Hello, from Portland!

Hi all
I've just registered with the forum. I'd like to introduce, Lacey, my 8 month old b&w basenji. I adopted her 5 months ago and I can't imagine life without her 🙂
I'm looking for advice and input on how to live with a teen-b and make this stage enjoyable for both of us!

Welcome! Hmmm, the best way to live with a teen-b? Lots of wine? Tequila?

Actually, your name indicates that you will get through it just fine!

Anne in Tampa

Thanks! This is the first dog I've had (or who's had me!) in my adult years. I have allergies but I wanted a dog so badly and the hope wouldn't die. I take a few percautions with Lacey - I groom her wearing long sleeves and she doesn't sleep with me – and so far so good.

Portland is a great city.
They have a nice basenji club in that town.
Let me know if you want more info.
Welcome.

Welcome Partner and your b/w Lacey to the forums!! I hope your allergies are soon to be found Basenji tolerant. There's nothing more wonderful (IMO) than having that loving curley tail rascal cuddle up close, warm the bed, and then kick you're human butt out of their way!!!

Again, welcome!!

Well welcome. Who did you get Lacey from?

Welcome to the forum!
I also have mild allergies to dogs but I have not had any problem with our two B's. The only reason we stumbled upon basenjis was that we were looking at a hypoallergenic breed list. Looking back I'm so happy we did!! I haven't had many allergy issues with them, the worst being some skin issues with our pup's fur. I can handle that much better than itchy eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing, etc

Advise on living with a teen-B. Order is your friend, haha. Sense of humor is also necessary. As far as destruction goes, the best way to get around that is become a very tidy person if you're not already…..just an example of being trained by a basenji! Things I'm sure you've discovered in 5 months....

Welcome! Basenji World and Basenji Forums are wonderful places to be!

I have had some allergy issues in the past - can't do cats anymore, and sniffled for 12 years to keep a dog I loved.:rolleyes: Like MauiGirl, researching hypoallergenic dogs was one of the ways we got into basenjis. I've had no problems whatsoever with ours. We don't let them sleep in our bed (not because of allergies - just where we draw the line), but I regularly nap with them on the couch on weekends and have never had a problem.

Basenjis are the best dogs ever, and this is a great resource. Glad you're here.

Yeah, I can do the coach cuddle thing and Lacey loves to curl up in my lap when I'm on the computer. So far, so good 🙂 I think limiting the dander that ends up in bed with me is a good thing for the moment. BUT Lacey is still training me and it has only been 5 months so it could be a different story in a year.
It odd that the people I meet are always surprised at how cuddly she is…until they see her in action. They pretty much melt if she leans against them. 😃

Welcome to the pack! Cruise through past topics and you'll find tons of information here. Post some pictures when you get a chance (we're all addicted to them) and feel free to share stories of you beasty's antics.

Welcome to the group . . . I'm new also, great fur people and good info,
congrats on your new companion also…..

Baroooo to you from Nsana's Mom

Welcome to the forum! Please post some pics! 😃

@Partner_in_Fun:

Hi all
I've just registered with the forum. I'd like to introduce, Lacey, my 8 month old b&w basenji. I adopted her 5 months ago and I can't imagine life without her 🙂
I'm looking for advice and input on how to live with a teen-b and make this stage enjoyable for both of us!

Katherine!!!!!! Hello Welcome…I have been moving and haven't been on the site in a couple of days...so good to see you and Zaire's big littermate on here...so glad you joined. 🙂

@tanza:

Well welcome. Who did you get Lacey from?

Lacey is a Taji baby…she was the litter born right before the X-mas kiddies.....

Katherine, I need to have you over to my new place sometime so the girls can play now that I have a yard!!!!!!!

Welcome welcome!!
pictures are a requirement!! 🙂

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