From the Basenji Club of America, Illustrated Standard for the Basenji

Please see the link that I would suggest everyone look at and consider purchasing. It is available on line, but a great resource to have in hard copy. Here is the link to the online Illustrated Standard put out by the Basenji Club of America. Note that on page 4 the coursing Basenjis are my Franie and her litter brother Trip. On page 9 regarding heads, the Tri is my C-Me. Note that wrinkles are harder to see on Black/White, Tri, and Brindles. Red/White is the easiest to see. A good ear set and head will show the best wrinkle. This Illustrated Standard will give anyone the basic knowledge of the Basenji. https://basenji.org/BasenjiU/Judge/Study/Illustrated-Standard-2012.pdf and you can go to www.basenji.org and purchase this for $10.00

last edited by tanza

First time I ever saw the Illustrated Standard was from a link on YOUR site. I read it cover to cover. When I was in Colorado In July I made my Mom (Queen of Shetland Sheepdogs) read it too. I love my mom so much. She and I were looking over pics of Jenga Jeng and pretty much concluded that he didn’t have a snowball’s chance of winning a white ribbon... ever. Forget that he was altered. Who decided that big ears on the top of the head is a bad thing, and WHY? I loved his big ears! I jest. He was so far from the standard in so many ways, but to me... he was and always will be perfect. 😁

Serious questions... how was the standard derived? Who decided, and who continues to decide? No names, please. Does it ever change?

And, I’m gonna send in $10, support the club, the breed, and get one. Thanks for the reminder. 👍

@tanza said in From the Basenji Club of America, Illustrated Standard for the Basenji:

Please see the link that I would suggest everyone look at and consider purchasing.

Please note that none of these proceeds will benefit to the Basenji Forums.

@elbrant - That is correct, if you purchase the book the fee goes to the Basenji Club of America

I lent my copy so can't instantly refer to which page he is on, but my Firbi is the illustrated r/w head - a picture of him is also my avatar.

Story of my life, buy a book, lend it, buy it again, lend it again, but chain the next purchase to the bookshelves.

last edited by Zande

Thank you. This was very informative and interesting reading. Glad they were importing "native" dogs for the breed.

@jengosmonkey - This is the updated one done in 2012, but the first time that it was put in Illustrated form. It was developed by a number of (long time) breeders, reviewed by the Board of Directors of the BCOA along with breeders. The standard was first developed in the 40's and has been used as the standard for breeding.

@zande - I believe that the picture of Firbi is on page 9 with my C-Me. If you go to the link you can see the entire Illustrated Standard on line.

@tanza No, he is on page 12 - the red/white in the group of the heads of 4 colours. But thanks for the link. Saves me looking for my hard copy !

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