I have had the pleasure of owning both breeds. There is another forum member here who also has a basenji and a Shiba. Lol, they are both very stubborn breeds. Depending on what you want they are very different though. Shibas need a lot of care for grooming, they blow a lot of coat and can get matted fur, on the other hand they make a very good watch dog. Basenjis don't bark but make a multitude of other noises. Their coat is nice and short for less grooming, though they too blow coat, just not as bad as a Shiba. They both maintain puppy characteristics their whole lives and live long lives. I think our Shiba was 16 when we lost her. Both need a lot of socialization, with both people and dogs. This is a must. Good luck with whatever breed you choose. Look at parents for temperament and do your reading on health problems and make sure you adopt from a reputable breeder.
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Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am new here. I got an email and seeing that I love forums and I love basenjis…this is the place for me!!! I am in New Hampshire where basenjis are hardley seen let alone heard of...so thanks for the join!!!:p
In Louisville,Ky. basenji's are few I have only met one at the vet and she seem like I was bothering her about her basenji so I moved on. what a shame.