Salutations from SF!
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    Hi all!
    I joined last year but never formally introduced Zorro and myself! I've just been stalking you all from afar ;)
    We live in beautiful San Francisco and enjoy all the different types of parks out here and in the East Bay and Marin. We've met many basenjis in the past couple years here and it's always such a pleasant surprise to run into more along our travels.
    Zorro is from Pat Cembura (Arubmec) and is the offspring of CH Jasiri-Sukari HR Pup N'Stuff (sire) and CH Arubmec's Final Mission JC (dam). He is not a show dog although I'm sure he would have been stellar at it. He is such a sweet, loving boy who finds delight in chasing squirrels, sunbathing, and destuffing toys. We are hoping to add another basenji to our humble abode and are looking to either adopt one from BRAT or wait another year for a pup. We are in no rush but we often dog sit my boyfriend's brother's dog and she and Z love playing together all day. I think he'd like a canine companion :)
    So, hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and happy new year!

    Best wishes,
    Perry and Zorro

    The pictures below are of Billie (a beautiful 11 month girl we might add to our home), Zorro in his kingdom of pillows, and Z after exploring in mud at Point Isabel in Richmond.
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  • Welcome to the forums! We are "neighbors" as we are in Pleasanton. I know Pat well and most all her dogs and love Mattie (Zorro's Mom!) If you go to this thread you can see our C-Me after taking a swim and getting rolled in the mud. Notice has the others are still clean!

    http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?9464-C-Mud&highlight=

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  • Welcome to the forum! I live right down on the Peninsula in Redwood City. Maybe we'll see you at the fort some time.

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    Hi Pat! Thanks for the warm welcome! We went to see Mattie yesterday! She is a real sweetie. Pat is trying to find Billie (the R&W girl in the photo above) a forever home and we might take her for a trial period next week to see how it goes. She's sooooo affectionate and baroos so much! We are a little unsure of how it will work out as I think Pat said she wanted to try breeding her next year or showing her and we are so new to the idea of "co-owning" a dog. We are not interested in becoming breeders but I'm not opposed to her being shown, bred, etc. I just don't know how that will work out if she is gone when in heat, at competitions, etc. Zorro is neutered so that's not a prob but we go to dog parks everyday and he is off leash most of the time. I guess these are all questions I should ask Pat but we fell in love with Billie yesterday and sooo want her to be a part of our family.
    Thanks,
    Perry
    P.S. I love your mud-pup pic! Zorro was NOT happy when I gave him a bath after that.

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  • First Basenji's

    Hi Perry and Zorro!

    We've met at the dog park before, but I think I run into your pup's brother more often. They are some CUTE tri's!

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  • Welcome to the forum! I live nowhere near you…hahaha Your B looks lovely and I hope it all works out for you on your adoption of Billie!

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  • @perryakramer:

    Hi Pat! Thanks for the warm welcome! We went to see Mattie yesterday! She is a real sweetie. Pat is trying to find Billie (the R&W girl in the photo above) a forever home and we might take her for a trial period next week to see how it goes. She's sooooo affectionate and baroos so much! We are a little unsure of how it will work out as I think Pat said she wanted to try breeding her next year or showing her and we are so new to the idea of "co-owning" a dog. We are not interested in becoming breeders but I'm not opposed to her being shown, bred, etc. I just don't know how that will work out if she is gone when in heat, at competitions, etc. Zorro is neutered so that's not a prob but we go to dog parks everyday and he is off leash most of the time. I guess these are all questions I should ask Pat but we fell in love with Billie yesterday and sooo want her to be a part of our family.
    Thanks,
    Perry
    P.S. I love your mud-pup pic! Zorro was NOT happy when I gave him a bath after that.

    I am pretty sure that I have met Billie, what is her registered name? I think that Pat had her at our BCONC puppy match and I was the judge. She was a cute little puppy. You should try coursing. Most all of Pat's Basenjis are good coursing dogs.

