That happened to me tonight, actually. I was walking with Tosca, listening to my ipod, when I see some lady across the street waving at me. So I turned off the music, and went over to talk to her, and she said, "Is that a BASENJI???" She was thrilled, apparantly one of her good friends who has now passed away used to breed them. I live in east-central Wisconsin, and before we got Tosca from rescue, we were looking at breeders and could find NONE in our area, so I was interested to hear that there was one at one time.
For all you breeders out there…are you familiar with this person? I guess her name was Debra K (forgot the last name, I was on a walk) and she was from around Reedsville, WI. I assume she was a pretty good breeder because the lady I talked with mentioned how she had the contracts and stuff where you could return the dog any time, etc. Don't know how long this woman passed away, though. Anyway, she passed my email along to the woman's daughter, so she may be able to connect me with more basenji owners in my area...yay!