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Hello, my name's Chyal! I have two adorably curious male Basenji's, Akin and Donge, and just found this site. It looked interesting and I love looking at pictures of this wonderful breed so I'm very interested in this site. Right now the boys keep trying to chew on my bass case and keep jumping in my lap. They're about 8 months old now, and as I'm sure is obvious I adore them 🙂

Hi and welcome, where in California are you? North or South?… Who did you get your B-Boys from??

My Mother In-Law actually actually breeds Basenji's, and we got them from
her. I'm in Southern California.

Welcome!!! I have two B's also, but mine are female {2 yrs} and male {7 mos}.

Who's your mother-in-law?

🙂 Well my B's are litter mates, it's funny how many people ask me if they're twins. They're about 8 months old now.

Her name is Kathy Bowden. She started breeding B's about a year ago when she got her first Basenji's. I think she used to breed another type of dog, but not since I remember. All her pups tend to come out tricolor even though one of her females is red. Are the tri's normally dominant?

My B's are related . . . somehow or other. LOL When I try to figure it out in human terms I just get confused. I think my 7mos old is my 2 yr old's "uncle" {his dam is her sire's dam}. Oh the tangled web of dog breeding, LOL.

All I know for sure is that they are both MY babies now.

So, has your MIL produced just the one litter then, from which your pups came? Or has she had two so far? How fun to have some of her first puppies! And how handy to have a breeder in the family, LOL.

It really is great fun. When we go for dinner we take the boys along and they stampede about with the others. So there are about 8 B's herding about Kathy's 5 acres of property startling the horses, and slapping her German Shepherd's attempting to play with them. It's great.

She got Her stud, Raja, and her dam, Busara, with their puppy, Wiggles, from a breeder who was going out of business. Wiggles was about 9 months old when she got her, and Kathy bred both of the ending up with 9 puppies, I think, all at once. It was a ton of fun to go cuddle her pups. Only one of the puppies was a girl and she kept her too. All three of her females are getting ready to come into heat so this time it'll be even greater.

@myie:

🙂 Well my B's are litter mates, it's funny how many people ask me if they're twins. They're about 8 months old now.

Her name is Kathy Bowden. She started breeding B's about a year ago when she got her first Basenji's. I think she used to breed another type of dog, but not since I remember. All her pups tend to come out tricolor even though one of her females is red. Are the tri's normally dominant?

The Tri gene is recessive, not dominant. If one is a red, then they must carry the Tri gene to get Tris.

And is she up to date on the new DNA testing for Fanconi in Basenjis? Very important that all Basenjis that are being bred be tested. You can read about it at www.basenjiheath.org. Hopefully all the other health test are being done too….

What are your pups parents registered names?

Hi Myie, and welcome to the forum! My B-boy, Ziggy, is a tri-color. I'm also in southern California (Culver City). What city are you in? ~ Lori ~

This is a great site…welcome! Love to see more pictures!

Last Sunday was the first day the testing for Fanconi was available in our area. Kathy took all her Basenji's down to get tested. She said she has never seen so many dogs in one place. She's very concerned that all her puppies and dogs get all their shots right on time. I know that since I'm at time a bit behind things she's been on my case to get it all taken care of.

I posted some pics in the 'show your dog off' forum. They're aren't all mine, but since they're my Mother-In-Law's we are around them so much that I have some of the same warm and cuddly feelings for them that I have for my boys. Not nearly as intense though mind you, don't want them to get hurt and feel betrayed. We actually took her female, Wiggles, on a road trip to Colorado and I had no idea that any dog would be that good in the car. We didn't even have to use a crate. Are any of your guy's B's like that. I put one picture in from that trip.

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@myie:

Last Sunday was the first day the testing for Fanconi was available in our area. Kathy took all her B's down to get tested. She said she has never seen so many dogs in one place. She's very concerned that all her puppies and dogs get all their shots right on time.

Hello and welcome to the forums myie!

