"This is Eagle, she is a Basenji / Chihuahua mix. She's 4 years old. I rescued Eagle from a humane center. When I got her she was sick with kennel cough and very undernourished. But as soon as she was brought into my house it only took her about a week to get a lot better. "
The Chisenji is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Basenji. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
"Eagle is very attached to me and will follow me everywhere i go. She does not like strangers; she growls when she see's them. Eagle does not like little kids, she will bite them. I can pretty much do anything I want to her and she won't get annoyed, but if someone else does it she'll growl."
"Eagle is a very active dog, and loves to be outside. She tells us when she wants to go outside with a bark, and she goes outside for a walk at least 4 times a day. She gets distracted easily, and chases cars, birds, moths, squirrels, pretty much anything that moves. She likes other small dogs, but she hates big dogs and will try to attack them. "
"Eagle is a very loveable dog and loves to lick my face. She's very loyal, and very intellgent. She picks up on tricks easily. She does not like the cold, so at night she'll dig to go under the covers, and she loves to cuddle."