Very possible Basenji owner????

Hello, I just picked up my new red healer yesterday, at least that is what they told me she was. To my surprise, I believe she is a red healer, Basenji cross. she is very alert and has a very strange bark. Very quiet almost like a dog that has been debarked. She is suposed to be 5 months but I am sure she is more like 8 months plus as she has all of her adult teeth. Anyway, If you agree with me and think I belong on this sight please let me know

I don't know what breed she is, but she's very pretty! 🙂

Looks to me like there's some Basenji in her. How big is she?

She is adorable!! And yes, quite possibly a Basenji mix…..especially in the head & ears....she has the wrinkles!

I'm seeing a lot of these similar mixes!! Maybe I'm just noticing them all now, because I'm preparing to foster a very similar looking Basenji/Australian Cattledog mix who is also about 6-8 months old. It's getting a bit worrisome how many there are, LOL....of all breeds, one would think this mix would make very CHALLENGING pets!

The girl I'm getting is in CT; your post says you're in WA? That's kind of a stretch for them to be possible littermates, but it's a very neat coincidence!! Chloe also has a funny bark- half bark, half hoarse moan & some grunts. My friend says she sounds like the Velociraptors on Jurassic Park. There appear to be a couple other Basenji/Cattledog mixes hanging around this board as well....and also some people who own both breeds.

Here's a pic of Chloe:

and another:

According to my friend, she's a bucket of behavior issues. Mostly over-the-top neurotic energy combined with the stress of being confined in a shelter for far too long. A little seperation anxiety. Doesn't crate well. Housebreaking isn't great. But she's bright, biddable, knows a couple commands, plays fetch & appears to have the makings of a great Frisbee dog. I don't think any of her issues are deep-seated temperament problems; maybe I'm a glass-half-full person but I have faith I can work with her.

I hope you'll stick around and share stories about your new pup!! Once I get Chloe here, we can compare horror stories 😉

Chloe is a beautiful dog. She needs to be very, very patient with her. She'll come around fine with time and gentle handling.

Cooldog - yours looks like she might have some shephard in her as well (I'm assuming she's on the small side though) - she looks similar to a shephard/beagle/plus mix I had when in college.

Veyr pretty dog. With the energy she has, you should get her into flyball or rally.
That would burn off some energy for both of you!

Hello & welcome from Canada. Nice looking dog. Stick around, there's a lot of good info here.


I thought some type of Basenji/Shepherd/other mix myself. Very cute!

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