Maya has been a brilliant mum, absolutely adores her babies but wasnt OTT with them, she did fantastic. Popped all 4 out in under 2 hours as well!
The tri is my keeper 🙂
I looked up dad's pedigree and he is related to my Franie!
Rogue is going through her first heat right now, and I'm hoping that that is a good sign that all her plumbing is working as intended.
She didn't want to show me the side of her face, so this is as close as I got.
OMG! Lol! These are great photos - especially the first one! She is beautiful! I hope that you’re having fun w/ her. 🥰
@kembe I am!
I got her a sweatshirt and a winter jacket from "Like a Fox" basenji cloths. I paid in rubles! lol
I'll get you guys some photos as soon as she's done with visit from mother nature.
You guys think she'd do well in a show?
is it too early to tell?
You can't see it in the pictures, but she's got a good scissor bite. I've been training her on heel since she was a puppy, and she'll do it for treats pretty reliably. We haven't done much stacking work.
@roguecoyote - Has her breeder seen her? She/he would be one of the best to evaluate show quality. She does look nice from the pictures, however. Important to work on stacking.
I love her colouring. Thanks for the pictures. If there is a handling class locally it would be a good place to pick up some tricks.
@RogueCoyote I can’t judge if she’s show quality or not because I don’t posses the expertise. Regardless… my opinion is… she’s gorgeous. Glad to see you back. I was curious how you two were doing!
@roguecoyote She looks very promising but it isn't easy to assess from a photo. And do watch the number of treats you give her each day ! They all add up to calories which exceed the daily ration unless you just give treats taken FROM the daily kibble ration. . .
@tanza i just stacked her yesterday outside on a bench. It was my first time trying and I didn't expect much, but she's a natural!
@roguecoyote - You should really get yourself a grooming table to practice on....
@zande Oh my gosh, is she fat?
We give her 2/3 of a cup puppy kibble, a few shreds of white meat chicken, plus training treats right now That's for the whole day. It doesn't seem like a lot. My mom's always talking about how Rogue seems desperate for food.
I use a 1/3 cup measure for kibble, and judge a half cup, to get the 3/6 cup measure per meal, 2 meals a day.
We use small size pupford training treats, a mix of beef and sweet potato.
She is not fat yet, but you do need to take care. The easy way is to measure out her daily ration of kibble, and then give her from that as treats ! If you keep varying the treats, you can end up with a very fussy eater. Mine get conned, really. They think they are getting something 'extra' but all they are having is their normal food ration !
I don't know in USA (am in UK) but I would have taken her off puppy kibble at 6 months or even younger. Put her on normal addult kibble. Puppy kibble often is more suitable for the first few months.
My boys are always desperate for food - but I have never had a Basenji who wasn't.
@zande She also goes for a 4.5 mile walk twice a week, other days its a 1.5 mile to 2 mile walk. Then she gets 2 or 3 more walks that are half a mile to a mile every day.
Her recall is getting to the point where, when she's done being in heat, I'm going to start taking her to a fenced dog park to start training off leash recall in hopes of giving her an athletic outlet that way.
@roguecoyote - I agree, change to good quality adult food.... I never give puppy food, my pups are raised on the same adult food as the adults, always have been....