Great reading about the Basenji the good and the shall we say there way. Yes they can more or less be stubborn. Jaycee has not really chewed up furniture but we are always with her. I could see her having fun with furniture if she got bored or lonesome. Any dog can be destructive. Children need to learn to respect the dog and it is our place as adults to teach our children that. Jaycee is around 5 to 10 children everyday and was 7 months old 26th of July. The children are good with her and she is good with them. No bites from her and no hitting or yelling or kicking from children.
They love to walk and run have fun, play. Must keep them on a leash if not in your yard or in house they can run and I do mean run. See bird or anything they like they are off and gone after it.
When your daughter was 2 did she get into everything well the Basenji is something like that.
I am sure and I hope more on this forum will jump in and tell you more. Please what ever you do please be sure this is the correct dog for you and your family. They are so cool and need homes that will love them and keep them to the end of time.
Thank you for asking for information and I wish you the best of luck. Let us all know what you do.
Hi Ray, welcome to the forum
I think it's great that you are trying to find as many information about this breed, before adding a B to your family!
I believe you should choose a dog first of all because it's character appeals to you. I hear you saying: "size, short hair, "barkless", somewhat odorless", and I think there are more breeds around that are that as well (maybe not the barkless part.. ;)).
About the: "destructive", "stubborn" , "chews up furniture" and "aggressive towards children".. I think "stubborn" definitely fits a B.. Big time.. "destructive".. Maybe.. When you say you like to jog and bring the dog so he can loose some of his energy, that's great. This will make sure the pup has less energy to focus on your furniture. I do believe that Basenjis LOVE to defluff things more than other breeds do…...
Aggressive towards children? I don't believe they are when they are well socialized. Your task to find a responsible breeder
Thank you and thank you. Made me lean more towards yay rather than nay