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:
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