Nouri - Part of the family.

Hello:

My name is Blair, and I have a Tan & White Basenji named Nouriega (Nouri for short). I've had him for about 3 years, and he's about 5 years old. He loves liver & rice, although we do give him dog food. My mom always makes extra liver & onions w/gravy for him. He also loves hot dogs & mustard!

He was basically housebroken we we got him, but we have the hardest time walking him. He still likes to pull us down the street. So if anyone out there has a suggestion, we would love to hear from you.

A lot of people mistake him for a full bred pit. When we got him from the pet adoption fair, we were told that he was a Basenji, and not a pit. There is a distinction. He doesn't look a pit at all to me. He's not mean at all either! he will bark at people walking by our yard, etc, just like any other dog would, but he wouldn't harm a flea. He's a good dog, and is truly loved by everyone who meets him.

We have a small family. It's just me, my mom, and Nouri. He's my brother and my best friend.

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Just so you know, onions are bad for dogs. And Basenjis don't bark. 🙂

my basenji is registered and does bark rarely but he does bark like a regular dog, this because he lived years with barking dogs. get a short leash and make him walk beside your left leg and talk to him softly with commands as he behaves give him more leash until you are satified.when he jerks you pull back sharply on leash he will learn quickly.

@annandael:

Just so you know, onions are bad for dogs. And Basenjis don't bark. 🙂

Actually, I have known quite a few purebred (and well bred) basenjis that bark. Never "ruff, ruff, ruff"….but "boof......boof.......boof"

I own two, in fact...who give an occasional "boof" when startled or troubled.

Andrea Walters
Quercus Basenjis
Toledo, Ohio

he is in his guard dog mode.Only one Woof and then he growls.

Yes exactly, mimicking…but not barking like a regular dog. Of course, some African imports bark...:)

A lot of people mistake him for a full bred pit. When we got him from the >>pet adoption fair, we were told that he was a Basenji, and not a pit. There >>is a distinction. He doesn't look a pit at all to me. He's not mean at all >>either

Weird. Pits don't look at all like Basenjis.
and Pits are not mean either, unless their owners have trained them or encouraged such behavior.
Pits are naturally friendly, generally well-behaved dogs that have gotten bad press due to poor owners.

Just so you know, onions are bad for dogs

That's what I've heard recently too.
Although when my dog was very ill about five years ago –near death due to an apparent poisoning -- chicken broth with garlic and onions was all she could keep down. Vet was sure she'd have to be euthanized, it was that bad. But we brought her back with "soup" a TBSP at a time and licking ice cubes.
Maybe it's just "one of those things", like the fact that chocolate can kill a dog, but I have friends whose three dogs LIVE for M&Ms every day. And Hershey's bars when they can steal them.

Weird.

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