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Question about ID tag information

I put the dogs name and my phone number. I once lost a tag (not the dog haha) and a kind man called me and brought the tag back. I don't think more than a number is necessary personally. My dogs are chipped before they leave the breeder.

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
Places to meet a Basenji? (Columbus, OH)

Hi there! I live in CLE but I do go to dog shows in Columbus at the fair grounds. I think they are November and April? You are more than welcome to meet my dogs there! If you'd like to meet my boys let me know! Also, there are a ton of wonderful breeders in OH. Sue Kite (Klassic) is in Marion and Laurie Owen (Spring Willow) is in Akron. My parents got their little girl from Laurie and she was ALWAYS happy to have us come visit! There is also Tim Huff (Victory), Becky Blansett (Epic) and Tracy Leonard (Select) who are all great OH breeders.

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Basenji Silhouette

@kembe You are so lucky to have such a gorgeous dog! I have had many dogs throughout my life and each lived for a long time. Having said that, the Bs are my favorite! Mine did not Yodel until a year before she died, but she did Baroo all the time. They are absolutely fascinating and worth every single second that you have one.

House destruction can be managed and one must understand the concept of Separation Anxiety. That was a small challenge for me because I brought my Puppy everywhere including on the Train into NYC. She was an excellent traveler and fell asleep in her crate when we were driving. She was so well behaved she slept in my Office when I went to Court.

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Picked up my new little buddy last month

Both our basenjis came to us as adults. Toby was a "golden opportunity" (love that phrase) retired show dog; Jake was a rescue who'd lost both his humans to death in a short period. Each of these boys filled our home and hearts the way only basenjis can. Circumstances have prevented us from getting another dog since Jake's passing three years ago, but i can't wait to bring another one home someday.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Neuter puppy / young dog

In the US, I disagree that people know how to keep intact animals from breeding... Sorry to say, most owners do not understand the concept. Even from long time owners of Basenjis, the rest of the family doesn't "buy" in to the concept of keeping them apart... and what happens... opps.... or then there is the case of one of my past co-workers that had an intact male/female GS. He locked the male in the garage and the bitch in the house... the males "ate" down the door in the garage, climbed through the kitchen window and bred the bitch. IMO, better safe then sorry as this was a brother/sister breeding that was an opps... and they had no idea about whelping a litter

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Here is the place to discuss training your Basenji (housebreaking, lure coursing, agility…).

This is a SPAM post. You need to click on the three vertical dots next the the thumbs down and click on "flag this post for moderation". More and more of these types of posts are turning up on this site.

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Basenji in upstate NY, needs rescuing.

How far is transport willing to go?

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Why do they do that?
How we got through the first years of "whacko dog" and some tips for you

@antigone - Seriously? No one said that it was not a valid topic... just don't hijack someone's post. Start your own

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
Picky Basenji

Zande’s recommendation is spot on for a healthy dog who is simply picky. I cried myself to sleep many times over one of my dogs. I was convinced he was going to die! He’d like a food a few days and then stop. I mixed everything into it, tried raw (he hates it), tried every protein, every type of food, etc etc. Same results!!

The only thing that worked was finding a food he liked and I felt comfortable feeding and stuck with it. Yes he’d skip some meals but at 5 years old he now eats his food with very little issue. You REALLY have to practice tough love and sick to it. If your dog is healthy it WILL work!

For the record, I feed Fromm and rotate flavors. He does not do grain free as the good carbs help keep weight on him.

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Post details of lost and found dogs. Please remember to update when dogs are found.
Lost Basenji in MO

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Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

New Puppy Advice

@Destiny-Galimore - Glad to hear that you will do the DNA test, sooner the better for your peace of mind. These two tests are 65.00 each, well worth the price. And you just order the test and since it is a cheek swab you do it yourself and then just send it back. On the OFA homepage ( there is a link "order OFA DNA tests". Then select Fanconi Syndrome and Basenji PRA. Good luck and I hope that your boy is at worst a Carrier. A Carrier will never get Fanconi or go blind from DNA.

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.

Not sure

I am in Canada
They export many dogs all over the world so just email Helena and she will help you.

Be careful with dodgy kennels and puppies born odd times.

Basenji are born in Winter so please do your research.

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For exchanging tips and general information on showing Basenjis in the conformation ring.
long tail of my basenji

In that shot, she looks like a basenji.
I'll happily decrease photo size if you want to send them to me.

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Use this forum for upcoming Basenji meetups, events, bashes, day at the park.
Toronto, Canada?

@rwren10 we go to the Haber off leash park at Appleby and Dundas but can meet at another one.

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
Remembering Teka

@gwen I still choke up when I think about my Meg (American Bulldog, lost to cancer in 2013). Just try to shift to happy memories when she comes to your mind. I'm right there with you!

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Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
Looking to Rehome my Basenji- mix

Konja has already moved to her new home!

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Talk about other pets you may have or want and questions about them


Feb 14, 2018, 10:08 PM

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