reputable breeder?

Doesn't this prove one thing to all new Basenji puppy purchasers and owners ?

SEE THE HEALTH DETAILS of the PARENTS before you buy your puppy, get accurate pedigrees and go to the OFA website and find them and their forebears health data.

And then get the puppy checked too if you have ANY doubts whatsoever. Also if you have such doubts, probably best to find another breeder.

I get OFA spread-sheets of all tests done and spend my Saturdays entering them all into the individual dogs' records although only Fanconi and PRA results show on the database website. This can be a starting place to get an idea of the overall health of parents, and also aunts, uncles and cousins. Then you can go to OFA and seek out individual dogs.

Not all breeders are in a position to give registered names at the time puppies are checked, which is why I get so many 'Puppy #1' and 'Puppy #2' entries. Where I have the parents, they are included and I keep going back to see if I can identify each tested pup and change it to show its registered name, mostly by emailing the breeders if possible. Some breeders email me with the correct names which is a BIG help.

So do, I beg all you new owners, see parents details and health test results before you subject yourself to the potential grief of a sick dog.

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@debbie said in reputable breeder?:

I did contacted her when the dogs developed the disease at five years old.. I did the test then and I was told by AKC my dog was born with Fanconi..

Please note it would not be AKC that would tell you that your Basenji had Fanconi and was born with it? That would have come from OFA with the results from the DNA test. Keep in mind that Fanconi is late onset, so yes they would be born with it. This means that she didn't DNA test the breeding pair before breeding. And yes that is a sign of an irresponsible breeder as now that we have DNA tests for Fanconi, there is never a reason that a Fanconi afflicted pup would be born.

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@tanza I did the Dna test when she developed the symptoms at five year old I can’t recall the name Of the company, but I can look at the paperwork if you wish me to ?? I was notified that she was born with the Fanconi.. I never checked her before because we trusted the breeder we bought two dogs prior to this one and they were ok and the most sad part I never heard from her when I contacted Tammie about my sick dog.. we still heartbroken about it.. it is very tough and overwelm to rake care of a Fanconi dog..

@debbie said in reputable breeder?:

@tanza I did the Dna test when she developed the symptoms at five year old I can’t recall the name Of the company, but I can look at the paperwork if you wish me to ?? I was notified that she was born with the Fanconi..

They have to be born with it, it isn't something they catch or develop if they aren't genetically affected. That said, onset may be quite late in some dogs, quite early in others. Now that there is a test there is no excuse for a breeder selling an affected pup. If a breeding did occur that could produce affected, I would expect the breeder to have all pups tested to determine their status, and either keep or put down the affected ones....certainly never sell one without full disclosure.

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