Like much internet advice I find short answers incomplete - and mine was. I really want to ad that making a crate/xpen/gated puppy area should never be seen as "punishment". These partitioned puppy areas should be conditioned to be safe places for a puppy/dog. Mine, thankfully, tolerates and even likes her xpens probably because it's where she eats, receives treats, sleeps, chews and even plays. This took about a week or so. Now she voluntarily goes into her xpens (in my case) on her own and when she's put there involuntarily she might whine for a minute before settling down with a chew and/or going to sleep.
How To Find A Breeder
Question For Those Who May Know. I Live In The Eastern Part Of Iowa And I Am Trying To Find A Breeder Near Here. If Anyone Knows Of One Or Where I Could Find Out Please Let Me Know.
tanza last edited by
On the BOCA website the link is "is a basenji right for me" and while you might not find one close to you, you can find responsible breeders to talk to…
JazzysMom last edited by
If there is more than one breeder in your area, I'd also recommend calling a few of them and doing home visits to find the right one for you – even if you have to drive a bit.
When we got our first Basenji I had found a breeder who lived about ten minutes from me. She was a member of the local breed club, so I thought it'd be a sure thing. We did a home visit and that just about turned my dh off completely from the whole idea. Fortunately, I had contacted the president of the area Basenji club and she recommended a couple others --both of which were an hour drive from here --whom we did visit and could easily have gotten our puppy from either one.
Shop around as much as possible to fing the right breeder for you.
lvoss last edited by
The Show Me Basenji Club has members in Iowa. Their website is http://www.showmebasenjiclub.com/directory.html
thank you to all that have answered my question I really appreciate it. I am now just waiting to here back from a breeder that has a set of puppies but wants them to be shown and will know more in March.
dmcarty last edited by
I have to say there are some folks in the midwest who 'sound' like they are ok but are not - if you want to email me off list happy to provide references for lots of reputable b folks.