Meet Chaga!

Cute girl..... many of us are related by our Basenjis.... who did you get her from?

@tanza Candyce Witte in Caldwell, TX. I learned after I got her that she may not be the most reputable breeder, but I love my girl.

@taylor-rene-g - Have the sire/dam of her been health tested? Have you verified it at www.offa.org? And agreed, she is not a reputable. Please make sure to have your pup DNA tested for Fanconi and PRA if the breeder does not supply proof that the Sire/Dam have been tested. Dogs DNA test appear in an open data base at www.offa.org. The DNA test is a cheek swab that you do yourself. You can order the tests at www.offa.org

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@taylor-rene-g Just out of curiosity... what does "Chaga" mean?

@elbrant According to google it is a type of Mushroom.

@elbrant @BasenjiCN It's also a name of an African tribe!

@tanza Dad was tested for fanconi and was clear. Mom was not tested. I'll get Chaga tested. Thank you so much for the info! Is there any reason to wait or can you test a puppy? Again, thank you so much!

@basenjicn She's actually Brindle! She's just got a darker face.

Here's a photo of her riding her cousin, Cricket (my sisters horse.)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Beev1H5nBR0/?taken-by=chagathegooddog

@taylor-rene-g No reason to wait! Here is the link for ordering. Tests are 65.00 each. https://www.ofa.org/diseases/dna-tested-diseases, go to Basenji PRA and Fanconi Syndrome

@taylor-rene-g Yes you are correct and they just adore Basenjis and of course Mushroom soup. They use the Basenji to hunt the Chaga, kinda like Truffle dogs.

People like you are why I avoid the forum til late spring! (Just kidding!!!) All the darling puppy pictures make me want one terribly!

What an intelligent cute face Chaga has. Welcome.

@basenjicn said in Meet Chaga!:

@taylor-rene-g Yes you are correct and they just adore Basenjis and of course Mushroom soup. They use the Basenji to hunt the Chaga, kinda like Truffle dogs.

Wth? Dogs hunting humans isn't funny!

@taylor-rene-g said in Meet Chaga!:

@tanza Dad was tested for fanconi and was clear. Mom was not tested. I'll get Chaga tested. Thank you so much for the info! Is there any reason to wait or can you test a puppy? Again, thank you so much!

Verify with OFA that he is clear of Fanconi. If he is, your pup might be a carrier but cannot be affected. The only reason for testing would be if you planned to breed her, which hopefully you aren't.

@debradownsouth Considering that the breeder is less than responsible, I would pay for the test... well spent 65.00 for peace of mind

@debradownsouth sorry if I was unclear. Dad is clear per OFA. I'll be testing her regardless.

Sadly, Pat, you have a good point. Saliva tests are still honor system.

@debradownsouth Hunting "Chaga Mushroom(s)", and humour is selective as I am sure you are aware. I think of Amy Beth Schumer when I say this.

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