My mix is just a little shorter, and there's a similar thread going on here right now. As I say in that one, only DNA can tell you.
Is my dog a Basenji Mix?
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!!
DebraDownSouth last edited by
I really see no indications of basenji. But she is very cute!
Zande last edited by
I don't see any Basenji either but I do see some Sheba Inu - something about the head suggests Sheba to me.
Anyway, she's gorgeous !
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!).
Kembe last edited by
Beautiful dog! DNA test will give you the answer!
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!
There are quite a few other breeds with the same paws.
Wow Megan. I just looked @ my Basenji book again and it is INCORRECT. I did some research online and there ARE other breeds who have disconnected paw pads like a wolf. Thanx for the lesson!