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Flying with a Basenji
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I saw a post previously, so doing a little research here - what is it like to fly with a Basenji? I am a prospective parent that would be flying from San Francisco to Memphis, TN twice monthly - one layover (thinking 3.5 hr flight and 1hr flight). Does anyone fly regularly with their Basenji? Service animal, so I would assume he/she would be in the cabin with me.

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
Basenji Treats (training)
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@DebraDownSouth Well, I'm sure your dogs love it!

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Meet Chaga!

@elbrant

No jet lag..one poster said also tribe, response wasn't hunt truffles, basenji hunt Chaga, it was hunt " the" Chaga. The op didn't disagree with my interpretation, another defended it as taste,, which wouldn't be an issue if the indication was mushrooms.

But considering the massive insertions into my comments by kindle the last months, I should not have locked on it. Posts deleted. Thanks. Giving benefit of doubt should always take priority....or ask for clarification.

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Hopeful Basenji Owner!
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@tanza yes, really. Thanks, but i already go outside with my dogs every single time they go out, wet or dry.
He's kept near me at all times in the home so he can be closely monitored and corrected. Yet he still goes potty right in front of me in the house,and holds it outside.
I have a behaviorist, I've talked to tons of basenji breeders that have worked with the breed for decades. And I've gotten no where. The only method i have not tried is matching him. With him it would be a lot more than a one time fix and i don't think that's a healthy long term solution.
The begging is more than just that, he will bite my kids trying to steal their food from them. Mind you, He is not food aggressive when it comes to his food. He is only aggressive when it comes to trying to steal from us. He is told no, i stand up, i make him move away from the table and sit on his bed. Within seconds of me sitting back down he is back again. And repeat.
No dogs are allowed on the couch in this house (unless invited) to put healthy boundaries in place. Guess which dog has to be pulled down from the couch non stop every day. Lol
Again, behaviorist, constant training, i work from home and my day is pretty much focused on him, and every day is a battle, with extremely slow improvements over time. He is not my first dog, he is not my only dog, and he is the only dog that exhibits these behaviors.
Which, according to his breeder is only because he is a dominant male... Less than ideal breeding could also be a factor.

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Thoughts on Spaying

@gigi
See, we're adults! We found an agreed upon thing, for I an crankyi am too tired to ight, but I recall that giving less than a full dose may not be legal if the dog bites

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

Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Why do they do that?
Major behavior change after 10 years!! Help!
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@rocky1 I'm so very sorry for your loss. They become such a part of our souls. I've already had a few tears over just the thought of what it will be like without him.

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
Feeding Homemade Food
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Sounds good. We feed lamb ribs for chews (when in season) - soft enough but still good for the teeth. Any non-weight bearing bones are good. We get ours at a butcher shop, sometimes for free. Otherwise we find stuff in specialised (web)shops: camel hide, kangaroo, tendons, trachea, dried lung. There's a lot of stuff out there.

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

Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

For discussion on breeding and breeders.
When to consider breeding?

In the days when I ran five nubile lovelies with three entire males (the boys were banished to a kennel in the orchard during the season season) the girls definitely showed a preference for a particular male - even if they were being taken outside the home pack for a husband. The boys would have shown no such discrimination, had I let them ! Living with a reasonably large (8) free roaming pack was extremely interesting in many ways. Adjoining our garden lived a succession of Black Labradors. The boys would come and tell me when they were in season, but they really weren't interested in another breed. And in all the years I've had Basenjis, I've never had any visiting firemen. The myriad dogs in the village and on surrounding farms never showed the slightest interest in the Basenjis. OK we cut the hedges in half and put independently supported pig-netting before letting the hedges to grow back and short of a gate being left open, any would-be visitors wouldn't have had access. But we have frontage on to two roads and nary a sniff at the gate from passing pooches.
Going back to the original villages, it was my understanding that the village kept a pack of dogs in kind of communal ownership. I am wondering where potential mates would come from if not within the village pack. Cos I kind of doubt there would have been any kind of reciprocal exchange arrangement with other centres of habitation.
Over time I have translated loads of articles on this topic. I need to dig them out and re-read them.

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

Some judges are might not be happy about it but missing a toenail is not at all something a dog should be not placed for. If it comes down to “I like both dogs and have to pick” it could be a deciding factor. No dog is perfect!

Like Pat said, the basenji standard has no DQs.

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Use this forum for upcoming Basenji meetups, events, bashes, day at the park.
North London, England
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Are there any other Basenjis in North London? Our dog has never met another Basenji since he was 3 months old. He is now 5. Please let me know if there are any others around! Would love to meet up.

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
dreaming of a Basenji girl... (ILM)

@tanza
First, I responded to the first post and missed the rest of this. So ignore rescue suggestion.

And absolutely responsible breeders decide who gets what puppy!

Yes, there have been some studies linking temperament in mammals to colors. But the issue was more related to the " popular stud" syndrome than a genetic tie between color and temperament.

Second thought is Shirley disagreeing about being handled in the show ring equaling good temperament. Having personally met a few Lhasa Apsos and talked to a few Westminster competitor breeders, there are some utterly nasty ones who like the ring and tolerate handling. Also, there was a Rottweiler champion who was so human aggressive out of the ring he was legendary.

But obviously breeders want a solid temperament. In today's world with the internet, bad temperaments will sink your reputation.

On culling, in farm animals it often meant kill. In Germany, the club dog wardens used to require large litters to be culled. They stopped a long time ago, but GSD and Rottie people still talk about it. But in dog breeding, it's generally remove from the breeding pool. Though a lot of Bulldog breeders euthanize pups with cleft palates. I guess I do not want to pretend culling never means killing.

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Dog Flu Is Spreading — Here's What You Need To Know To Keep Your Pup Safe

@yodelma
That's the point exactly...it gives exposure to people who may not read professional sources. Sadly today, there's few nonscientific sites that don't participate in
sensationalism.

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