New kid in Virginia

Hi All!
I am a retired Air Force officer, currently living in Northern Virginia (for the fourth time ā€“ I actually went to high school here for a couple of years eons ago). I have always had cats (and recently lost our cat of 18 years to old age), but my husband is very allergic to cats so we are considering a dog. My kids are out of the house (one married and the other at college), I am mostly retired but my husband is still working and travels quite a bit, so my interest is in a companion animal.
Basenjis interest me based on their size, low grooming needs, and independent nature -- I don't want a dog that is a couch potato or terrified of the world! I look forward to learning more about the breed (I've checked out the BRAT web site, and several breeders' sites) and meeting some owners.

Welcome!! The forum is such a great resource. It will be especially helpful as you start to do your homework towards getting a pup.

Welcome to our community! There is plenty of information and great members always willing to help.

Welcome to the forum! B's are great šŸ˜ƒ

Welcome! What part of Northern VA if I may ask? My boyfriend & I are both from the area & recently I moved back up to MD from Florida.

We're in the area too! Let me know if you want to have a meet up!!
If you're going to be around, the Reston Town Center is having a Pet Fiesta (and Dog Walk) this Saturday from 10am-4pm. We'll be the ones with the two basenji'sā€¦ šŸ˜‰ hahahah...

I would definitely recommend meeting the breed in person, if you haven't done so already. This forum is great- it will show you all the woes, laughs, and loves that come with having a Basenji in your family. šŸ™‚

@BDawg:

We're in the area too! Let me know if you want to have a meet up!!
If you're going to be around, the Reston Town Center is having a Pet Fiesta (and Dog Walk) this Saturday from 10am-4pm. We'll be the ones with the two basenji'sā€¦ šŸ˜‰ hahahah...

I would definitely recommend meeting the breed in person, if you haven't done so already. This forum is great- it will show you all the woes, laughs, and loves that come with having a Basenji in your family. šŸ™‚

Oh man!!! I know exactly where that is as my boyfriend lived in Ashburn prior to us moving to Florida last year. Too bad I am out of the state until Saturday night šŸ˜ž But we'll definitely have to meet up somewhere now!!!

Welcome. So glad you have found this forum. It is a wealth of information for you as you consider if this great breed will be a good fit in your life.

Thanks ā€“ I'll stop by. Reston Town Center isn't too far from me. If I don't see any Basenjis tomorrow, I'm going to try to get to the MD outing on 1 June.

@ladyeagle1998:

Thanks ā€“ I'll stop by. Reston Town Center isn't too far from me. If I don't see any Basenjis tomorrow, I'm going to try to get to the MD outing on 1 June.

The one in Westminster?

Hopefully Lexi & Miles made a good impression on you, LadyEagle1998!!

Welcome! I strongly agree that you should meet a B in person. They are very catlight in their movements, and Cyrus even grooms himself like a cat. Cyrus is very independent, but also very strong-willed. To further complicate matters, he is clever and good at gettting his own way. If you want a challenging yet loving breed, a B is a good choice. Once a B decides you are a worthwhile human being, they are very devoted but not in a needy way like some other breeds. Enjoy the forum!

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