You will love you Benji, they are difficult at times but what a personnality! Not always well behaved, quite destructive at times, can't trust them without a leash, but very loving and real clowns at times. I have grown to love my Basenji despite all what I have endured, in fact, it looks as if you have to go through hell at times before THEY decide to settle down and let you accept them as they are. Lots of sound advice on this forum help a lot to "tame" their "mad destructive wild dog" side! Hope you can give a few tips too as I am a keen learner (got a twice abandonned 2 year old Basenji last year: abandonned twice because of snapping and destructive episodes- she destroyed a bathroom door the first month I had her, seat belts, shoes, handbags, peed on car seats, escaped from her car cage and jumped out the window, destroying part of the rubber around the car window, peed on my bed, jumped on my sideboards and broke vases, cups, ate bits of expensive rugs, attacked TV cables, etc.). And this evening, letting her free of a leash on a field, got me running because she decided to chase a couple of rabbits. I lost sight of her and decided to go away, ignoring her and there she came back running after me: all was forgiven as I happily put the leash back on and gave her lots of hugs for coming back!!!See? Once they've got you hooked on them…She is much better now I must say and this forum has helped a lot!