growling right? I love dogs and never tolerated growling, food agression, or agression toward people... but from what I've been reading and hearing I don't know what to expect with this breed. I keep finding mixed opinions about teaching them not to be dominant over you or other family members...
We don't allow and won't allow getting on our bed, and at feeding time he is behaving great, I give him the plate with food, he sits and looks at me till I say "now" or "go" before touching it.
So any opinions from your experience would be great, as well as a recommended book of the breed behaviour or training.
I attach some pics of him
Thanks a lot