Where do I start?!
My name is Jessica and my Basenji is Shelby. She is about nine months old and the most adorable (part!) Basenji EVER My boyfriend and I adopted her in February and knew nothing about Basenjis at the time. I had never heard of the breed and had no idea how to even pronounce Basenji. We had been looking to adopt a new dog for a few months but hadn't found the right fit. I was searching Craigs List almost everyday. I saw a picture of Shelby (Sandy at the time) and absolutely knew she was the one. She was pictured in her kennel with the most obstinate, adorable look on her face. I called the number and an actual person actually answered the phone (every other dog I called on was a futile attempt). We were able to go meet her that night and both knew she was the one for us right away. (She was running circles around the previous owners apartment and endlessly fetching a tennis ball. She was full of energy and we loved it.) Needless to say, we love her. We've since learned all about Basenjis and have grown to love all of her Basenji quirks. I've never met a dog like her and she is such a joy (and sometimes such a little pain!) in our lives.
I am happy to find this forum and chat with other owners!
PS-We were told she is mixed with Border Collie. She does bark so maybe? And she has no wrinkles in her little forhead. Other than that, her behavior and looks are typical Basenji!!!!
As you can see in this picture, Shelby has a little faux hawk She gets this when she meets another dog or is nervous or in a new situation. or when we daily encounter the neighborhood cat that frightens her away with it's growls! After a few minutes, she shakes it off and you would never know it existed.