0_1559609165765_F738B913-BA71-43AF-ADD4-95642AFE0860.jpeg We very recently adopted a dog from a very responsible college student who rescued him as a two month old abandoned pup. Upon research, I came upon the basenji breed. Our boy, Flynn, is very quiet. He only makes noises when my other dog is excited and barking. Flynn has barked on two occasions, both as a single bark, and I have heard him howl. I had read about basenjis being paper shredders so invited Flynn into the bathroom with me. He immediately![alt text](image url) grabbed the end of the toilet paper and ran. To me, he’s got the exact markings, but his head appears narrower in the jaw and the muzzle is longer and thinner. What do you think? !
Watch him bark. Basenjis do have a sound like a bark or a cough which is a single note (noise) and ends with the mouth open. Other canines bark and the mouth ends up closed.
He looks very Basenji like to my eye but a DNA test will confirm it. Whatever he turns out to be, you are both lucky ! He for finding a forever home and you for finding such a smart young man !
Enjoy many years together !
He's most certainly got a lot of Basenji in him and could possibly 'pass'!! Joking apart, check out his bark - the noise is made differently to other dogs as Sally has explained. He seems rather big for a basenji and his coat looks rather longer.. Does his tail curl over his back? Its loose from the photograph but Basnjis will stand like that at times. Whatever he looks a lovely boy.