Agree with @elbrant and I'd like to add, when you return be very matter of fact, do not make a big fuss, particularly if she is excited and effusive in her greeting to you. Sure, acknowledge her if you must but don't make any sort of big deal out of it. Go about your business, e.g. if you've been shopping, put your things away before spending any time with her. Your goal is to make your absence just part of a normal routine, nothing to be excited about. I've had two separation anxiety dogs, and you know you have won the battle when the dog just glances at you in an "oh, you're back" way and doesn't bother getting off the couch! Yes, people like it when their dog greets them and makes a big fuss, but if you feed that behaviour you give too much emphasis to your absence and that can grow into anxiety in your dog.
mixed up girl
My girl is about a year old. She has many basenji characteristics; body markings, tail, super snuggler, jumps straight up, doesn't listen for anything. However, she has a white face, lots of spots on her skin, barks, and a blue eye. Perhaps basenji/dalmation mix?
elbrant last edited by
The eye coloration is typical for an Austrailian Shepard or Husky. The fur is also indicative of those breeds. Even the slight curl in the tail. I don't see Basenji though. But I that face! How beautiful!! Enjoy her!!
Looks can be deceiving so I never want to guess. Doesn't look like it but who knows. Wouldn't rule it out based on the eye color. We've seen one blue and one brown eye on a pure Basenji. Most likely just something during gestation and not hereditary.
JENGOSMonkey last edited by JENGOSMonkey
Very fun unique looking dog! Love the coloring, the tail, ears and eyes. She's like looking at a bowl of Cioppino. There's allot in there!
Kembe last edited by
Agree w/ DONC. - looks can be deceiving. Only way you’ll know for sure is a DNA test. She is a cool looking dog!
You had me at "super snuggler". Keep her in your heart and love her to pieces.
good try but not a basenji