Buckshot may be the next “designer dog” in the canine world – a Ratsenji! Buckshot and his brother Browning were rescued from a shelter near Memphis, TN when they made “the list,” and were a bit of a surprise when they arrived in their foster homes. Our best guess is that Buckshot and his brother are half Basenji and half Rat Terrier – a “Ratsenji.” As a result, Buckshot has characteristics of both breeds. Buckshot is a year old, and weighs 20 pounds. He is housebroken with a doggie door, and loves to run and play with the other dogs in his foster home – all 8 of them. He is a very quiet dog, and his foster mom has only heard him bark once, when the UPS man came to the door. Buckshot would probably do best in a home with a fenced backyard and would probably be fine as an only dog. As a characteristic of the Basenji breed, he has a tendency to “guard” his person from other dogs, especially if he is lying under his person’s chair. He is easily corrected with a spritz of water, and wants so badly to do what is expected of him. He is not a lap dog, and is content to lay on the floor beside you, or sleep at the foot of your bed. The only time he has an issue with other dogs is when he thinks he is protecting his person. Buckshot is a bit of a goof-ball, playing like a puppy and chasing birds in the backyard. He would be a great kids’ dog for an active family. For photos of Buckshot in his foster home, check out his album:
Our adoption fee for adult dogs is $175. Buckshot’s adoption fee has been subsidized. A generous donor has paid $75 of his fee. So Buckshot’s adoption fee is $100.