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: 1/16/2022 2:02:13 PM (Pacific time)



Adult, Female
Texas (New 1/16/2022)

JOVIE is an almost perfect angel of a dog. She was dumped off on someone’s property and unfortunately for her finders they are not in a position to keep her - but that will make someone else a very lucky person! Approximately 2 or 3 years old, 41 pounds, super silly and sweet, she is a real talker and yodeler. Seems to love everyone including kids and dogs, but cats are an unknown.  

JOVIE has been spayed and her vaccinations are current. She is house/crate/leash trained, has very nice house manners and is an expert at leash walking! An absolute cuddle bug; she is also very treat motivated making training a joy. Her finders love her, and are hoping to find her an active owner who will shower her with love and affection. Interested? Call: 832 248-0808, or email:  There is a $150 adoption fee.



Young, Female
Texas (New 12/28/2021)

TRIXIE is an 10 month old, 35 Basenji mix (Basenji/Shiba?) who was found on a Houston street. After spending 4 months in a foster home, this sweetie has developed into a happy-go-lucky pup who loves to play! She loves everyone, is a little wary of strangers at first, seems to enjoy kids, is good with other dogs and can tolerate cats.

TRIXIE has been spayed, is up to date with vaccinations and HW preventatives. She has great house manners, is pretty laid back. has not shown destructive tendencies, is housetrained and she walks well on the leash. While she has not had any formal obedience work, she is an eager to please dog who will do well in classes or daycare. For more information call: (713) 259-6404. There is a $150 adoption fee. 



Young, Female
Texas (New 11/25/2021)

BASSY is an approximately 1 year old, 28 pounder who needs a home after simply being dropped off on someone's rural property. This girl is about as Basenji as you can get without actually being a purebred. High energy, snarky, smart, extremely curious about everything, and troublesome if she gets bored. She is good with her people, likes kids, wary of strangers, doesn't really like other dogs, but seems fine with cats.  

BASSY has recently been spayed, completely vaccinated including rabies, HW tested negative and is on prevention. This girl is housetrained, and prefers to lie on top of the crate rather than in it. All her other training is a work-in-progress but she is very well started, already responds to several commands, and she's super food motivated. She is a real catch! For more information call: (214) 385-9580, or 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.