Kipawa, I have a video of his spaz or b-500 on youtube right after bathtime on youtube.
Tanza, we had thought maybe Corgi but the more we see him with his beagle "cousin" the more we think he's part beagle.
We will be going to the vet on Saturday for a checkup and plan to look into DNA testing.
We believe he is one of the "Wimauma Dogs" because he is at the right age to be one and we're about an hour from Wimauma.
Thank you all for the tips on leash training. He is an absolutely amazing dog and has already learned so much in such a short time. If the leash is the only thing he's bad with, we consider that a win.
My name is Brianna and I recently adopted a Basenji from a shelter with my boyfriend. We believe he's mixed with something since he doesn't yodel and he does shed quite a bit. Either that, or he's just a rebel.
His name is Murphy and he has captured our heart. He is sweet and then he has these incredible spurts of energy where he can keep himself entertained for a good 10 minutes of nonstop play. We call those his "spaz attacks." It may be just about the cutest thing we have ever seen. Murphy loves the leash free dog park and loves to play with his cousins, a beagle and a pit/lab. He has learned sit, come, and wait. We're working on those commands mostly before we move onto the next one. He's TERRIBLE on a leash. I bring him out 4-5 times a day and every time feels worse than the one before it.
Murphy is a military brat, but we think he fits right in. He loves car rides, so hopefully, he likes moving every four years, too!
I've been using a harness with my Basenji and have been keeping him on my left side and giving him treats when he sticks by me without pulling. He hasn't really caught onto the whole leash thing, but I'll keep working on it. He's horrible with the martingale collar though.