Hi everyone - my first time posting so here goes - I have been a Basenji owner since 1969 - just love the breed - won't have any other - we had 3 Basenjis up until this past May - thats when our 4 year old came down with a very agreesive type of cancer and despite all of our efforts and those of several vets and hospitals we couldn't save him - before his death we had 3 Basenjis - a 12 year old male - a 2 year old female and the one we lost, a 4 year old male - the 2 and 4 year old played and ran all the time - the 12 year old joined in occasionally but mostly watched - the 4 year old is now gone and the 2 year old doesn't get a lot of excercise any more - we would like to add another Basenji but not a puppy - but we can't decide whether it should be a male or female - we have gotten so many opinions from breeders and other owners that we are hesitant to do anything - you know the stories, you can't have 2 females in the same house or another male will challenge our 12 year old for leadership and we don't want that.
So my question is what has your experience been in a situation like this? We want to enhance the quality of our 2 year olds life but we do not want to add any dificulty to our 12 year olds life. Suggestions? Opinions? Experiences?