@zande I know that I’m lucky to have found him! I hope he feels that he lucked out, too. Actually, I don’t care very much what “mix” he is. I had just never heard of basenjis before my Vet mentioned it. He doesn’t have a long tail - it seems to have been clipped. The barking is only when he hears someone approach my apartment door or if someone comes in that he doesn’t know. I’m working on desensitizing him to the latter. He DOES make noises like the dog in the videos below make & he grooms himself quite a bit. He DOES NOT play with toys. Don’t know if that’s breed specific or just Jack! He also isn’t too active; he’d be happy to sit on my lap or with his face in my arm pit all day!
We recently rescued a chihuahua. We have Noel who is a 16 month old Basenji. This chihuahua (named Bean) is so scared of Noel. bean will growl and try to attack Noel constantly. noel is so good with Bean. She will come close while bean is growling and as bean tries to bit, noel will move her face away and then back and away….I think noel is trying to show bean that she does not want to hurt him. Anyway...now I've got to try to work with bean and agression but Noel is awesome with him.