I keep trying to reply the the thread but it never shows up, so sorry if this same story ends up being here a few times …
Stitch seems to be OK with the other dogs, for some reason it's the other dogs that don't like her. She tries to make friends with them, even when they don't like her. I hope it stays that way. My sister has an aging Dachshund that doesn't like Stitch so much that we don't bring Stitch around if we know that Angelo will be there. Funny thing is, though, the Dachshund couldn't do a thing to Stitch as he's about as high as Stitch's belly!
We never considered showing Stitch. Kyle, our breeder, knew that from the start. He called her a "companion" dog and that's what her AKC paperwork says. Plus, our "heels" are no good! She just can't get those for some reason!
Stitch was fixed, anyway, when she was about 8 months old, she was in her first heat, so I guess that leaves the show ring out of question, no matter what! I think she would love some kind of agility or field sport or something. She loves to go on jogs with me. She has to slow down for me to keep up with her! ... only problem is she can't be trusted off a leash for those sports. She does what the trainer we worked with calls "door dashing" and dashes toward the door when someone opens it and has twice gotten out and been very difficult to catch. Now we've got a baby gate at the door so that's physically impossible now! I've always wondered how sight hounds like Basenjis can compete in these off leash activities since that tends to be a problem with them.
I will try to post a couple pictures of Buddy and Stitch together. Stitch is a "little" Basenji at about 19.5 or 20 pounds and Buddy is a chubby tabby cat, so the weight difference really isn't as much as it could be, but the strong Basenji jaws when they wrestle is what scares me! Buddy COULD run away, but he likes to lay on his back and let Stitch push him around. I think maybe he's being submissive to her!