I have added a third basenji to my pack as of last night.
I went to our Tampa basenji meet and there was a woman that came with a little basenji brindle girl that they had for 3 weeks. I gave her my number to call to meet up for play dates in the future.
2 days ago she called me at night completely over the little girl. She is pregnant and the basenji is jumping all over her. She nips. She peed on her bed. She has an unfixed male cat that is spraying her house.
Basically there was no way to convince her to continue. Lovely woman, but a basenji just wasnt the dog for her.
She told me the girl is from a Breeder out here who is getting out of breeding and gave it to her for free. I did some research and I believe the breeder the little girl came from was a believer of raw diet for her show dogs.
A raw diet is great if you are a fan of the breed and understand the responsibilities. In this case it appears the little girl was about a few weeks away from death. I can see her poop shoot externally (no butt fat at all). I am guessing that the 3 week owner had her on grocery store food which probably didnt suit the little raw diet girl and she stopped eating.
She poops about 10 minutes after she eats her stomach is so small.
BUT! She does not appear to have any abuse other than being kenneled a lot to the point of her ears being bald.
Her personality is great. She was innitiating play with my boys as soon as she was in the house. No accidents either.
She seems to not know any English! LOL, so we are working on her vocabulary. She is the exact color of Cairo and the same size! They say she is 3 years old but she acts like a 6 month old.
I will be keeping her for 1 month, getting her weight on, acclimating her to indoor life as a pet and basic training. I will try to get her spayed before she goes to a friend of mine's home as a forever pet.