20130304 Face to face to with Frankie

Under normal circumstances, this is a risky position for a first meeting of two Basenjis… We’ve met a few who seem rather touchy about strange Basenjis. All it takes is one misfired spark for someone’s fang to end up in the other’s eye!

Bowpi and Frankie

In this case, both are of milder temperament, and tensions quickly subsided when gazes were diverted. This breeder’s dogs are remarkably consistent in their non-reactivity — making me believe that there’s something to be said for breeding for stable temperaments.

Bowpi and Frankie

It makes me wonder if Bowpi’s breeder (whom we don’t know) knew what s/he was doing when she produced our gentle, easy-going lady. Her prickly B-ridge still can’t be helped though…