This could be a reaction to formaldehyde that’s in carpet.
We bought a newer home years ago that had not been lived in very much. Our non Basenjis eyes matted shut and we discovered that formaldehyde is used in the mfg of carpet and can cause eye irritation to pets
Just a thought
We have had 4 B’s or I should say they have owned us
We heat with a wood stove and all my dogs (3) Basenjis from very good breeders and 2 rescues have all absolutely loved laying by the stove. They get hot then go lay on the tile floor and cool off.
We Loved them all
Being that we have been owned by Basenjis for close to 20 years.
If you open a door or gate without paying full attention to where that Basenji is they will take off. Nose down eyes scanning anything they can smell and or see.
We have had many Basenji roundups over the years. You have to very cautious, some are better than others but of the 4 I’ve had 3 would send you running.
One other thing to keep in mind never put a nylon lead on one at the collar I’ve seen one chew through it in nothing flat.
I have all woven steel leads for mine.
They are an excellent companion animal you just always have to be the pack leader.
He was a terror from day 1
We have an old Rescue dog if he would be on the couch Joey would walk up and just look at him until he would jump down it was hilarious.
Nothing was safe on the counter unless it was in the middle. He would swing his paw up and swipe stuff right off.
But he was a real affectionate boy as well
I sure miss him