There are plenty of very responsible and reputable breeders, but also (sadly) many puppy-mills. You should take your time and do your research - buying a puppy is far more important than buying a car !
He/she is a living animal and deserving of proper care and attention. Make sure you see the health records and pedigrees of the parents and can rely on advice and support from the breeder you select.
@krazytoo100 No - she bred this past winter. AND she sent me all the litter details for the on-line Basenji Pedigree database.
Visit it and ask it for Marjani. You will see from the dates of birth who she bred this past winter.
Possibly your little girl is an Auntie ? Or at least a cousin - that is what is so fascinating. We are all related one way or another through our Basenjis. Its fun to find out. But it will only be possible if I get the data - Julie is very good at letting me have her information !
@zande Hi. How cool! He is there - #53 - Marjani's Hunters Run.
And Julie sent me in details of her final litter registrations for the past winter only yesterday. Not particularly cool - but now you can have hours of fun checking photos of many of his forebears !
Shame all the Basenjis represented on these forums aren't on the website !