I think that a basenji puppy and a two-year-old is a recipe for disaster for many reasons. Both require and crave lots of attention, neither one can be reasoned with, both will want to play with the same toy, both can be stubborn, and the list goes. It is far too much to expect a two-year-old to understand how to get along with any puppy, especially a basenji puppy. If your heart is set on a basenji puppy, then I think you should wait until your child is at least five or six years old.Children that age understand what you are saying about the puppy and you can explain to them why you are saying it. I agree with the person who suggested getting an older basenji or how about a puppy of another breed? t one time in my life I had a basenji and a mixed breed, and they got along beautifully.
You may love all the traits of this breed but I was suggest that you talk to owners and their experiences with the basenjis and young children. One cannot count on even the best breeders to give you the full story. Please don't get me wrong. I've had three basenjis and adored them all. I got the first one when my youngest daughter was seven. You don't have to wait that long but two years old is too young, imho. Good luck.
Looking for a basenji stud in St. Petersburg Florida
She is a one year old female
DebraDownSouth last edited by
- she's too young to breed.
- get her spayed, enjoy your PET and don't add to the problem of poorly bred dogs.
tanza last edited by
Have you spoken with her breeder? Have you completed health testing? DNA testing for Fanconi and PRA? Thyroid testing and also Eye Exams (by a board certified Ophth Vet). Too young for hips, need to be 2yrs old. Has she been shown? Conformation/Performance?
wizard last edited by
Why do you want to breed her in the first place?
CrazySenji last edited by
As other's have said, she is too young to be bred and you should be talking to your breeder. If they had intended for your girl to be bred they will help you choose the right male for her.
I don't personally believe that a dog MUST be a conformation champion to be bred but they must go thought the proper health testing and have something to offer the future of the breed. Not trying to put words in your mouth because you haven't stated your reasons for breeding, but if it's simply to make more basenjis ("just pets" "I want to make money" "it looks like fun" etc) than I urge you to reconsider!
Good luck to you!
When you breed your bitch, you are putting her life at risk. Sure, problems don't usually happen but they occasionally do; would you know how to recognise them, and would you know what to do? I have had two emergency C-sections done and they can be quite expensive. Breeding is not cheap if you do it right, so if you think you're going to make money...