What do you think the basenji sounds mean? Caesar has been pretty quiet all of his life. As I have had more basenjis around me I have realized that Caesar and basenjis say a lot, but do it through small sounds.
All of my basenjis have made these sounds for communicating with me.
Booff < short sound.
Sounds like they are releasing air through their mouth and each time it is done, the head is at regular height and the nose will go down at the end.
An excited greeting? They do it to me and each other. Not necessarily connected to play, but a happy attitude is present.
Yaow (full yawn) Booff (short sound) The Yaow is a vocal definate yawn sound
My guys always make this sound when we are in the car going to the dog park. They know where they are and as they get more excited they make this yawning sound.
I suppose they are telling me they are excited or hurry up!!
Sounds like a sniffing sound in and out real fast (if you do it with your mouth closed and breath in and out hard).
They all do this in greeting and close to faces. Like an inspection, but it almost seems like they are breathing out more than in? Is this a greeting sound? They arent showing the regular smelling body language that goes with sniffing. It is just a meet and greet thing.
Please add your comments and feel free to tell me I am crazy. I am.