Oldest basenji?

Our Basenji, Nosey will be 12 on December 31st. We had a black and white boy, Bret, who passed at 14 years. And another who went far too soon at only 5 years.
It is so hard to think of life with out my baby. So I enjoy every minute of the time we have together. We are bringing in a new puppy in to the family. He needs a companion 🙂

My Basenji Cassanova turns 17th Years old .. He is ok but he barely stand up and doesn't do his needs by his own, but it's ok.. I help him with love.. I am so afraid that his time is coming so soon.. I am not ready![alt text](!

Our B girl Sophie turned 14 in Nov. People always ask if she's a puppy. She still jumps up on the back of the couch to sleep in her favourite spot. No signs of her slowing down!


Probiotics may help her to digest her food better. Bless you for caring for both.

This thread started Dec 2011. Wondering ages now. We lost Arwen at 12. Cara is 9, looks half her age.

I lost my purebred Basenji, Tara, at age 17 1/2, which was remarkable because she had a lot of health concerns but stilled lived a long life! My other 2, I lost at age 13 (one I lost just this past Friday 😪).

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I've lost 17 year olds, 16 year olds and have bred and sold pups which lived as long. The last two to cross the Bridge were 17.5 and 16.5. I've always said if reincarnation exists I want to come back as a Basenji owned by me !

My deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss.

My Skeeter is 17 years 2 and 1/2 months old. I have had her since she was 2 months old. She has gotten so skinny and is frail but she still eats and drinks and lets me know when she needs to go out. I have to keep her on a leash now because she tends to take off and we live out in the country but the other day she went down our driveway and out onto the gravel road. I'm not sure she knows where she is any more but she does find her way back. She can't see very well but her hearing is still pretty good, She always did have selective hearing. She has been a treasure and I love her dearly. I know she can't be here much longer and my goal is to keep her as comfortable as possible. She doesn't exhibit any signs of being in any kind of pain. It is my constant prayer that she will just slip away in her sleep and I won't have to make the decision to put her down. She was very sick 3 years ago and was diagnosed with a brain tumor and kidney failure but on the advice of a friend, I stopped any food or treat that had red dye in it and she stopped having seizures immediately and hasn't had one since.


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My buddy, Kenji, just passed today. He was just a tad over 17.5 years old.

Lucky boy, to have enjoyed your company for so many years. Its never easy and the older they get, the more difficult it is to say goodbye - especially to such a gallant old gentleman. Hang in there -

Thank you. It definitely has been tough. Coming home from work, not seeing him and knowing that I won’t be seeing him anymore is rough. He’s been very good to me. A handful, but very good. I’d definitely get another Basenji one day

I am sorry. As long as they still happy. It
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