Well, take care and get better.
When you are up to it, the conversation can continue. For now, chicken soup, tea, lots of rest and follow doctor's orders.
Luna is a 2 year old that I rescued 2 months ago. She was spayed 3 months ago and her mother is a Yorkie but father unknown. She weighs 13 lbs. She barks a lot but when I tell her to stop she starts growling instead. Thoughts?
She is very cute, but honestly do not see any Basenji in her. Many breeds have curly tails... She is lucky that you adopted her and for sure you are welcome here
Thanks for your reply! I've been reading up on breeds and trying to figure her background out. Someday I'll probably do a DNA test.
@annmac I don't think you will get anywhere without a DNA test, and then you might be very surprised ! But does it really matter as long as you love each other ?
The major reason that I think it could matter if simply health issues of different breeds.
@debradownsouth interesting point. If a Basenji is in the mix, however diluted, would it be liable - say - to the same sort of things, like Fanconi ? Or does a Fanconi - prone breed have to dominate in any mixture ?
Fanconi is a recessive, so it must come from both parents. Unless the other breed or breeds in the mix are known to carry the Fanconi gene it's unlikely to be a problem. Most unwanted conditions in purebred dogs seem to come from recessive genes, (this is one of the downsides of line breeding to set traits) so theoretically a mix would be less likely to suffer from these problems, but that would depend on their prevalence in the breeds being mixed.
Yes but in a mix who is to know if there aren't genes from two sides ?
Ah, there's the rub! Unless the parents have been DNA'd you don't know what you are getting, although the "designer" dogs generally are a mix of two purebreds of different breeds, so presumably in that case you do know. But with mixes? How many times on this forum have people done DNA tests, usually to find out if their pup might have Basenji blood, and how often are we completely surprised at the results?
Genetics is such an interesting subject!