Hi! I got my 3 year old mix, Aspen, from a friend who had rescued a small pregnant Chi in a snowstorm, so the breed she’s mixed with is pretty unknown especially when her straight tail started to curl. She’s pretty big too, a friend has a pure Basenji and she’s pretty similar in size. It’d be greatly appreciated to get some opinions on what she may be if she isn’t Basenji. At some point I will get her DNA tested, but it’d be nice to have an idea! Thank you!!
I don't think she has Basenji in her make-up but she's lovely. I am more au fait with Basenjis than other dogs so couldn't really guess her make-up. Be warned though that as soon as a dog of unknown origins has a curly tail and facial wrinkles people assume Basenji. If you desperately need to know, a DNA test could be the answer but I'm sure you love her whatever (and no wonder!).
Hi Megan. She IS a beauty but I agree with everyone else. Aside from her curly tail, I see no evidence in her appearance of having any Basenji. One BIG question no one seems to ask: does she have a freckled belly and compare her paw pads to that of a wolf. ONLY Basenji match those of a wolf EXACTLY as they are the closest relative to the wolf (like the wolf, they only come into gestation ONCE annually). Enjoy her!