Hello! I have been obsessed with basenjis for a couple years now, but I have never seen one in person. I'd love the chance to see some and/or talk to some more experienced owners. Not looking to get one right now; I wanted to wait a couple years for when the timing is right. Is there anyone in the Columbus, OH area (I'd even travel to Cleveland) who's basenji I can meet? Or do you know of a breeder in the area that would let me and my partner visit to talk about the breed?
Visits by ne'er-do-wells. Unwelcome visitors, from people who do not ring for an appointment is one reason. Some people love their dogs, and like to keep them that way.
She has a web page, so that wouldn't stop them. So are you saying people who are on BCOA list DON'T love their dogs?
She's well enough established she doesn't need to public to find her, she has the testing and showing... basenji folk can see who's doing it right. I just wondered by someone wouldn't. I had not thought about the costs.
Hi there! I live in CLE but I do go to dog shows in Columbus at the fair grounds. I think they are November and April? You are more than welcome to meet my dogs there! If you'd like to meet my boys let me know! Also, there are a ton of wonderful breeders in OH. Sue Kite (Klassic) is in Marion and Laurie Owen (Spring Willow) is in Akron. My parents got their little girl from Laurie and she was ALWAYS happy to have us come visit! There is also Tim Huff (Victory), Becky Blansett (Epic) and Tracy Leonard (Select) who are all great OH breeders.