Some years back, during our Shiba Inu and Jindo period our Jindo developed a terrible rash and wht with her licking turned into huge hot spots, loss of hair and everything. Our vet narrowed it down to a grain alergy, suggested we go to an avocado based food, AvoDerm. Within 2 weeks she stopped itching and chewing, and 6 months later all her hair was grown out. As time went by she developed a beautiful luxurious coat, never had another problem with alergies or skin problems. We realize that B's dont have the long double coats like Shibas or Jindos, but our philosophy is if it ain't broke don't fix it, so we have just continued feeding AvoDerm to our B's as we accumulated our pack. The main problem with it is, if we feed them as reccomended they gain weight, so we really have to watch their diet.
A hello from Maryland
SweetShelby last edited by
I am totally new to the basenji world. In October, I luckily found my beautiful basenji/lab mix at a shelter in PA. She looks like a mini lab who wants to be a runway doggie model. She has long legs and a thin body for a lab but the black coloring with white on her chest and slightly floppy ears. She also has the cutest curly tail.
When I picked her out, I was thinking that she was a lab with something else in her but mostly lab. boy was I wrong. Shelby is very clean and loves comfort. She doesn't like the cold. She is also very sensitive and so expressive with her face. She's smart about learning commands but usually thinks about obeying them. And she runs like the wind and is so agile it's amazing. Shelby doesn't act like my other retrievers did so I decided to do some research. That's when I found out about basenjis. What an interesting breed! Now I understand why she tries to "kill" her stuffed toys and why fetching a ball is like so beneath her. She's not a retriever, she's a hunter. Shelby is also a cuddle bunny and I just adore her.
I am so lucky to have found this special dog and I will continue to visit the B forum to learn more about her breed.
Basenji_Boy last edited by
I am so lucky to have found this special dog and I will continue to visit the B forum to learn more about her breed.Winnie
Welcome to the Forum Winnie! Lot's of information to look through and many great pictures as well. Post some pics, she sounds very interesting.
spitfirekrl1 last edited by
As Basenji Boy mentioned, this place is amazing if you need to find information on anything or to just here storyies of this very entertaining breed. Everyone is so helpful and willing to share past experiences. I'm also very eager to see pictures, she sounds great. I too need to post some pictures of my tri.
Sunny last edited by
Welcome to forums Winnie and Shelby…. I too have a basenji mix...(SANDIE) the mix i part i dont know... But her basenji parts im positive of.....
Hi and welcome to the forum!
It is interesting to me that it seems that in a mix, the basenji shines thru!!
Guess that's really typical afterall!!!
Theres' lots of fun stuff here!
noobie last edited by
Welcome! Lots of good info here.