Possible Basenji?
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  • K

    This is Eddie! He is a 2 year old, super cute, loving, and really fun whippet black lab mix. Or at least, that is what the shelter labeled him as. After looking into other breeds, I came across the basenji. And I think he could be part. He has the pointy bat ears, curly tail, and he hates the water. He has the chest of a whippet, and the loving and willing to please attitude of a lab. He is up for anything. He is very curious, but is able to walk off leash, he loves us, and stays right by our sides no matter where we are. A strange mix, but he is the perfect dog, no joke! He barks, but also makes sting basenji noises that sound very human-like its scary!
    Does anyone think he could be part Basenji?alt text(He is wearing his medal from the blessing of the animals)

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  • How big is he? There is something about the shape of the head and the eyes that suggest Basenji to me, but the obedience is definitely a-typical! :) I would like to see a side on picture of him standing.....

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  • Very cute, but not Basenjis, in my opinion

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  • If I squint, I could see some basenji but not likely. Can you get a video of his noises? Very cute though! Glad he got a good home.

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  • If I cover the ears and imagine him red and white, the face suggests Basenji to me. Still would like to see a side view of his body!

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  • N

    @eeeefarm He has the almond shaped eye's too! But I'm thinking that there are other breeds with almond shaped eye's tool

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  • K

    Sorry for responding so late, here are some other pictures I have. He's black, so he is really hard to photograph because he looks like a blurry shadow! These are pretty much the only full-ish body pictures I have of him. alt text

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  • K

    He likes to jump, so I built him some, that's what the PVC is

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  • He's not as square as a Basenji, but the shape and set of the hind legs makes me think he could be a mix of some kind. To me, the back looks straighter than a Whippet's would be. Tail is wrong, of course. My guess is, maybe!

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  • N

    @eeeefarm If you look close right above his eyes, you can see a smidge of redish brown, like the tri's get for their eyebrows! I believe someone told me the brownish eyebrows are called "pips" ;)

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  • H

    Thanks for saving a life ! I agree obediance is definitely atypical of a basenji ! The mixed breed dogs are the best most of the time. I have 7 dogs all different breed mixes except for my George who looks like a pure bred Basenji.
    All of my dogs including the basenji are rescue dogs (and not from the shelter !) Found on the side of the road rescues!......Thank you , glad the dog found a good home!
    Helen

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