How much does your B weigh and?

Thanks for the suggestions and links on barking. I do know that Cali does not bark when I am at work because I have left a recorder on while I have been gone. She also does not bark when I am at home unless someone rings the doorbell, but usually just a woof, woof. Oh, and there is the occasional bark when she sees her shadow and screaming/whining when I step outside for a few minutes. Sometimes I have to laugh at all of the different sounds that she makes. One of my neighbors that just moved in about a month ago didnt even know that I had a dog because he said he never hears her bark during the day. She does really well in her kennel while I am at work as I leave the tv on and she seems to like this. Today, another of my neighbors commented that Cali seemed to be doing better with her barking. I have started correcting her immediately after the first bark by saying quiet or no barking and she did good today. Of course it is harder to get her to stop barking when my neighbors(the one that was complaining) dogs start to bark and then Cali starts barking back excessively. My neighbor that made the comment to me does nothing to try and stop his dogs from barking.
I will definitely be consistent, but will probably use one of the citronella collars as a backup.
Cali could probably stand to lose a couple of pounds so I am going to cut back on her food a little because she is getting a little thick around her waistline:) It's has started getting chilly here so we have shortened our walks because she hates being out when it is cold.
tlbuddy

Zahra is 8 months and weighs 19 Lbs. She seems tiny compared to the 10 month old little boy Basenji we saw at the dog park. I have also seen two older Basenji's when we went Lure coursing, they were 5 and 7 and seemed so much more muscular and bigger then Zahra.

weighs about 23 pounds, she is perfect I think. Her coat is nice and shinny,but I don't want her to get any bigger. She eats alot better these days since I started adding a little wet food with her dry.:D

@tlbuddy:

I took Cali to the vet the other day because she has been scratching herself a lot. I found out she has skin allergies and the doctor told me to give her benadryl every day and it seems to be helping.

One of our dogs has food allergies, wheat flour. As long as he doesn't eat anything with wheat flour in it he's ok. It could be any number of things your dogs alergic to.

Molly is 22 lbs and 16 "..she has barked maybe once in her short life, that was when she saw something in the bushes, she of course does 'whine/whimper a bit when she is not happy…...makes her perfect for traveling in motorhome, never bothers her neighbors....she does have sort of a moaning friendly growling sound when she 'greets' visitors........eats when she wants too, often eating the cats food, we are trying to break her of that.......:(

Well I have a 1/2 Basenji, 1/2 Aussie cross, we rescued her
from a pound. When we got her she was skinny, she weighs around 28-30 now and looks very good! She also is a barker, when she sees things, people especially; I was told by many people that she is rescource guarding! I got the message, when she barks, I now tell her: Good girl, thank you, enough now, and she usually stops, unless our Male B gets in the fray, then its useless to talk!! 😃 Carole

11-1-06 Took Sandie to Vet today to get her Heartguard meds… she weighs 31 lbs now...

Upi & Sierra

I have two female Basenji's Upi weighs 16 lbs and Sierra weighs 32 lbs (aka - Fat Dog). I think it really has to do with the type of food, how often you feed your dog, the amount of treats that are given to your dog and how often they are exercised. Unfortunately, I work during the day and both dogs are crated while I'm at work. I have a large back yard where they run and hunt all the squirrels and wild animals that are brave enough to enter at their own risk. Sierra doesn't bark and harldly yodles. Upi will only yodle when she is happy. Mostly my dogs are quiet. I use a low cal dog food by Nutro Max. For the longest time, I had a horrible time finding food that both dogs would like. Basenji's are very picky with their dog food. I wish you luck with your neighbors. It's funny, my neighbors tell me to stop barking when I let the dogs out. I have to bark in order to warn any rabbits or squirrels who might be in the backyard to get out or be eaten. My neighbor told me that my barking was unnecessary. I told him that I didn't want any dead animals in my backyard. Good Luck!
Cheryl in Michigan

Basenji Mix

Duke was just weighed for Heartguard med last week too. He is 24 lbs now. He'll be 10 mos old this month. He was 22 lbs for about 3 months. I almost switched him to adult dog food, but he wouldn't eat it. So I have been lightly mixing Nutro adult with Science puppy kibbles. He wouldn't stand still for the measuring stick, but it looks like he is maybe 15" or 16" tall at the shoulder. He is all muscle.

Trying to move him is like pushing a brick wall. All four of those feet give him good leverage to resist my efforts. I have had sore fore arms for a couple months. - Dr. said I have "tennis elbow" 😞 Duke is constantly nosing into everything I do. I wonder how many pounds per square inch (PSI) he could push and pull. Anyone have any stats on that kind of data with Basenji? Does anyone know what I mean to get your B to move when they're being stubborn and in your way? Not only are they smart - they're also strong!

Jill…
I know exactly what u mean they dig in and its no pudging... Sandie is so strong and her paws which i call hands grip like a vise...
I was thinking soon as this puppy food is gone im switching to adult... she isnt picky as long as she has food she dont care what it is...I know shes a mix and a mix of what i dunno... but i hope she has stopped growing...Shes 6 months old now so my next trip is to have her spayed.. this worries me also... last female i had spayed gained weight...

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