Nova - xoloitzcuintli mix is she part basenji?

Hi! I found someone's post on Google looking for basenji mix after someone said my pup looks basenji like! Posted to her post and decided to post here too I hope it's ok.

Nova
(like a super nova star! Also means new in Spanish)
Female
7 months old
30lbs
Mexico sayulita rescue age 5 weeks adopted at 10 weeks
Female
Half xoloitzcuintli (mom)
Half ??? People have said she looks basenji lately so I started to look online and she sure does !
Shes highly intelligent, sensitive, responsive, loves water and playing with other dogs and humans, enjoys sticks and balls but doesn't play with them as much if fun creatures are around ! Shes just started to bark like a real dog.. more of a bark pause intermittent, not a constant yap. (Someone here said that is basenji like ?) I read and videod that basenjis don't make much bark but as she is a mix..
Hairless spotted tummy
White markings with dark brown short fur
Wrinkly forehead and mouth (very Xolo mouth)

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last edited by crea

There are a lot of Whippet mixes in that area and that is what I see.

Although she definately looks BASENJI to me - the LIKEING OF WATER surprises me. My purebred BASENJI does everything to avoid water.

@kembe said in Nova - xoloitzcuintli mix is she part basenji?:

Although she definately looks BASENJI to me - the LIKEING OF WATER surprises me. My purebred BASENJI does everything to avoid water.

Out of the five Basenjis I have owned, two were fine with water, one mildly disliked it, and two really did not like it at all! My second girl would jump off the dock to pursue a water skier, so her chase instincts overcame any aversion to getting wet.

@2baroos

her mom is pure xoloitzquintli which is where she gets the whippet look from.. when I got her they said they thought maybe she could have some pitbull in her. but maybe her dad is a whippet mix!?

She looks like a part Basenji to me...but whatever she is, she is JUST gorgeous!!!! Treasure her! XOXO

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