Seeing this photo of your Basenji brings a smile to my face. I’ve been overwhelmed with all of the news of the Corona virus that viewing this forum enables me to have some happiness. I enjoy everyone’s photos and stories of their basenjis. Keep them coming........... ️
This brings back memories when my B was much younger and she use to eagerly like to play. She would “gingerly” bite w/out any force and I was amazed that she would not hurt me - I often thought -“her Basenji mom and siblings must have taught her well” -because she knew not cause any harm but wanted to have that physical interaction and play.
“........... The only conclusion is that it was a deliberate act to make her people behave themselves”
Not only are basenjis smart they are also sensitive. I’m sure she didn’t want to see her “parents” arguing and it probably made her upset and wanted you to stop. When I’ve been extremely upset I know it makes my B anxious and she will start to pace. They are amazing little creatures.
What are the beautiful and positive traits of a basenji? There are many!
They have the most graceful and regal gait when they walk. Basenjis like to sit like a person and they also cock and tilt their heads when you speak to them -it’s so funny. They are extremely intelligent and inquisitive which is why they have to constantly be stimulated. Basenjis are loyal and want to be w/ their family (my B watches every move I make). They like routines and live by a inner biological clock (I swear my B can tell time -lol). Basenjis are extremely clean dogs and groom themselves like a cat.
I’m sure there are many more beautiful and positive traits that other forum members can add!
My basenji brings me so much joy and happiness! Best wishes in your search for a Basenji, I’m sure you’ll be very happy with the breed.