This is Safran, the basenji.
Safran is supposed to be spelled “Saffran”, but I spelled it wrong when I was little and my mother just sort of accepted it and now we spell his name with one F. Saffran means saffron in Swedish.
Safran was born on November 21, 2003. He is a castrated male with a nice pedigree, but when we had him in a show once when he was little he didn’t win because he wiggled his butt too much when he ran. In other words, he was too fabulous.
Safran is calm, noble, super smart and curious. He goes well with most other dogs if he gets to walk with them for a while before greeting them. He loves to run, sunbathe and eat. I was eight years old when I got him, so he is like a brother to me.