I got my first Basenji a little over 2 years ago. My husband was the one that originally fell in love with the breed and while I have to admit, her puppy years were EXTREMELY rough, I to am in love with the breed. Our little girl's name is Tegan and she does have her onery moments, but over all she is AMAZING. She is one of the most loyal, loving animals I have ever had. When she was a puppy, like I said things were rough and she definitely raised a lot of hell. It got to the point where we considered getting rid of her. I am so glad we didn't. So to all you puppy owner's that are struggling, hang in there, there is light at the end of the tunnel!
Hi, welcome. Our Breeder said if we survive to 18 months we are doing well, we are nearing the 15month mark and it has so far been easier than I have read it can be, but really believe a lot of it has been putting time into the puppy training, socialising and finding things that work for you and the pup, but that said I know a few little ratbags on the forum who are spirited little darlings who haven't made life easy for their owners but would say those pups found the right owners as they haven't given up on them when others may have and like you will end up with amazing dogs, so there is hope.
Jolanda and Kaiser