I just recently adopted my first puppy from a local humane society. They listed 'Rex' as a Basenji mix, and I'm curious if others agree that he is in fact a Basenji. And if so, what the other mix might be. When I've been walking him around my neighborhood, most other dog owners have said he looks like a mini doberman.
Rex seems to have a lot of the same behaviors as Basenji (he can jump vertically, chortles and barks a bit due to being mixed, he's super curious about everything and very playful, he grooms himself so he is very clean, barely sheds and has no 'dog' smell, loves to sit in laps etc.) But, at the same time I can't help but wonder if he is actually a Basenji, or if that was just listed because it's perhaps a more enticing breed to list for adoptions. He doesn't have a tightly curled tail that is typical of Basenji's and his color pattern also seems a bit off for a Basenji. He has his first vet appointment for this Saturday, so I'll also see what the vet thinks about his breed.
In any case, Rex is loving his new home. Curious what those on these forums with more experience with Basenji's think! Attached below are some photos!