• Hi everyone. This is my first post and I want to introduce myself and my basenji. Diesel is an 11 month old male who I've had since he was 16 weeks old. I'm in the process of getting a divorce and left my female Carlee with my husband. I am a homecare hospice nurse and visit patients in their homes every day. Diesel is a typical basenji puppy-mischievious and fun loving but he sure can get into trouble!!! We are looking forward to reading all the information here in the community. Have a great day.


  • Welcome. I just wanted you to know (as you've already discovered) Basenji=trouble.


  • Quite true. We call our pup Trouble On Four Feet.
    Welcome computerguru! I also have a boy pup around the same age. Still waiting for him to start using his head…Were those two your first B's or have you been in the breed for awhile?


  • Welcome to the pack - you'll find lots of great information here. And feel free to share you stories of beastie antics.


  • Welcome to the forum! Please post some pics of your boy 🙂


  • Welcome!

    Yes Pics!!!!!!


  • @mauigirl:

    Quite true. We call our pup Trouble On Four Feet.
    Welcome computerguru! I also have a boy pup around the same age. Still waiting for him to start using his head…Were those two your first B's or have you been in the breed for awhile?

    No I have had basenjis for approximately 22 years. He is different though than any other I have had. He still bites even when I have taught him "no bite" and he is beginning to not be friendly to anyone but me. I have never experienced this with any of my others-even the 2 that were rescues. Amy thoughts? thanks


  • I am sure some of the others on this list can give you ideas.
    Did you discuss this behavior with his breeder?
    Maybe they can help???


  • Do you think he may be reacting to the big change in his family - the loss of both your ex and his basenj companion?

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