@lmerrick such a tough topic. The only person I trust to look after my Basenjis is my sister. I don’t think I would ever consider boarding them with anyone. But, I completely understand how inconvenient that can be. I wish I had an answer but I really don’t
My 10 yr old basenji has high liver levels, my vet has determined that is most likely due to sludge in the gallbladder. I was curious if anyone has dealt with a similar health issue with their B before? If so, any information and advice would be greatly appreciated! (My vet and I have come up with a treatment plan)
There is a male Basenji that is 17 months that is a breeder return... available in So. California. He is a red/white and available to either a possible show home or pet home... either is fine... can be neutered as this time he is not.. if interested please contact me and I will give you the breeders information... he can be neutered, but should be placed with a female. Please contact me if interested and I will give you the breeders information. He is from a responsible breeder that I have known for years. Contact me for information you can find my email on my website, link below. Breeder would prefer a West coast placement, but not required if a good match. He is health tested and clear for Fanconi and PRA... well bred boy... just didn't work in the placement with other Basenjis, male/females in the home. This is the reason he needs to be with a female...
Are there any basenji jungle gyms or obstacle courses anyone can recommend for a backyard? We have good space and want to put something cool out there for them to play in.
So we adopted a 2 year old basenji several months ago. This is our second dog, our first we had as a puppy and is the nicest sweetest dog ever. He is red and our newly adopted dog is a tri.
Our adopted B definitely is different than our first dog. She is much more active constantly pacing.. overall she is a good dog but she has some mean moments I'm worried about.
When she is tired or sleeping you almost can't touch her cause wakes up growling and sometimes will lunge. She also gets territorial and growls lunges at are first dog.. This is only at times though, they mostly are fine together.
I know the previous owners used a shock collar and that leash that goes over their mouth.. not sure if this messed her up..
Any suggestions on how we can get her to stop being mean?
First time basenji owner here and I feel foolish for asking this question, but I haven't been able to find anything definitive. I was told that my puppy was mahogany but everything I have read about the breed says they are rare and almost no color pictures of them even exist, which leads to my question: what color is my basenji? Any help is appreciated.
Long story. I'll try to make it short. Never been able breath freely through my nose. Dad has the same issue. He was diagnosed with a deviated septum, so they cracked his nose (broke it) to free things up. Anesthesia, surgery room and all that. I booked an appointment a few years back to see if I had a similar issue. Doc said "Yeah, I can see some deviation, but not enough to warrant any correction, plus you've been living with for so long it's probably fine." Thanks for nuthin'. So I go about my life.
Last week I'm riding the couch watching nothing important on the tube and Logan sees something in the backyard. Within a nanosecond and without any warning whatsoever he leaps across and over top of me to clear the top of couch which is the shortest fastest way to the back door. I don't know what, maybe his rear knee cracks me right on the left side of my nose. And I mean HARD. It hurt like holy hell. The kind of hurt where it hurts so bad that you can't even say the seven words that you aren't allowed to say on TV. Well... at least back in the days when you couldn't say them. 😆 Eyes watering. It hurt really bad. No, I didn't beat him. Never even acknowledged it with him. It was an accident. Stuff happens. Plus, I NEVER strike my dogs. Ever.
But OMG it hurt. Bad. My nose was sore for the next three maybe four days. At first I thought he broke it, but it never bruised so I just decided to wait and see.
So the net result is... he cracked something in there. But I CAN BREATH AGAIN! My Basenji is a doctor! 👊 😅 👍
Introducing Safi, my 16 week old pup.
Thanks to Sally for introducing me to Rosita last year and though that didn't work out I did get a pup a year later.
So far no allergic reaction for me, which is great though I'm getting to grips with the breed and their traits.
I'm glad I found this forum and I look forward to getting help and advice here!
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My B is one and a half year old now, and have been housebroken for well over a year.
She sleeps in her crate in the living room, while we leave the door open to the bedroom.
During weekends, we usually pick her up in the morning and allow her to sleep a few more hours together with us in the bedroom. Lately, we have even picked her up at night if she has cried in her crate, whereas we have discovered in the past few weeks that she has actually peed in her crate before crying.
In order to correct this behavior, I went back to scratch regarding crate training and slept a few nights on a mattress besides her crate. The first night she peed, and I was able to clap my hands and firmly tell her no.
The next night, and a few nights after this she began sleeping through the night again without peeing her crate.
So, I started sleeping in the bedroom again with great success as she continued to sleep through the night and be dry.
However, over the past two nights she has started peeing in her crate again. Where I have removed and replaced her blankets before putting her in the crate again.
I am considering sleeping next to her again, however, I'm afraid she will make a connection that if she pees, I will join her in the living room.
Any recommendations on dealing with this?
PS. I have cleaned both her crate and blankets with a dog urine killing liquid.
Our beautiful Basenji boy is testing our patience these days and it seems to have happened overnight! He is castrated and is 17 months old. Whenever I read about fear periods and sudden "adolescence-driven" behavioural changes it always seems to say around the 7 month mark, and for sure we noticed some changes and challenges around then but nothing like this.
It is like suddenly nobody is "home" up there in his brain, mostly outside. He has been tricky to train on leash but we were finally getting somewhere and he was doing so well (after months and months of training), and then bam one day he's just forgotten it and is either getting zoomies outside and pulling in a thousand directions, or you just cannot get his attention and he is staring into space. He seems to have suddenly forgotten a lot of things.
He has a clean bill of health (recently checked for other reasons) and is his usual self inside the house - aside from just seeming a bit on edge / stressed and not settling down as easily as before.
