It has been noted in the forum that many Basenjis like to eat grass. As a side note, we love the way our Ella moves through very tall grass. It is almost 3 feet high here in places. It seems very much like a natural part of her hunting environment the way she swoops and scuffles and noses her way through. A little bit of the African plains in our backyard.
Ella starting throwing up undigested grass so we did our best to put an end to her grazing. My wife decided that she wanted to try growing wheatgrass both for ourselves and for the dog. We have a couple of flats growing off our back porch and started harvesting last week.
Ella LOVES wheatgrass. We put a little layer of short clippings on her food. We also give her a small amount of wheatgrass juice. She prances around when my wife goes outside to snip off another serving. She considers both items as top quality treats and gets extra excited when they are part of her meal. We keep the portions very small. It is just funny to see a dog so excited about grass.
We have always noticed the equine characteristics of the Basenji and now that she is a grass eater we call her our "house horse."