Meet Mac, new to BRAT (1/1/08) Very handsome boy
Mac is a very active, tall and sweet trindle boy (all 31 pounds) who is approximately one year old and still very much a puppy. He was rescued from an animal shelter where he passed a very comprehensive temperament test.
Mac is a very social basenji and loves playing with my grandchildren. He may get excited and use his mouth when playing, but he's gentle and does not resist when things are taken away. He is not food aggressive and he lets us touch him all over.
Mac sleeps in his crate because his foster sister won't allow him on the bed. He can be house destructive and would be best suited in a home where he isn’t left alone a lot. He goes in his crate when asked, especially if bribed with a treat, but if left for too long he may destroy and eat his bedding.
He knows what "potty outside" means, but he still needs help to master the skill. He has not tried to climb or dig. He has gotten out the door 2 times, but stopped and was led back in with no problem.
Mac is a typical basenji and gets into trouble now and then, but the squirt bottle settles him down immediately. He will try to counter surf and he makes a great vacuum cleaner while you are cooking supper. He likes to follow us around the house and sit at our feet while we watch TV. He is easygoing and can be moved with no problem