Just curious: does anyone have or have ever had a basenji and an akita at the same time. I have both (and boxer, too) and they are just awesome together. I have not heard or read about anyone with basenji and akita at the same time. We got akita first and she was about 5 months old when we got our basenji. The basenji was already almost two, so she raised the akita puppy. She is still the mama of the three, although she is the smallest one. She takes care of the akita who is at least 6 times the size of her! They play together and basenji takes akita down!