I have had the pleasure of owning both breeds. There is another forum member here who also has a basenji and a Shiba. Lol, they are both very stubborn breeds. Depending on what you want they are very different though. Shibas need a lot of care for grooming, they blow a lot of coat and can get matted fur, on the other hand they make a very good watch dog. Basenjis don't bark but make a multitude of other noises. Their coat is nice and short for less grooming, though they too blow coat, just not as bad as a Shiba. They both maintain puppy characteristics their whole lives and live long lives. I think our Shiba was 16 when we lost her. Both need a lot of socialization, with both people and dogs. This is a must. Good luck with whatever breed you choose. Look at parents for temperament and do your reading on health problems and make sure you adopt from a reputable breeder.
I am missing my beloved Basenji Bayley very much. We had to put her down due to neurological issues. I am hoping to have another Basenji soon! I love everything about the breed.
nobarkus last edited by
Welcome to the forum Lori. I'm sorry to hear of your loss of Bayley. You can post a tribute to Bayley in the thread "Rainbow Bridge". Rainbow Bridge is where the Basenjis travel when they leave the earth and enjoy eternal play.
Buana last edited by
Welcome to the forum, i'm sorry for your loss of Bayley..
Were will the new pup come from?
AJs Human last edited by
I'm sorry to hear about Bayley.
Welcome to the group.
Welcome to the forum Lori. Sorry to hear about your beloved Bayley.
Tell us more about your new puppy dreams.
wizard last edited by
Welcome to our group and so sorry for your loss.
Do you have any feelers out for puppy/adult yet?
thunderbird8588 last edited by
Welcome to the forum,
I am so sorry for the loss of Bayley, i joined when i lost Benji and it did help.