Just a little update.
I went to the dog lovers show in Sydney and saw some Basenjis! It was my first time seeing them in person. And i couldn't help but see a resemblance. I snapped a pic of one of the show dogs napping and compared it to Charlie.
Now maybe it's a coincidence, but even the Basenji's mannerism were so similar to Charlie's, it was kind of mind blowing. Haha I'm even more intrigued now!
Thanks everyone for your responses and kind words
I have always seen the Shiba inu in him, but thought perhaps I was imagining it. Even had a theory maybe he was a Finnish Spitz cross, but they're not common here.
And bear in mind I live in Australia, where Shibas and Basenjis are quite rare. I was at the dog park and a lady who owned Basenjis, (and her daughter owned them too) , came up to me and asked me point blank if Charlie was cross basenji. She said it was his body and especially his legs and chest when he walks and runs. Haha, so she sees basenji?
Either way, he's my beautiful baby. Haha it's always intrigued me what his breed was, with him being a rescue.
Some extra pics
@kembe haha I can't remember exactly but I know it was from some dollar store in Toronto. Here's a link to one i found online: https://www.harajukufever.com/products/shiba-inu-cute-dog-sofa-bed-cotton-plush-pillow-hf00862
So I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on what my puppy could be?
His name is Charlie. I rescued him from my local shelter when he was 10 months old about 3 years ago. They told me he had been surrendered by his owners.
Charlie loves most people, though he doesn't take too kindly to elderly people on the street. He barely barks, and I've heard him howl only once at a passing ambulance at 1am. He's a bit of a Velcro dog though he prefers to be near me, not touching me. His prey drive is insane. He killed a pigeon once and brought it to me like a cat. So I know he's definitely got basenji tendencies. He hates the rain, it's a pain making him do his business in the wet weather. He also has an obsession with shredding toilet paper (its the only thing he likes), he doesn't care for dog toys. And his forehead get wrinkly when he's worried. His skin in general is extremely rolly and pliable.
Haha.. What do you guys think he's crossed with? My boyfriend and I see some sort of Spitz in him, but we're not too sure. He's got a curly tail though not to the level of the pure basenji.