Hey everyone, great forum you have here! Anyways, I just moved into a new apartment a few weeks ago and I am looking for a new dog. I need one that is under, or around 25 pounds and doesn't bark too much. I have seen and fell in love with both the Basenji and the Manchester Terrier. So far I am finding it very hard to choose between the breeds. Im no newcomer to training and keeping dogs. I have a very well trained Staffie that my mother has been keeping for me since I am not allowed to have her here at this apartment. I have read up on the two breeds mentioned above, and I wanted to ask someone who has, or still owns them about the trainability and social skills of these dogs. I am looking for a dog that I can take to a park and let run free, but not so far away that I need to yell and run after them. I also want a breed that will train fairly easily, and get along with other dogs that they come in contact with (and preferably one that enjoys water). Do either of those breeds match my criteria? One of my friends had a Basenji that I absolutely fell in love with, but I've heard you can't let them run free, and I just don't want to go through whole antisocial/run away thing. (Note that I had a Pitbull before, and its no fun not being able to let her run free on walks ) Any information on this subject would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!