Our family's beloved old mutt shepherd mix died after 13 happy years, and we went to the local shelter to find a new friend for our family. We ended up with two sweet females that were kennel-mates and seemed to get along reasonably well (the had been kenneled together for a few weeks). One we knew for certain was a Jack Russell-spaniel mix (Sammy), the other was a little brown, tan and white cutie, but a mystery to me. I grew up with a mom dog groomer, so I know a lot of breeds, but I could not figure out what kind of mix she was.
In looking at pictures in a dog encyclopedia - and chasing her through the neighborhood half a dozen times in a week - there is no doubt - Kandy is a Basenji mix! :eek:
We love her to pieces, but need to have information to train her properly and make sure she has a happy life with us, and we don't die from exhaustion and heart failure trying to chase her across the highway.
So far the two dogs get along mostly (although there have been some tussles for dominance, Kandy is 3 years old and Sammy is 6 months) Kandy hasn't shown any signs of needing to chew (even giving Sammy her chew toy and abandoning her food bowl if Sammy wants to root through it)
But she is 'sassy', will run just out of reach when anyone tries to catch her, she jumps and has a wide range of incredibly loud and diverse noises she makes (with a kind of bark between them) She's like my shadow, and even now is making herself quite comfy in my lap.
Thanks for any help you can give us as we adjust to this latest venture in family life!