So here goes nothing… maybe!
We adopted Bowpi off Craigslist in 2010 from a woman who had been at least her second owner. She came with no pedigree information, and I didn't think there was a way to follow up. We did get her Fanconi DNA tested in the meantime (clear), and she has become a very beloved member of our household.
Well a couple months ago, I was e-mailed out of the blue by the woman we'd gotten Bowpi from -- she was curious about how she was doing. I hadn't really intended to stay in touch because I think for a number of reasons Bowpi is clearly better off with us. Anyway, I sent her pictures and gave her a brief update, and because curiosity got the better of me, I asked if she could dig up any kennel background information.
It took her some time, but she did eventually respond that Bowpi came from a Houston, TX-based breeder. This was interesting to me because all this time, I had just vaguely assumed that Bowpi was from somewhere in California! Anyway, she could not recall a name at all, though she claimed that there were AKC champions on both sides (I know they all say that) and that AKC paperwork was never submitted.
I don't think I'm going to get any further info from her, but I thought I'd try asking around. Does anyone perhaps recall a Houston area litter from 2005? No DOB known. I know there are a lot of Basenji breeders in Texas... Anyway, Bowpi was supposedly born with bilateral hernias, taken care of when she was spayed. Her dewclaws were done, if that means anything.
Some pictures that may or may not help:
And if I never find out… well, that's that! I thought it was worth a shot though.