LOL this is a really important convo to be having! I'm honored that it takes place on my thread 😆 and yes, I absolutely agree with the points y'all are making.
People do need to know where their pups are coming from and whether they were responsibly bred. To think of it coldly, I wouldn't buy a house without looking into its history and possible problems, or I might face ridiculous stress, expense, and emotional trauma from subsequent issues that come up later. As a consumer, one should do their homework not only on the breed but on the breeder.
A breeder who produces puppies carelessly is basically a horrible human being in my book. It was a huge, thoroughly thought out moral decision for me not to adopt but to buy a purebred puppy, as I've worked with rescues before. I took this step with the possible goal of being a custodian. If a breeder is irresponsible in all the aforementioned ways, not only are they producing dogs with a higher possibility of suffering, muddying this ancient breed, and swindling people, they are needlessly taking potential homes away from dogs that need one AND frequently causing dogs to be abandoned! If there weren't any PMs or BYBs, imagine how many people would get schooled by rescue folk and responsible breeders into taking dog-parenting seriously before they ever took one home!
Sorry for the rant; I COMPLETELY understand the internal screaming that happens within some of you when you find out a pup is from a mill or crap breeder. If people like you and I keep yelling about it, we will change a few minds, which make all the difference to a few dogs which is better than no dogs 🙂
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I am a first time dog/Basenji owner. (What was I thinking?!) Darwin aka "Puffer Pants" is about to turn 4. He's a handfull and I came here for support!
Alex last edited by
Hi! Welcome to Basenji Forums!
Do you have any photos of Darwin? It would be great if you can post them in the Show Off Your Dog thread.
Let us know if you need help posting your photos.
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How long have you had Darwin? He looks really cute in the hat!
Bandit last edited by
I too am a first timer with Bandit the 2mth old Basenji.
He's driving us crazy already.
Waiting for daughter to return camera so I can take a few pictures hopefully soon.
I'm new to this…... can someone tell me how I post a picture for all to see and what format is best :o
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Welcome to pufferlover I have a black and white female and her name is Arti.I live in Poland ( Europe).
Sunny last edited by
Welcome home is all i can say …. i come here everynite and see whats new and whats going on with who...feel free to ask questions... Is always someone here that is knowledgeable in what ever crisis your having... It's a great place to vent your frustrations... or have a good laugh...
Welcome aboard. This is a great resource for information regarding your basenji. Would love to see your boy! Post a picture when you can.
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Hi Darwin will get lots of support here. Welcome to the forum and enjoy! "Puffer" looks like a doctor in his cap. What a good boy to keep it on!