Site that sells basenjis, from all over the US

I set up a search for all basenjis advertised on internet classified sites
through Oodle.com:

http://www.oodle.com/sale/pet/dog/

I haven't contacted most of these, but I just thought it was scary the ones who say, breeding pair.:mad:
SIGH.

IMO, we need good breeders to post to these type of places, give the correct info on the breed, including health issues, and help educate the public.
Course, as long as there is someone looking for $$$ who has a dog and someone with a credit card who "WANT'S ONE NOW", Brat and rescues all over will be in business.

Here is a link that goes directly to basenjis for sale

http://www.oodle.com/sale/pet/dog/-/pet_breed_basenji/

I was happy to see some rescue dogs on this site.
That is hopeful, but some puppies going for over $1000??
Can they possibly have the blood lines to command that type of price?

@sharronhurlbut:

I was happy to see some rescue dogs on this site.
That is hopeful, but some puppies going for over $1000??
Can they possibly have the blood lines to command that type of price?

Assuming that you and I were looking at the same breeder's multiple ads for puppies, no. Well bred puppies from ethical, responsible breeders cost less.

Sigh, and the uninformed will think that the higher the price, the better the quality of the dog…which we all not is not correct.

@sharronhurlbut:

Sigh, and the uninformed will think that the higher the price, the better the quality of the dog…which we all not is not correct.

Well that would depend… here on the West Coast of Ca... pet pups from responsible breeder are 900 to 1000... on average....

OMG there are 14 pages! thank god half of them are brat and rescue sites! that lily is a pretty girl, it says her adoption is pending. i always wonder if the new owners will find their way here to the forum.

There are some basenjis from Wisconsin priced at like $1850…yikes! I can't imagine that being a reasonable price in Wisconsin!

I also saw several ads for a breeder that I've heard is way less than reputable. A lady that I met at the dog park got a pair of basenjis from this breeder. She still has one, but the other one died from some serious genetic issues within the first year that she had them. It was very sad.

This is why it is so important to know what you are paying for. Really high prices or really low prices are a red flag. Buyers need to educate themselves about the breed and what questions to ask breeders so they know what they are paying for.

A buyer needs to ask what health testing was done on the parents and should go and confirm the test results using the OFA database. It is a powerful tool for both breeders and buyers and is free and easy to use. A buyer should also ask about the health of the dogs in the pedigree. How long are they living?

A buyer needs to ask how the puppies are raised. What is the daily routine for the pups? What is being done to introduce the pups to new experiences (surfaces, dishes, people, etc)?

A buyer needs to ask about the vet care the pups are recieving. What is the breeder's vaccination schedule? When are the pups microchipped? Does the breeder have the pups' eyes checked by a vet opthamolgist before they go home?

Does the breeder provide a some sort of Puppy Pack when the pup goes home so the buyer has those puppy essentials that are needed the first night and are so easy to forget in the excitement of bringing home puppy?

There are so many sites out there both for basenjis and just all breed general lists about what questions that you should be asking before you buy a puppy. Education is really the key to helping with the pet overpopulation problem. Taking the time to research the breed and then breeders really pays off in the long run in getting the dog that fits in your household.

I know I am probably preaching to the choir but I can't help but repeat how important it is that people do their homework!

@lvoss:

I know I am probably preaching to the choir but I can't help but repeat how important it is that people do their homework!

Hey if your preaching to the choir then all I have to say is AMEN to that!

Sadly, its the folks who need the education who don't even know where to find out…
This type of site and breeders sites on the net really to help to educated the public.
Myself, I always tell new folks to go to BRAT and read the reality stories.
I tell them not all the b's do ALL those things, but some do some of them and you have to be prepared...
One at a time I guess...

Wow, my last post was a mess.
What I meant to say was this type of site caters to the "fast food dog buying folks".
Having rescue folks and breeders who put their ad in to educate will help those who want to learn.
sorry that the last post was so unclear.
I as sure I knew that I was saying…laugh.

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