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starting jogging

@mshilo said in starting jogging:

@debradownsouth as a born Israeli, I protest and don’t agree to this conclusive definition. At least you are far away from your very brilliant, smart, educated so-called president. Don’t fly to any Arab country. You may be forced to stay outside of USA. What you know? You may need to live beside those parks.<<

Btw, I am officially Israeli. This isn't a political board; not sure why you went on about things but I'll stick with the dog topic. The streets are filthy.

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flying Basenji

Soit may be with luggage, but pressurized abd climate control. It did worry me that it could drop ti 41C, but that's rare.

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Hey guys .. uk

They don't all share the bed. A nice comfy bed next to yours might do.

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Happy Sunday everyone. My name is Angie and my basenji's name is Rebel.

Agreeing ... we'll celebrate and enjoy Rebel, nevermind the breeder. Once here, Rebel is family.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Fanconi vs Renal Failure?

@joeyq That is really good news! Hopefully the twitching will also decrease. It is never easy. We all just try to make them as comfortable and loved as possible.

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

~~choo choo!~~ chew chew!

My dog enjoys yak milk bones, split elk antlers that expose the marrow and Lamb ears (much easier to digest than beef rawhide). Bully sticks made my dogs vomit. Nylabones kinda creep me out because I don’t want them ingesting plastic.

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
I’m not patient!

She put her search for a golden on hold and now has a beautiful basenji girl. I totally agree with you than not every person is a good fit for the dog and they need to think about the dogs needs first. I just have not had positive experiences with rescuses.

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Why do they do that?
Puppy issues

@nick4 said in Puppy issues:


He is extremely cute! Glad he is doing better.

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
Raw vs Kibble vs Human Grade Food

Looks like you could use some organ meat. You can deliver a lot of calcium by grinding up your cooked egg shells into a powder and spreading some on your food. A commercial raw brand I like is Stella & Chewy. I like their ingredient list and their dehydrated raw patties are convenient.

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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.

New Puppy Advice

@Destiny-Galimore - Glad to hear that you will do the DNA test, sooner the better for your peace of mind. These two tests are 65.00 each, well worth the price. And you just order the test and since it is a cheek swab you do it yourself and then just send it back. On the OFA homepage ( there is a link "order OFA DNA tests". Then select Fanconi Syndrome and Basenji PRA. Good luck and I hope that your boy is at worst a Carrier. A Carrier will never get Fanconi or go blind from DNA.

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
Basenji breeder in PA or surrounding states

@b5004ever - Black muzzle is not uncommon in Basenjis, it is referred to as "masking". It fades as the pup ages. Usually found in bloodlines that carry the "Tri" gene. That said, look closely at the heads on those dogs. Compare to the heads found on the illustrated standard at ( There are some unanswered questions if a sire was used that was known to come from a person in the West that crossed Basenjis with Fox Terriers

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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

There is a group in Facebook called "London Basenjis" and has 27 members, hopefully you will find some Basenjis friends there. All the best.

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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)

Testing image link...

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

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

@yodelma Yes, the information about the flu coming in from imported dogs was alarming. What struck me was that the dogs (in question) were properly vetted and quarantined - and they still missed it. Perhaps the receiving vets weren't informed from the sending vets (beware: potential flu carriers)...

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