Puppies take a lot of your time, and it really isn't fair to the pup unless you have that time to give. It's not good for any dog to spend too much time alone, especially locked in a crate. It can be disastrous for a pup. If you're home a lot, by all means get that special puppy, but if you spend much of your day away, an older dog might be the way to go. Of the five Basenjis I have owned, two I raised and three I adopted between the ages of eight months and three years. It was far easier to cope with already housebroken dogs and integrate them into our home. And down the road, if you do get a puppy, you will have a companion so the pup doesn't have to be alone.
annandael last edited by
Hello all. My name is Danielle and I am owned by 2 Basenjis and 1 Rough Collie.
I am still eagerly awaiting the homecoming of Basenji number 2, who is still living with his breeder while we try to find a home. I'll post pictures soon.
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