@debradownsouth Hello Debra finding a "mentor", in China will be tough as Basenjis are incredibly rare here. Luckily for me 1. I am a mature competent adult and 2. There is plenty of breeding knowledge both online and books. Perhaps one day I can mentor someone else. Please remember that these dogs have been bred for thousands of years, and as long as the parents are pedigree and healthy I think nature kind of takes care of itself. Just like in the human world there are good parents and bad ones, and most do not have mentors. Finally I understand there is a certain amount of snobbishness in the West regarding breeding, which I will blissfully ignore.