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Question about ID tag information

@crazysenji said in Question about ID tag information:

I don't think more than a number is necessary personally

What if your dog got out while you are unavailable? Cell phones occasionally are out of range, run out of batteries. A 2nd number could keep someone from saying forget it and dumping in a shelter.

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
Considering a Basenji (Raleigh, NC)

In order to find out the time schedule, login into the site and go to Show Information, Judging Programs. They are typically posted about a week before the show. It is a PDF file and then you find the breed you are interested in and that will give you the time they are to be shown and the ring they will be in.

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.

Great outcome for all the work that you and the Bs put in. Keep smiling.

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
First post! My 7 mo old Remus

@CrazySenji Remus has definitely been mischievous, but over all hes been amazing! He and our cat are best friends, he loves literally everyone he meets, and he's so gentle and sweet with our nephews! The one year old was crawling around our house a few weeks ago and Remus just crawled along on his belly and giving kisses! And I had been warned they were infamously aloof haha

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


That's unfortunate. I have not had a single Rottweiler owner have any oops breedings. I know of a couple of Basenji breeders who HAVE had oops litters. Frankly, I wouldn't place with someone who I felt was too stupid to keep animals apart and while accidents do happen, I'd rather keep dogs intact for medical reasons, or owners have information and options. With bitches, most choose to neuter before first heat, but males... so far only research showing it is detrimental. My contract for males was no neutering prior to at least 18 mos, preferably 2 years. The ONLY person who didn't honour it... her dog got bone cancer at 4, dead in 2 months.

Shelters, rescues, so low on young adoptable puppies some are actually buying dogs overseas to meet the need. I think people have become much more aware than you give credit for.

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

New dog in the house

Hi everyone,

I have a 1.5year old male Basenji. He doesn't always get along well with other dogs but has recently improved on this issue since he's started to spend a lot of time at doggy daycare.

My boyfriend has moved in with me and so has his 7 year old male labrador. He is usually very well natured, however since he is in a completely new environment he is rather tense.

Do you have any tips on how to help with them adjusting to eachother?

Blubert (my basenji) can be a bit of a pest and doesn't get the whole idea of personal space.

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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

@patty and others that reference a responsible breeder: I got my Jessey (my friend dubbed him the Jester because of his loveable zaniness) - who is my second Basenji - from a responsible breeder and he was well socialized by her and then me. I took him to the dog park which he loved at first, but then after many visits, he became scared. He used to walk the neighborhood, but then became scared. Any boom/bang/bounce - he bolts home. My other Basenji was nothing like this. Jessey has his pack of BFF's but is usually snarky to other dogs (typical B!). My point is, it's not always the breeder. Dogs - like humans - can develop "head issues". It has been very frustrating for me having a neurotic dog, but I've come to accept that's him and would never love him any less! The vet gave me Solliquin to try, but I've been hesitant. Anyone out there tried it?

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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.
Central, Va meetup?

Hi everyone!

Any basenji owners in central va interested in doing a meet up? Remus hasn't met another basenji since we brought him home at 10 weeks and we'd love to meet some other owners in the Richmond area!

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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

Click on your picture icon (found in the upper right hand corner of the webpage), a drop down menu will appear, choose "Settings".

Scroll down to the "Email" section. The box will indicate, "Subscribe to Digest". Under that, put your mouse indicator under that area and to the right. A drop down box will appear with several options. Select "off".

Scroll to the bottom of the page and "Save Changes".
Problem solved.

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