@aalas89 said in Looking for a Basenji puppy to join the family in Los Angeles!:
've come across some breeders who don't do health testing, which I just kept pushing, assuming that was a red flag.
You are absolutely right that this is a red flag ! You need to ask to see health data on the parents too -
And as Tanza says, so is failing to submit you to Third Degree Interrogation to check that you are a suitable person to own one of these challenging animals ! There are far too many 'breeders' out there who will take anyone's money without question, offer no support or advice and often don't even provide an accurate pedigree or, in fact correct paperwork.
In USA you call such people 'puppy-mills'. We call them 'puppy farmers' which I find to be a far more appropriate term !
Good luck in your search.