It feels like he has suddenly taken ten steps back in his training. We have simplified his training for now, taken everything back to basics and trying to make it fun but it's not clicking. Walking him is a nightmare these days - even on a long lead for a decompression walk because he will just sprint constantly, pull, dig and eat random things on the ground. Just generally act crazy. He wasn't like this a couple weeks ago!
Any tips to get him through whatever period he is going through? Anyone experienced the same at this age?
So, what is the problem?
The problem is that the AKC/CKC register litters (as long as the sire/dam are both registered) regardless of the animals health.
How can we fix it?
Fussing about it isn't going work. But, if the AKC/CKC required certified health records for each pup at registration, then breeders would automatically be held responsible for taking care of their dogs. It goes hand in hand. It would force less credible breeders to take time to learn how to improve their breeding program, skills, and decisions.
But how do we make it happen?
Let's discuss it.
Let's figure out who we should be talking to.
Let's decide on the best way to approach them.
Let's get everyone who breeds and everyone who owns a pure-bred animal to support our efforts.
Note: No matter what we do, there are still going to be breeders who fake documents, breed for money, treat their dogs badly, lie, cheat, steal and scam potential owners. We aren't going to solve the world's problems. But we might be able to make sure that all breeders are held more accountable.
It’s been several months, multiple anti-parasite medications (metronidazole, tolysin powder) anti-diarrhea medication (pectin), supplements, pro-biotic (probios) and nothing is helping. Kiya is eating well and drinking, but not absorbing food and lost a lot weight at this point. Last time she had a bout like that, the vet just diagnosed with stomach inflammation from eating our daughters French toast. The latest poop panel did not find anything abnormal.
It all started with both Chance and Kiya refusing to eat the home cooked meals we were making from Dr. Harvey’s dehydrated
meal and ground turkey several months ago. Both ate the meals without an issue for over a year, with no GI issues. We tried feeding them chicken and rice for a bit and then ended up changing the dehydrated meal from oat based to just veggie based from the same Dr. Harvey manufacturer and moving to ground beef. Both started eating it, and Chance who is a picky eater loves the new combo without any GI issues, but Kiya never recovered.
There is a slight improvement from a month ago, where she would have explosive diarrhea in the house multiple times a day, now she can hold through the day and night, but every morning it’s a runny mess. I’m getting a new vet, but wondering if a particular bland protocol exists other than chicken and rice (a couple of days of that don’t seem to firm things up) to get her back to absorbing the food she is eating and gain back some weight. At this rate, while she is active and does not show any signs of illness other than significant weight loss, she is not going to be able to go on without absorbing food for too long.
My daughter has rescued a basenji who was bred by Richard Hanna of Yucaipa. All of his dogs were kept in deplorable conditions. When he died, animal services picked up 4 basenjis from his residences. The adult male my daughter adopted had a chain imbedded in his neck, hereditary mange and is malnourished and severely depressed. I saw on this forum that another member has posted about buying one of his basenjis. We have been in contact with several other owners who purchased from this same breeder and it seems all of his basenjis have some health issues. I’m posting in hopes of finding some of this breeders pups owners so we can try to help these poor pups by sharing any info and medical advice that might help them to thrive. Thank you for taking the time to read this post 🐶💙
My 12-month B is potty trained and knows to go through the doggy door onto the balcony to pee. However this morning, he was playing with my rug and I firmly said no a couple of times for him to stop.
He proceeds to walk away and as I turn my back, he pees on my rug!
The doggy door was just 1 metre away! But also he usually waits for his morning walk to pee.
Are teenage pups vengeful? He's been very difficult lately!
"Re-homing Mahogany Basenji Female Puppy - $4,000"
🚩Not my post and I didn't make contact; the color, price and age seemed like red flags; be cautious.
I am now 6 months old and today I passed my S.T.A.R Puppy test with flying colors.
Although my hooman mom has been training me since day 1 to be a well behaved pup with basic actions such as sit, stay, lay down, I now have a little ribbon to reflect my hard work.
She also taught me how to ring the bell when I have to go outside since I don't bark and I have been doing good with my loose leash walking too.
And she thought I'd be a tough dog to train...
I'm curious and a little freaked out by my girl showing signs she's coming into heat again. She is 15 months old and came into heat last September at 8-9 months old (for a month). I was sorta planning on the month of September as being our cuddly doggy month - she was sooo mellow in heat and very cuddly. I'm looking for experiences to understand what to expect in the future. Is she a twice-a-year in heat Basenji? Is the cycle random?
Thanks for your help and experience!
I have an incredible Basenji and like most others on this forum - you will understand the challenges of figuring out who else can care for our basenji when we are away! Bailey is a 2yo tri male - playful, affectionate, smart, aloof, alert and not trusting of any strangers! He does not think he is a dog... you get it. Any ideas on what to look for when attempting to find a place to board him? We have been very lucky and had a pet sitter/family member come in our home but this summer our timing is not working out so need to find a place to board him for a week or figure out an alternative option. Would welcome any tips and ideas?! #ilovebasenjis #northshoreIL #lakecountyarea
Little Miss Roux is five days into her first heat and the diapers were a huge success! It seems she really doesn't mind wearing clothes at all; in fact, she'll move her head or lean into putting things on, as if she wants to wear them! So, I bought some washable panties to stick liners on for the sake of the environment, and the husband began insisting that she not walk around the house "topless" 😂 his exact words being, "It looks like we're running a titty bar in here!" which meant I bought some tops too.
Enjoy! I'll sporadically post outfits as her heat continues!
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