My name is Donna and I just joined the group. I hope it's acceptable to be a member, even though I don't own a basenji. I can tell you though, that I am definitely a wannabe owner. I've been interested in owning a basenji (or is it being owned by a basenji :)) since at least 1994. Things just didn't work out and I was married with 2 children and going to college at the time, so it just didn't happen. I actually became interested in basenjis after seeing a picture of a puppy on a dog magazine. I swear, it was love at first sight and I immediately began reading everything I could get my hands on, visited dog shows to see basenji's and talk to the owners and trainers and also visited a breeder a couple times, although I don't think they have their kennel anymore.
I currently have a soon to be 7 year old spoiled rotten chihuahua/dachshund mix. He's a very smart little daddy's boy, so attached to my husband and he was supposed to be my dog, but turned out he just loves my husband more. :o
Well, now I feel is the time for a basenji to join our family. I so want a basenji puppy and would love a red and white female. There are very few breeders in New York, only 2 that I know of and I'm not sure that puppies are available, but I'm currently trying to contact the breeders along with a few in Canada that may likely have puppies at the end of the year. If I have to wait, I'm sure it will be worth it, but I am very much looking forward to making a basenji part of my family. I just wanted to say hi and hope to one day be a member here with a basenji. You seem like a wonderful group of people.