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Hiking Pack Models

Let me know!

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
before he\she comes

Thanks! That's is why i like them. Just want to make sure they will not eat my piano when i am not at home/

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Benji the Basenji

Very cute... love the sun seeking spot!

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Looking for advice...

I cannot thank you enough for the help. My other dog, Herbie, has been very patient with Chester. I hope someday they will be friends...and Chester will understand he is finally safe. Thank you again.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
7 yr old Basenji sick - HELP PLEASE

I sent you a couple of messages... check them please :) (click on the little bell on the top right.

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

crate/potty training and biting

@jilliansquires Housetraining, you need to go back to potty training 101.... start all over again.... take her out "all" the time, after eating, sleeping playing, etc.....
The biting as you describe it is NOT normal behavior. Have you done any Obedience training with her? Work her mind?

And most important have you talked to her breeder?

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Sid Needs a Home

I have no idea where the dog went to, but maybe someone on here does. I heard about your car accident long after and am just glad you are okay. (( hugs ))

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Why do they do that?
Anyone have advice for a male basenji afraid of kids? Brigs is 8 years old and will try try to bite

Help my nephew ( 5 years old) is visit next week from out of town and my 8 year old basenji is afraid of kids.. Briggs basenji will go up to kids and growl and try to snap ..Cant crate..confine him , he trys to break out and will hurt himself doing so..

Any ideas will be appreciated..My 10 year old female basenji is fine wth kids

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

Blue buffalo makes a dry chicken and rice dog food.

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

Sooooo glad you got the pup back

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Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

Raising a basenji with a full time job...

All excellent advice, not much I can add. I have a 9 week old Samoyed here and I'm pretty much kangaroo momming him. Right now he's even sleeping with me. Fortunately I have my daughter and her father helping out so I get some breaks, and my daughter does most of it when she's home 2 days a week. Samoyed are extremely people needy, but honestly I am the one who can't bear him being on his own too much this early. Even with doctor appointments, he has a crate in the living room so Larry can take him out to play/potty and snuggle (since I'm usually gone 5 to 6 hrs some days).

Easy adjustment.. put in crate, happy voice "i'll be back" and leave. Go out the door and leave alone at least 15 mins. Keep extending it over several days until you are up to a couple of hours. By that point, they do get you will come back. Just no drama, no soothing poor baby stuff... nonchalant. Happy leaving, happy return. Make sure safe toys, chews in crate.

If you can arrange it so her work and your's don't quite overlap so he's no alone more than 4 hrs, that would be idea. If not... swap out coming home for lunch break?

Good luck.. and please post pictures :) Also, where did you get him? A lot of the basenjis here are related. (My basenji now is a rescue so not related.) It's nice to see the connections though!

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
House of the Basenjis

Thank you for the replies. Yes, either a total scam or just irresponsible, deceptive and lying individuals trying to make a buck. I am so glad I found this forum.


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For exchanging tips and general information on showing Basenjis in the conformation ring.

I have also seen current research on dewclaw removal that has me convinced to never do it again. I am exhausted but will try to post the links if anyone is interested... maybe tomorrow

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Use this forum for upcoming Basenji meetups, events, bashes, day at the park.
Basenji owners in Austin Tx

@Golf_Guy - Go to and there is a link Find a Puppy that will take you to links to search by state. These are members of the Basenji Club of America (parent Basenji Club) and are breeders that health test... do not just use a web based site that can't produce or point you to that publishes health testing to the public. Here is a link of a well tested Basenjis. You need registration number or name and you should check it out for yourself.

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
fly high my sweet boy

@crystalncody I'm so Sorry for all your many loss's. At least Bucky is there now. & he's helping you in the same way that you're helping him. Life is full of so many twists & turns. I'm just glad you all are together!

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Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
Looking for Basenji Pup (UK)

Yeah thanks, one of our last dog was a rescue from a puppy farm :( poor girl.

I also contacted a few off the site you linked, with no luck.
I found 1 breeder on the Kennel Club website who replied.
So hopefully i'll have myself a pup with in a year :)

Still looking for breeders as nothing has been set in stone yet

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

Does my dog look like he could be part Basenji?

The only way you'll get any real answers is with a dna test. I frankly see more boxer than basenji, but the markings and some things are basenji -like. How big is he .. height at shoulder and weight.

No matter what he is, he's very cute. :)

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