Hello, from Northern Michigan!

Hi, I'm ErinElisabeth, but offline, I'm Erin. I have one dog, of course he's a basenji, named Jack. Jack is a male brindle, and he was born on December 12th, 2010. I love him so much, and he is amazingly smart. We live in Northern Michigan, which right now, is a winter wonderland! My parents' first basenji was a red and white male, named Bo, like Mr. Bo Jangles (I have no idea who that is, by the way.) Their second was a female tricolor, named Silky. She dies when I was only five months old (sadly.) I lived my whole life without a dog, until just over a year ago. We got Jack on January 23rd, 2011. He was exactly six weeks old when we got him, so he was still really tiny and had puppy breath. Boy, has he grown! He is full grown now, and loves to pull my hair! If there is anything you want to say, go right on ahead!

Welcome

Wow 6 wks? That is really young to take a pup from their littermates and Mom…. Who did you get your pup from? Many of us are related by our Basenjis.

@tanza:

Welcome

Wow 6 wks? That is really young to take a pup from their littermates and Mom…. Who did you get your pup from? Many of us are related by our Basenjis.

I can't remember the breeder's name, but I know that the place is in Grand Haven, Michigan and is called Sundance Kennels. I also know that his mom's name is Ambur and his dad's name is Harley.

EDIT: I know that his mom is registered with the AKC, while his dad is registered with something else, I think the basenji club of America.

Welcome to the forum! What part of northern Michigan do you live in? We go to the UP often but I think you might be talking about lower Michigan.

@Nemo:

Welcome to the forum! What part of northern Michigan do you live in? We go to the UP often but I think you might be talking about lower Michigan.

Yeah, I'm talking about the lower pen. but the northern half of it. The two get mixed up quite a bit.

Hi and welcome 🙂

@ErinElisabeth:

I can't remember the breeder's name, but I know that the place is in Grand Haven, Michigan and is called Sundance Kennels. I also know that his mom's name is Ambur and his dad's name is Harley.

EDIT: I know that his mom is registered with the AKC, while his dad is registered with something else, I think the basenji club of America.

Basenji club of America doesn't have a registery "per say"…. so if not AKC then most likely with some other off registery. Have you had him DNA tested for fanconi? You should if you have not. You order the cheek swab test yourself. You can read about it at www.basenji.org and you order the test from www.offa.org

@tanza:

Basenji club of America doesn't have a registery "per say"…. so if not AKC then most likely with some other off registery. Have you had him DNA tested for fanconi? You should if you have not. You order the cheek swab test yourself. You can read about it at www.basenji.org and you order the test from www.offa.org

Yeah, I'm not sure about the dad… And yes, we had tested for fanconi awhile ago.

Welcome! Jack sounds like a well loved basenji boy!

If you tested with the old marker test, you should consider retesting with the new Direct test. There have been dogs whose results have changed with the new test. There is a price break being offered for the next 2 years for retests.

@lvoss:

If you tested with the old marker test, you should consider retesting with the new Direct test. There have been dogs whose results have changed with the new test. There is a price break being offered for the next 2 years for retests.

Okie dokey!

Welcome to you and Jack. I hope we'll have pictures soon.

@Patty:

Welcome to you and Jack. I hope we'll have pictures soon.

If it worked right, I posted some pictures of him!

Ohh he is a cutie pie.

@krunzer:

Ohh he is a cutie pie.

Thanks! I wish he were still so tiny!

Hi and welcome to you Erin, and to Jack. 🙂 You mentioned you had Jack tested some time ago for Fanconi. What results did you get with the old test?

I got our Red and White girl from Sundance Kennel in Gran Haven in Jan 2012. She is awesome.

@ErinElisabeth:

Yeah, I'm not sure about the dad… And yes, we had tested for fanconi awhile ago.

Hi I got a beautiful Red and White girl from Glenn at Sundance also. We also live in Michigan. How is your Jack doing?
My girl Kobi, is awesome. I did not meet Jack's mom when we picked up Kobi, but I met Black and White Harley, he was an
awesome Basenji. Thats your Jack's dad right?
Christine

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