Probably Carrier - sigh of relief …

ya one lady'; but when i said i got him from a pet shop she said right off the bat get him fixed!!. but brfore i said that she did say i should try to show him because of the way he automaticly stand like a show basenji!!, then i told her the pet shop stuff and that's what she told me!!!!!!. it's like saying one thing and then saying another just becsuse of where i got him from!!!. thats b.s sorry for the bad mouth here!!.

i just don't know what to do and how to show him and where to go!!>

And you have to be ready to "hear" faults that your dog might have and be open enough to understand what people are saying. If you can't admit to the faults on your dog, you will never be a good breeder, because the reason for breeding is to improve the breed.

As far as shows, find some in your area, go watch the Basenjis show, study the standard and then "honestly" compare your dog to what you see in the ring.

Pedro, do you have a basenji breed club close to you? That would be the first place to get an idea of what the "standard" is for a show basenji.
Now, I just do rescue, so I have had and loved some b's who were not even close to show standards. Showing makes no difference to the love we show to the b's we have. BUT to improve the breed, showing is a part of breeding any dog. Because its no good just to breed… Its often not as easy as it seems and the breeder who isn't informed often ends up with puppies/adults in rescue..and that is something I know a LOT about.
We just took in a family of b's, puppies and adults because the owners thought they could make some $$ on these dogs...not only could they NOT make any $$$ they couldn't sell the puppies. I know your new and don't "know" us, but we are really trying to help you. We are trying to help you and your new b. Its all about the dog to me.

Pedro, welcome to the forums!! (Do we have a slight language barrier here?:)) I hope you keep posting. I respect the fact that you are asking questions. That's how we all learn–questions, questions, and more questions.

I think what most here are saying is please continue to train and show your pup, but please reconsider any breeding with your dog until all tests are done.

It's a fun trip if you take it..... find sire and dam names. Check in at Sally's site,
http://www.pedigrees.zandebasenjis.com/
follow the links, and you can see the whole lineage picture.

Also (and most importantly) go to the OFFA site… http://www.offa.org/ and see if you can find your pup's sire &/or dam. The information there is not only enlightening, it can be life saving.

BTW…you are correct....There is no 'love' difference between a tested or non-tested dog; they are both loved in the same way, with the same intensity. The love never falters....But.... if you check out all the resources available to you, you can ensure or enable your Basenji to live to a long and loving life with you.

Just my thoughts, Pedro!! Dawn

Nice post Dawn, wish I had been so kind.

thanks i know your tryying to help me and i really do respect that soo much i don't want to breed just for the money or for the heck of it ! so your help is very welcome here!

i wouldnt get him breed with out all the test being done!! thanks for your help.

i wouldnt breed with out all the test being doone.

@pedro:

i wouldnt breed with out all the test being doone.

And so why do you think that he should be bred?

i would like to breed him to have puppies from him. not for money but i know a few people that would puppies from him. and i have told them i know nothing of his back ground other then the names if the 5 generation of him. and that i would have to get him tested for some health problems to see if he has then!. why do you breed your basenji's!?

What a relief! Now you can look towards lots of happy days with your new pup.

what a relife!? what do you mean by that??.

I believe the person is responding to what this thread was really about, someone's test results that came back Carrier meaning their dog will never be symptomatic for the disease.

Though Carriers can produce puppies that are Affected if bred irresponsibly, they themselves will not develop the disease.

@pedro:

i would like to breed him to have puppies from him. not for money but i know a few people that would puppies from him. and i have told them i know nothing of his back ground other then the names if the 5 generation of him. and that i would have to get him tested for some health problems to see if he has then!. why do you breed your basenji's!?

As already stated, responsible breeders bred to improve the breed.

@pedro:

i just don't know what to do and how to show him and where to go!!>

Hey Pedro,

Hopefully these links below can help make dog shows a little more understandable…at least what the judge is looking for. I'm not a breeder but I've been doing dog shows for less than a year now, and it definitely a lot more confusing from the outside looking in. I do it for the fun, it's a good bonding experience for me and my dog, and also keeps her socialized around other people and dogs. To give you an idea what the judges are looking for, here are some links regarding the breed standard that people have been talking about (if this has been posted before, i apologize, I'm getting lost in all the related threads).

This is an excerpt from a well know book which is an interpretation of the breed standard, that I think is helpful for the beginner (definitely was helpful for me). Unfortunately, the excerpt does not have a lot of non-ideal examples to compare too but you can get some idea.

http://www.basenjiclubofcanada.com/BCOC-BobCole.html

This is the actual standard. This is what defines what a basenji is (appearance and structure) and what breeders strive towards in their breeding program. This is what the judge is thinking about in a dog show when he/she is looking at the dogs.

http://www.basenji.org/Basenji%20Standard/Index.htm

If you look over this and compare your basenji and other basenjis to it, it will help develop your "eye" for the breed…which IMO probably takes a number of years to be able to truly appreciate all the nuances.

@ChaseandZahrasmom:

Zahra's results came in today and she is Probably Carrier of Fanconi Syndrome. Since she is a pet store dog I was sure the results were going to come back that she was affected but I am so happy that she is just Probably a Carrier. It has been a stressful month waiting for the results to come back. but I am so happy! 🙂

I'm so happy for you and Zahra!

hi, now if you go to this page and scroll down to carectoristics on the rightside you will see a basenji and it like just like mine!!.i get asked everytime someone see's him if i have him in show and 1 lady that did do showings asked me that , but i said no! she then said why!!!?????? like i was crazy for not doing it!!.

i just wish ther was someone close out here that could look at him and see if he has the potensual to be in show.!!

Pedro, what page are you speaking about?

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