I think that a basenji puppy and a two-year-old is a recipe for disaster for many reasons. Both require and crave lots of attention, neither one can be reasoned with, both will want to play with the same toy, both can be stubborn, and the list goes. It is far too much to expect a two-year-old to understand how to get along with any puppy, especially a basenji puppy. If your heart is set on a basenji puppy, then I think you should wait until your child is at least five or six years old.Children that age understand what you are saying about the puppy and you can explain to them why you are saying it. I agree with the person who suggested getting an older basenji or how about a puppy of another breed? t one time in my life I had a basenji and a mixed breed, and they got along beautifully.
You may love all the traits of this breed but I was suggest that you talk to owners and their experiences with the basenjis and young children. One cannot count on even the best breeders to give you the full story. Please don't get me wrong. I've had three basenjis and adored them all. I got the first one when my youngest daughter was seven. You don't have to wait that long but two years old is too young, imho. Good luck.
Earl, my basenji. What is he mixed with?
Hi! I am new to this forum! I adopted Earl on December 28th, 2016. I fell in love with in the minute I saw him online. I had never heard of a basenji before, but after some research I knew this would be exactly the type of dog I wanted. Upon adopting him, the shelter told me he was mixed but didn't know with what. I've tried to do so much research and can only come up with a jack Russell/ basenji mix. Some people have said chihuahua but I just don't see it. He surely acts like a basenji and talks our ears off, but also barks and acts crazy. He is super high energy. The vet said he would only get to be about 16 pounds. He is 12 pounds now and five months old. Anyone have any ideas? Also, they were not kidding when they said "do not leave them home alone".
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The only sure thing to do is to do a dna test, but I see more possibility of a chihuahua than a jack russell. Whatever she is, she's cute as can be!
We thought about doing a DNA test but I wanted to get some opinions first! He is adorable!
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I don't see much basenji in him (the ears don't look right somehow) - chihuahua or dachshund maybe and yeah some kind of terrier. Nice though.