I'm Shelly, and I've had basenjis in my family since I was 4 or 5 years old (my dad read Goodbye My Lady as a child and saw the movie, and wanted Bs ever after. And we've had them since he got his first when I was 4 or 5). Our first two were wonderful and awful monsters all at the same time, and I wonder how much of that was both poor breeding and poor basenji-owner experience. The last 3 we've gotten were bred for show (two retired post-championing) and their temperments are much better, though they are still mischievous Bs and I wouldn't change a thing!
One is mine personally – Jubilee, 12 years old, neutered male. Recently experiencing some cervical disk pain and arthritis but maintaining. The other is my mom's and I caretake her for my mom -- Mystique, 13 years old, female, and in chronic renal failure. Mystique is Jubilee's aunt (her sister from a earlier litter is Jubi's mom). Both are red and white, and along with our cats they are my babies! My husband and I do not have any children currently (married for almost 3 years) and are perfectly happy with our fur-babies.
Sorry for the long intro. I get excited about my pets