Hello from Baltimore
First Basenji's

I am new to the forum and a new basenji owner.
Kongo was born on 12/12/2012. He came to live with us In February. We are having soooo much fun with him. He is just the cutest thing ever. I am hooked!!!
I am looking forward to learning all the tricks of the Basenji world. I am a first time dog owner and I am very aware that during this training process I am going to need all the help I can get.
Karen

Welcome to the forum 🙂

hi Karen - a big welcome to you and Kongo. Such excitement! Basenjis are such wonderful dogs. 🙂 And what an incredible birthday date - amazing!

Please ask as many questions as you want. There are very knowledgeable breeders on this forum and also those who have lived with their companion basenjis for years. Tons of experience on this forum. May I ask if Kongo's breeders had the parent dogs tested for Fanconi Syndrome? There is now a DNA test available for it. I have sent away for Kipawa's, even though he will be either carrier or clear. It's huge peace of mind to know because you can then set up the correct health plan for your basenji.

Looking forward to hearing more from you and Kongo!

First Basenji's

Thank you both. Kongo's parents were DNA tested. Another funny thing about the birthday is that Kongo and his father share the 12/12 birthday.
I am sure I will be asking you plenty of questions along the way.
How much is the DNA testing if you don't mind me asking? Where did you send it?

@Kongo22:

Thank you both. Kongo's parents were DNA tested. Another funny thing about the birthday is that Kongo and his father share the 12/12 birthday.
I am sure I will be asking you plenty of questions along the way.
How much is the DNA testing if you don't mind me asking? Where did you send it?

Do you know if his Sire/Dam were DNA tested with the Linkage Test or the Direct Test? And information on the test can be found at www.offa.org
http://www.offa.org/dnatesting/fanconi.html

The test is 65.00, you order the cheek swab and then send it back to OFA.

Who did you get your Basenji Boy from? Many of us are related by our Basenjis

@Kipawa:

hi Karen - a big welcome to you and Kongo. Such excitement! Basenjis are such wonderful dogs. 🙂 And what an incredible birthday date - amazing!

For sure, welcome to me forum!
The only trouble with the amazing birthday date of 12/12/12 is that, um, it's in the future. Oh well.

My girls were born on 12/12 as well but in 2010. Welcome to the forum.

First Basenji's

Update. I started a multi-purpose facebook page. I wanted to post things about Kongo and also share happy/odd news. Hoping to find tons of Basenji owners. It would be great to find some in the area as well so that Kongo could have a B playmate. Check out our page
www.facebook.com/BaltimoreBasenji

Welcome to the Forum to you and Kongo.

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