    The only think that is a bit hard with co-owning and then them being gone for shows, breeding or whelping, is when they are gone, your Zorro would be the "home alone" dog. So sometimes they miss their house mates. But of course always best to talk that over with Pat. When you talk to her, tell her I said HI!

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  • I co-own both of my B's with my breeder. I have only ever had to leave her at the breeders once, when she was bred and had puppies, then I picked her and other puppy up after that. It was hard to get used to at first but I knew it was coming and was prepared. I showed both of my B's to their championships though, so it would be a little different if she or someone else would be showing your dog. Dog showing can be very fun! Would you be interested in getting into it? I am sure the breeder would show you what to do and then you could show Billie and not be away from her so much?

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    Welcome from the UK so we haven't met!!! It's great to find that you have neighbours on the site I'm sure.

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  • Welcome :)

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    Hi Dan,
    Thanks for the welcome! We go to Fort Funston all the time! Usually see Ringo, a B&W boy there who yodels on command!

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    Hi there! Of course I remember your Bow-dogs. How are they? We just ran into Hobbes at Pt. Isabel the other week. Hope all is well!

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    @krunzer:

    I co-own both of my B's with my breeder. I have only ever had to leave her at the breeders once, when she was bred and had puppies, then I picked her and other puppy up after that. It was hard to get used to at first but I knew it was coming and was prepared. I showed both of my B's to their championships though, so it would be a little different if she or someone else would be showing your dog. Dog showing can be very fun! Would you be interested in getting into it? I am sure the breeder would show you what to do and then you could show Billie and not be away from her so much?

    I am not sure I'm prepared to show dogs :) I am a nurse and will work every other weekend. It might be too much for me but I am always willing to try something once! I am talking over our options with her breeder, and yes, I'm sure she would love to show me the ropes. We will wait a couple of weeks to take her home as she just came into "season" last night! I was perplexed that Zorro was humping her on Sunday because he is usually the one being dominated ;) I guess we now know why. Thanks for the warm welcome and advice!
    -Perry

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    @tanza:

    I am pretty sure that I have met Billie, what is her registered name? I think that Pat had her at our BCONC puppy match and I was the judge. She was a cute little puppy. You should try coursing. Most all of Pat's Basenjis are good coursing dogs.

    The only think that is a bit hard with co-owning and then them being gone for shows, breeding or whelping, is when they are gone, your Zorro would be the "home alone" dog. So sometimes they miss their house mates. But of course always best to talk that over with Pat. When you talk to her, tell her I said HI!

    I'm not sure what her registered name is? Something like Billie Jean? Her dad was Jackson (CH Arubmec's Hi-Jacked SC) and he sired 5 pups so they were the "Jackson Five." All her siblings are named after Michael Jackson songs.
    Coursing looks like so much fun! I know nothing about it but I'm sure Z would be excellent at it. He's fast and has a pretty high prey drive.
    I'm emailing with Pat, trying to figure out what will happen when we take her home and she wants to show her, etc. Maybe if she just finishes her championships then we will have for her spayed? Not really sure. How long does it take to finish a championship? I am so green behind the ears in coursing, showing, breeding, etc. so I hope it doesn't come off as being anything but curious!
    Thanks again for all your advice and information.
    -Perry

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  • @perryakramer:

    Hi Dan,
    Thanks for the welcome! We go to Fort Funston all the time! Usually see Ringo, a B&W boy there who yodels on command!

    That's funny, I had 2 Basenjis previous to Buddy and 1 was named Ringo. I took them both 2 the fort for many years.

    Here's some videos of Buddy at the fort speaking his mind.
    http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?12148-Buddy-speaks-his-mind-at-the-beach&highlight=

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  • I think that Black and White boy was co-bred by me and Pat F. I have a black boy named Ringo that lives in the city and I think he may yodel on command, I know he is talkative as is his sister who lives with me. He is half Avongara and out of my girl Rally. His niece Mila, a tri, also lives in the city. She was bred by Arlene.

