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Basenji sitter urgently needed

I found her when I saw her walking dogs down my street, shortly after we moved here, but there are a couple more in my area that advertise. Do an online search and you may turn up some, or ask at your veterinarian's office or local pet food store. Before I moved to my current location I had long time friends and neighbours who would help out in a pinch, and there was also a farm sitter who would deal with the dogs when she came to do the horses. I am guessing if you inquire you will find there are some in your area, and hopefully more than one so you can pick and choose.

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Hello everyone!

He's such a cutie! Glad to have you join the forum.

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Help needed! :)

We bought a puppy from a backyard breeder near Caldwell, He too was born 01/01/16 so they must be litter mates. The woman who sold him to us said she would send the papers, but never did. I can tell you the pups were well cared for and in excellent health. We met the parents and they were friendly and looked healthy. Our pup tested negative for Fanconi's. Our dog, Ben, is the greatest. He is trickster and a goof and can jump like goat.

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…
Dry skin and fur

The body odour would suggest to me there is something being ingested that his body doesn't approve of. I would change his diet to something grain free to start with and I would also talk to a vet who is experienced with Basenjis. Not just any vet. Find one who knows our breed and is prepared to research your problem relative to Basenjis

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

leash reactivity vs aggression

I would never use a harness...and I do not recommend its use for any pups that I place, especially on a young dog of any breed... it restricts their movement and can lead (IMO) to problems later on as they need to adjust their strides to compensate for restrictive front end movement... Especially for any dog that might be a show dog and a pet... (as my are).... Try a head harness that works like with horses...

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Looking for basenji

@tanza LOL, I meant I dont know If she wants a show dog, a dog for breeding...

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Why do they do that?
Shaking Off Like Wet

I think dogs do this for various reasons. Depending on context, it can be "whew, glad that's over!" to "well, that was fun, what's next?". At any rate, not unusual, IMO.

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.
Brown rice versus White rice

@elbrant said in Brown rice versus White rice:

@redial said in Brown rice versus White rice:

Instead of rice, try barley.

hmmm.... I don't usually have barley in the pantry, but I'll give it a go.

Quick follow up: I made barley for the first time tonight... well, technically I made a Homemade Vegetable Barley Soup. The entire family chowed down and then doodle passed out for the night. I'm sure we will have Barley again (and I'm not just saying that because there's easily 4 servings left).

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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 Hampshire Mata Hauri

@brindledogs Did you get your pick of the pup yet?

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
Looking for a breeder in Ontario/Quebec or Eastern USA

@rocky1 said in Looking for a breeder in Ontario/Quebec or Eastern USA:

I'm in NE Ohio.
I have pups right no

Hi Rocky1,

I attempted to email you but it wouldn't send through. Are you able to email me at or send me a text at 416-722-4544 if you have Canadian calling/texting included?

Thank you!


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For exchanging tips and general information on showing Basenjis in the conformation ring.
Use this forum for upcoming Basenji meetups, events, bashes, day at the park.
Basenji National event in Arizona

@shermanfive said in Basenji National event in Arizona:

I am looking at attending the event being held in Tuscon Arizona Nov 2019.
As a soon to be Basenji owner is this an event for observers ? Is there a cost? If I can only attend 2 days what are the "must see" events

What day is the November event exactly? To be honest, it looks very well.

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
Remembering Toby

Having just lost my basenji boy to cars my heart goes out to you.

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Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
Looking for a Besenji pup in Europe DE

The Basenji Klub Deutschland has a website - otherwise, email me privately for some addresses. You could be too late for this season's crop though you can get on a list for next winter.

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

New 5th Edition of the stuff Basenjis from TotalBasenji

All good...thanks

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