G'day from Oz

Hi everyone,
Just a quick intro…Haven't had a chance to look around yet but thought I would say G'day first.

I don't yet own a Basenji and have always had Dobermanns but my old dobe has now gone "chasing rabbits" so to speak and I have been contemplating what sort of dog I would like to be owned by next. I was fascinated with Basenji's from the first time I ever saw one at about the age of 8!
They do seem to have attracted some bad publicity over the years unfortunately and I would appreciate reading about all the good things there are to know about this beautiful breed. And what better place to find out all about them than a place like this!
So I will be off to look around your forum with the expectation that you will all tell me just how wonderful they can be.
Looking forward to getting to chat to you
Jen

@Jen_westoz:

Hi everyone,
Just a quick intro…Haven't had a chance to look around yet but thought I would say G'day first.

I don't yet own a Basenji and have always had Dobermanns but my old dobe has now gone "chasing rabbits" so to speak and I have been contemplating what sort of dog I would like to be owned by next. I was fascinated with Basenji's from the first time I ever saw one at about the age of 8!
They do seem to have attracted some bad publicity over the years unfortunately and I would appreciate reading about all the good things there are to know about this beautiful breed. And what better place to find out all about them than a place like this!
So I will be off to look around your forum with the expectation that you will all tell me just how wonderful they can be.
Looking forward to getting to chat to you
Jen

G'Day and welcome. Good source of information and Basenji entertainment. Ask questions, there are plenty of quailified people here to give you an honest informed answer.

Hello and welcome to the forum. Just reading some of the posts on this site will give you TONS of information.

@Basenji_Boy:

…Good source of information and Basenji entertainment. Ask questions, there are plenty of quailified people here to give you an honest informed answer.

Well said. I'll second that. Welcome!

Welcome Jen! I have had basenjis since 1973, as many as 5 at a time (not in kennels, all in the bed) and thugh I have lost many a shoe and several pairs of glasses, I love basenjis above all other dogs. Hopefully you will find some to visit, and get one or two of your very own.

Anne in Tampa

Thanks for the welcome everyone!
I have been talking to a good breeder about 4 hours drive from where I live and she curently has two litters which I hope to go and visit. However I might decide to wait until next breeding season as we are moving to a farm sometime before christmas and feel it would probably be better to wait until after the move before bringing home a puppy,mainly because the farmhouse will be more suitable for an indoor dog than the house we are in at the moment. As much as I would just love to race out and get a puppy today especially if I went to look at some pups. How will I resist!!!!
Especially after the breeder emailed me a fact sheet on the breed which just made me want one even more.
I am not good with temptation!

Jen

Sounds exciting, who is the breeder that you have been visiting?

I haven't visited yet, hopefully we can make a trip up there soon.
Kanibaru Basinji's are in Perth, Western Australia
They seem really nice and helpful too

@Jen_westoz:

I haven't visited yet, hopefully we can make a trip up there soon.
Kanibaru Basinji's are in Perth, Western Australia
They seem really nice and helpful too

Davina is great… I talk to her often via email.... a couple of her Basenjis are in the US and they are very nice.... She is a great breeder, you can't go wrong there...

If you talk to her, tell her Pat from Tanza Basenjis says HI!

As you all can see, responsible breeders all know each other, or of each other around the world…ggg... Reason enough to always go to a responsible breeder (unless you are looking for a rescue).......

We had Kinibaru khybers Pride(Sydney) visit us a couple times. Nice B.

Thanks Pat, Its always a good sign when people are so helpful and willing to send you information about their dogs. Even without visiting Davina I am already sure she is a fine breeder and you've confimed it for me! My originally intentions of waiting a year are getting harder and harder to stick to. If only we had moved already! Well there is still hope she may still have some pups when I am ready or I will just have to be patient until next year. I would rather wait for her next litter now that I have heard such good reports than go to someone i didnt know much about.

@Jen_westoz:

Thanks Pat, Its always a good sign when people are so helpful and willing to send you information about their dogs. Even without visiting Davina I am already sure she is a fine breeder and you've confimed it for me! My originally intentions of waiting a year are getting harder and harder to stick to. If only we had moved already! Well there is still hope she may still have some pups when I am ready or I will just have to be patient until next year. I would rather wait for her next litter now that I have heard such good reports than go to someone i didnt know much about.

I think you are making very smart and wise decisions… and I know how hard it is to wait....:D ... I waited almost a year before I got my first Basenjis...

Good luck... and I know you will be a wonderful Basenji Slave!

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