GINGER!! Help in identifying possible mixed Basenji breed?

  • These are some photos of my sweet girl Ginger. Sadly, we lost Ginger earlier this month at 12 years old to the terrible terrible condition known as Evan's Syndrome. So heartbreaking. I adopted her from a shelter at 5 months old and was always told she was a Basenji mix. I had never heard of Basenjis before I met Ginger. She never weighed more than 30lbs and exhibited many of the trademark Basenji characteristics that I've read about online. She didn't bark until she was 2 years old and only after we had kenneled her for a week with other dogs. It was the cutest little bark, too. We miss her terribly and would like to get another Basenji mix. I wish now we had paid for genetic testing. She was seriously the best dog ever. SO SMART, so protective of me and our kiddos, energetic and playful, and always at me heels :). My husband thinks possibly Basenji and some sort of Shepherd? Anyway, thanks for taking a look at our sweet girl!![0_1550092939711_Screen Shot 2019-02-13 at 3.20.48 PM.png](Uploading 58%) 0_1550092950806_smile2.jpg![0_1550092979590_Screen Shot 2019-02-13 at 3.20.48 PM.png](Uploading 0%) 0_1550093064389_random 089 copy.jpg

  • @eeb388 She looks like my Basenji/Heeler mix.0_1550097057516_IMG_-k3x8d7.jpg

  • Her colouring is ver duck tolling retriever or vizla with the light eyes and lighter nose. I would not say shepherd she is too smooth and so I would say she is mixed with a medium sized dog as well. Genetics are funny though, I once saw a dog in the dog park that looked like a pit bull. She told me her dog was genetically 89% shitzu. Go figure!

  • She appears to be part Basenji to me. A very beautiful dog and you can tell that she is very smart. My deepest condolences for your loss. Just remember that she brought you much happiness and cherish the memories! She is now a doggie angel with wings!

  • @sass7656 , thanks for that imput! I hadn't ever noticed that those breeds had the light nose and eyes. I figured whatever Ginger was mixed with probably had those traits. Ginger's ears were so perky and she was so intense- in a good way :).0_1550114591222_DSCN0730.jpeg

  • @bumblebpete , What a cutie!!

  • She is beautiful! All dogs are lovely but basenjis do tend to grab those heart strings. I hope you can find some answers, it’s so hard to miss them so much!

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