I live in a small town…about 2 months ago my hubby was riding his motorcyle uptown...and noticed a small dog in the middle of West Main Street...jumping up at cars...when he made another trip through town he saw the same small dog on East Main Street...jumping up at cars and stopping traffic...so he went into the street and picked the dog up...and stood with her on the corner for awhile to see if anyone would stop or come by and claim her...no one did...so he brought her home...and called the police and a few shelters around our area. STILL no one claimed her...we searched the newspapers in the area to see if anyone had place a lost add..and no one had...it took us awhile to figure out what kind of dog she was...Yep..you guessed it...she is a Basenji...We already had 2 dogs at home...Ozzie McMutt..A real Mutt...and Murphy McDog...a full blooded and registered Big Yellow Lab...With no one claiming the Basenji...We have ended up keeping her...and her name is Abby...So now we have 3 Dogs...Large, Medium, and Small...All 3 dogs get along great together..The Vet guessed her to be about 9 or 10 months old...we had her spayed, because of Murphy...Ozzie is neutered..he was a rescue dog from a shelter. Ozzie is 9 and Murphy is 7...I do have some questions about the breed..LOL...she is very active..and the boys and her play well together...she uses our doggie door with no problem at all. It took here less than 2 minutes to master it. The only problem we found out at the Vet was...she had mange...which she was born with...her mother was a carrier...and if Ab had pups, she would carry it also...but we treated it..and she looks great now.
1. Is it normal for them to sort of "fly" around a room?? She does it at least once a day...
2. Do they like to dig? She loves to stand and dig holes in our large fenced in backyard...and she uses her nose alot...so it is almost always scratched up.
3. She will pee outside with no problem...but loves to poop in the house...she will go days on end going outside to do it...then out of no where...she will poop in the house....We have NOT put her in a crate since we got her...
So glad I found the forum and hope to learn more about the Basenji.