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Israel IS my country. Get over it. And truth is neither rude nor polite. The streets here are filthy. How sad that you think that view means all of the country is poisoned for me. You are a very unhappy person to spew such nonsense.

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
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.

Basenji puppies can really be a handful for those who are unprepared for it. I think girls are generally better behaved than the boys. No surprise! All Basenjis are different, but as the mom of an 8 yr old blind male (bad breeder, he has PRA), our experience with Bongo (from 11 wks to about 18-24 mos.), was that he was a total sweetheart who had an appetite for secret destruction! This adorable little baby chewed holes in every single piece of furniture in our living room. AND we had a crate. He would do it when I was around but not looking at him! My husband had this v expensive sculpture and one day I came home to find Bongo up on a console table delicately biting and licking the most expensive thing in our house!

We had some trying times for sure. But he has taught our family so much. We all love him so much. Basenjis are aristocrats and they LOVE to be naughty. Give your new girl lots of exercise, use the crate, and teach her the rules. Even if she won’t always follow those rules, make sure she knows them. I think Basenjis are the most lovable creatures I’ve ever had the privilege to know.

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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!

@wizard - I haven't found or had problem with broken teeth with antlers, but for sure that were a problem years and years when I first used hoofs... and talk about sharp! Don't go walking around in the dark barefooted!

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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

Our Basenji has had diarrhea issues forever and we tried everything. Royal Canin Hydrolized Protein has done the trick. Highly recommend it. (For occasional diarrhea, canned pumpkin works well. Also probiotics.)

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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)

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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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