@elbrant - Note that responsible breeders will "pick" the pup that best suits the potential home, not the other way around. So while I require a visit by possible puppy owners, breeders will still try to place the best pup that fits the home... not the possible owners to pick one... And I do agree it is best for the breeder to meet people in person and not just pick a pup by a picture... especially for a first time Basenji owner... Sometimes there might be more than one that we as breeders think that there could be more than one pup, but that is not usual. I have never knowing the home it is going to and what they are looking for in a pup had a problem placing the right pup in the right home
@elbrant - Note that responsible breeders will "pick" the pup that best suits the potential home, not the other way around.
I think this is very wise. I know someone who consistently gets the wrong pup (her breed is GSD, not Basenji) because she thinks she wants a "high drive" dog, and invariably she ends up with something she isn't able to handle. It would be much better if the breeder picked a suitable dog for her, but ego gets in the way for some people and they make bad choices when they are allowed to do so....
You will really want to do some homework on this as I did find a couple breederS on Basenji.com and they were less than reputable. In one case, The mother was in poor condition and they didn’t seem to care and the other just wanted cash fast. They hardly asked me a thing and then they sold the pup promised to me.
Really, this is going to be your baby and you want a healthy, happy pup so you do need to go in person. It is well worth the money. A great breeder is Jasiri-Sukari at http://www.basenjisisters.com/. Most reputable breeders will not ship their dogs to you and you will have to go in person to pick them up for the safety of the pup but also so they can make sure they are putting their pup in good hands. It may be a four hours car trip for you each way but isn’t a healthy pup for the next 14-16 years worth it?
If you haven’t had a Basenji before, please, please, please do lots of research as they are not an easy breed but if you are willing to put In the time and effort it’s worth it. Good luck.
@morsesa - Please is this not a post done over and over? And in this day/age, that cost just for shipping from NZ would be way, way more then what you are posting. Please stop putting this same post on over and over. That said I know most all responsible breeders in NZ or Australia.. and most all pups have already been placed as their breeding season produces pups in April/May/June
@morsesa - Please is this not a post done over and over?
It's okay @tanza, you may not realize that you repeat the same post over and over as well. Certain situations seem to call for the same, or very similar, responses.