New Memeber from Temecula , CA

Hello,
I just recently purchase my first dog ever, which of course is a basenji.
His name is Roo and he is my baby. I never really like dogs until Roo came along. I'm now getting another one in March. I think he will enjoy the company. I will have to post some pictures of her later.

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Who did you get Roo from? How old is Roo?

Hello and welcome. Roo is adorable, can't wait to see more pics of Roo and your new pup too

Welcome! You got bit by the Basenji bug, didn't you?

Are you getting another tri?
Are they show dogs or pets?

Welcome. Roo sure is a handsome guy!

Welcom here, Roo is very beautifull!!!!:)

Welcome to the forum! Are you getting a puppy in March?

Welcome to the forum. Tell us more about Roo.

I bought Roo from a breeder in Iowa. Roo is 7 months old. My next puppy Piper is a red.This is my first time posting in a forum, so I'm still learning. How do you post a pic next to your name?

@Sweetpeaelf:

I bought Roo from a breeder in Iowa. Roo is 7 months old. My next puppy Piper is a red.This is my first time posting in a forum, so I'm still learning. How do you post a pic next to your name?

Was the sire and dam of your Roo DNA tested for Fanconi? And is your new puppy coming from the same place? Please make sure that at least the DNA testing for Fanconi is done… but also there are many other health tests that should be done before selecting a puppy. What is the name of your breeder?

As far as I know Fanconi Testing has not been done, but they both have all their shots for their age. I am getting Piper from the same breeder. Her name is Kara.

@Sweetpeaelf:

As far as I know Fanconi Testing has not been done, but they both have all their shots for their age. I am getting Piper from the same breeder. Her name is Kara.

This is a problem, I think for you. Please go to www.basenjihealth.org and read about health concerns in our breed and in particular, Fanconi. Responsible breeders have done DNA test all their breeding stock before breeding, now of course if Roo was from 2006/early 2007 litters that would have been before testing was available, however if they still have the Sire and Dam, they should have been tested when the test became available in July. And the breeder should have made discussed health concerns in our breed and reviewed the health testing that was done on the Sire and Dam, like Hip OFA (for dyplaysia), thyroid, eyes, etc.

Welcome! He sure is cute! Looking forward to seeing & hearing more from you! Can't wait to see Piper too!

In addition to the FAQ on the BAsenji Health Endowment website, this is a great article about why it is so important to buy only from breeders that are doing health testing. http://eldoradobasenji.com/Images/tailsUp.pdf

Please question your breeder and find out about DNA Fanconi testing… and if they are not testing, please find out why? If they are not, this is not a responsible breeder. If your pup is AKC registered you can check out the OFA website and see if any dogs in the pedigree and/or siblings have ever been tested.
This is very important because breeders are the keeper of the breed and if they are not testing they are part of the problem and we will never rid our wonderful breed of this horrible affliction. Just ask people that are on this list about Fanconi and what it is like to live with a Fanconi dog.
If nothing else you should download the Fanconi Protocol on www.basenji.org and give to your Vet to have them put in his file (and for your new pup too).

You might also read about what the Basenji Club of America says about finding a responsible breeder… and honestly, there an a number of responsible breeders in So. California
http://www.tanzabasenjis.net/selectbreeder.html

I talked to my breeder ad both the sire and dam test negitive. Yeah!

@Sweetpeaelf:

I talked to my breeder ad both the sire and dam test negitive. Yeah!

do you know what the kennel name is?

@Sweetpeaelf:

I talked to my breeder ad both the sire and dam test negitive. Yeah!

Negative what? DNA tested? If they are talking about strip testing, it is only as good as the day they tested. All breeding stock should be DNA tested and you should be able to find the sire and dam on www.offa.org

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