Hi - I'm not sure I qualify for membership

  • Hi –

    I just adopted a dog who is not a purebred basenji. I don't know her parentage, but she's very obviously basenji and ... who knows?

    If that disqualifies me -- please let me know! I'll jump off.

    My dog is about one year old. She's mid-sized - 25-30 lbs - and, except for the white feet and curly tail set, looks and behaves very much like basenjis (as described in various websites.)

    She's sandy colored, with a white chest. Her ears are erect, and when she focuses intently, she gets wrinkles between them. She has the long, lithe body form, as well.

    Her personality -- she's very non-vocal, except for a little whine or so. She WILL bark, however, if someone comes to the door, or at strangers (men, especially. I think she may have been abused or neglected.) No yodels.

    However, she's very sweet and personable. She loves cheese. She is non-destructive (so far) and curls up nicely and goes to sleep.

    I have a fenced in yard -- and she runs like a (happy) fool when she's out. I would never walk her off leash. She heels with difficulty... even stands up and walks on her hind legs, sometimes. I know she'd be off like a shot.

    If this forum is all about purebred -- it's not the right place for Sheba and me.

    But it'd be great to chat with folks who know about basenjis -- even if Sheba's not 100 percent (she's spayed, btw.)

    Thanks -- Sheba's New Mommy

  • We have a good number of basenji mixes on here also, so you are more than welcome!!! Love to see pictures of her

  • Everyone is welcome! Like WBL said, several individuals who come to this site have B mixes.

    We need those pictures!!! πŸ™‚

  • You are more than welcome here!

  • Welcome to the madness that is owning and being owned by these unique creatures. You are more than welcome here.

  • Most definately welcome, and the best way for us to tell if she is part B is to see pics, although I am not the one to judge but we do love pics.

  • Welcome Sheba πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ i am owned by 1 basenji/satanspawn lol :p also a whippet and a cattledog/terrier and have always felt welcome with my pack on this site let me warn ya now though … This site does get additive πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜ƒ Do u have any pics of Sheba ? love love lovvvee doggie pics πŸ™‚

  • Welcome! This is a fun site to learn, share and just plain have fun. Looking forward to seeing your pup!

  • Welcome here, I'd like to see some pics of your Basenji-mix!

  • Thanks for your warm welcome!

    I'll ask my daughter to take some digital pics of our Sheba to post! We'll try to get some good forehead wrinkles – when she's got those terrific ears up and forward! Her tail's straight and droopy, though -- that's where the "mix" really shows!

    So far -- she sometimes reminds me very much of a cat (I know far more about kitties than basenjis.) Even the way she bats a tennis ball about -- "soccer-style" -- is quite feline.

    But she is NOT aloof. She's definitely a people pooch! A snuggler. I am delighted she's joined the family.

    Will post pics soon, I hope --

    Thanks -- Sheba's Mom

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