Hi, first I would like to say what a great place this forum is. I have been lurking here for some time now and have learnt so much. But as regards tail trimming, we have a wonderful breed in the basenji, which in the most part has been designed by nature. So why do people feel the need to try to improve on this by altering things, to my mind if a basenji has a bushy tail then let it have bushy tail that the way it is supposed to be and I have heard that some people actually trim whiskers. Why?, our basenji are perfect the way nature made them , just my opinion, lol
Most times tails are done for the show ring, just to make the tails look neat and tidy… also a bushy tail in the ring hides a nice "rear"... and yes years ago it was very common for show Basenjis to have their whiskers trimmed but usually that is only done now by professional handlers, most of us do not trim whiskers any longer. Just do nails and tails!
Around home when not showing only do tails once in a while. Nails always once a week