Thanks! I was afraid there wouldn't be any local breeders in my area. I'm thinking I'll have to make a drive out to see a local breeder or perhaps a rescue.
I understand Basenjis are for more experienced dog owners, I don't mind adopting an older dog either. We've had several high energy dogs growing up such as a Whippet, collie mixes and a sassy Shiba Inu that was given to us by my grandmother.
I'm currently single and work from home so I don't have much obligations other than my job, though I have a pretty active lifestyle. I enjoy jogging, hiking, climbing, diving, trekking, biking, and camping if weather permits and realize I'd have to watch my dog like a hawk even if on a lead. (I know they can't ever be trusted off lead) A lot of these sports are not safe to bring a dog however, I just wouldn't want to risk it. Are there other sports I can do with a Basenji to help keep him stimulated and exercised, safely?
I also just fixed up my yard, checking the fence for any lose boards or dangerous plants, he would have plenty of room to run. I was thinking of putting a sandbox of some sort in the back so he wouldn't start digging out the plants my parents just put in either since I've also read they have a tendency to try and escape. Has anyone had experience on their Basenjis doing this kind of destruction?