Hello, I have a 6-month-old rescue named Lucky and I was looking up why he doesn't shed and I came across this breed. The rescue place did not know what he is but he seems to look an awful lot like a Basenji. But his weight is 30 lbs, too heavy for a Basenji, but I thought if he was mixed then that may make sense. Also his front toes are not fused and he is able to bark. None the less I would love to know what you all think. Do you think he is part Basenji? Thanks for any feed back:)
Oh he's not that tall. Did they tell you he was born with that tail? It kind of looks docked to me. And just because he doesn't come when you call has nothing to do with how smart he is, trainability and intelligence are NOT the same thing, in fact they're almost opposite. Because your dog does not come when you call him, DO NOT call him unless you can MAKE him come (ie: on a leash). Otherwise, you're just teaching him to ignore you.
Okay he's cute, I certainly wouldn't be surprised if a mix... but without a DNA test, no way to really tell.
Barking... well basenjis bark, but for most it is a single Boof.. pause... booof. Not the bow wow wow rhythm of other dogs.
Oh shedding... they shed but nothing like my other breeds. We get a shed out in early summer. Otherwise, unless sick, not much shedding.
I have only had 3 basenjis... they all hated water, one so much that getting her to potty if the ground is we is a serious issue.