My Basenji Mutt

He's a cutie!

(Hey, we have that same windmill thingy!)

Adorable. He looks very…. long.

Cute, do you know for sure he is part Basenji?

The simple answer is no, I don't know for sure. The clues that lead me to my assumption that he is are these:

1. He rakes his paws over his ears and down his muzzle. A lot.
2. His curled tail, and wrinkled forehead have the right look, as well as his stance.
3. He really wants to chase any moving target, like cars. But I have been working on him with that, so he doesn't, as long as I am around and attentive.
4. He is a little aloof, and a little cautious around strangers.

Basenji Mix

Another identifer - Has Scooter munched on your clothes, i.e. underwear - taken them from an open drawer or laundry basket and/or does he relish kleenex or toilet paper? Could be typical for many breeds, but irresistable for most B's.

BTW - I have 2 B mixes and welcome. Scooter is really cute! He's got the lab going for him. I see the little white tip on his tail and I think he's got the eyes too.

@Scooter:

The simple answer is no, I don't know for sure. The clues that lead me to my assumption that he is are these:

1. He rakes his paws over his ears and down his muzzle. A lot.
2. His curled tail, and wrinkled forehead have the right look, as well as his stance.
3. He really wants to chase any moving target, like cars. But I have been working on him with that, so he doesn't, as long as I am around and attentive.
4. He is a little aloof, and a little cautious around strangers.

He is very cute, but many dogs do these things… he looks more like a lab/maybe fox hound mix...

@Duke:

Another identifer - Has Scooter munched on your clothes, i.e. underwear - taken them from an open drawer or laundry basket and/or does he relish kleenex or toilet paper? Could be typical for many breeds, but irresistable for most B's.

BTW - I have 2 B mixes and welcome. Scooter is really cute! He's got the lab going for him. I see the little white tip on his tail and I think he's got the eyes too.

LOL…that would be a perfect identifier and settle the question for sure 😃 😃 ...too funny!

@Duke:

Another identifer - Has Scooter munched on your clothes, i.e. underwear - taken them from an open drawer or laundry basket and/or does he relish kleenex or toilet paper? Could be typical for many breeds, but irresistable for most B's.

BTW - I have 2 B mixes and welcome. Scooter is really cute! He's got the lab going for him. I see the little white tip on his tail and I think he's got the eyes too.

Good point! Especially the underwear.

He is cute, and of course you are welcome here! He looks like he might have B in him…hard to tell.

He is so handsome! Welcome (again)!

I might be inclined to believe foxhound if he didn't weigh less than 40 lbs. That And neither a lab or a foxhound have a tail that goes straight up and curls over the back.

Whippet is a possibility, but again that doesn't explain the tail curling over the back. Granted his tail is longer and not as bushy as a pure Basenj, but then he isn't pure Basenji.

Pugs have a wrinkled forehead and a curled tail, but he has the longer neck and a gait more like a sight hound, and his coat is shorter but not the double coat of a lab, so I am kind of ruling out pug.

He may be a big pile of mixes from parents who were mixed. I don't really care what breed he is, he is a great dog. I think I am right on basenji, but if not, it's no big deal. And no he hasn't chewed my underwear. He did chew on the couch cushion where I usually sit.

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