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.
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parkersmom82 last edited by
We are expecting our pup soon. I was looking for more information and came accross this site. We are very excited to add our new addtion. Currently we have two cats and one hamster (yes she will be kept safe and in a high place). We are excited to meet fellow owners and hopefully even some in our area.
Hello, welcome to the site, we are just outside DC in Silver Spring MD. Make sure you post pictures when you get him/her
Basenji_Boy last edited by
Welcome, I'm sure you'll find some Basenji folk in your area on this site.:)
Enjoy the information and fun.:)
nala121498 last edited by
Welcome! I'm sure you'll find this site informative and fun, like I do! Post pictures when you can!
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Welcome to the site. It's so much fun reading about these exceptional dogs and their owners. You will learn a lot of interesting stuff. My labrasenji and I live in Frederick, MD, not too far away. I just met a lady in my doctor's office who has a purebred basenji so they're around but quiet.:D Have fun with this site.