New to the Forum

Hi everyone,

I am new to the forum as of yesterday and indeed forums in general! This seems to be a really useful resource for Basenji folk and those aspiring to be so.

I am not new to Basenjis though! My name is Steve Gray and I was part of Jisgard kennel that was most active in the 70?s & 80?s. My mother still has one Jisgard related bitch living with her and I have acquired a puppy bitch this year and I am planning to campaign her.

Looking forward to getting started at Southampton Open and then Blackpool Championship Show. It's good to meet old friends again and people that are new to me.

Steve

Hello Steve, welcome to the forum - i'm new to Basenjis but not to showing dogs - will also be at Blackpool.

Scott

Hello Scott,

Thanks for the welcome. Hope to see you and Tilly at Blackpool.

Steve

Hello again Steve and welcome to the forum:D

Steve,
Fellow new starter!

Good luck at the shows,

Alan

Houston

Welcome to the forum, you will love the wealth of knowledge available right at your finger tips

Welcome fellow old time Basenji person. We'd like to hear some old stories as well as new stuff. I started in 75 with my first and I still learn new things.

Welcome Steve, You can help all of us new one's that have our first baby.

Rita Jean

Welcome Steve,

Will you be at Alconbury on Sunday?

Hi Patty,

Yes I will be there for the committee meeting. I am driving up with Lisa, as we live quite close.

See you Sunday.

Steve.

Ps. These forums are fun, working out who you are talking to!

@nobarkus:

Welcome fellow old time Basenji person. We'd like to hear some old stories as well as new stuff. I started in 75 with my first and I still learn new things.

Hi Nobarkus,

I started all be it ring side in 76 and then worked up showing and eventually judging. I will try to remember some of the interesting old stuff but it may difficult without being libellous!

Steve

Welcome Steve, I'm pretty new to this forum too, (just taking a sneaky peek now while I'm supposed to be working, well it was down at the weekend!)

Your so good at multitasking I sure you can work and forum at the same time! With me it’s a different matter!

Steve.

Welcome to the forum Steve, it's great here,
Shelley

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.

Steve

@thunderbird8588:

Welcome to the forum Steve, it's great here,
Shelley

Hi Shelley,

Good luck in your search for a pup, if you need any advice/reassurance regarding breeders etc. I am happy to help, as I have been though the same process over the past few years and I have a little inside and impartial information, not being a current breeder.

Steve

Steve,
any advice regarding breeders would be very welcome. I have never purchased a Dog from a breeder before, Benji was a rescue.
I am hoping to get a Pup simply as a Pet. Hoping to get to Blackpool in July to see the Basenjis,
Shelley

Shelley,

Advice will be easier face to face, if you are going to Blackpool, look me out on the benches. I will be showing Woodella Northern Delight of Jisgard. Blackpool should be a great place for you to look at the breed and it is a debut show for many of the current crop of puppies. Windsor Championship show is on the following Friday if that's any closer for you. Let me know if you need any details of these shows or others.

It will help to buy a catalogue at the show (5.00 pounds on the day at Blackpool) and then you will be able to match up names you know from the forum or web etc. with numbers on the benches and the exhibitors and breeders owning the dogs.

My advice is to place an order early with a breeder you are happy with as very few litters are bred per year. There were only four litters that I am aware of in the UK when I was looking in December 2008 and breeders will hold back on their breeding plans until they have firm orders.

In my opinion the temperament of the breed is better now than it has ever been in the past. If you are looking for a pet this will be of optimal importance, but you should also familiarise yourself with Fanconi syndrome in Basenjis and only consider breeders who screen for this condition. There are only a few people who do not and the tide is turning. In my option it is just not worth the risk of loosing a young dog to this condition when we now have the tools to avoid it and eradicate from the breed, so please ask this about this, before selecting a breeder.

If I can be of any be of any further assistance I am happy to help.

Steve

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