I used Wisdom Panel for my assumed Basenji mix. It showed no basenji at all. My boy is 32 lbs and short hair. His DNA says he is 25% American Eskimo 12.5% Boston Terrier 12.5% Chow Chow 12.5% German Shepherd 12.5% Miniature Schnauzer 25% Breed Group-Sporting, Herding, Hound, Terrier. Having owned basenjis all my life I would say my boy has basenji in him by his personality and behavior regardless of what his dna says!!
My B mix DNA doesn’t have Basenj specifically but they are in the 25% group DNA. His DNA showed he had 62.5% long haired big dogs and he’s short haired medium size at 32 lbs. Our Beagle mix with clear beagle markings didn’t have beagle listed either except in the same 25% group DNA but the 50% Am Staff was spot on.
My dog pulled a lot too so I asked in the pet store and they guided me to a harness that is hooked onto the leash in front of him under his chin on his chest instead of on top of his back which they said encourages them to pull. It has worked wonders and I know longer have sore shoulders, arms and hands at the end of the walk.
I know Terry Reed is a breeder near Houston and currently has 2 litters. She also shows her basenjis. She was recommended when we looking for a Basenji when ours crossed the Rainbow Bridge last April. We ended up rescuing a mix instead since we didn’t want to wait but had no reservations about getting a puppy from her if we needed.
Too bad you live up north. I live in Houston, Tx and am looking for a companion for my Basenji mix. He is lonely since we lost our other basenji mix in April. She was my cuddle bug and he is the stand offish B. I am retired now and we walk a lot and go to the dog park.
We lost our beloved Lexi a month ago, leaving us with a hole in our hearts and our basenji mix boy without a companion. He has had a companion since birth and is lost without a playmate. I have applied to BRAT and Camp Basenji. I have gotten welcome emails from BRAT but nothing from Camp Basenji. There is a BRAT in Texas but he would not be a good fit for us. We are not looking for a senior dog having just lost our 16 year old. We are looking for a cuddler who is house trained and gets along with other dogs as we go to the dog park frequently as well as grand pup sit for our sons when they go on trips.