Hi, Y'all. I'm JJ male half of a dog devoted couple. We just recently adopted a 2+ yo Basenji foundling. I have never had any experience with Basenji's but my wife used to breed and show Basenji's in the St Louis area.
When I first came across our new little girl and took my wife to meet her, Karin's very first comment upon seeing her was, "She is the ugliest Basenji I have ever seen." I will have to agree that she isn't the picture of the perfect Basenji, smaller than standard, quite thin, and almost totally devoid of 'worry wrinkles' but those shortcomings are more than over shadowed by her personality. Because of her small size we have decided to name her Itty Bitty Basenji, or Bitty for short.
Have to tell you, she stole my heart the very first night she was in our home by jumping up on the bed and sneaking under the covers to sleep behind my knees.