Thank you - he'll be six months old on May 2, and I bought him from Lincolnshire. I researched dogs quite meticulously and decided I definitely didn't want a Basenji, then I met him - he looked at me, I looked at him. What can I say? We are getting on very well so far. He is mostly a typical Basenji - but when does the 'aloof' kick in and he stops behaving like velcro?
Welcome to the forum - what a cutie he is. the crate is different from any I've seen here. As to the "velcro" attribute - I think you'll find they will follow from room to room with you for a long time. Mine are 2 1/2 and 3, and they still do it, even when they appear to be sleeping soundly they get up and follow.
What a lovely B! Welcome to the family and glad to have you in the forum…we share lot's of ideas and experiences, there is always a lot to learn. My B follows me everywhere but I prefer that...that way she is less likely to cause any mischief! That of course is merely wishful thinking.
Hi Quizbasenji - welcome from another UK basenji owner.
re your comment about Trindles - that is simply not true. There have been very few brindles born in the UK at all - never mind trindles. sounds as though you bumped into an "instant Expert" who decided to make up a story! I agree colour alone should never be a reason to put down a pup, but i seriously doubt any uk breeder would consider such a thing even if a trindle was produced.
I met a couple of Basenji owners on Sunday at Badminton Horse Trials, and one was telling me, that as Trindles aren't recognised by the UKKC, a lot of them are culled! That's just Not Right.
FYI, many breeders use the term cull not for kill but remove from breeding program. So yeah if trindles aren't recognized, a breeder would spay/neuter and place in home as pet.
I'd be surprised if many kill them, though it used to be common in Germany. I was horrified to read that the breeding warden came to Rottie homes, inspected the litter, and made them kill the excess (they can have 10 to 14 pups not uncommonly) puppies. They did it in all breeds btw. They have finally forbidden killing them, they just limit how many the breeder can register in the studbook from each litter.