@zande - So true Zande, the test is 65.00 and considering the heartbreak and cost of caring for a Fanconi Basenji (try shoving down 20+ pills a day) it is something that anyone breeding, even Back Yard Breeders or Puppymills should always do... Also if someone happens to get a puppy or is unsure about the breeder they did get a Basenji puppy from, spend the 65.00 and have the DNA Fanconi test done... again it is a cheek swab that you order from OFA.org
Harmony Hounds in Brunswick , Georgia
Im Mazzy from Seattle and I recently got a basset hound puppy through Next Day Pets from Harmony Hounds in Brunswick ,Georgia
This is my review of my overall experience.
First of all I would like to say that I always feel a little worried when making bigger online purchases. Like when it comes to puppies and a few thousand dollars.( which is actually priceless for a lifetime loving friend).
I'm so glad that I had a 100%positive experience.
My journey to my new pup began with the recent passing of one of my basset hounds,Mandy.
Like any pet owner, I was completely lost and unable to keep from not being so sad. Thus I knew I needed help. hound help!
My surviving basset I had got from next day pets years ago so I thought I'd just check it out again.
I could not find any to adopt within reasonable distance so I began looking at basset hound puppy pictures
It's wasn't long before my eyes settled on a little sweetheart named Plymouth.
I did the application on the website ( next day pets) which I later learned was completely unnecessary and was the websites way of squeezing out extra money and you could just contact the breeder by yourself from the information on the website)
I found harmony hounds to have all the right things to look for when looking for a pup.
Some of those critical things I looked for was-
1.that they had a phone number that matched their area( they are in Georgia and have a Georgia phone.
2.that they welcome anyone to their farm/house to see the puppy's in their environments (in other words , saying they have nothing to hide.
3.on the website they are Facebook verified,phone number and email verified.( Facebook being a big one)
They answered any and all questions I had and were also just as concerned that they're pup was going to a good home( a puppy mill wouldn't really care at all and probably wouldn't ask you any questions back.
They responded very well with picking up the phone when I called and also calling me back promptly when i couldn't reach them and left a message.
Call to the vet from the papers provided were also confirmed.
I am by no means a puppy buying expert. Lol . This is only the second puppy I've "bought" in my life. But I definitely didn't want to get scammed in any way and there are definitely scammers that in their own way, try to scam the breeders as well.
So it's a relief when all said and done and that I truly believe through my research and intuition that harmony hounds are spot on! And while I am no puppy buying expert, i do know my dogs breed pretty well and this pup is a very healthy, young vibrant puppy chomper! Lol
So my final conclusion is Harmony Hounds comes highly recommended and two thumbs up
@mazzywinters So, did you get a Basenji (?) or a Basset Hound (?)
Me too! I got my dog Dukes from Harmony hounds and I couldn’t be more happy about our experience with Dayna! We are already thinking about getting another Basenji!
I love to read positive puppy buying experiences!
I got my Angel from Harmony Hounds. I have all positive things to say. I just wish she’d stop chewing . She is a Basenji. Would love to post pictures but can’t seem to send them
I hope you have better experience with your Bassett Hound from Harmony Hounds than I have had with them and my Basenji Pup i got from them.
Good luck with your Pup.
PLEASE take the time to do a forum search on the kennel before you encourage another person to support this puppy farm. You have been scammed. I hope that you luck out and don't have health issues.
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@mazzywinters - Glad to hear that you had a good experience with your Basset. As far as Basenjis go, there have been times that I personally know that this breeder refused to take back a pup that really was not suited to the home, temperament was not great. This one pup was taken by rescue and "rehab" and placed, but no help from this breeder. I do not believe that this breeder tests beyond DNA for Fanconi (which is a good thing). No testing for hips/thyroid, etc.. and if so not shown on ofa.org health that is public to anyone. Also, in my opinion, the prices for Basenjis are a bit out of line considering the breeding pedigree. I believe that these pups (for all the breeds that are raised) are outdoors, not in the home. Basenjis should be raised in the home...again my opinion and how I raise my pups when I breed being in the bred for over 30+ years.
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Happy to learn you were successful in getting a puppy.
All else sounded like an infomercial. HH is renowned for being a puppy mill and your list of requirements mentions nothing re: the puppy's health, testing, etc.
- May I ask why a basset hound owner is posting on a Basenji forum? (did you just recently joined to write this post?)
- Here's (an updated version of) a valuable old post from Tanza if anyone wishes to ask thorough questions before purchasing a pup:
tanza 8 Jun 2007, 07:56
All else sounded like an infomercial
I agree. I asked very similar questions to yours (through a chat) because I was trying to decide if I should delete the topic (or not). It isn't related to Basenji's, it does sound like an advertisement, and @mazzywinters hasn't responded....
I appreciate that everyone has different experiences.
I don't appreciate that this comes across as "spammy".
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Caveat emptor may be the better option. We hope and pray buyers do the research.
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@helle-devi - Thanks for the repost, since this was done many years ago, I will update and repost it! Note that if you go the www.basenji.org (Basenji Club of America) you can find this list of how to find a responsible breeder. Note also, since I posted that many years ago there is now a direct DNA test for Fanconi and PRA, results are posted at www.ofa.org and they are public knowledge. You should always check this type of information out for yourself.
@debradownsouth Dayna Johnson told me that her dogs were all Fanconi clear. But the puppy that I got from her is a carrier of the Fanconi Disease. It's not a big deal since he won't be breeding. But she was not honest about her dogs.
The Basenji I got from her is turning out to be a good dog. But I would highly recommend that anyone that has gotten a Basenji puppy from her be tested for Fanconi.
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@wynette - This should always be checked at www.ofa.org since results are public record. But you need to have the registration number or the registered name. Of course keep in mind that this is a cheek swab that you do yourself, so there is no way to know if it is from that dog or a different one....
@tanza Tanza I know. You and I talked about it after I got my first Basenji last year.
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@megg6344 Hmm Two posts each by you and Mazzy, both on the same days about harmony hounds. No other posts by either of you.
I'm glad you are happy with your pup...but I hate seeing such places promoted.
@mazzywinters There is no reason for the abusive post.
@debradownsouth I reply to posts that interest me or if I feel like I have information to help someone. Otherwise I have no reason to post.