Top ten favorite dogs named
Basenji Mix

Aww shucks! Basenji's not on the list - Go figure! :rolleyes:

@Duke:

Aww shucks! Basenji's not on the list - Go figure! :rolleyes:

I'm thinking that's a good thing.;)

People will always want the dogs they are most familiar with anyway, and so many people have NO idea what these dogs are.
And most people want easy dogs anyway.

My dd called the other day from college and had me text/pix her photos of Jazz and Keoki because a guy there was telling her that he'd seen Basenjis before and thinks they are ugly dogs. Of course she couldn't believe that anyone could possibly think that, so they went 'round and 'round about before she finally asked for photos.
His response, "Oh. That's not what I thought they were. Those are cute."

Most people, upon learning that's what they are, say something like, "I've heard of those; I didn't know that's what they look like."
Although, once I did have a man argue that these were NOT Basenjis, that he knew what Basenjis are and these are not it. LOL.

I agree, I am glad that Basenjis are not on the list…..

Basenji Mix

I would have been shocked and surprised if they were on the list. Most people say "A what?" LOL

@Duke:

I would have been shocked and surprised if they were on the list. Most people say "A what?" LOL

For some reason people ask us if they're Jack Russells, I don't even think they look alike.:rolleyes:

When I tell them basenji, I get that same…...a what?:eek:

@Basenji_Boy:

For some reason people ask us if they're Jack Russells, I don't even think they look alike.:rolleyes:

When I tell them basenji, I get that same…...a what?:eek:

I was insulted when a cop once told me that Jazzy looked like a really large chihuahua.
A CHIHUAHUA???????? with apologies to the chi-lovers… I think those dogs are UGLY with those big ol' eyes, rectangular bodies, and they're always trembling. ugh. NO, my dog is NOT a chihuahua!

Jazz, of course, is stunning. 🙂

@JazzysMom:

I was insulted when a cop once told me that Jazzy looked like a really large chihuahua.
A CHIHUAHUA???????? with apologies to the chi-lovers… I think those dogs are UGLY with those big ol' eyes, rectangular bodies, and they're always trembling. ugh. NO, my dog is NOT a chihuahua!

Jazz, of course, is stunning. 🙂

I'd have told the Cop he looked like a really large Mall Security Guard…...just to get even.:D

@Basenji_Boy:

I'd have told the Cop he looked like a really large Mall Security Guard…...just to get even.:D

😃 😃 😃 Too funny…that would have been a great comeback!

I think it's better to NOT see your breed on that list.

The breeds on that list are the ones more likely being sold from BYB, in petstores (thus from puppy mills), found as a stray, etc. The popular breeds are the ones they stock up on because they are popular which thus heeds a lot of imbreedings & huge problems amongst the breed.

I like the Basenjis are more unique because it means that not only are you more likely to avoid supporting puppy mills or have the breed go awry with imbreeding, etc. but it also serves as a nice conversational piece when people ask what kind of dog & after you reply with a sweet "basenji" they say "oh…what's that?!" Haha 🙂

I hope Bs are NEVER on the list! Just my two cents!

I agree with all who are happy not to see Bs on the top 10 list. I feel it can only lead to more PMs and BYBs out for the almighty buck and with no concern for health.

Besides that, I kinda like it that most people don't know what kind of dog my Boy is and have to ask. Besides being the love of my life, he's a conversation piece!:D

When I say I have two Basenji's… people are like, "Oh, two Benji's?" And I'm like... NO, Benji was a movie. DUH!!!

AKC generates their Top 10 list each year based on the number of puppies registered that year for each breed. It is a really good thing that we are not in the Top 10 because that would mean that there were a whole lot of puppies being born and there just aren't that many responsible breeders out there for us to find ourselves in the Top 10 so it would mean that puppymills and BYBs were cranking them out.

@Basenji_Boy:

For some reason people ask us if they're Jack Russells, I don't even think they look alike.:rolleyes:

When I tell them basenji, I get that same…...a what?:eek:

Actually, I've had more than one person say that Ruby looks like a dingo or a wild dog. 😕 😕 😕

I remember walking her last summer around the Old Port in Portland and a whole group of people came running over saying…OMG, is that a Basenji? They were the only ones who've ever called it right when I've had her out and about.

I'm so happy basenjis are not on the top ten. I always knew I didnt want a common dog that every other person had lol < how boring!

I am concerned that Bulldogs are in the top 10 though. They are a medical nightmare.

@dash:

I am concerned that Bulldogs are in the top 10 though. They are a medical nightmare.

Amen to that… sweet but really full of health problems

@dash:

I am concerned that Bulldogs are in the top 10 though. They are a medical nightmare.

There was a bulldog in Nexa's first training class, he was under a year old and had already blown out a knee and had to have reconstructive surgery…that can't be cheap!

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