My puppy is born!

Congratulations 🙂

What an adorable horde of little peanuts! I am looking forward to lots of puppy pictures from you 😃

Yes! Sweet little peanuts! I'm very excited for you - I was in your position last year, waiting for my darling Kipawa. Keep yourself busy, stock up on toys, food, training books (for you).

Nate, is this your first basenji? If so, you are going to have soooo much fun!

So exciting. Such lovely babies.

She has been in labor since 9 am in the morning, and it is 4:30 pm.

I know, all, how crazy big was this litter?! Kyle and Steve just kept saying, "But wait, there's more!" haha.

Fran, yes, this is my first Basenji, so I'm super excited. I've been enamored with the breed for a long time, but I finally made the decision to look for a puppy in October/November… it's been a lot of reading, researching, asking questions, going to dog shows, etc. but I'm so excited! These 10 weeks will end up flying by, I'm sure, then my baby and best furry friend gets to come home!

=Nate

@natertots:

I know, all, how crazy big was this litter?! Kyle and Steve just kept saying, "But wait, there's more!" haha.

Fran, yes, this is my first Basenji, so I'm super excited. I've been enamored with the breed for a long time, but I finally made the decision to look for a puppy in October/November… it's been a lot of reading, researching, asking questions, going to dog shows, etc. but I'm so excited! These 10 weeks will end up flying by, I'm sure, then my baby and best furry friend gets to come home!

=Nate

I am smiling for you right now! Beautiful memories of the first few hours. Your little one will be exploring everything, lots of excitement, and then passing out because of needing a nap! Nate, are you getting a male or female? Not that it matters…. basenji love is basenji love. 🙂

After researching and listening to opinions on here/speaking with Kyle and Steve, I decided I want a male. Right now my preference is for a brindle male (though there's only one in this litter… but hopefully it's my boy!), but I'd be interested in a black and white as well (as there are no reds in this litter either). They are expecting a second litter next week, so it's possible that my pup could come from that litter as well... it's just going to depend on pick of the litter, etc. It's got me on edge now, but I know in a few weeks a decision will be made, so we'll see! Eeeeee... so excited 😛

=Nate

The right puppy is worth waiting for. I prefer boys too. Do you plan to show your puppy? If so, we may see you at some of the shows as we show in that area at the larger events.

I'm a boy lover too. 🙂 Kipawa was quite strong with his siblings, and Kevin and Therese thought one of the girls might be a better match for us as first time basenji owners. However, Kipawa picked us - jumped up on me, tucked his head under my hair and let out a big sigh. 🙂 I shall never forget that moment.

@Fran… aw 🙂 Yeah, I can't wait to experience being dogpiled by the whole litter 🙂

@Lisa; I don't plan on showing, but I'm sure my pup and I will visit shows often. I like the environment and the certian level of "Crazy" that I get to behold at dog shows, but I don't have the time to finish a dog, so I'd be doing the pup a dishonor by even attempting to get him show-ready. Kyle and Steve have remarked that they're going to make a handler out of me, though... so who knows! lol

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