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    @lvoss:

    I think that Black and White boy was co-bred by me and Pat F. I have a black boy named Ringo that lives in the city and I think he may yodel on command, I know he is talkative as is his sister who lives with me. He is half Avongara and out of my girl Rally. His niece Mila, a tri, also lives in the city. She was bred by Arlene.

    Yes! Now I remember his owner, Michael, mentioning your name Lisa. Ringo is super sweet and loves to show off his vocal skills. He is truly an exemplary basenji. We see him a couple times a week with his dog walker at Ft. Funston or with his owner in our neighborhood parks.
    We also know Mila very well. We met her and Martin a couple months ago. Mila is a lucky girl because he dotes over her and spoilers her too! She is skilled at teasing Zorro enough until he finally chases her, much to her delight.

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  • Michael and Martin are great owners! It is nice to hear that Ringo and Mila have such active social lives.

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  • @perryakramer:

    I'm not sure what her registered name is? Something like Billie Jean? Her dad was Jackson (CH Arubmec's Hi-Jacked SC) and he sired 5 pups so they were the "Jackson Five." All her siblings are named after Michael Jackson songs.
    Coursing looks like so much fun! I know nothing about it but I'm sure Z would be excellent at it. He's fast and has a pretty high prey drive.
    I'm emailing with Pat, trying to figure out what will happen when we take her home and she wants to show her, etc. Maybe if she just finishes her championships then we will have for her spayed? Not really sure. How long does it take to finish a championship? I am so green behind the ears in coursing, showing, breeding, etc. so I hope it doesn't come off as being anything but curious!
    Thanks again for all your advice and information.
    -Perry

    Yes, that is her registered name Arubmec's Billie Jean

    How long to finish depends on a few things, how good the dog is, how the entries are for points, etc. Some dogs finish quickly, some not so. My C-Me finished October 30th, 2 months shy of her 2nd birthday and I had to travel to So. California. She (as all show dogs do) started showing after she was 6 months old. Franie, is pointed towards her championship, but slow to mature so she only has a few points.

    They need 15 points, with at least 2 majors which is winning 3pts or more at a show. One problem we have right now around No. Cal is we do not have the entires to make majors (Reason that I traveled to the PNW and So. Cal). So it could take just a few shows, it could take quite a long time.

    You really should try coursing. In fact there will be coursing this Friday and Saturday in Hollister. The Basenji Club of No. California is having a Basenji Only Lure trial on March 10, 2012 in Gilroy and then the club will be hosting all breed trials end of March. There are other clubs also that will be having trials in Feb/March/April. Many of our trials are held in Hollister. You can check out details for Trials hosted by The Basenji Club of Northern California at www.norcalbasenjis.org

    Glad to hear about Ringo, he was a delightful pup!

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    Well, we have had Billie here for a week and have fallen in L.O.V.E. She is a doll. Uber sweet and affectionate and Zorro adores her. They snuggle like they were meant for each other! It's funny, a few months ago she was taken home by Zorro's brother's parents and they gave her back to Pat as they described her as "wild, hard to manage and…WILD!" She has not shown any of these signs and I take it that she knows she's found her forever home and her new best friend, Zorro. Just happy to have her!!!
    We also decided not to co-own and will not show her. One day we'd like to try lure coursing! Too bad we will be in Tahoe during the trial in March.
    Thanks again to everyone for their input and advise! I've put up some new photos on my profile of the two lovers.

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  • First Basenji's

    Hehe, I actually ran into Hobbes' mom about a week before they got Billie, then his dad about a week after they they returned her. He did mention that it was a little too crazy having two young Basenjis in the house.

    I feel very lucky to have such a mellow, "mature" Basenji. laugh But part of me definitely envies those of you who get to live with multiple B's! Someday, perhaps…

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