The link that tanza is referring to is:
http://www.basenjihealth.org/

The bloodwork for Fanconi testing needs to be sent to the University of Missouri. If you relay this link to your breeder, she can have her vet send the blood samples. The test is not done locally. Tanza is concerned that Basenjis are being responsibly bred to ensure that litters are not carrying genes that compromise the life and health of these adorable beings. You can have your pups tested too. The test will allow you to realize whether or not you'll need to strip test your dogs monthly beginning at the age of 2 years old. Good luck!

@Duke:

Hello and welcome to the forums myie!

The link that tanza is referring to is:
http://www.basenjihealth.org/

The bloodwork for Fanconi testing needs to be sent to the University of Missouri. If you relay this link to your breeder, she can have her vet send the blood samples. The test is not done locally. Tanza is concerned that Basenjis are being responsibly bred to ensure that litters are not carrying genes that compromise the life and health of these adorable beings. You can have your pups tested too. The test will allow you to realize whether or not you'll need to strip test your dogs monthly beginning at the age of 2 years old. Good luck!

I think she was referring to the blood draw that was held in Southern Cal last weekend… for the purpose of having a blood draw local and easy to attend for all Basenjis owners.(and by the way, good for her for taking the dogs)... all of those sample will go to U of Mo (by the way thanks for posting the link)... Many regional clubs are hold and have held Blood Clinics, there will also be on at the Nationals here in No. Cal in October

Of course people still need to enter their dogs on the Canine Phenome Project site (http://www.caninephenome.org/info.html) and then request the test once the DNA sample shows on your dogs listings. Form can be printed from that site, cost is 60.00. And the results are public listed on OFA site (www.offa.org)

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@tanza:

I think she was referring to the blood draw that was held in Southern Cal last weekend… for the purpose of having a blood draw local and easy to attend for all Basenjis owners.(and by the way, good for her for taking the dogs)... all of those sample will go to U of Mo (by the way thanks for posting the link)... Many regional clubs are hold and have held Blood Clinics, there will also be on at the Nationals here in No. Cal in October

Of course people still need to enter their dogs on the Canine Phenome Project site (http://www.caninephenome.org/info.html) and then request the test once the DNA sample shows on your dogs listings. Form can be printed from that site, cost is 60.00. And the results are public listed on OFA site (www.offa.org))

Oh! Sorry, I was completely unaware the local clubs were doing blood draws for Fanconi. How wonderful. I'll have to find out if the Michigan area is going to do this. Duke and Daisy are entered into the Cainine Phenome Project. I was going to wait until their next vet visit to have blood drawn and sent. But, whatever is easier, I'll do. Thanks again tanza, for all this information. It can get a little confusing as to what, when, where and how. These are excellent links that you have posted.

The best way to find out if there might be a blood draw in your area is to find a regional Basenji club. Go to www.basenji.org and then to regional Basenji club listings. I am not sure what clubs might still be thinking or planning a Blood Draw as many of them did this last summer and fall. And glad to be of help

@myie:

Last Sunday was the first day the testing for Fanconi was available in our area. Kathy took all her Basenji's down to get tested. She said she has never seen so many dogs in one place. She's very concerned that all her puppies and dogs get all their shots right on time. I know that since I'm at time a bit behind things she's been on my case to get it all taken care of.

Yes it is important that you have their shots done along with regular Vet Checks… Are you going to have your two tested for Fanconi also? Your vet can draw the blood and send it...

What are your boy's parents registered names? If you don't mind tell us?....

I am glad that Wiggles was a good traveler but I want to provide several items of caution for you to consider.

A long time basenji breeder coming back from a show out of state - wind caught her trailer and van and both tumbled over and over. If the dogs had not been in crates and the crates securly bungeed down. They would not have survived (thank you kennel-aire for wonderful crates) the only dog injury was one dog lost a toenail.

Another item that was just discussed at a show involved a loose dog and a car accident and the dog on it's way out the front window in the suddentstop decapitated the owner.

Please secure your dogs in the car -

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