As always on this forum, DNA is strongly encouraged but having had basenjis all my life , some registered & full blooded and some mixes I’d like to think I can tell when a dog has some basenji in them. However I did have both my mixes DNA done by Wisdom Panel. Neither dog has any basenji DNA listed but both have a 1/4 DNA that just lists dog groups of which basenjis are in that group. I firmly believe my Cyrus has basenji in him as he talks and acts like a basenji but he does not have the coloring of a basenji and he barks like a small dog but unlike any dog I have heard! The vet has his DNA profile and he’s still listed as a basenji mix. Point is it doesn’t matter unless you’re showing or breeding! As long as you love them then it doesn’t matter and they can be whatever you think they are to you! I love my furbabies no matter what!