Hello all, I am Paul from Flint Michigan. Newbie of sorts. I am considering a New Basenji form my family and I have some questions. I had a Besenji when I was growing up and she was the " Greatest Dog Ever." Unfortunately I have been reading that what I have experienced may be a bit Atypical. When she was two we introduced a new female cocker spaniel as a friend and they became inseperable(sp). She was never crated, very seldom was she on a leash and only ran away once that I can remember. She never chased cars and was very friendly with all who came to visit, she never chewed up much that I can remember except for my fathers suit coat that was hiding a package of Gum. She also from day one had free reign of the house.
My Family consists of a wife, four boys (5,12,15,16) and one lonley Westie(4). I would love to give Lilly (Westie) a friend to wrasle around with and "Mother" seeing as she just lost the last puppy of a horrible pregnancy.
Was my Basenji a Fluke?? or are there others like her out there???
I really am in love with the Breed and would like my boys to enjoy as well, but my wife could not handle the couch being destroyed.
What do you alll think???
Hi, I am paul from Michigan. I previously owned/Grew up with a Besenji and am thinking about getting another for my boys to grow up with. I have been doing a lot of resaerch and have been surprised to find out that the dog I grew up with "Seems" to be "Saint Basenji". She was never crated or Leashed, she had free roam of the house while we were at school and she never tried to run away. Is this really that unusual?????????