Hi - I’m a mom in a big family. We have 4 kids - and one is a Basenji, called Chui. I grew up with Keeshond, Great Danes and Boxers. And when our boys where small we lived in Tanzania and had a couple of wild dogs. Chui reminder me the most of the Keeshond.
@eledhan I’m new to Basenji - but dang that forehead is pretty Basenji.
When it comes to the typical Basenji personality - I can’t make that fit with our Basenji. She is from a danish breeder and with my breeding knowledge from other dogs - specifics can vary quit a bit. Anyway our little Basenji is overly social, kind hearted and very willing to please. She does not go Basenji500 and loves other dogs - even when the do not love her back. BUT she is sooo typical in other ways digs, spurts and loves to track. AND she has no dog-typical signes for being nervous - she would NEVER lie down to show that she is submisive to other dogs. I think that is the most typical Basenji thing for me.
I so understand why you would want to know what kind of dog you have - it can make training so much more presice AND fun for you and your dog... Maybe just go with click training and positive reinforsments (if that is not what you are allready doing) That is often recomentet for Basenji - I absolutly love training with this technic. ![alt text](image url)SO MUCH FUN!
Any way - what a BEAUTIFUL and CUT pup!!
I should have written ‘snuffle mat’ and ‘lick mat’. A snuffle mat is like a long haired carpet that you hide food inside, so that your dog has to snif his way to the food - this really stimulates your dogs brains and sences. The Lick mat makes your dog lick it’s food and licking again stimulates brain and sences. There are sooo many og these kinds of activating feeding products. Kongs - are allso amaising. Try youtubing these products. If my dog was Basenji500 I would give her a lick mat with frosen yougurt️