B male in WV

My best friend's boyfriend's mother got a Basenji maybe 6 months ago. They breed great danes and have 6 of them. Toby is the only B that she has. Apparently they don't have enough time to devote to him. I have never seen him in person, beings that i am in NJ and he is in WV, and i remember asking questions when my friend told me she was getting one and idk where it came from or what kind of health testing he has had. I think I got a shady answer when I asked. I all i know for sure is that he is brindle and less than one year old. She asked me if I would take him but 3 B's in this house is just enough, plus our male is a complete alpha male. I told her i'd see if I could find someone that is interested in him so if anyone has any questions I can try to find out answers.

If she is willing to give the dog up, BRAT will help.
I don't know what else you can do, but keep the lines of communication open.

@hdolbow:

My best friend's boyfriend's mother got a Basenji maybe 6 months ago. They breed great danes and have 6 of them. Toby is the only B that she has. Apparently they don't have enough time to devote to him. I have never seen him in person, beings that i am in NJ and he is in WV, and i remember asking questions when my friend told me she was getting one and idk where it came from or what kind of health testing he has had. I think I got a shady answer when I asked. I all i know for sure is that he is brindle and less than one year old. She asked me if I would take him but 3 B's in this house is just enough, plus our male is a complete alpha male. I told her i'd see if I could find someone that is interested in him so if anyone has any questions I can try to find out answers.

Has she not contacted the breeder? And most of all would need to know the pedigree and health testing information….

no idea. i don't even know her, im just relaying the info that i do have. i'll have to ask if she contacted the original breeder or not. I think when i asked my friend to ask her before she just said it had parents that were champions or something but that didnt answer the question so idk. i'll ask again.

wasn't andrewnshango looking for a brindle? However, I have to agree with Pat in regards to it being a Male. We have had terrible experiences with our boy.

I told my friend to tell her "mother-in-law" to look at the contract and to see if she had to return the dog to the breeder if she no longer wanted it and when she looked she found out if she had rehomed the dog and the breeder found out she would be $5,000 in the hole. So now she says she is going to try to work with the dog but it just has so much energy and is so rowdy. It's not even a year old, i think she didn't know what she was getting into with this breed, beings that her other 5 dogs are Great Danes.

@hdolbow:

I told my friend to tell her "mother-in-law" to look at the contract and to see if she had to return the dog to the breeder if she no longer wanted it and when she looked she found out if she had rehomed the dog and the breeder found out she would be $5,000 in the hole. So now she says she is going to try to work with the dog but it just has so much energy and is so rowdy. It's not even a year old, i think she didn't know what she was getting into with this breed, beings that her other 5 dogs are Great Danes.

what is so bad about giving it back to the breeder???

@hdolbow:

I told my friend to tell her "mother-in-law" to look at the contract and to see if she had to return the dog to the breeder if she no longer wanted it and when she looked she found out if she had rehomed the dog and the breeder found out she would be $5,000 in the hole. So now she says she is going to try to work with the dog but it just has so much energy and is so rowdy. It's not even a year old, i think she didn't know what she was getting into with this breed, beings that her other 5 dogs are Great Danes.

Not sure that I understand your statement (or the one from the dog's owner)??? That doesn't make much sense that they would be 5000.00 in the hole?

I think the contract must have a clause that says if the dog is sold, transferred, given away to anyone else without the breeder being given first right of refusal there is a $5000 penalty.

I agree that if they are having such a hard time with this puppy the breeder should be contacted. Firstly, they may have some advice on how to help with the challenges they are facing. Secondly, they can help them rehome the dog if that is the best thing for the family.

Houston

Just out of curiosity..how can there be a $5000 penalty? Do the breeder keep you credit card on file? Please bear with me, I am extremely blond on this one, I just don't understand.

Well, it would be a breach of contract if that's what arrangement she signed off on - I agree with lvoss. My contract has a penalty included as well.

I forgot about it until now, but one of my contracts has a $2500 contract violation clause but the other doesn't. Sounds similar.

@Basenjimamma:

Just out of curiosity..how can there be a $5000 penalty? Do the breeder keep you credit card on file? Please bear with me, I am extremely blond on this one, I just don't understand.

It is breach of contract and they can take you to small claims court to recover the amount.

Houston

i see, I kind of thought that it was something like that, but didn't know for sure.

Interesting… I would never consider a penalty clause... yikes... And I have contracts on all of my pups. Now I do have first right of refusal if for any reason the dog/bitch needs to be rehomed for any reason, any age. I would hope that people would respect that and contact me if that was the case.

I think that is much better what Pat does on her contract then to have what I would call a (MONEY) clause. Yes I also would hope that people would respect the contract and call the breeder back if something happen.

Rita Jean

Houston

I would hope people do, but look at the few that come on here that has issues and wanting to rehome, and when they are asked if they have contacted their breeder, most haven't yet. Shouldn't talking to your breeder be the first thing you do when you are looking to rehome or having certain problems with the B? I would think so, trust me I did, when Otis' parents were questioned, I was on the phone and emailing the breeder within that afternoon. I am very much…I want answers and I want them now though..

Many times a B might wind up in rescue because the owners didn't contact the breeder… however it could be for a number of reasons. I think the biggest is that they are embarrassed to call the breeder telling them for whatever reason they need to give up their pet. Or they have not stayed in touch with their breeder or lost the contact infomation. And of course there are breeders that are unwilling to take back their dogs... it is usually only a responsible breeder that has a contract. And then there are the ones that do contact the breeder and then get upset when they find out that their pet might be a kennel dog until rehomed?..... so then they go to BRAT and do not disclose the breeders name. Many organizations will find out the breeder if possible and let them know that one of their pups is being given up... and responsible breeders will step up and take the pup or make arrangements for someone else to take the pup.

I did have one of my puppy owners contact our local club looking to place his pup... of course they called me.. and I called the owner. When I asked how come he just didn't call me first it was totally a case of being embarrassed... of course he was double embarrassed cause when he contacted local rescue.. they of course called me. But it all worked out fine in the end

On the subject of a money clause... I guess this is a good reason many people have a bad taste about some breeders and what their demands might or might not be... For me the most important thing is the home first and the happiness/well being of the pup. Not if the pup is shown in the show ring, doing performance events, and/or possible breeding. If a male, I might request not neutering until I was able to collect semen to keep frozen, but other then that I really do not put demands on owners other then to provide a happy, safe home.

we got our first two from the newspaper. i found the original breeder about 6 months after one got hit by a car and we thought we might want another. she didn't even know and said the guys still acted like they had the dogs when she'd talk to them. so i'd think people dont want to pay 1000 a pup (which is what that breeder charged) and then give them up. I'm not sure if Dan paid anything for them or not but i would assume thats how some people think and want to get some money back maybe.

I have a different feeling about getting money back when/if you have to give up your dog for whatever reason. To be able to place that pup back with the breeder where you know he/she will be cared for and safe is worth any price.. IMO. But I agree with you.. that people sometime want money in return… However, they should think about that before they buy and also read the contracts closely. If there is something in there that makes them uncomfortable, then they need to question it and/or understand that if they sign the contract they need to respect and follow it.

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