I have YET to see another basenji here in Michigan. Just the other day though, I was outside with Tayda and Lenny and a woman walked by and yelled " BASENJIS!" She said she used to have one years ago, until she gave it to a guy that used it for hunting… (?)
But mostly people don't know what they are. Usually they guess "rat terrier" or my favorite "is that a little baby deer?"
Same here - No Basenjis and no one know's what it is. I think I bore some people telling them what I know about them. (I think it's interesting, anyway!) But have you ever seen a Rat Terrier? They're really small with oversized ears! Basenjis must be twice their weight with proportionatly sized ears. I saw some RT's at the Dog Show a few months ago. Someone suggested that Duke might be part Rat I don't see it, no way!
I have (2) BRAT calendars - one at work. A guy came over when he saw it and said I've got a Basenji! His girl is 14 yrs old. He said he didn't know what he was getting when his family got her as a puppy. He said they like to run away - a lot! They've always been able to retrieve her, and now she's just too tired to run away. Too bad there wasn't internet info available for them. Love this forum!