@DebraDownSouth Chico was definitely abused but has come around a lot. I could never get a sweater on him to start with but now he loves it and lifts up his head and paws to put it on. He had a huge bruise on his nose and I think some of his pain problems now are from then. He had ribs showing through as well. A dog who flinches at sudden movements or barks at certain types/looks of people, probably has a reason why.
How lucky for her that she found a patient loving owner. My Chico was abused and is still afraid of lots of things. Sometimes it is hard to be patient when I have an armful and he is pulling on the leash but I try to not get mad at him as it is not his fault he has so many fears.
Thanks, Nancy and Debra!
I am very lucky she found me! I have one more pic to share of her with her 2 brothers. Yes, she is the "BOSS". She adores the other stray Chico and picks on the "old man" Luc but she also defends him against anyone else who might pick on him. She misses them both whenever they are separated for any length of time but especially Chico "her boyfriend brother!". Chico was also a street stray so maybe they just understand where the other came from. Cheers and Happy New Year!
Thanks for the responses! To answer the vocalizations question, she does bark but she also howls and does some other odd vocalizations not quite the Basenji noises. She is definitely not a purebred though.
She hasn't started piano lessons... but I started her on some agility training a couple of years ago which she was doing well at but at her own pace.... She doesn't play fetch and wasn't as much interested in playing tug with a toy so it was hard finding the right things to motivate her. I might have to start her again but I moved and will have to find a new instructor.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and we wish you a Fantastic 2017.
The more I am reading about Basenjis the more I am positive she has a large % of Basenji in her. She licks herself for grooming and I was thinking she had fleas or hot spots but couldn't find either on her. Did I mention she is a climber and will climb up anything including me?
This is the best I have of her side view. She has put on a little weight since then and is now 22lb. She is about 14-15 " to the top of her shoulders tall. She does the forehead wrinkling but I haven't got a picture of it. Her tail doesn't curl as much but I know she is not a purebred. Just trying to figure out her mix.
I picked up a stray dog in CA when she was only about 5 months old. I tried to find an owner but never did so she ended up staying even though my plan was to foster her only as I have 2 other dogs. She, however had other plans. Initially I thought she was an Italian Greyhound mix because of her deep chest and long skinny legs. However, as she has put on weight I have started to think differently. In researching Basenjis I found that they have some traits in common with Iggies that she has that I attributed to the IG. She is very cat like and likes to climb. She is a velcro dog. She doesn't bark as much as my other terrier mix but she does to extra vocalizations as well. She is definitely a one person dog and bonded to me very quickly. I will try and post some photos to get others opinions as to whether she is a Basenji mix or not. ![0_1482483734248_IMG_4423.JPG](Uploading 9%)