I get the dingo comment too, but pretty rarely compared to the fox comment. Its interesting because dingoes are quite big compared to Basenjis, IIRC, but people often mix the two up… thinking that dingos are small, and thinking that basenjis are quite large, like the size of a husky. I get a lot of, "Oh I've heard of Basenjis but I didnt know they were that tiny!"
Once, I left her outside of a store to run in and get something, and some lady told me that my dog was so cute that she was thinking of stealing her, and if I hadn't come out of the store when I did, my dog would be gone. It sounds like a joke but the woman telling me this seemed pretty serious. (and a little drunk)
I dont leave her tied up outside of stores much anymore!