introductions are important to basenjis and I am not sure what you define as 'Normal dog'...but it's seldom a basenji...lol.
There are distinctions...there a breeders like many of us on this site and there are back yard breeders or commercials. which one you got her from can provide background on if they are lines we are familiar with. I would suggest a call to your breeder to ask the question might also be a good idea.
I gotta ask why people keep recommending DNA for identification when THERE IS NO RELIABLE BREED ID TEST....NO NOT ONE..Heck one of the bigger ones has a whole fb page of picture and results that includes bulldogs Id's as poodles.
what part of the country did the dog come from? to me it looks sort of border/cattle dog mix. but looks like a fun dog.
@donc if this animal is connected to any African dogs of recent import. esp from Benin ( a former Portuguese colony that is possible OR while the numbers registered in the US is small....hunter dogs and packs have been in the US since the late 1800s. typically found in New England with pockets in fl, ca, and Georgia.
folks should remwmber that while fanconi shows up the MOST in basenji because we have such a small gene pool, if does occur in other breeds and other animals.
re: Podengo DNA if people want to submit they can but statistically unless there are hundreds of samples to come up with a baseline there would not be comparative info.
We collect samples for other health issues that are a priority for a small population.
Good luck with your dog.