My name is Dee and I'm beginning the first phase of choosing my next doggy…research. On January 4th, my beloved Boxer, Bricks died just a month and a half shy of his 11th birthday. I got him at 7 weeks and he was my baby. While I would love to get another Boxer, I've decided a smaller breed would be a better decision since they are easier to travel with and carry if need be. I'm not really a small dog person though but the Basenji doesn't have the traits that I don't like about small dogs - yappiness and an often long/demanding coat. I love the look of the Basenji so am now setting out to determine if the rest of the dog will be a good match for me. I am moving to Atlanta where I will be living in a single-family home with a small fenced-in yard. I have no children, but there will be children visiting. As I said, I've just begun my homework, so I have a lot of reading to do...off I go! I look forward to input from experienced Basenji folks.