I am new to the forum and I am trying to get some advice to help a friend. Unfortunately, he is unable to keep his two basenji boys and we're trying to determine the best approach for placing them. His primary desire is to be able to place the dogs together.
Unfortunately, the breeder passed away several years ago so that is not an option.
I can get more detailed info, but both are from the same litter, about 6 years old. One of the dogs is a show dog and has been with my friend entirely and the other was luckily rescued from an abusive home and the two dogs have been living together for many years and are inseparable.
So here is it what I'd like to get advice on.
It appears that BRAT has placed pairs of dogs before, so I'm hoping that could be a fruitful path. Granted, I realize that is more challenging. We would have the show dog neutered beforehand.
Apparently, there was some interest in breeding the show dog again after one of his puppies placed 1st at the BCoA National Specialty show about 4 years ago. But, I believe that was about the time that the breeder took ill. Is it reasonable to think that a responsible breeder would be interested in obtaining the pair to have the option to breed the show dog (the owner has all of the pedigree and medical information) or should we just go down the BRAT path? If a breeder would be interested, what is the best way to go about it? Cold-call local breeders? Just place an ad on this site or somewhere else?
Any advice would be appreciated. These dogs are the father and uncle of my Nemo so I really want to help find them a good home.