Hi - I am new to this site and just wanted to share my love for our sweet little Basenji girl: Willow.
I am so happy we selected the breeder that we did after doing a ton of research. Khani's Basenji's are the BEST! Everything Kathy told me about our Basenji's good tempered parents is absolutely correct. Our sweet little 4 month old girl is the most loveable, cuddliest thing I have ever seen. She LOVES children and any dog so far. We've had her since she was 9 wks old and she's been socialized around children since she was born. Well when we go on our daily walks, she probably meets a new person and dog every day and loves it. She pulls me towards all kids that she sees and is she obsessed with my daughter's school bus when it shows up to drop my daughter off. She waits by the door crying to be let out and runs inside the bus to greet the other kids. We've had dogs before (never a Basenji) and so far she has to be the most laid back dog (especially for a puppy/Basnji), mellowest, sweetest we have ever had. So far everything I have read about Basenji's is the complete opposite in her. I keep waiting for her to become a terror and know she is still young but her temperament is AMAZING. We love her so much and she is the most perfect addition to our family. Sorry for rambling, I just can't help myself when I talk about our little, Willow
We had her potty trained in a week!!! We probably would have had her trained sooner if we followed the right approach (trial and error at first) but our little smarty figured out how to use our wind chimes by the front door within hours of putting them up (we didnt have a bell so used chimes instead!). I just hit her paw on them everytime I let her out and before we knew it, she was hitting them on her own. She is 4 months now and has been using them consistently every since she was 10 wks old (she uses them to let us know she wants to go out for a walk or use the potty)..she is so smart!!
Khani - Watch out because I will be reaching out to you for another one in a few years (though I'll be good and wait a few years