Let's agree to disagree. You do not wish to see anything other than purebred Basenji. The solution is easy. Avoid posts involving mixes. You won't be offended and in turn won't offend others.
I tried to be kind and understanding, to dig a little deeper in my heart. Now it is your turn.
@caaaitlinann I apologize to you as well for high-jacking your post.
To all those with Mix, Faux, and Want-to-be Basenjis, welcome one and all. People like you, willing to open their heart and home to the "not so perfect" by society standards, who make such a tremendous difference. Every animal embraced in a safe and loving forever home is a giant leap towards the day when shelters will be empty and rescue will be unnecessary. I pray I live to see that day.
@morsesa I apologize for unloading on you. May I extend an olive branch?
There is so very much to learn here. We only grow when we learn. I've learned so much from all these wonderful people and my pups (Basenji, Faux and Want to be's) have benefited from every single word. I am new to Basenjis myself. Only first being owned by one in 2001. I'm not even sure, at my age, that I'll be blessed with another. That makes my Faux girl all the more precious.
The choice is yours. Ms. Bunmi's passing ripped my heart wide open and made room for more.
If you have a dog that is not a pure basenji, do not use the basenji word to describe it.
Why? Basenji is one of the oldest breeds. It is fact that many more modern breeds used Basenji for their many amazing traits.
Sometimes its wishful thinking, but OH WHAT HOPEFUL THOUGHT. I just lost my last Basenji two days ago. Ms. Bunmi loved and accepted Roxy into our pack. Roxy is a Fauxsenji. I know for sure she isn't Basenji and make no other claim. She barks...but she also chortles and burrs, this learned from the late Chica Bella.
My friend, you will find some of the top breeders of all time on this list. None that I know would ever condemn a wishful thinker. Kind and respectful guidance is the way ahead for us all. We are not here to slap hands or pinch each other. We are here to share, learn and lovingly guide each other through whatever impacts our beloved Basenji or Basenji-ish family members.
@caaaitlinann comes here with great hope and an extremely lovely pup. We love them all no matter how much or how little purebred they may be. Let us embrace this family with the support and respect they so deserve.