• Hello everyone, I'm Jeff. I currently do not own a Basenji but will be the proud owner of a female real soon. Thanks for welcoming. I hope to find some helpful info on these forums.


  • Welcome, Jeff! A year ago I was in the same situation as you - knowing I would be getting a basenji within a year. I joined the forum in February and have been learning ever since. Now I have a wonderful teacher - my own basenji boy. All I can say is learn, learn, learn and really determine if this breed will fit into your lifestyle.

    The best thing I ever did was to go to dog shows and meet various breeders. I concentrated on talking to those who were listed on the Basenji Club of America web site. It wasn't long before I found the breeders I knew would provide me with a puppy that would have a great temperment and that I would be proud to own (but maybe I think basenjis own us) :).

    Also, knowing about the parentage of your prospective dog is a must. The parent dogs need to have been Fanconi tested. If you do a search on Fanconi in the search area of this website, you will find tons of information.

    Remember, there are also a number of wonderful dogs that you can get through BRAT (Basenji Rescue and Transport).


  • @wallyblue:

    Hello everyone, I'm Jeff. I currently do not own a Basenji but will be the proud owner of a female real soon. Thanks for welcoming. I hope to find some helpful info on these forums.

    Welcome Jeff…. who are you getting your girl from? Many of us are related here by our Basenjis!


  • Welcome to the forum, Jeff.


  • Welcome! Pull up a crate and stay a while!


  • Welcome, hope to learn more about you and the b your going to get.


  • Welcome to the forum


  • Welcome 🙂

  • Houston

    Welcome, nice to have you onboard.:)


  • Welcome, Jeff! Lots of good information on this forum! Good luck with your new Basenji!!!!

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