Hi. I'm considering a Basenji and thought I'd join up and learn what it's like to be owned by one. Right now I have a Dalmatian, a Red Heeler, a Chihuahua and a Toy Fox Terrier. I doubt I'd add a new dog until my almost 10 year old Dalmatian has passed away. I know I'll have to spend the first year concentrating on a new pup and I don't want to take the time away from my boy or the little ones. I've known about Basenjis since I was a kid and saw Goodbye, My Lady but I've never known any.
I've trained dogs professionally (obedience, behavior and personal protection) but am lax with mine which has come home to bite me in the butt at times. I'll start the next pup off right and be more consistent (I'm such a push over). Even though I'm not ready to bring one home, I'm looking for the right kennel that breeds with health in mind.
I ride a recumbent bike ( hence the name rbent rdr ) and Raleigh runs alongside when the weather allows. He has a very high prey drive and I'm constantly on the lookout for squirrels so I can prepare myself for a possible dash. I like it when we see one at the top of a hill because I get a free ride. I sometimes take the Red Heeler out with us. As he's gotten older, I've thought about getting a hook-on stroller in case he gets tired. I plan on starting a Weebly webpage on bicycling with your dog in the future. That is, I plan to start it in the future - I don't mean bicycling with your dog in the year 2052.
Anyway, I look forward to all the stories about your Basenjis so I can get a real feel for them.