Hi! I was so happy to have found this forum! Like many of you, we have adopted our new dog from a rescue organization, and we suspect she is a Basenji mix. We wanted to get opinions on whether or not she could be a Basenji mix, to learn more about this breed and what to expect for our girl. I’m very curious about the joint/hip health for this breed, as she was hit by a car and has a broken pelvis and femur. While the pelvis has healed properly, the femur has not, and she is facing a surgery called FHO, where the ball joint of the femur is removed and a false joint of fibrous tissue and muscle forms. The outcome is generally excellent, but I am worried about her as she ages, her other hip joint may be more susceptible to problems. Are Basenjis known to have hip or joint issues?
She does make single barks, but not often. She makes what has been described as “baby dinosaur” noises. Her belly is spotted, but her tail is long and straight. She weighs about 24lbs.
Thank you for your opinions and insight! We love our girl and want to give her the best that we can!
@antigone I’m so sorry to hear you lost a pet to cancer. But so wonderful that the first time the cancer was put into remission so you could have more time.
Fortunately the FHO surgery will be paid for by the rescue organization if it is necessary. We have a consult on January 18th to go over the x-rays and discuss the treatment.