Any Basenji Owners in Austin?
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    Hello!

    I would love to get a Basenji, but would be fun to get to know someone that already owns one :) I am currently in Europe, but moving to Texas. Hopefully I will find a breeder there :)

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    There are quite a few in the Austin area (including one of our pups in Round Rock!) We're about 2 1/2 hours from Austin in Montgomery.

    Terry

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    Hello Terry! Cool! I was actually checking out the Animal Defense Leauge in San Antonio, but you don't know of any experienced breeders you have used or your friends have been in contact with? How many Basenjis do you have? Are Basenjis good with children?

    -Ine

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  • When raised by a responsible breeder, Basenjis are good with children as long as the children are respectful of dogs. There is another breeder in Tx not too far from Austin, Adventureland Basenjis, Wanda Pooley. http://www.adventurelandbasenjis.com/

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    Thanks Tanza, i'll check it out! :)

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    Also: Mike Graves - Mardi Gras Basenjis
    Denise Vertrees - Briden Basenjis
    Cindy Griswold - Fly'n Hi Basenjis

    And in answer to your question, we have 10 Basenjis at this time, ranging in age from 10 months to almost 13 years.
    If you are interested in a rescue, please check with BRAT, Basenji Rescue and Transport!!

    Terry

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  • Find a good positive reinforcement puppy class, like clicker training and you will both have fun. All of mine have earned at least a rally novice obedience title and love the training. There are some things that you should not expect of a basenji such as being outside off lead. They are sighthounds and must be on a lead or in a fenced area at all times. The biggest issue with a house with children is that the children must understand the door can never be left open. My inlaws have a terrible habit of wanting to stand in the doorway and talk as people leave. I have to shoo them outside so the dogs do not try to dart outside given the opportunity. We have had ten basenjis since our son was two, he is now 27 and the basenjis raised him.

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