We adopted our first Basenji (mix) 1 1/2 years ago, and named her
Cleo(patra). Not sure what she is mixed with, she stands approx 26-27" tall and weighs 41 lbs. Runs like a deer and leaps in mid stride like a deer. We have seen her do these leaps as high as almost 3' in the air all while not breaking stride. She's is very smart…we re-named her the first day from Desiree to Cleo(patra), and was aware of her new name in a matter of days. She learned to sit, give left paw, right paw, stay, lay down, sit up/beg, and will even dance. She retrieves, although sometimes she doesn't want to give it to you. Just brings it back and teases you with it.
We adopted our 2nd (pure breed) Basenji this past August. At first Bana(frit) was a real handful. Your typical Basenji. But over the past 5 plus months she has become a total pleasure. Very well behaived, and so affectionate.
By the way, we also have three house cats...everybody gets along