Bomb-sniffiing basenjis

Story on CNN website. It's the first thing you see when you open the site. I was shocked when I saw two basenjis!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/28/police.dogs.smell.detection/index.html

Houston

That's a cool story, thanks for filling us in.

Good choice since Basenjis can smell a cookie crumb a mile away.

@Nemo:

Story on CNN website. It's the first thing you see when you open the site. I was shocked when I saw two basenjis!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/28/police.dogs.smell.detection/index.html

I know…very cool!!! Be sure to scroll thru the pics! 🙂

Great article. Nice to see Basenjis getting more recognition for their unique qualities.

I just saw this and was going to post it. You beat me to it!

Yay for this wonderful story about our wonderful basenjis!!!!!

And Poo Poo on those who say basenjis aren't smart!

Cute little trindle pup

Glad to see a main stream news agency showcase our precious gems. I was shocked when I saw the picture on CNN. I couldn't believe it was a basenji.

If you take the quiz, there are even more Kaden pics.

@agilebasenji:

If you take the quiz, there are even more Kaden pics.

Ah yes, video as well.

I love the coloring. Haven't seen very many basenjis with that type. It's like a tri but with heavy brindle coloring in place of the red.

We are all the smart ones for having the smart great little B's that all of us have in our lives and hearts. I hope that maybe before everyone run's out and get's one now because it was in the news they will learn more about them. There health and the way they can act and often do. I may not want them to find a missing person what if I wanted to send my hubby away. Just joking I am so proud of our little girl.

Rita Jean

What a lovely story but I was a bit dismayed at the statement that he was culled from a litter at 7 days old because of his unusual sociability with humans! Could they have meant 7 weeks? In any case doesn't sound right.

@Patty:

What a lovely story but I was a bit dismayed at the statement that he was culled from a litter at 7 days old because of his unusual sociability with humans! Could they have meant 7 weeks? In any case doesn't sound right.

I was wondering about that also😕

I am sure they meant 7 weeks, not 7 days…

Wouldn't a human-social basenji be preferred? Seems odd it would be rejected like that.

I think the story meant it was "chosen" for its sociability not "culled". (You'd think journalists would have a better handle on vocabulary) Great story anyway.

@wizard:

I think the story meant it was "chosen" for its sociability not "culled". (You'd think journalists would have a better handle on vocabulary) Great story anyway.

They meant chosen. Jeff visited the litter many, many times as the litter was growing and Kaden had everything he was looking for in a working dog.

I know the breeder and saw the litter when they were about 11 weeks old. Of course Kaden was already in his new home by then. Jeff and Kaden live in my area so hopefully I'll actually get to meet them someday and watch Kaden work. 🙂

Lucky you - I'd love to see Kaden working

No fair Robyn. 🙂

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