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Reader Stories: Living with a Basenji

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The Basenji is among the most unique of all dog breeds. This small, elegant dog is probably best known for its lack of barking. However, the breed will sometimes whine and make noises that resemble yodeling. Here's a profile of the breed that describes common characteristics of Basenjis. But like people, each dog is unique. If you own a Basenji, we'd like to know more about your pet. Your story will help prospective owners decide whether a Basenji is the right pet for them. "

Wonderful Sandy Joy

An escaper...She just loved to run. One day she ran out and we could not find her. Shortly there after, she arrived at the front door with something in her mouth...not too unusual, she had given me d…More

Hafta, The Best Thing on Four Legs

Hafta is a student. She studies every move we make. When we decide we do not want her to do something, she studies and then finds a way to work around the situation that we do not want her to do. If …More

Poco Diablo

...the fastest thing at the dog park. She requires a lot of attention or she gets into trouble. Of course, she's still a puppy. This was the toughest dog to housebreak that I have ever had - like I s…More

Kindu, Our Basenji Dog

Kindu is a character through and through. Most Basenjis won't fetch, it's hard to get him to stop once he gets going. Most Basenjis have a white blaze on their nose, his face is 100% red which really…More

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