Hello all! I'm very excited to have found a forum dedicated to this awesome breed! I am the proud parent of 2 9 1/2 week old Basenji pups. They are littermates, brother and sister. My best friend/roommate and I happened upon a Petland petstore on our lunch break. And wouldn't you know, we fell head over heels in love with the first cage of pups (see pic). I'd heard of Basenji's before, but I didn't know much about them. We did a little research and decided these cuties would be perfect. We decided to take them both (there was no way we could split them up!). After we'd had them home a couple of days, they started to have very runny poo's. I figured that the stress from coming home was to blame. That night, we started to see some blood mixed in and I freaked. We took them in to an emergency vet clinic and it turns out they had a nasty case of tapeworms. Now they are doing much better, and we're coming along slow but sure with housebreaking. The difficult part is getting them to stop eliminating inside their crates. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd really appreciate the help. Since they were in a cage at the store for God knows how long, and they are crated at night and when we're not home, they seem awfully comfortable pottying inside the crates. Sometimes, they'll even choose to go in there to eliminate when they're not locked in them. Thanks so much, and I really look forward to being apart of this forum!