Buddy
Houston

Tanza,I agree with you on the 30-35lbs, I am really hoping my vet , in this case, has no idea what he is talking about. Otis is his first Basenji so needless to say his knowledge on b's aren't the best. But as a vet he has been very good, so we are sticking with him. Only time will tell if Otis will be monsterous or not ( again size wise..lol)
So would you say that by 7 or so months they are done growing?

Buddy is very lucky to have you. You two look great together very nice looking B. You can see the pride in your face thats really cool. Buddy's lucky with this being your fourth you have lots of knowledge really good for Buddy.

Karen has a really really nice place and they must be two of the most wonderful people to do what they do. Very large hearts and kindness will see what we can do to get them some money for helping all the dogs.

Rita Jean

I can't see the pics! Only two of them showed up. Anybody know why?

It's funny because everytime I would call Karen about anything she would say "oh, I thought you were calling because you changed your mind kiddinly. She really wanted to keep him, but with 8 Basenjis and a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix of her own, the house was full. In addition to all the kennel cleaning and feeding she has to spend time working with the difficult ones. She said some will never be placed and will spend the rest of their lives there. There was one blk/wht male there that was very afraid of males because he had been abused. When I walked up to the dog run he was in he ran back scared and kept his distance.

Wow - 30-35 pounds is a huge Basenji! I have a 5 month old female who weighs close to 18 and I'm worried she is going to be a lot bigger than that - although she's as high as a lot of the full grown ones she is still all leggy. About how old are they when they are basically through growing to adult size?

That kennel is a wonderful place - those people really have their hearts in the right place- hope they can find homes for those poor doggies.

Otis is really large then because Jaycee was 5 month's old yesterday and maybe will be 15 pounds. Know for sure when go to the vet on Friday. Jaycee get's her Rabies then and check weight. Did you say Otis had his class 26th if so had did it go. Jaycee first really big class is this Sunday can hardly wait.

Rita Jean

Yes, most of their size (95%) IMO is there by 7 months… you might get a 1/4" more between then and 1yr... what you get then is body maturity.... depending on their bone structure.

@Basenjimamma:

Buddy is awesome. Very pretty boy and huge.

Interesting…Buddy doesn't look huge to me (height or weight)...he looks to be a good weight for his height...he has a tuck-up and in one of the pics looking down he has a waist and looks like his ribs would be visible when he runs.

@tanza:

Yes, most of their size (95%) IMO is there by 7 months… you might get a 1/4" more between then and 1yr... what you get then is body maturity.... depending on their bone structure.

That's correct because he's a bit floppy. Karen has a full grown tri female that is only 15 lbs and very beautiful too. Somebody paid out for $3000 (she had to be flown across the US) for her then didn't want her. Karen kept her.

@nobarkus:

That's correct because he's a bit floppy. Karen has a full grown tri female that is only 15 lbs and very beautiful too. Somebody paid out for $3000 (she had to be flown across the US) for her then didn't want her. Karen kept her.

Hmm… interesting... sounds like the person that I heard of in Central California that purchased a "show" prospect (but was from the MN/WI area)... but didn't hear that she was given up... price is the same as what I heard they paid.... Bit over the top.... 😕

Dan, Buddy is so cute. Four Basenjis, you must have your work cut out,lol,
Shelley

@thunderbird8588:

Dan, Buddy is so cute. Four Basenjis, you must have your work cut out,lol,
Shelley

It's my 4th over 34 years. The other 3 are gone from old age. The 3rd died on 4/13 of this year. The most I had at one time was 2.

I remember you saying you had recently lost a Basenji now.
We lost Benji in Feb and i'm hoping to find a pup towards the end of the year.
Shelley

Houston

Ok, so I just weighed Otis and he weighs 21.1 lbs and he will be 5 months on 05/05. I did talk to my " breeder" and he said that in the litter Otis was in, all 4 boys ( all boys litter) were consistantly almost 2 lbs larger once they were weaned off of mom. They were given Royal Canine and we kept that up for a week once we got him, now he is on BARF. He was chunky at 18.9 lbs at 4 month check up, but has since then leaned out and he is looking good, IMO. The breeder doesn't know why this litter got bigger than his others, but thinks it might be because it was smaller (only 4) and all boys. Either way I think my vet is way off, lets hope so.

Rit Jean, he was supposed to have started on monday, but due to the holiday it got bumped up for a week, so we start next monday, and I am excited…come on training..

As far as Buddy being huge, I only meant that in lbs for 7 months, but in the pics he looks amazing. I now know what to expect as far as when Otis will be done growing.

Tanza, thanks for that info, that helps figuring out when why what..lol

Some B's get all their height by 6 months, my Mickii's litter brother (also was named Buddy) was huge at 5 months… everyone thought he was going to be over 20" tall...ggg but then he just stopped growing... and was maybe just a bit over the standard....

I think Buddy is around 18 in.

@nobarkus:

I think Buddy is around 18 in.

That is the same as my OJ was and he topped out at 26 to 28lbs… 26lbs and he looked lean, 28lbs and he was in good show weight, 29lbs and he was in better show weight...

Medfly is a wonderful rescue! I am delighted to see your place, in the photos and want to welcome you to the forum.

@sharronhurlbut:

Medfly is a wonderful rescue! I am delighted to see your place, in the photos and want to welcome you to the forum.

That place is Karen and Chuck's home with the kennels on the same property.

But they are Medfly rescue yes?

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