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!
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!!
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…