I spent 1 + years looking for the perfect Basenji. I talked to more breeders than I can count. I could not find the perfect puppy until I met Teresas pups, the 5th breeder I visited in person. I narrowed my options down to 4 pups, each better than any I had seen at previous visits with other breeders and I had a hard time picking just one. Teresa was very patient, understanding and knowledgeable. These pups are amazing with unique characters of their own and they all loved me. After a couple hours of playtime I finally picked one and my long search ended here. Teresa is very helpful and has great knowledge which shows through in the pups. The other professional breeders I visited DO NOT compare. I had my own post on here too and was discouraged and dis-hearted by these so called Basenji club members, I am glad I didn't listen to them.
Talking dogs has somehow turned into a war on here, it is a real turn off, or is to me. I wrote asking for information and help finding a basenji puppy, and I left feeling like I did not want a dog of any sort especially a Basenji. Breeders on here talk bad about each other and each others bloodlines. Dogs I looked at were picked apart and cut on by your forum members, it became obvious to me that there is no perfect bloodline. Each tried to sell me their pup or their friends pup, with co-ownership (which means I only own 1/2 of my own dog) No one gave me honest true advice without insulting someone. I almost decided to look at another breed and then I stumbled on Teresa. She invited me into her home (did not suggest meeting me at the gas station like SW) She showed me available pups and not available pups, the parents were all impressive. She showed me what she felt was good and bad about each pup, who had more of the laid back personality, who was the leader… She did her best to answer my questions and I could tell she was more than just a breeder, she knew each and every pup better than anyone I have ever spoke to... I got a folder full of information, some I haven't even read through yet. Health records are impressive, she already had some spay/neutered. Pups that were ? on fanconi had individual tests by mc#. Prices start at $575 for pets. I wanted to show but knew after this forum that I was not going to show. My pup is from Princess (fanconi clear) and Oscar (fanconi affected) so my pup will never have fanconi but might carry the gene to reproduce it, but he is neutered. For future reference I strongly suggest that the back stabbing between members stops, when people (like myself) ask questions and ask for assistance, your bickering, fighting and rude comments are a huge turn off. I almost passed on the Basenji breed because of this forum. I am now a happy Basenji owner but no thanks to any of you.