Do you live in the States? There is a new Facebook group called Basenji (North America). I went to You Tube and saw your precious pups. How cute are they! 3 1/2 you are going to have lots of fun with them! Wish mine were young like that again. But mine don't get into trouble so much anymore............except for T, as he's only 8 and will still mess with you, given the chance.
Just make sure they are not too big. Are your photos on line or on your computer? If they are on your computer then you just click on the icon second from the left at the top of the compose window and you should be able to browse to find the picture you want. If it's too big most photo programs will allow you to downsize them. There are also free apps on line to help you resize photos.
It is important to know the health of the pup and/or their sire/dam
Well said ! It may not seem important now - you can say you will never show or need to register your Basenji - but in a few year's time you may find you wish you had known the health test results of the parents.
By constant checking and careful breeding, many lines have obviated the most devastating scourges, but they are still around.
Better to know for sure if your puppy is tested and imperative to make certain his or her parents were.
I have to laugh at this and while I understand that some want to limit where their pup goes... I will tell you a story about my C-Me... when we brought her home (plane ride from Ohio to California in cabin (sherpa bag) and we brought her into the house... she immediately (at 11wks) climbed on a chair and kitchen table and immediately sat there as if to say "I can if I want!. My first Tri did the same...
And I had to laugh at this!
Must be something about those CA basenjis - Jaadi was the first dog I ever met that jumped on the kitchen table. No running leap, just a jump!.
@daureen - I will also say that my C-Me picked me... note however that most all responsible breeders will pick the pup for the home.. this is why breeders want to know all about the home/family/lifestyle, we want them to be in their forever homes... that said there are exceptions.. in my case this was a puppy back from a breeding... I had the choice of the 5 bitches in the litter but from the moment that I went in the house, this was the pup that came to me and didn't want to leave. LOL... and in some cases there could be two that are about the same and would fit the family... then they have a choice. My C-Me was a great choice and while there were others in the litter that was maybe a bit nicer as a show puppy, but I could not turn away from this girl that picked me... She is a Dual Champion and whelped a wonderful litter... And she is a loving girl to all in the family
I have to agree that a Basenji as a first dog is going to be "challenging". They are happiest when they are with you, and they can be destructive when they aren't happy. Being alone 10 hours/day would be an undesirable lifestyle for this breed.
I outlined an exercise for you. Think about your answers to the questions. It will help you decide if you are ready for a dog. It's okay if you aren't ready "right now". You can get a dog in a few years, or when your schedule is better suited for it. The point is for you to form a conclusion on whether you are ready now, or not.
Imagine your typical day with your dog: Waking up to a (daily) 3 mile run with adequate time for toileting. Feeding your dog, providing a bit of one-on-one, and then heading off to work/classes. Return home, walk your dog, play wtih them a bit, and take them to your sports activities with you. Either setting up a safe place outside so your dog can watch, or allowing them to engage with you (depending on the sport). Returning home, toileting, some one-on-one exercise (walk, run, training, play, etc.), hanging out together while you (do homework, play video games, text friends, eat dinner, do laundry, etc.), some one-on-one time, and sleeping.
Is this something you can do - every day - no matter what?
Is your heart set on a puppy? (Puppies need a different schedule.)
Would you would consider adopting an adult dog instead?
What is it about a Basenji that made you pick this dog breed?
What about the time for a job so you can afford a dog (food, treats, shots, medical care, etc.)?
The answers are for you, not for me. Just be honest with yourself. I'm an adult and I waited five (5) years before I brought home my Basenji.