Not new to the forums, but never made an official introduction so I've decided that since the new baby has arrived might as well!
I became interested in basenjis back in 2010; I was never much of a dog person, loved cats, and had been around 'male' retrievers my whole life. I thought all dogs were about the same - jumped on people, slobbery, shed a lot, ran off, pulled while on a leash, stinky… I would care for my parent's dogs like family, but the bond between man and dog that I had heard about never really formed.
I came back from a lot of traveling in 2010 and came to the conclusion that I needed something more in my life. I took one of those 'dog breed match' quizzes. The match I got was a Schipperke. When I scrolled down I was introduced to the basenji; with a 5% match. I Immediately fell in love with the description and look. After doing more research trying to talk myself out of it...I got my first puppy (Beo) and it's been non-stop fun ever since. Within the first week or so I knew I was eventually going to get another one.
Meet Bop-It. Arrived on Friday She's a charmer, smart....and I'm instantly in love. Beo didn't take long to warm up to her either. She's about 14 weeks.
Mother: Teazer Khani's All-American Girl
Father: Am CH N'Focus Polar Express
She was a complete surprise; I was very interested in her sire "Dude" because of his looks, lure coursing titles, and was told he has a great personality. Unfortunately, there were no reservations left. Puppies are matched according to personalities so there was one more reservation left for another litter (as I was looking for a small, black n' white female for LC ) and when the time finally came I was so ecstatic to find out that I would have a girl from "Dude" after all . Her face is the spitting image of "Amy" .