Make sure your basenji gets along with the new one. My basenji George did not always get along with other dogs and especially other basenjis. We found George and his "wife" and their puppies. We found homes for most of them but kept two of the puppies and the dad, George. The two puppies and the dad did fight on occasion and it was not a good time. We ended up giving up the puppies , who were with us for a couple of years since they killed one of our cats and another of our dogs.
I LOVED my basenji George, my love of my life dog, what a personality but I would not have more than one. Maybe the females are better behaved than the males as George and the one of the puppies were male. Did not get along. Your Vinny looks a lot like my George. George passed away on Feb 14 2018 at the age of around 20 years old. We found him in 1999 and he died in 2018.
My husband and I say he is the one dog we will have the best stories on as we grow old. We rescue animals so he was one of many dogs. He certainly stole my heart- I miss him so much.
Good luck in your search
My George lived to be 20 years old, my handsome boy . I am trying to upload a picture of him but not having any luck being somewhat "computer challenged" .
Basenji's are a breed to research before you take one home.
We rescue dogs and cats and turtles etc but not one animal was the trouble and surprise my basenji, George was.
He was named after Curious George as most basenji owners know how curious this breed are. He was a hand full but after maybe 5years he stole my heart and I miss him so much. My pal and buddy.
I always told myself if I could just have him until old age I would be happy (God knows he chased trucks, cars, pit bulls- it is a wonder he did not leave me sooner)
George was rescued in August of 1999 , with his litter of puppies and a "wife". we had George until Feb.14 2018. We figured he was at least one year old when we found him.
Much love and hugs to all those basenji's out there- they are a real loyal breed with a great personality if you can handle all the other challenging traits they have.
Thanks for saving a life ! I agree obediance is definitely atypical of a basenji ! The mixed breed dogs are the best most of the time. I have 7 dogs all different breed mixes except for my George who looks like a pure bred Basenji.
All of my dogs including the basenji are rescue dogs (and not from the shelter !) Found on the side of the road rescues!......Thank you , glad the dog found a good home!
My name is Helen Schneider of Huntsville, Texas and I have a wonderful basenji named George.
Trying to post a picture of my Curious George but I am not that great with computers.
My George is 18 years old !! we found him dumped !! in a remote area north of Midway, Texas.
He and his "wife" had about 5 puppies when we resued them in 1999.
He is a hand full but he has enriched my life like I never would have thought.
Just wondering if George may be one of the oldest basenjis ?
He has pulmonary fibrosis and was diagnosed in 2013. He currently has a steriod inhaler that has helped.