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
My heart goes out to you.
It very hard to deal with the loss of a beloved pet.
He was the third we have had from pups til they were gone.
We Lost Joey on April 30 2017
Totally unexpected he passed in his sleep
He was 14 y/o
We have a Basenji rescue from the Missouri rescue.
I don’t believe that I will ever fill the hole in my heart. He was my boy from the day we got him
I wish you the best
I tried to send that pic but it’s to big