The latest community news and help topics

Welcome to the newly redesigned and updated Basenji Forums!

Just wanted to say that I love the new format. So easy to use, great visual. Thank you for the hard work.

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
You know you are a basenji owner when...

thats why I call myself Crazey Basenji MOM,

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Pictures of my Basenji, Sunny-Blue

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The one in bed is on her 1 year old birthday after the spa ;)

The other one was last week after a long walk. She doesn't look like your typical Basenji because she has more of a Jack Russell coat.

But those are definitely Basenji ears!!!

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Hey there! Meet Tars!

@CrazyBasenjiMom said in Hey there! Meet Tars!:

He mostly basenji, but not full, he doesn't have the ears, t he tails a give away too, is it curly? 23 is kinda heavey for a Basenji full grown,

I wish 23 was heavy for a full grown Basenji, but it really is not. In fact it's in the middle with many weighing much more. I have seen some pretty large poorly bred, but also some big ones who were largely African years ago in NC at the nationals. I have seen a lot of basenjis whose tails were not right also, so that doesn't eliminate being basenji. But obviously no way to know for sure. I'd go with mix also, especially if those ears aren't fully erect soon.

In ears...they SHOULD be up... but that isn't always true even of registered basenjis:

One major break from the early development trend is African puppy ears. Both domestic & 3/8 litters had upright ears in approximately a week, while the Africans took much longer. In fact, 2 puppies went to their new homes at 15 weeks of age and their ears were not consistently up although they did finally come up; Roos between 17 & 18 weeks and Roosters by 4 months. <<

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Thyroid test

in this order ug/dL ng/dL ng/dL and pg/mL

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

basenjis housebreaking bea rafiki and dixie basenjis

yes . i just use the cat box with the dog litter you can buy in the pet supply from thank you for the info

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Looking to adopt a Basenji - Michigan or surrounding states.

Go to, they also have a like for mixes

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Why do they do that?
Eating toilet paper and napkins

Shirley, excellent video. I love Susan Garret and have used her stuff before.

In fact, I have known trainers with dogs who used that for cat chasing or reactiveness to other dogs when walking. For many dogs who didn't have incredible prey drive (especially in a home situation) .. it really worked.

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
Looking to try one of these....

Mine get a spoon full of yogurt every day, never had a problem with gas or digest..... all of my Basenjis loved yogurt... use plain, not flavored Greek

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

Please, share this information if possible. We would like to find the owner of this Basenji.
He is under the care of BRaT for now.
Rebeca Best, BRaT Coordinator.


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Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

tips for new basenji puppy owners

You could training dog your self, It's not as hard as you think.

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
Does anyone know a breeder in nyc


I don't in your area. Like Pat suggested, you can go here:

Check NY and NJ and any other state close enough for a drive.

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For exchanging tips and general information on showing Basenjis in the conformation ring.
Need ideas to help young dog stand still on table for judge

Good luck with her. Sounds like you are working on things … hopefully she'll come around.

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Use this forum for upcoming Basenji meetups, events, bashes, day at the park.
South Florida/Basenji meet up

Hey! It's Joan and Dave. Nice to hear from you again. See you at Happy Tails maybe on Sunday if it's not raining!

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
Benji 2005-2016 / dragging hind legs

So sorry for your loss.

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Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
Need to rehome my mom's Basenji

Sadly I went to the name and they posted and never came back in 3 mos.

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