New Here and our girl Molly!

Hello All!

We are new here. My wife and I got our little girl "Molly" in December and we love her to death. She is very active and chases our cats like crazy, but she is just too adoreable! Here is her picture:

She is cute, where/who did you get her from?

Very cute!!!

We actually got her from a breeder in Nevada. Interestingly enough the breeder will not return phone calls or email to provide us with her papers. I don't know if they are lazy or what, but we are not pleased that we purchased our puppy and didn't not get her AKC papers 😞

We obviously love her all the same but we sure wish the breeder would send us her papers.

@Criticalfix:

We actually got her from a breeder in Nevada. Interestingly enough the breeder will not return phone calls or email to provide us with her papers. I don't know if they are lazy or what, but we are not pleased that we purchased our puppy and didn't not get her AKC papers 😞

We obviously love her all the same but we sure wish the breeder would send us her papers.

Sometimes it takes awhile, even from responsible breeders, to get all the signatures etc. But, technically the papers should go home with the puppy. Is your breeder a member of the Basenji Club of America? If you don't know, send me the name in a private post, and I will check for you.

She's very cute!!

@Criticalfix:

We actually got her from a breeder in Nevada. Interestingly enough the breeder will not return phone calls or email to provide us with her papers. I don't know if they are lazy or what, but we are not pleased that we purchased our puppy and didn't not get her AKC papers 😞

We obviously love her all the same but we sure wish the breeder would send us her papers.

Was there a contract with the puppy? Usually the AKC litter number is on that contract? Did they provide you with the sire and dam's names and AKC numbers? And are the BCOA members, if so then they should be following the code of ethics… which of course is to provide papers...

oh your little sweetie looks so happy to be having you two as her pack leaders. 🙂 she is absolutely beautiful…i love that first picture with her little "evil eye" looking at you. heh

I used to know a basenji named Molly! She sure is cute I like the second photo.

Welcome! She sure is adorable!!

Welcome!! What a great little girl!! I just read the post from your wife. It's really unfortunate but don't worry there's lots of knowledgeable people here who breed also (& responsibly) that can help you guys out.

Good luck & what a beauty Molly is!! 🙂

She is a real cutie pie. Congrats on your new baby.

Thanks everyone 🙂 She is tons of work but we love her to death!

To answer the questions about the breeder. Well our friends had a basenji who was great and we fell in love with her, so when they were ready to get another one, they told us about a litter. Our friends ended up meeting the breeder that day and brought back all the puppies, so unfortunately we never met or talked to the breeder.

Anyway, having papers on her isn't all that important in our eyes but we have been thinking about the pitter patter of little paws as a possibility and thought the papers might be a good idea.

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. We tried reading them to Molly, but she was far more interested in her faux pigs ear chew 🙂

@Criticalfix:

Thanks everyone 🙂 She is tons of work but we love her to death!

To answer the questions about the breeder. Well our friends had a basenji who was great and we fell in love with her, so when they were ready to get another one, they told us about a litter. Our friends ended up meeting the breeder that day and brought back all the puppies, so unfortunately we never met or talked to the breeder.

Anyway, having papers on her isn't all that important in our eyes but we have been thinking about the pitter patter of little paws as a possibility and thought the papers might be a good idea.

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. We tried reading them to Molly, but she was far more interested in her faux pigs ear chew 🙂

Yes, for sure if you are thinking about breeding… papers are a must.... along with health testing.... so they are very important... and more then just a good idea....

This will probably come off as nasty but I am not good at self control. You do have an adorable dog but that does not mean you need to breed. I think you should consider all the work involved and realize the cost involved. I think way to many people think they have a cute dog so that dog should be bred. I don't agree at all. If you do all the health testing etc. and you have a dog that meets all the standards for the breed, and a good personality than you should consider breeding.

Sorry if that was offensive to any breeders.

Criticalfix,
You said, "Our friends ended up meeting the breeder that day and brought back all the puppies, so unfortunately we never met or talked to the breeder."

What do you mean by all the puppies? Did they bring back more than two? Also, where did they meet the breeder? At their home? If so, were they allowed to view all the breeder's dogs?

@dash:

This will probably come off as nasty but I am not good at self control. You do have an adorable dog but that does not mean you need to breed. I think you should consider all the work involved and realize the cost involved. I think way to many people think they have a cute dog so that dog should be bred. I don't agree at all. If you do all the health testing etc. and you have a dog that meets all the standards for the breed, and a good personality than you should consider breeding.

Sorry if that was offensive to any breeders.

Uh….that shouldn't be offensive to any breeders 😉 That's what we've been saying all along 🙂

@dash:

This will probably come off as nasty but I am not good at self control. You do have an adorable dog but that does not mean you need to breed. I think you should consider all the work involved and realize the cost involved. I think way to many people think they have a cute dog so that dog should be bred. I don't agree at all. If you do all the health testing etc. and you have a dog that meets all the standards for the breed, and a good personality than you should consider breeding.

Sorry if that was offensive to any breeders.

Should BE NO offensive from any "responsible" breeder…. that is exactly what we have been saying regarding breeding and were to get a puppy....

haha…well I'm not good at self control too so please bare with me...our dog IS cute for sure and I think we would be considered completely insane if we hadn't considered all of the ramafications of breeding her...so thank you to everyone who is saying we shouldn't just breed to breed, I completly understand and agree. I will say though this isn't our first time around the ol' dog park and I have had puppies before (i'm in the loop on how much work that is). But at the end of the day it is a dog having puppies whether its a basenji or a lab, puppies are a lot of work and a ton of responsibility but its not exactly complex physics (hehe...its much harder than that) 🙂

As for the questions about how many dogs were in the litter, there were 3 puppies. 1 went to us, 1 went to our friends and the other to our friends parents...so all 3 girls (and our friend's other baseinji) all get together on a fairly regular basis at family events and on the weekends 🙂 They are all too cute together! Our friend did meet the breeder and they said they were sending the papers on all 3 dogs...we just never got them and no responses to our calls or emails.

@Mollys_mom:

. I will say though this isn't our first time around the ol' dog park and I have had puppies before (i'm in the loop on how much work that is). But at the end of the day it is a dog having puppies whether its a basenji or a lab, puppies are a lot of work and a ton of responsibility but its not exactly complex physics (hehe…its much harder than that) :).

If you've bred before, then you should understand the importance of knowing the complete history of both parents before even thinking about breeding.
It's not just about the time/energy spent taking care of the puppies, but the responsibility involved in knowing that you are breeding sound dogs.

The fact that the breeder won't produce papers, and is not responding to calls or emails would be a huge.. A HUGE. . red flag for me.

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