Hi there! I've been a longtime lurker of the forum, but now I can finally post my excitement with you all! My boyfriend of 6 years and I will be getting our first basenji pup in a short 4 weeks! We've spent hours upon hours looking at youtube videos, instagram photos, and vines of this special breed. I ordered the crate yesterday, and we're going to go visit the breeder and her pups on Saturday!
We're getting our pup from Marjani Basenji in Purcellville, VA - she is GREAT so far. The breeder has already let us know that we will have her help for life, and that we can always come to her with any training issues we're having, or even to board the dog if we need to leave for an extended period of time. She's also providing us with a martingale collar for our pup, which I've heard is the right choice for our B.
We've had dogs with our families over the years (Ryan and I are both in our mid-20s), including schnauzers, a lab, a beagle, a poodle, and a coton de tulear, but never a basenji! I've got pretty bad allergies, and so we chose this breed from many lists of "allergy friendly breeds." Our first encounter with the breeder was back in June, when we first found her and when to sit with her adult dogs to make sure my allergies could tolerate them. Julie (the breeder) is great with communication, and posts weekly photo updates of each pup on facebook so we can watch them grow!
We're so excited for the next 4 weeks to go by, and I'm looking forward to posting here when Loki (we've already decided on the name!) becomes a part of our lives!