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Close my account

I think that it is not legal not to able to close an account. It’s a lawsuit against Facebook and google. If you are the owner of the site please CLOSE my account

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Let's talk about Basenjis!
Vet crisis

First thing is to have a look in her mouth. Is she teething, are the gums sore ? Then I would get the vet to define 'biting' - i.e. showing aggression or just puppy-nipping ?

Does she nip or bite you and other people she meets ? Or is it only the veterinary assistants ? In which case, how are they handling her they they shouldn't ?

We have to wait in the car too and it terrified me at first but my vets and the technicians are so used to Basenjis we have never had them go other than willingly.

I think you need to find out more about what she is doing and why she is doing it.

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Post pictures and videos of your Basenji.
Meet Bailey!

Such a handsome young man should most certainly be in the on-line Basenji pedigree database - along with his photo ! Do tell us his breeding - who are Mom and Dad and what is is birthday ? and then email me a photo for inclusion too.

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Introduce yourself and your Basenjis.
Kimi (Wakanda Legend Boshko)

And I am delighted to see that he is already in the on-line Basenji pedigree database - his breeder is very good at sending me her litter data ! You can send me a picture to add - email address is in the websites in my signature block. You can have hours of fun (while Kimi is asleep) tracing his ancestry.

Delighted to see also that both Mom and Dad have been tested for Fanconi and PRA and both are clear.

Welcome to the forum !

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Ask about intestinal, hip dysplasia, and other troubles…

@debbie It has been my experience that Fanconi b’s do much better when issues are identified early. There are multiple possibilities as to the source of anemia in a Fanconi b. It is important to address the cause. I’ve found some vets are too willing to just write it off as a “Fanconi” problem when it has often been something that could be addressed.

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

The Art of Basenjis in the Rain

I LOVE watching Sanji swim! Go SANJI! ️🥰

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Discuss the Basenji rescue in your area, resources, volunteer information, transport, rescue stories.
Basenji at Shelter in CT

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Why do they do that?
castrate or not

@alibobo said in castrate or not:

@zande I will look into the gentle leader thanks, I have been meaning to do that!

You'll wish you'd done it weeks ago ! Good luck !

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For general feeding and nutrition related messages and questions.

agree with @tanza - mine don't get ever get puppy food. They just get adult kibble ground fine to start with and then less and less so until it is normal.

But it IS important that they get an balanced diet for dogs and the right nutrition to promote healthy growth and development.

I would tend to try to give a normal puppy / dog diet and sprinkle the chicken on top with, perhaps, added veggies if he will take them, just to spice it up and make it more appetising. But I wouldn't cook chicken once a week - it might seem OK but even a scavenger will prefer fresh meat !

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Post details of lost and found dogs. Please remember to update when dogs are found.
How to Find a Lost Dog (not my basenji)

@elbrant thank you! I agree for sure!

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Post here tips on raising young Basenji.

Too heavy?

Yes, Zulu’s a puppy and will be 4 months on the 19th (the R&W). Teki is overweight. I actually have an appointment next week for a full thyroid panel. She just keeps putting on more weight despite our cutting down her food the last few months and limiting treats. We thought with her being so crazy active with the new puppy would help but so far not

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For discussion on breeding and breeders.
Basenji breeders in SoCal

One breeder from San Diego (Rancho Penasquitos) retired from their day jobs and moved to Texas; Bob & Terry Reed of Illusion Basenjis. Another San Diego breeder (Spring Valley) passed away almost 2 years ago; Doug Joy of Basenjis of Dune. Not all reputable breeders are visible on the BCOA website. Some don't want their kennels named because they do not breed very often. You should contact the breeder liaison via email for more breeders in California and other nearby states.

The local breed club for southern California is The South Coast Basenji Fanciers. They can help you find a local breeder. The quickest way to get in touch with them if through their Facebook page:

Northern California also has a breed club that you can contact, BCONC. Their Facebook page is:

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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.
Any Basenji's in Northern Virginia?

I have a 1 year old female B that would love to play. Haven’t seen any Bs in this area. I live close to NOVA so if you set up a date I’ll gladly bring her to a dog park!

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Share your memories of loved companions now gone.
our rescue who rescued us.....

My brother in law gave me a plaque that says:

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."

I am sorry for your loss.

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Post Basenjis for sale or a want ad.
Can't Find a Basenji

@jengosmonkey I get mostly comments that the boys are beautiful (which they both are !) followed by but what ARE they ?. Then exclamations about their speed.

Over here people are proud if they can actually recognise they are Basenjis, although they seldom pronounce it correctly. Their attributes are a closed book to most people.

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

Just saw this article - Popular flea collar reportedly linked to 1,700 pet deaths...

@jengosmonkey said in Just saw this article - Popular flea collar reportedly linked to 1,700 pet deaths...:

The subcommittee asked the company ... to issue full refunds to customers affected.

So, your dog/cat dies from the collar and Congress sets a price on that loss equivalent to the price of the collar? Which is what? $20-30 (USD)? Clearly, our Congressional members are not dog lovers!

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