Basenjis mixed with ????

So I found out that my Basenji/Corgi mix is really a Basenji/Pit mix and I just became a foster mom to a Basenji/Doberman mix. I was just wondering about what kind of attitudes these mixes could have. I've always had or been a foster mom for "vicious" breeds, so I know how Pits and Dobermans act, but I'm new to Basenjis. My Basenji/Pit is VERY hyperactive and is very dominant towards other dogs. The Basenji/Dobbie is very laid back and looks like she prefers to be left alone. Just wondering if any of the rest of you had mixes and could offer any advice. 🙂 The Basenji/Pit is a year and a half, while the Basenji/Dobbie is a couple months old.

How did you find out?

@Quercus:

How did you find out?

Just going around to a lot of vets and other places, and taking a REAL good look at the dog. The shelter we got her from said she might be a Pit mix, but they didn't want to call it a Pit and not have it be one. But she REALLY looks like a Pit in her head and chest, other than that, she looks like a red and white Basenji with big ears. 🙂

Do you have pics? 🙂

IMO (in my opinion).. I would be very concerned if indeed this is a Pit/Basenji mix… (do you have any pictures?)... There are lots of dogs these days that people think are Basenji mixes that really are not, however they are all very cute...

Back to a pit/basenji cross, I would certain concentrate of socialization asap along with some OB training. Basenjis can and many times are dog agressive and I would be really worried about the pit part also being dog agressive...

This is the Basenji/Pit-
EVERYONE has told us she's at least Basenji (including people on here when I first joined and posted pics), still debating the Pit

This is the Basenji/Doberman-
We KNOW she's part Doberman, having a debate on the Basenji part. I actually think she's a Doberman and possible a Setter/Pointer

Honestly, I don't see the "pit"… and yes, for sure Basenji. I would also agree with you on the Dobie being setter/pointer.... cute regardless

@tanza:

Honestly, I don't see the "pit"… and yes, for sure Basenji. I would also agree with you on the Dobie being setter/pointer.... cute regardless

It's hard to see the Pit with her sitting like that. If you have her on all fours, and her ears are back, you can see it. She has a really broad chest, and boxy head. I just know she's Basenji and the other half is debatable. I highly doubt the other half is Corgi like the shelter said. I've had Corgis, and Corgi mixes, and I don't see Corgi in her at all except maybe her ears.

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@Larka:

So I found out that my Basenji/Corgi mix is really a Basenji/Pit mix and I just became a foster mom to a Basenji/Doberman mix. I was just wondering about what kind of attitudes these mixes could have. I've always had or been a foster mom for "vicious" breeds, so I know how Pits and Dobermans act, but I'm new to Basenjis. My Basenji/Pit is VERY hyperactive and is very dominant towards other dogs. The Basenji/Dobbie is very laid back and looks like she prefers to be left alone. Just wondering if any of the rest of you had mixes and could offer any advice. 🙂 The Basenji/Pit is a year and a half, while the Basenji/Dobbie is a couple months old.

I have two (2) B-mixes. Duke was found with another b/w puppy in a bag, abandoned together. They never made it to the Humane Society. The finder kept pups to place in loving homes. She and her BF are real loving pet people. We first guessed Terrier mix. I had Duke 4.5 months before a groomer gave me a funny look when I told her I think he was a Border Collie/Terrier mix. She was sure he was a Basenji. I sent his picture to Basenji Companions. There he was thought to be full breed. But then, after seeing Basenji's, I went with the belief he is Basenji/Jack Russell Terrier. So from the time I got him in March 06 to about Nov/Dec, I decided with the Basenji-Jack. Though he may not be . . . Based on temperment, size and body strength - it fits him. So my experience with the guessing and speculation rests totally on what you the owner really think your mix is. I wouldn't give him up for the world as we are totally bonded and committed to him.

Daisy was an easier guide as her mother is full-breed Basenji from a Basenji Rescue group. The guessing and speculation as to her other half was up in the air for a few months till the pups got older. She is decided to be a Basenji-Beagle mix. One of the adoptive parents suggested Blue Healer, but I've since truly believe she's got the Beagle in her. Again, it's what me, her owner feel she is based on her physical and temperment characteristics.

How's this as a guide to figuring it all out. It takes time as you get to know your mixes. You can change your mind as many times as you need. Reading about the breed possibilities and going to dog shows to look at various breeds will help.

I heard there is a DNA test that can be done to get more definitive answers, but at this point, I'm comfortable with my guesses.

I see a lot of pit mixes in the shelter that I volunteer at and I am just not seeing pit in the picture you posted.

I too, don't see Pit, but definately Basenji and I agree the other may be Dobie/pointer mix. Either way, they are beautiful dogs!!

I have a mix a basenji/whippet mix. The shelter didn't have her long before I found her there and she was simply listed as a whippet mix. We knew she was too thick to be pure whippet and once we had TWO different people in two different locations mention basenji we started researching them. My husband and I have no doubt she is part basenji… some of the physical traits and just about ALL the personality traits make it clear she is basenji (at least part).

As for the dog's personality, I'm sure you know alot of that depends on how they are raised. Two things about my mix... she is FAST and she is obsessed with hunting, especially squirrels.

The weird thing about the Dobie that made us think maybe Basenji is that the white spots on her are all the same markings that my Basenji mix has. Is there a dog that has the same markings as a Basenji?

@Larka:

The weird thing about the Dobie that made us think maybe Basenji is that the white spots on her are all the same markings that my Basenji mix has. Is there a dog that has the same markings as a Basenji?

Lots of dogs. That white pattern is called Irish Spotting. Off the top of my head…collies, border collies, australian shepherds, boxers, great danes...I am sure there are bunches more...

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