Basenji in Dog Fancy magazine January 2012 issue
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  • Dog Fancy magazine is featuring the basenji on page 46 of their January 2012 issue. The photo on the title page shows a furryish basenji!!!!!!!!!! I have never seen a photo of a basenji with that kind of coat!!???

    Also, in the 'good to know' section, Julie Jones is quoted as saying in response to why the puppies are born in the winter, "The speculation is that puppies are born in cool weather because high heat might be too harsh for the newborns." But, in the Southern Hemisphere, isn't our winter their summer?!

    Just curious.

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  • In the Southern Hemisphere basenji puppies are born in June, their winter.

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  • @lvoss:

    In the Southern Hemisphere basenji puppies are born in June, their winter.

    I didn't know that! How very curious! It's amazing that they have switched around. What a fascinating breed! I just had Binti spayed, so I won't be encountering heat cycles anyway, but it is interesting. Thanks for the reply.

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  • @Holly:

    I didn't know that! How very curious! It's amazing that they have switched around. What a fascinating breed! I just had Binti spayed, so I won't be encountering heat cycles anyway, but it is interesting. Thanks for the reply.

    Most and many imported bitches from the Southern Hemisphere to the US have kept their southern cycles

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  • What is their cycle like in the congo.. the equator, cuts it in half..so there really is no winter… when does it happen there, and does it have more to do with rain versus dry seasons?

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  • @tanza:

    Most and many imported bitches from the Southern Hemisphere to the US have kept their southern cycles

    I guess that's why I see some summer puppies. And do Basenji's get a thicker coat in the winter time where it is really cold? Is that why the coat on the 'DogFancy' photo is longer and fuzzy? It looks as if all the hair on the dog is the same length of hair as what Binti has only on her tail.

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  • @Holly:

    And do Basenji's get a thicker coat in the winter time where it is really cold?

    They certainly do! My second girl spent eight years with me in northern Ontario. She definitely grew a thicker coat going into winter. Nature takes care of these things…..

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  • @Holly:

    Dog Fancy magazine is featuring the basenji on page 46 of their January 2012 issue.

    Hooray! I never buy that particular dog magazine, but I certainly will for this issue!

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    I hope Basenjis will not get overly popular because of this article! I have not seen it yet.

    Jennifer

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  • It's a very well-written article and I think it accurately describes the basenji's idiosyncrasies that we all know and love and that the average person would find frustrating. I think the take-home message for those who don't know basenjis is that they should educate themselves more before taking the "plunge".
    Personally, I was thrilled to see a b/w pictured. My only complaint is that the main cover dog wasn't a basenji!

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