Thanks guys for responding. All good points. My only wish is that someone who does know the Basenji breed does buy them. Yes, it's a nice wish that maybe if people would stop buying from pet stores then the mass maket puppy mills would find it hard to make a buck. I just want to stop the hemoraging now>> that is a brother and sister who need a good home. It's funny because those that brought up the fact that alot of ppl go to these stores looking for a paticular dog are not really prepared. As I stood there talking to one of the employees I couldn't help but notice hardly anyone was looking at the Basenjis. During that 20mins. of me examining the pupps only two ppl new the breed and kinda had and idea of there traits : (
The concensus on this post says (no) to buying them, $800 a piece, but they are the breed that we so much want to protect.
So it's do we not buy so we teach someone a lesson or do we buy so we can teach this brother and sister that we know there capabilities and love the breed, and to protect them from noobs to the breed… Again something was mentioned about a vicious cycle, well I suppose if their life finds them in a BRAT adoption home some day then so be it but wouldn't be nice if they could find that home and care now not another 3-6yrs. form now? Again my wish is to stop sweating the small stuff now and get them into a positive environment before anymore psycho or mental damage can occure.
This is the time I wish I could win the lottery : )