I'm joining this forum, so I could find out a bit more about Basenji.
I've started looking into dog companionship this year, (not actually true, I've always wanted a dog all my life, but with my hectic and busy lifestyle made dog ownership unfair especially to the dog).
I first started looking into breeds which are somewhat medium to large. I initially opted for a large breed, but ever since I asked the right questions and eventually decided that I need to look for something that's medium sized and hypoallergenic. Most of my family are allergic to pets, so I have to be accommodating.
After researching hypoallergenic dogs I'm partial to either Samoyed or Basenji.
Samoyed - I grew up with two samoyeds (Zara and Zerina) when I was younger, weren't mine, but I was around them all the time in my childhood, so I know all about samoyed. White hair everywhere!!! - but Basenji - I know nothing. So I'd appreciate if you could help me out…
I work 8 to 5 Mondays to Thursdays. Friday and weekends wouldn't be of any problem at all, I'd go for long walks. I have a 10 year old son, who's rather mature for his age.
So I really need to ask these following questions:
- can Basenji cope being left alone for a long time during the weekdays? (Probably not, but I have to ask)
- Would taking the dog to day-care at the kennels close-by to my workplace be sufficient/sensible?
- Someone suggested having two, so they could keep each other company? Is this sensible?
For reasons, which I'm pleased, (I loathe puppy-farming and I blame the greedy owners), there seem to be very little news on new Basenji puppies in UK, so I'd like to ask if there's a breeder I can talk to close-by. I live in Oxfordshire (Wantage).
4) What is the average asking price for Basenji?
Many thanks for taking time to read my post