Help needed! :)

Hi all. I am new to this forum, and I registered here for help. I have a basenji male for 1.5 year; no documents, breeder unknown. All I know about him is his birthday (01.01.2016) and a place (TX) he is from. He was sold to NY. His ex owners don’t really want to talk about his genealogy. They only promised to find his paperwork, but never did. So, my question: is it possible to find out who was his breeder? FB people suspect that my boy is from BY breeder, because his dewclaws were not removed. I never had plans to breed him - I fixed him in April due his health condition (he had only one nut). And my research is for myself. I love my boy to death, and his pedigree doesn’t mean much for me. Just curious. Thank you in advance!!

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If there is a microchip or AKC registration, you might be able to. If not and nobody here can help you, it would be a good idea to get a Fanconi test as soon as you can.

No chip. Nothing.
I definitely will do the test. Thank you.

@alenab797 If you know he came from TX get the person you got your Dog from to send his Medical Records. There may be some info about the Breeder. Breeders that follow the Rules take their Puppies to the Vet for their Vaccines and that is part of the Dog's Medical Record. I would not give up! Even if he came from a Backyard Breeder there has to be a record of the vaccines he got. Find the Vet and you may find the Breeder.

Thank you. It’s a good idea, however those people only promised to find his paperwork.. I try to get some info for one and a half year 😞

Chances of you ever finding out his pedigree or his breeder.... sounds like he came from a Backyard Breeder just out to make money. By the way, these days there are many responsible breeders that do not remove dewclaws (just a FYI). There are a number of less than responsible breeders in Texas.
Highly suggest that you get the Fanconi test done ASAP. It is a cheek swab that you do yourself. Here is the link https://www.ofa.org/diseases/dna-tested-diseases/fanconi-syndrome

Hi, Tanza. I read your old discussion and bumped into the name Rick Lamascus. FB breeders mentioned this name, and he might be a breeder 😞
Thank you! I will do the test. Definitely.

Just adding to Tanza... lots of breeders in other breeds also have stopped removing due claws. There is more research recently indicating that we do serious damage removing them. No one on earth hates nails more than me, but I'll never recommend removal again after reading the studies.

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Rick Lamascus

His name is Kenrick Lamascus in Humble, TX . I can find only one event of him showing:.
BCOA bulletin Oct-Dec 2010. No idea of his kennel name or database search might hit registered litters.

Owner: Todd McManus
Breeder: Kenrick Lamascus
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Ok. I found our breeder 🙂 it’s Mary Alaniz. Father - Chainsaw, mother - Sakaru. And my boy was born not 01/01/16, but 01/04/16. However, I still need DNA test

@debradownsouth thank you. I read that. It’s sad. but at least I know his parents - their names 😊, and now I have to go through dna test. Hope my boy is healthy. * cross my fingers

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The great thing is that a great dog can come from a less than top quality breeder. Also note that even if the test shows probable, it doesn't mean your boy will come down with Fanconi, and there are things you can do if he does.

I am surprised he was shipped so far away.

@donc
The tests no longer are "probable".
Either the dog is clear, and cannot develop Fanconi.
Or the dog is a carrier, which means it cannot develop Fanconi but can pass the genes if bred.
Of the dog is affected, meaning it has the genes and has (from Basenji Rescue) "Affected means that while your dog may be asymptomatic, he will almost certainly develop Fanconi at some time in his life."

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