I think that a basenji puppy and a two-year-old is a recipe for disaster for many reasons. Both require and crave lots of attention, neither one can be reasoned with, both will want to play with the same toy, both can be stubborn, and the list goes. It is far too much to expect a two-year-old to understand how to get along with any puppy, especially a basenji puppy. If your heart is set on a basenji puppy, then I think you should wait until your child is at least five or six years old.Children that age understand what you are saying about the puppy and you can explain to them why you are saying it. I agree with the person who suggested getting an older basenji or how about a puppy of another breed? t one time in my life I had a basenji and a mixed breed, and they got along beautifully.
You may love all the traits of this breed but I was suggest that you talk to owners and their experiences with the basenjis and young children. One cannot count on even the best breeders to give you the full story. Please don't get me wrong. I've had three basenjis and adored them all. I got the first one when my youngest daughter was seven. You don't have to wait that long but two years old is too young, imho. Good luck.
Basenji Wanted - Missouri
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I have had one of my Basenji family members stolen. My 8 year female Babe. I have done everything humanly possible in the hopes of getting her back and still continue all efforts. But my beautiful Basenji boy Harry is lonesome and I need to consider finding him a buddy while we hope and pray his sister comes home to us.
I am hoping to find someone with pups this year, fanconi free, that maybe didn't sell all of them and are down to the last couple and would make a deal to a home that has had nothing but Basenji's for over 20 years. They have an acre fenced yard with a pet door into the house and they sleep in our bed under the top cover. Have toys all over the house and they are our entertainment…the Basenji 500 is our favorite!!! Can't have one of those without the 2nd dog because we humans are just not fast enough for Harry.
Please help me locate a pup if it is possible.
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One of the breeders at the Sedalia Missouri dog show today told me she has a female puppy with a bite that is off that she will place for a spay only. If you are interested contact me and I will give you their contact info, they are from KS.
If you get this basenji, please share photos and info with us on how it going.