Results Are In

I been waiting not so long but seem like it. Jaycee's, Fanconi came in the mail today and she is Probably Clear/Normal. Party at our house. I know eveyone said it will be ok. Since father was clear and mother was a carrier. I worry about to many things.

Rita Jean

Brilliant news Rita Jean, i am so pleased for Jaycee 🙂

Houston

RitaJean and Jaycee…Huge congrats from us to you. We are very happy to hear that everything is good on your side..great news..

Wonderful, that is great news!!

Brilliant news, many congratulations to you and Jaycee!

Thats good news! Congrats!

Excellent news!! Congrats.

hi how do i know if my basenji boy is clear.?? don't know how to read the result of the test!!??

@pedro:

hi how do i know if my basenji boy is clear.?? don't know how to read the result of the test!!??

On the OFA Site (www.offa.org)) Look up your boy by AKC number or name and it will tell you what the results are. Here is an example of one of my Basenjis. Note for Fanconi Syndrome it says Probably Clear/Normal for Fanconi Syndrome

http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1293496#animal

Note: I just saw in another one of your posts that you just sent for the DNA test, so obviously you will not find your boy on the OFA site, but you can check for his sire and dam and if tested have a idea of what the results might be

i just ordered the test yesterday. and hopefully it will be clear, he is a pet shop basenji!!. and i'm learning as i go with him. i do want to breed him but i have to wait for the test!!. i have a 5 generation on him but i found out from a friend that his g,g,ggrandpa has the fanconi!!. but nothing had been shown with the others in his 5 generation!!!. this is scary for me!!!.

@pedro:

i just ordered the test yesterday. and hopefully it will be clear, he is a pet shop basenji!!. and i'm learning as i go with him. i do want to breed him but i have to wait for the test!!. i have a 5 generation on him but i found out from a friend that his g,g,ggrandpa has the fanconi!!. but nothing had been shown with the others in his 5 generation!!!. this is scary for me!!!.

Please think very careful before you consider breeding him. There are lots of different threads on the Forum about being a responsible breeder. The first being "why do you want to breed" And "have you done all the health testing, not just Fanconi". If he is a pet shop puppy, then he came from a Puppy Mill, so the question is, "what does he have to offer the breed" Responsible Breeders show or do performance events to quantify what that particular dog has to offer, along with health and temperament. Responsible breeders know the background of the dogs they want to breed, know the other offspring, use that in the decision to breed or not to breed.

Another good place to learn how to find a responsible breeder is at www.basenji.org/learn and then go to screening breeders. This will tell you what people should be looking for in a responsible breeder.

i want to breed because i love the breed, not for the money like alot of people do!, but i see no reason in putting the dogs in show !!. it means nother. wheather the dog is show or plain no show. there is no difference between them to me!. why do people thank that showing the breed is going to bring anything to the breed!. and i still have to get the eyes,thyroid, elbows,hips,knees too.!. if there is a true reason to put a dog in show then let me know.

@pedro:

i want to breed because i love the breed, not for the money like alot of people do!, but i see no reason in putting the dogs in show !!. it means nother. wheather the dog is show or plain no show. there is no difference between them to me!. why do people thank that showing the breed is going to bring anything to the breed!. and i still have to get the eyes,thyroid, elbows,hips,knees too.!. if there is a true reason to put a dog in show then let me know.

I mentioned more then just showing, there are performance events too and all those events show not only conformation and ability, but temperament too. If you love the breed, then you want to improve the breed, and that is breeding the best you can to the best. Responsible breeder love the breed and breed for the improvement of the breed that includes everything, including conformation, health and temperament. We show that by doing events with our dogs. Taking them out for the public to see, letting our peers see what we are breeding, listen and talk to mentors. Granted not everyone is interesting and that is fine… but I feel it is important that a dog be able to do what it is bred to do. Performance events show this, conformation show the structure of the dog according to the standard for that breed of dog. (obviously yes, it is subjective)...

the only thing with me is that my daughter is handycap and i'm the only one taken care of her dad's NOT IN THE PIC!. HE LEFT WHEN SHE WAS 4YRS OLD. AND I DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO GET MY BBOY IN TO THAT STUFF. OR I WOULD IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A DOG WITH RIBBONS AND TROPHIES AND MAYBE WIN MONEY FOR GOOD SHOW !?? I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW THAT STUFF WORKS. I WATCH IT ON T.V BUT THERE SOOOO FAR AWAY!!> THAT'S WHAT SUCKS ABOUT IT!. IF I COULD GET SOMEONE TO TRAIN HIM AND TAKE HIM IN TO SHOW IT WOULD BE GREAT BUT I DON'T KNOW ANYONE IN MICH THAT WOOULD DO THIS OR THAT IS INVALVED IN IT!!!!!>

Click on my profile and email me privately through my website and I can send you contact information for someone in Michigan that can help you if you want to do things with your basenji.

NO money in showing dogs, win, lose or draw… spending however is quite simple! When I go to work after a show, people always ask did you win? If the answer is yes, they ask "what did you win"... My answer is a 1.00 ribbon and then paid 30.00 to have a picture taken..gggg

It is an expensive "sport" as are performance venues, but then again, so is breeding if done right. There are a couple of threads on here from lvoss about the cost of litters and of the many things that can and do go wrong.

Yeah, and I decided it was best for my sanity to never total L'Ox's cost.

Just my 2 cents, there is a TON of work that goes into breeding, even if you aren't showing your dog or doing performance events.
When I fell in love with this breed, I knew that some day, maybe several years down the road, I wanted to breed. I've had basenjis for over 3 years (a drop in the bucket), and the more I learn about the breed and breeding, the more I realize that I don't know anything!!!
Its difficult enough to work with just 1 dog on a daily basis on just regular dog things, like socialization, exercise, feeding, grooming, cuddle time, etc etc etc. Most breeders have more than 1 dog in their breeding program, so multiply that work times the number of dogs you have. Now consider a puppy. I don't know how old yours is, but if its an adult, think back to how much WORK goes into a puppy. Multiply that by 6 (which is an average basenji litter), and add in your adult dogs. You say you don't have enough time to show because you have a lot on your hands raising your daughter by yourself; how on earth will you have time to raise puppies!?!?!? I'm not saying this to be mean AT ALL, I'm just trying to give you an eye opener.
I had absolutely no idea how much work went into a litter, but I am extremely fortunate that YodelDogs has taken me under her wing to be my mentor. I was lucky enough (since I was unemployed at the time), to visit her litter this year at least once a week for the first 12 weeks of their lives. Just going over for an afternoon could be overwhelming with 6 puppies!! CONSTANT cleaning up (even though towards the end they were almost completely litter trained), constant noise noise noise, running, jumping, trying to eat your hair, your earrings, your brand new favorite sweater, the bow on your shoes, anything they could get to. Lots and lots and lots and lots of work. I took one of the puppies home for a few nights on a "socialization loan", and although it was a blast and the puppy was super cute, I wasn't almost willing to pay Robyn to take the puppy back 😃
I just recommend you listen to what Tanza & Lvoss are trying to say; puppies are a LOT of work, and its not something you can fully appreciate until you're knee deep in puppies. Even if you don't have time for showing and performance, find a good, responsible breeder who will mentor you and guide you.

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