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Basenji weight by age

@BobbieRowe said in Basenji weight by age:

At first I was afraid she was younger than I was told but the vet assured me she looked appropriate for her age and is healthy.<<

A dog that should be 20 to 25 pounds that is only 15, I am sorry to say, is nothing to be excited about. 25 percent smaller than the norm could indicate genetic issues. It also concerns me when you say you are afraid she is younger than you were told. Where did you get her from? If she's registered, hopefully the papers are correct. How long have you had her?

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Running with what age?

@tanza I haven't been running in awhile but I normally top out at three miles. I definitely won't try to run my basenji this far though. I was thinking about starting at a mile. I haven't talked to her breeder yet.

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.

@MorseSA , click on the last icon, the little arrow pointing up, to load pictures. The above doesn't show a photo.

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Hi, Newly rejoined

Thank you.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Hairloss on blackening ears and brown belly

@tonyzz said in Hairloss on blackening ears and brown belly:

I would say Yeast infection on the belly. I have not see the black on the ears, but they (vet) should at least do a scrapping

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

Advise on how to trust that a Basenji Mix won't jump the backyard fence

Thank you all for the advise. Although he hasn't shown any signs of jumping I agree with you about not trusting him alone. He's a Basenji mix but has inherited quite a few very distinct traits from his Basenji side.

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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.

@cleopatra888 said in Looking to adopt a Basenji - Michigan or surrounding states.:

Hello. I live in Tehkummah and very interested to see if you still have this Basenji available. I am trying my luck. Thanks in advance. Cliff

Stobra01 responded: Molly, who is located near you... Stobra01 says that >>Molly has gone to All Heart Pet Rescue in Powassan, Ontario, juat outside of North Bay. They have a Facebook page<<

I am not sure if this is the right group: but seems right for finding help on a rescue.

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Why do they do that?
Dog Training

What type of training are you interested in? Is this a housebreaking issue, obedience problem, or some behaviour you want to discourage? Since you have posted in behavioural problems, I assume you are having some difficulties with something. If you are more specific it might be easier to point you in the right direction, i.e. to an obedience trainer or an animal behaviourist.

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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

@fnienstadt - Backyard breeder as noted below. Find a responsible breeder who health tests at and go to the link Find a Puppy

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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.
House of the Basenji

@tanza said in House of the Basenji:

@WingedLion - Would that be the breeder in PR? I suggest you read my post on the post by the person looking for a puppy in So. California

I have read your post and replied to it.

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

Rawhide Dog Chews Recall Expands to Include More Brands

Thanks for posting. I never give rawhide, but for those who do.. keep checking as they update more brands. :(

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