@leelos Adorable Pup! Just be glad that he is healthy after wherever he had been. I see Basenji traits but if House Destruction starts then he is part Basenji....
oh my gosh! Speaking of 'house destruction', when my daughter and I moved, we had Stella probably only about 6-8 months.
We had to leave her in the new apartment while we went to get something to eat. Well! when we came back the bottom of the screens on the windows were all torn, and she scratched the left AND the right bottom sides of the door! any window she could get to, the screens were torn.
In hindsight, we maybe shouldn't have left her alone, but we really had no choice.
I've heard crates are work great. She only behaved like that the day we moved; nothing like that since. Thank God!
Not unusual for a Basenji, or any dog, to suffer a bit of separation anxiety when left in a new place. When we moved from North Bay to Goodwood, back in the day, my two girls took a round out of the trim around the door leading to outside the first time we left them alone, never after that once they realized this was "home" now. Unless a dog has had extensive experience with novel surroundings it's unwise to trust too much, no matter how good they have been in the past. Show dogs are likely less prone to this problem if they have travelled a lot, but then most people crate them in hotel rooms.....