I had only had him about 3 months and he was already 2 years when I got him. I rushed into it because I was desperate for a dog and he was a beauty. He was very docile and was no signs of aggression towards me in the time I had him. He snapped at 2 of my friends but I had put that down to the human behaviour (1 teased him with food and the other got too close too quickly). I was lying on the floor with him running his side and belly when he suddenly turned on me and attacked me for about 6/7 seconds. It was a terrifying experience. He bit me on the head, arm, and back. After the ordeal the dog resumed to normal behaviour but I was too afraid to keep him after that. I'm not sure what set him off maybe I rubbed him up the wrong way. I still miss him so am now looking for a new (safer) companion.
Mind you I did not give up the Malinois due to laziness or anything like that, I'm a very active person with lots of free time. it was all goin well until the dog turned on me and attacked me, at that point I was forced to give him to a friend who has experience with and space for the breed
Hello there, I joined this community forum because I am looking for a basenji breeder in Ireland or the UK. I have been searching for a new dog since I was forced to give up my Belgian Malinois as it was too dangerous to keep in an apartment. I have been looking online for a smaller breed that would suit my circumstances and I think a basenji is perfect. However I have been unable to find any breeders anywhere. If anyone can point me in the right direction or give me advice it would be hugely appreciated.
Hopeful basenji owner