Cairo has gone to the dog park twice now to meet the pack of basenjis. There are about 8-12 basenjis on average and they have quite a pack dynamic. The first time he went he was greeted by all and scared. He wagged his tail the entire time and wanted to sit in my lap not venturing far off.
The second time we went the male and female pack leaders began to show him his place within the pack. He got a strong snarfy incident with the lead female when he was trying to play with her and didnt understand her disintrest. Same with the male who was posting and watching the group. This time he recognized the basenjis from the first meet and ran around more.
What is great is that he listens to me at the park and understands not to stray from me as well as Caesar watching his back. He doesnt run off with the boys when they do their crazy pack runs, but watches with perplexity.
There have been scary moments, but I have gone to the dog park with Beta and Caesar every weekend for the last 5 years and know what to expect. They are in the large dog park with the giant greyhounds, rotties, shepards and everyone. The basenji pack is a dominant force at the park. And, always fun to watch!!