My sweet Stella

She would appear to be MOSTLY Basenji - but appearances can be deceptive. I should play safe - treat her as a Basenji and I don't think you will be disappointed (or surprised !)

Sweet Stella is definitely SWEET!!!! I say YES part Basenji! She is Beautiful!!

Thank you all!
She has most of the attributes I've read about

here's a full body shot
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she has the white socks, and the white tip at her tail, and she runs llke a bandit

Holy crap! looks so much like my Finely who we think is a basenji mix. How old is your baby?

@katzmeow I think she is definitely part Basenji. The way she 'owns' the bed and the coloring etc is Basenji attitude and coloring. She is lovely!

Definitely looks B to me!! The white on the legs and chest and the spots on the chest....she's a beautiful gal!

@patty ooh I have no doubt she is part Basenji, after seeing tons of images of the breed.

@krazytoo100 Thank you so much! and the white tip on the tail.
One thing I noticed about her, she is so into food!
and when we are out walking, her nose is constantly to the ground sniffing. I'm wondering though, if that's just because she was a stray and had to fend for herself. Bless her heart.

@antigone Thank you so much. She is really a cool dog. so loyal and she listens to me pretty well.

@thepugsmuggler She is a little over a year we think.
I have to see everyone's pics of their B's!
I can't wait!

@kembe said in My sweet Stella:

Sweet Stella is definitely SWEET!!!! I say YES part Basenji! She is Beautiful!!

Thank you!

@zande Yes lol I will treat her as a Basenji.

The ground sniffing is a Basenji trait - has to smell and investigate everything.they are also very fast - my basenji caught 2 squirrels while on a leash (in her younger days).

@kembe That is definitely my Stella. I've never seen anything like it.

I need to post some pictures and videos that show the sides of her body.
I'm so happy to have her in our life!
Thank you!

There was always some bone of contension - are Basenjis scent hounds or sight hounds ? Over here they used to be permitted to compete in both categories. Don't know if that is still the case cos am so far away from the showing scene these days.

I know mine quarter the ground properly like scent hounds, have done for generations. Chezz used to be particularly good at that. (Grandmother of the current two.) Squirrels used to be Mom Trouble's favourite prey but Ziggy also caught quite a few in her prime. Rabbits too.

Certainly it is no cause for worry or alarm. Rest assured - it is perfectly normal Basenji behaviour

She looks basenji to me. DNA test would help. She is lovely. 🙂

Are the DNA tests expensive? I would love to have her tested.
From all the pictures of Basenji's that I've seen, and so many of the behavior characteristics I've read about match hers, I think she has some degree of Basenji.
Her facial structure isn't as 'pointy' as the ones I've seen - Stella has a more pronounced jawline, and she appears a bit taller than most I've seen too.
I'm so happy to have her as part of our family!
Thanks everyone!

Most run around $100. The Wisdom Panel Health is very comprehensive, but if you just want breed info, the 4.0 is great.

She has the markings of a basenji. Our Bolt has a square blocky head like your Stella. He is 3/4 African, and all basenji. He is also rather large at 36 pounds. He is not over-weight either. He's just really big. The best way to tell is a DNA test. Make sure that the test includes basenji, at one time not all of them did.

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