I just happened upon this forum and glad I did. We got our first Basenji 13 years ago because we wanted a "dog" and they looked cool on the dog show – and barkless? Cool! We had no interest in pedigree, we were just answering an ad in the classifieds. Little did we know what we started. Ironically it wasn't until the passing of our first that we would learn our second was actually closely related.
We now have 2 Basenji "pets", Select "Bonnie Bell" a 10 month old female (from Emerant's the Instigator and Select in my Pocket) and "Ramsey" Geheep's Klassic Jim a 11 year old male (Klassic Eye of the Tiger and Baruh's Jessica Hahnd). Sadly we had to let our 14 year old Brie go this year. She was an awesome little girl. Her parents were Falisha's Night Odyssey "Odie" and Hacker's "Yoda" of Baruh. For a short time before Brie's passing we had talked about a simpler life after dogs. Now we know we'll always have Basenji's in our life. We currently are talking about adding another for Bonnie -- maybe we're crazy!