Hi, from a newbie here in San Antonio,Texas. Our new little girl is named Stella.
She is 11 weeks old. I have been lurking here for a couple of weeks and thought
it was about time that I join. All the posts that I have read here have been so helpful. Thanks!
Welcome to you and your new addition. Who did you get your pup from?
Thanks for the warm welcome! Stella is from Dee's Basenjis in Beeville,Texas. She attended her first puppy training class Sunday. I couldn't believe she wasn't the worst behaved pup there. We had a basenji once before. She lived 14 years as a little princess! You all know how that is, I am sure. It's been almost 2 years since she left us, so we thought we were ready for another dog. We looked at several breeds, but we always came back to a basenji. I guess once they have your heart, they always have your heart. Thanks again for the welcome and I will work on getting those pics up.
Since not many who are not BCOA members have done the testing, I am guessing that your animals does not come from Fanconi tested stock so please get some blood drawn and send it in to the Fanconi project. It will be important for you to know if you need to take any action early on should she be affected.
Well we always wish that people would ask us what to look for before they buy a dog as many times we have good solid information about breeders that are less than reputable and it's much easier to share that up front than after you have your baby in your lap.
You will also want to talk to your vet about HA because many commercial kennels kept breeding stock that had not been tested and were carriers.
So many people think us show kennels are just for show dogs and since I don't want to show I'll just get one from this back yard breeder or 'pet' breeder - when really the issues we care about are the dogs life.
Good luck with your baby I'm sure you will enjoy her.