I'm new to the group and relatively new to the joys of owning a Basenji. We got our Gizmo from the kids of a neighbor. They had rescued him from a breeder but their work schedules had increased so much, poor Giz wasn't getting enough lovin'. They brought him by and the whole family (hubby, son and terrier rescue Angel) fell in love. Well, everyone except the cat, but she only loves any of us on the occasions that suit her so we didn't count her objection. Giz is almost 4 and we have had him for about 6 months and boy did we get a crash course in the life of B's! Things have settled down and he is a wonderful addition to our home. I'm looking forward to reading more about this breed I love and talking with other B owners!