It's Official

The new imports that BCOA members voted on this spring are now officially registered with AKC.

Welcome to the basenji community's new foundation stock!

Lukuru Amisi, R/W, Male, May 1, 2007

Avongara Angali, R/W, Female, Oct 5, 2007
Avongara Asuma, Tri, Male, Nov 19, 2007
Avongara Bernadette, R/W, Female, Dec 15, 2005
Avongara Kitoko, R/W, Male, Dec 1, 2007
Avongara Luka, Tri, Female, May 1, 2004
Avongara Ojo, Tri, Male, Jan 16, 2006
Avongara Tambura, R/W, Male, Nov 1, 2007
Avongara Rikita, Br/W, Male, May 8, 2006
Avongara Zibili, R/W, Male, May 8, 2006

Houston

That is really awesome news. I have looked at all of their pics on the ?…shoot I can't remember the website..oh well. I definitely have my favorites on there..

very cool! Do you think people are planning to use them this upcoming season?

@Basenjimamma:

That is really awesome news. I have looked at all of their pics on the ?…shoot I can't remember the website..oh well. I definitely have my favorites on there..

www.basenji.org (Parent club website for Basenjis)

Excellent news for the Basenji gene pool. Thank you for posting that Ivoss.

Houston

Thank you Tanza, I didn't know were I was browsing when I saw all the pics of those wonderful Africans…LOL

@Basenjimamma:

Thank you Tanza, I didn't know were I was browsing when I saw all the pics of those wonderful Africans…LOL

I know, so many sites, so little time!!!

That is wonderful…I am so happy they will be helping make the b's a healther breed.

@mauigirl:

very cool! Do you think people are planning to use them this upcoming season?

Some of them have already been bred. If you look at the link, they have some info on the litters produced. I've played with the brindle male out of Rikita. I love brindles!

http://www.basenji.org/NativeStock/Applicants/List.htm

So, I'm assuming any prior offspring of the new foundation stock can also apply for registration now too?

Yes, offspring produced by the newly registered imports will be registerable as long as the other parent was registered.

Fantastic news…

So glad, cos now I can finally uncross both my fingers and toes 😃

It just reminds me of just how special and unique our breed really is... Is there any other breed where new stock for the breeding pool can be "plucked" from their country of origin, then be registable, (?SP?)... INCREDIBLE...

Yes, there is! Azawakh are sometimes imported from Mali and Burkina Faso to bring new blood to the existing breeding populations. http://www.azawakh.com/iestaf.htm

Regards,
Esther

Thanks for that little piece of info soulmate… I was so confident that there were no other breeds that could do it, hence the post :o. Teach me to not do my homework, before posting, hey ???

I just googled these dogs, cos I had never heard of them…

They are so regal, so athletic and so beautiful... Thanks for bringing them to my attention, soulmate...

Salukis can also do it.

What sets our breed apart is that the unrest in the areas where basenjis are found is making it less and less likely that purebred basenjis will survive in the homeland for much longer.

This is the main problem right now, I suppose. The civil war's in the Republik of Kongo. I have been talking to a owner of Avongara Basenjis, who's daughter has been in Afrika with the last big expedition. And she had the same thoughts than I have: we thought, that if there are some Basenjis left (the ones which have not landed in the cooking pans), they are spread all over the forrest regions. Most of the human inhabitants of this region have left their houses for the next bigger city to find a little security and help there…. it is absolutely horrible, what mus go on there.

But similar actions in other parts of Africa (Mali and Burkina Faso are always at the border of war like actions) plus in lots of these areas there are now many refugees from other areas which make the problems not easier for the habitants....http://www.azawakh.com/azawakhfriends/english/index.html

Regards,
Esther

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