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Need advice for newborn basenji
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@caner Wow...those are a lot of restrictions, so have you gotten everything all planned out yet? I know all the effort will be worth it when you see your new Basenji family member! XOXOXO

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
Winter Clothes
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We purchase jackets for Basenjis called Weatherbeeta. The company makes horse blankets mainly but they were kind enough to make them for dogs as well. Some have pile linings. I think they're a good warm blanket. They fasten closed with Velcro. Good luck.

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Meet Kenya and Pharaoh

Sorry that you lost them. It's never ever long enough.

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Hello! New member here...

Lottie18, to upload a picture, click on the icon to the right of the smiley face, click on the photo and it should make the photo upload and visible.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Help!!
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Please check the symptoms for aspergillosis, a fungal infection. My basenji boy developed one after he inhaled a foxtail. The foxtails can travel internally, and the only way to know if there's one there is to do a full scope. They'll also be able to spot a fungal infection that way as well.

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

New dog in the house

Take it REALLY REALLY slowly. Be sure to make good things happen when they are together and getting along. It took me 7 months to get my 4 yr old basenji rescue (who has a very high prey drive) to coexist with an old cat. If there is a bad experience, it can set everything back months, so be very careful to set up good experiences and avoid bad experiences.

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Sacramento, CA BRAT
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@tanza said in Sacramento, CA BRAT:

You can always also contact breeders that might be wanting to place could be looking to place an x-show dog that they are not using for breeding or possible an adult they have gotten back for whatever reason. You might need to travel a bit, but check out breeders in OR/WA for sure. I know for a fact that FoPaws in WA (Therese Leimback) have two middle aged to place from an owner return. Don't know what the current situation is, there is a male and a female. You can find her on facebook. Highly recommend either of these two

Great recommendation. Breeders who take dogs back are also virtually guaranteed to give you a good description of the dog's personality and their pluses and minuses.

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Why do they do that?
My dog bit me.

:::Note: I’m not a professional trainer, I have a degree in psychology and im a teacher; a dog is like a 2-4 year old. Every dog is different though, maybe I’ve just gotten lucky, but what I’ve been doing has been working for me; maybe it will for you.:::

LOL, not luck... good common sense. We do basic training to get solid responses in controlled environments, which gives a good base for expanding it to other situations.

Like eeeefarm, I don't thing animal aggressive dogs need to socialize with strange dogs. I keep them separated. For the unexpected, working at home on basic commands (Leave It!, "look at me" to focus on you and understand the other dog is off limits, solid 100 percent down-stay) can help you avoid your dog getting revved enough to bite. That means you have to stay on top of things, change directions if necessary, and be firm and loud in asking others to not approach with their dog.

Training is wonderful bonding, and it exercises their brains.

http://www.clickerlessons.com/index.htm

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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 owner Questions

@basenji_life

The vet can manipulate to see if something severe is wrong, but hips xrays need to wait til 6 mos (OFA) or (I think.. too tired to look) 4 mos.. oh heck I have to look..
"The PennHIP method can be reliably performed on a dog as young as 16 weeks old."

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
Breeders in Western US

@aspenjane11 - By the way, the breeding listing at www.basenji.org is updated yearly when members renew their membership in the Basenji Club of America. Breeders choose if they want to be listed or not

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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.
Meet up Central Ohio??!

I know we have some Ohio owners. Hopefully some will speak up.

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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.
Young male available (Nj)
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That's a great pedigree for US breeders looking for diversity. Nice looking pups behind your guy. How big is he?

It's so great that someone maintains the zandebasenjis pedigree database. (Seriously it's quite the gift).

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

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Feb 14, 2018, 10:08 PM

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