Great basenji mix on petfinder May be purbred

Great looking basenji mix just came out on petfinder . Some one looking for a mix should check him out. When they look that good they seem to go fast.

@jengosmonkey said in Great basenji mix on petfinder May be purbred:

He's cool looking

Something about his chest that looks "wishbone"... not a purebred trait. However, that might be an illusion from the angle he is posing in. He's kind of a goofball. But a loveable goofball.

@elbrant said in Great basenji mix on petfinder May be purbred:

Something about his chest that looks "wishbone"... not a purebred trait.

You have to be joking ! I have seen innumerable wishbone fronts on purebreds in the show-ring when I have been judging ! Not good, a definite fault, but all too frequent in occurrence !

@zande said in Great basenji mix on petfinder May be purbred:

I have seen innumerable wishbone fronts on purebreds in the show-ring

Really? I thought a (wider) chest that came out in front of the shoulders was part of the standard. (This is why I don't breed, I realize there is much about breeding that I do not yet know.)

@elbrant said in Great basenji mix on petfinder May be purbred:

much about breeding that I do not yet know.

You use the word yet - interesting ! I assume you are going to embark on a breeding spree very soon ? Good for Doodle !

There is nothing in the Standard about the chest coming out in front of the shoulders. . . I guess you mean, in the US standard "Slight forechest in front of point of shoulder. We don't have it in the UK standard. In fact it is interesting to compare the two Standards and then wonder if it is the same dog they are describing !

And sadly, @elbrant, NOT all Basenjis are bred to the Standard exactly - therein lies the fun in judging !

last edited by Zande

@elbrant - Here is a great resource for the Basenji standard http://www.tanzabasenjis.net/Illustrated_Standard.pdf

I really didn't mean to start a debate, I just saw the dog on pet finder and so many people are looking for basenjis , I thought someone would want to do there home work on it and give the homeless dog a loving home. I didn't say it was purbred. I just said it may be I figured the rest was up to the interested. This is not against the rules is it. If it was I am sorry if I overstepped.

@isabob said in Great basenji mix on petfinder May be purbred:

I really didn't mean to start a debate

No worries, you didn't do anything wrong. This is just "us". We all have thoughts that we share, oftentimes in opposition of one another, which means that any given thread could go many different ways.

I see the dog on petfinder is gone I hope that I helped it out of the pound , but who knows. I just hope it found A happy home.

Looks like your connection to Basenji Forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.