• I have just stumbled across your forum - always searching the internet on info about Basenjis. I have one Basenji, Patrick, who is now 18 months old. He is a tri, utterly gorgeous and adorable but an absolute rascal too - sound familiar?? I have been training him but often get frustrated with his stubborness. We live near to a beautiful woods which he loves to run in but as you can imagine - being a Basenji - only returns to me when he is good and ready - so many exciting scents to explore and all so much more interesting than 'mummy' (trust me, I have tried having the tastiest treats/noisiest toy etc to interest him in coming back) . We also have 3 'human' children who adore him and love to play - although this also has to be closely supervised as it can all get rather out of hand if we aren't careful….. I would love to hear from any other UK Basenji owners on the Forum!

  • Hello and welcome:D He sounds like a typical Basenji to me:D

  • Houston

    Welcome to the forum. Patrick sounds like a delightfully normal B. You have to, if you do not mind of course, post a pic so we can see how gorgeous he is.

  • Welcome to the forum!! 😃

  • Hello and welcome. Yes, it all sounds very familiar!:D

  • Hello and welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a typical Basenji there - from another Tri owner…

  • Welcome to the Forum. Yes, Patrick definitely sounds like a Basenji (I have two 18 month old girls so I can empathise).

  • Well we are not from the UK but welcome anyway. We have a 6 month old today Jaycee.

    Rita Jean

  • Hi welcome to the forum, it's great here. At the moment we don't have a Basenji, we lost him in Feb but are hoping to add one to our family soon.
    Patrick sounds typical, post a pic if you can.

  • Hello and welcome to the forum. The Bs in the UK and US sound pretty similar:D We have a 3 year old called Leo. They do mellow some but hang on to their true nature.

  • Hello and Welcome…..

  • Welcome!! I am a newbie here on this forum as well. I have had a Basenji in my life for 17 years now and just found this place. Would have been great when I got my first B "because he was the cutest". Back then, no computer, few books at library, and no humans who knew anything about the breed. Learning by experience was all I had. And what an experience it has been! Love it!!

  • Welcome to the forums. I'd love to hear how you decided on a Basenji and how your Patrick picked you:).

  • Welcome to the forum. The behaviour is typically it can range from slight disobedience at certain times to out and out deliberate defiance. I have not experience the latter since the 70?s so fingers crossed, things are getting better.


  • Hi, good to hear back from so many of you! In answer to snorky998, we had 3 Basenjis when I was growing up - and inexplicably wanted one of my very own! I'm not sure Pat had much of a say in 'choosing' us - he was chosen for us, but that was fine as all the puppies looked so gorgeous I don't think I could singled one out! I will try and post some pictures - not very 'literate' on digital cameras and computers…

  • Welcome to the forum from Italy too!!!:p
    I love the Uk as i was born in Sheffield where my parents emigrated from Italy in the late 50's…..so...im a yorkshire lass!!!! 😃

  • Hi and Welcome 🙂

  • Gosh more UK people. Welcome. Soone we'll have outnumbered the Americans!! LOL! 🙂

  • welcome 🙂

  • Hi and welcome to the forum also from the UK

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