They're indeed connected, Jill. I wonder if the paws' look depends on what bloodlines they come from?
Probably. Daisy is a mix, 50% B and best guess 50% beagle. But it's a "cloven paw". Never thought to look until it was brought to mind here.
but I have never heard this or heard of the basenji being a "trouble breed" like chows, pits, or agressive dogs
I had a chow mix and had trouble finding a groomer for him. I had to convince them his mix was very docile, which he was. His fur was like the chow's and he desparately needed maintenance. :eek: We drove miles to the same groomer for years.