The Name Game

Good morning all! Mya will be getting a sibling soon. I don't know if it's a brother or sister yet and really don't have a preference at this point. I really need help on names though. I originally thought about Jovi because it works for a boy or a girl. But I don't think my husband agrees with the name.

Any suggestions? I believe he/she will be a brindle if that helps. 🆒

@MomOfMya:

Good morning all! Mya will be getting a sibling soon. I don't know if it's a brother or sister yet and really don't have a preference at this point. I really need help on names though. I originally thought about Jovi because it works for a boy or a girl. But I don't think my husband agrees with the name.

Any suggestions? I believe he/she will be a brindle if that helps. 🆒

Are you talking about a "call" name or registered name? Many times parts of the Sire and Dam are used in the name (and usually always the kennel name) or the breeder has a "theme" for the litter.

@tanza:

Are you talking about a "call" name or registered name? Many times parts of the Sire and Dam are used in the name (and usually always the kennel name) or the breeder has a "theme" for the litter.

Looking for a "call" name.

This was on another thread and might be helpful …
http://www.20000-names.com/male_egyptian_names.htm

there was also one on african names in general.

On the other hand you might want to wait and see what the personality is like and choose a name based on that.

@wizard:

This was on another thread and might be helpful …
http://www.20000-names.com/male_egyptian_names.htm

there was also one on african names in general.

On the other hand you might want to wait and see what the personality is like and choose a name based on that.

I can't seem to pull up the site right now. I'll try again tomorrow and thanks for the info.

I tried "Jovi" on my daughter today - she HATES it!

Did your breeder think that 2 girls together was a good idea? My experience with that is that it works until it doesn't - and advise people that they may need to run seperate packs. Are you prepared for that? Did anyone even mention that?
I always opt to place opposite gender and if you have a chance to select I sure would.

@dmcarty:

Did your breeder think that 2 girls together was a good idea? My experience with that is that it works until it doesn't - and advise people that they may need to run seperate packs. Are you prepared for that? Did anyone even mention that?
I always opt to place opposite gender and if you have a chance to select I sure would.

Even if they're spayed?

While it is a better chance with them being spayed, still the best bet is male/female

And once you have a bitch fight, you will never get them back together

@tanza:

While it is a better chance with them being spayed, still the best bet is male/female

And once you have a bitch fight, you will never get them back together

Thanks Tanza! I will keep that in mind. I'm so afraid of male dogs and them lifting there legs on things. Are they as easy to train as females?

Digital (dual Ch, MX, MXJ, RN, SC, AD, EAC, EJC, OGC, ASFA FC, TDIA, MVB) says they're easier.

Some males are easier than others. Shadow was very easy. You also have Mya to train the new one. (it's my experience) And Pat is right. I constantly have to watch my two bitches who are not spayed. The others are all fine. I have four females total. While I can control most of it, I can never trust them (as per my finger bandage of last night(I think a snowflake blew across the room))

Good information to know. Looks like we're looking for a male!!!! I think we might call him Reginald (Reggie).

Yes even if they are spayed - even if they are mother daughter, littermates or any other combination - it works until it doesn't and when it doesn't you cannot go back.

Acutally neutered males make the best companions - if you remember that in basenjis - the bitch is typically the alpha or the alpha wanna be - lots of maneuvering for position. Hence more female to female aggression.

I have found that littermate are the worst… especially of the same sex... many times even male/female littermates don't work.....

And dmcarty is right... the bitch is typically the alpha totally... hence to saying "Girls have an agenda, Boys don't have a clue"

Looks like we're going to pray for a boy. My husband tells me dogs can't read and not to believe everything I read. But this is something I don't want to "test". We are definately going to try to get a male. If there isn't a male available this season I suppose we will wait until next year or try BRAT. Thanks for the info.

@tanza:

I have found that littermate are the worst… especially of the same sex... many times even male/female littermates don't work.....

And dmcarty is right... the bitch is typically the alpha totally... hence to saying "Girls have an agenda, Boys don't have a clue"

This is a little off topic of the thread…but if the above is typical, is it more difficult if you have an older male (4 years) and you're getting a female puppy? It seems like he would be really annoyed if a younger female dog keeps trying to boss him around. Nemo was okay with my senior beagle but he has been on his own for the past 5 months. I'm slowly imagining what I'm going to get into. :rolleyes:

Not necessarily. Most B's are pretty tolerant to the puppies-up until they are about 6 months old. Then they start telling them to 'knock it off'. After my boxer died, I had the heeler/am mix and she was about 5-6 when I got Shadow as a puppy. He pretty well ruled her for a bit, until she decided she had enough. Same with the other dogs that I got after Shadow. Shadow would put up with the girls for a few months and then suddenly, one day, BAM would not put up with any more nonsense from them. (I got three girls after him) He has been good with all of them. Damisi will still bug him to play.

@MomOfMya:

Thanks Tanza! I will keep that in mind. I'm so afraid of male dogs and them lifting there legs on things. Are they as easy to train as females?

I have had the same experience with my fosters. The male/female pair work great but the female/female I just had bickered constantly.

@MomOfMya:

Thanks Tanza! I will keep that in mind. I'm so afraid of male dogs and them lifting there legs on things. Are they as easy to train as females?

We have one of the few breeds that this doesn't happen… even with intact males... but especially it doesn't happen with neutered males. My boys have never lifted their leg in the house.. not even when the girls were in season and that is the time most will mark....

Are they as easy as girls? Depends on the male... remember the saying... Girls have an agenda... Boys don't have a clue... so while training "sometimes" they forget.....

@Nemo:

This is a little off topic of the thread…but if the above is typical, is it more difficult if you have an older male (4 years) and you're getting a female puppy? It seems like he would be really annoyed if a younger female dog keeps trying to boss him around. Nemo was okay with my senior beagle but he has been on his own for the past 5 months. I'm slowly imagining what I'm going to get into. :rolleyes:

Most are pretty accepting of a puppy… What you need to be ready for is the "noise" they can and do make... especially when the older one is "teaching" the pup... Most people think they are killing the pup... but that is not so.... remember with Basenjis, key is when the "don't" make noise that you have a real serious fight on your hands...

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