Basenji + Terrier?

She is a 3-year-old girl with all the traits of a Basenji except she loves to bark. She has the curly tail and cat-like characteristics - cleaning herself and rubbing on our legs. She chases light sources, even when they are on the ceiling and loves jumping at shadows. She keeps us very entertained!

@izzyb
She sure is cute! 🥰 Looks can be deceiving - only way to know for sure would be a DNA test.

Whatever she is, she certainly is a keeper! Those eyes go deep into your heart where she has found home. She is a cutie, and the long wisps of hair make me smile.

Regardless, she is very cute and welcome to the Forum, I don't see Basenji however.

I would be mighty surprised if there was Basenji in there anywhere. If you have a DNA test - do let us know. But she is definitely a keeper !

Portugese podingo...i think it is called, smaller than a basenji, wire hair or smooth. Yours looks like the wirehair.
I have seen them at dog shows, look it up it is very similar

@joan-duszka - I would agree, could be a Terrier or a Podingo as they will have wire coats or smooth... but regardless, cute pup... enjoy your pup... and Podingo's are part of the hound group

@joan-duszka said in Basenji + Terrier?:

Portugese podingo.

Spot on!! I forgot about that breed and yet, this little one looks exactly like the one on the AKC Portuguese Podengo webpage. Well done Joan!

@elbrant said in Basenji + Terrier?:

Portugese podingo

Oh my word! I had never heard of that breed before, but some of those pics sure do look like our little IzzyB!

Thanks everyone!

Now I look again Portuguese Podengo could well be in there to a large extent. Lovely feisty little dogs. One smooth one I know quite well is very similar in size to a Basenji but shorter in the leg

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