This is a great time to have found the forum b/c there are LOTS of people here who are very willing to help you do your homework. There are also a lot of good breeders in NorCal. 90% of basenjis breed once a year in the fall so breeders likely have their plans set, health testing done, and they're making waiting lists.
Hi and welcome to the list…. You are really close to me and I am planning a litter as is another fairly local forum member. Please visit our site, I have a questionnaire if you care to fill out. Site is www.tanzabasenjis.net and then go to 2008 Litter Plans. The other site is http://kineticbasenjis.tripod.com/, who is in Woodland.
Are you familiar with Basenjis? Have you met any in person? That is also a good place to start, visiting with breeders and/or people that have Basenjis. Also you might want to check out our No. Ca Basenji club site and consider visiting at any of our events. That site is www.norcalbasenjis.org