Please see the link that I would suggest everyone look at and consider purchasing. It is available on line, but a great resource to have in hard copy. Here is the link to the online Illustrated Standard put out by the Basenji Club of America. Note that on page 4 the coursing Basenjis are my Franie and her litter brother Trip. On page 9 regarding heads, the Tri is my C-Me. Note that wrinkles are harder to see on Black/White, Tri, and Brindles. Red/White is the easiest to see. A good ear set and head will show the best wrinkle. This Illustrated Standard will give anyone the basic knowledge of the Basenji. https://basenji.org/BasenjiU/Judge/Study/Illustrated-Standard-2012.pdf and you can go to www.basenji.org and purchase this for $10.00
First time I ever saw the Illustrated Standard was from a link on YOUR site. I read it cover to cover. When I was in Colorado In July I made my Mom (Queen of Shetland Sheepdogs) read it too. I love my mom so much. She and I were looking over pics of Jenga Jeng and pretty much concluded that he didn’t have a snowball’s chance of winning a white ribbon... ever. Forget that he was altered. Who decided that big ears on the top of the head is a bad thing, and WHY? I loved his big ears! I jest. He was so far from the standard in so many ways, but to me... he was and always will be perfect.
Serious questions... how was the standard derived? Who decided, and who continues to decide? No names, please. Does it ever change?
And, I’m gonna send in $10, support the club, the breed, and get one. Thanks for the reminder.
@jengosmonkey - This is the updated one done in 2012, but the first time that it was put in Illustrated form. It was developed by a number of (long time) breeders, reviewed by the Board of Directors of the BCOA along with breeders. The standard was first developed in the 40's and has been used as the standard for breeding.