My girlfriend and I adopted a ~ 9 month old pup on Sunday.. He was 45 lbs a week ago is very well mannered. The shelter told us he was a hound mix, but then later referred to him as a terrier mix. They said he wasn't housetrained but has yet to have any accidents in the house, knows how to sit, seems to be quite smart, and is very curious. He has to inspect everything everyone has or is doing. He loves to play, but can settle down quickly, or get riled up fast. He loves to play tug of war. Our only concern , although not a large one, so far is his aggression. He tends to growl and bark when he sees some specific strangers - many he does not growl at but some he does… he also likes to run to the door and growl/bark some whenever there is a stranger at the door but he does not tend to growl when we are at the door. He has been a very good guard dog but we don't want him to be TOO aggressive.
We think he is a Basenji/Bull Terrier mix.. his markings look much like a basenji and his head has the slight egg shape and triangular eyes of a Bull Terrier. He has a pretty strong build and is pretty lean and athletic. He could definitely be a mix of more than 2 breeds and we think he might could some Pit bull in him but we're leaning more towards bull terrier. I would appreciate your thoughts on what kind of mix he might be and if he is definitely part Basenji! Thanks! Feel free to ask any questions.
Sorry for the poor quality photos
Oh yeah, this is his favorite pose