Second basenji

Hi, I have a female basenji who will be 2 in Jan. was wondering if anyone had any input on getting another basenji? I am just wondering how she will react and if anyone has experience with this. sometimes I feel she is lonely and would like a companion to play with. Plus who can resist a new basenji puppy.

Basenjis are like potato chips, can't just have oneā€¦ šŸ™‚

Male puppy to be sure is the safest way to go, opposites usually work the best. There will be lots and lots of snarking bring in a puppy, but that is usually the older one "explaining" what is or is not acceptable..... And trust me, you can never fully explain the noises they make... only when you hear it for yourself. Most people think they are trying to kill the pup... but they are not doing anything different then Mom Basenji or other adults in the house would do. If you are close to your breeder, best to introduce your girl at the breeders home, netural territory....

You will find when you get home the first few hours are all fun and games, then your adult will look at you and say "Seriously? Isn't it time to this one to go home?" And be sure to fuss over the adult, they were there first and should be treated that way.

We got Lela as a puppy and about 6 months later her older sister Binti.
It worked and works very well - Binti of course needed time to adapt to the move (she was 1,5 years old at the time), but they get along great.

If my older one is crate trained do I let them share and get a bigger crate or keep them separate?

Keep them separate in their own crates. The older one may not want to put up with puppy play in a big crate. When crated mine are always separate unless they are at the kennel, then they are in the same pen because Becca is not fond of the kennel.

I agree, crate them next to each other, not togetherā€¦.

Make sure they are not wearing collars, pleaseā€¦.

@krunzer:

Keep them separate in their own crates. The older one may not want to put up with puppy play in a big crate. When crated mine are always separate unless they are at the kennel, then they are in the same pen because Becca is not fond of the kennel.

PS, basenjis don't like being woken up much, and one dog annoying another who wants to stay asleep might result in a fracas in a confined space; never a good thing.

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