Dogs listed on our mix page are posted as a courtesy to individuals and shelters. We list mixes with some physical characteristics that are shared by purebred Basenjis. BRAT does not propose to know the parentage of mixes and, by this statement, it informs potential adopters that it cannot and does not assure that the parentage of Basenji mixes include any Basenji. Potential adopters are advised that the most appropriate approach to selecting a companion is to objectively evaluate their own situation and needs and to match that with the personality and behavior of the dog, regardless of parentage.

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The dogs on this page are usually not BRAT dogs. BRAT has not usually evaluated the dogs on this page, and expresses no opinion as to the accuracy of the information contained in their descriptions. Placement will be a private adoption between the dog's current owner or shelter and the adopter. Please be sure to investigate thoroughly all aspects of a possible placement, including the suitability of the dog for your personal situation. By proceeding, you hereby release BRAT from any liability in connection with a particular dog. BRAT is posting this information to assist owners and shelters in their placement efforts.

Basenji-mix listings last updated: 10/13/2021 3:06:12 PM (Pacific time)



Young, Female
Louisiana (New 6/30/2021)

MONA is a 2 year old, 28 pound Basenji/Rat Terrier who was rescued from an abusive situation - she was being starved for killing chickens. Since coming into rescue she is moving past her fear of strangers, and has really started to blossom. A snuggle bug she loves to cuddle up with her person, she is friendly with adults, is okay with older children but would prefer a quiet home; cats are for chasing but she LOVES other dogs. 

MONA is now quite healthy, she has been spayed, and is up to date with vaccinations and preventatives. Housetrained, and leash trained, she does not like the crate. Her manners are decent, she is very smart and has been doing really well with positive reinforcement training. This girl is the fastest dog at the park and does best with lots of regular exercise and attention. An experienced owner is preferred for her - one with a fenced yard and doggie playmates! For more information call:  850-865-0076, or email: There is a $125 adoption fee.



Adult, Male
California (New 5/29/2021)

RASCAL is a bigger dog than is usually posted here, but he was rescued from the shelter by BRAT volunteer on the day he was due to be euthanized because he was so Basenji-like.  At first glance he might look more like a Doberman, but upon closer inspection he has many Basenji-ish mannerisms - including an intense dislike of the wet - and he also has their adorable curly tail!  He is a 50 pound, 7 year old possible Basenji/Doberman mix. Good with most people, dogs of his size, not a good choice for kids, and is far too predatory for cats. This guy is energetic, silly, playful, affectionate and just likes to hangout with you.  

RASCAL is healthy, has been neutered and is up to date with his vaccinations. House and crate trained, he's  not perfect on a leash yet - although he loves car rides! He would like a home with a yard and a high fence. He is a really good dog that needs a bit more training to help curb a few undesirable behaviors - which are actually pretty Basenji typical - but there is a lot of potential here. Fortunately he is very treat motivated so with a bit of effort he could really be a star! If you would like to learn more about this handsome boy contact his foster at: (760) 401-3602, or There is a $125 adoption fee.