I am a new basenji fancier in the Gig Harbor area of Washington State. I've been involved in dog shows and dog sports for nine years, but in a totally separate breed (salukis). I'm joining this forum now, because I've branched out of my other breed and I'm on the list with a fantastic breeder for my very first basenji. If everything goes well, knock on wood, I should be expecting to bring home my new puppy in September this year. Looking forward to making connections and learning more about basenjis!