Gizmo does not clean himself very often. The only thing he does is wash his privates, and his feet if they are wet after a walk.
And after seeing this I have gotten a little worried. I have never witnessed Gizmo clean himself like that.
He smells, and I smell because of it. I get comments like "You smell like dog", when I think to myself "But Basenjis are not supposed to smell, they are supposed to clean themselves a lot".
I have to soak a towel and wash him down every so often. His coat will become "sticky" due to him not cleaning it.
If I pick him up and have him on my lap, I will 90% of the time end up having poop on my pants from his dirty bum…so now I am considering having to wipe him.
He just turned 11 months. Is this something that will start once he is older? Or should I be worried?