Another basenji story

Hi all,

Just wanted to share - when I joined this forum in February, we only had one basenji, a tri girl Lana (we also have an akita and a boxer, but that's beyond the point). Then we got on a waitlist for another puppy, a brindle girl. And we actually got her! She was the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen, and so soft, and cute, and cuddly. I was so ecstatic! Well, long story short, a couple of really bad things happened in our family two days after we got her, and I had to take her back to the breeder. That probably was one of the saddest things in my life. Well, now, 8 month later, we still only have one basenji, our Lana. But now I just completed all the required health tests, waiting for results. If everything comes back normal/good/clear/etc, we will be breeding Lana this fall! Hopefully at least one of the puppies will be a red girl, and then we are going to keep her, and we will have TWO basenjis! I can't wait, keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Oh how sad, i'm sorry to hear you had a bad time and had to return your little brindle girl 😞
Hope Lanas test comes back ok

Hope everything works out okay this time

Hope all goes well with Lana and your tests are good. So sorry you did not get to keep your baby one.

Rita Jean

Thaks guys,

I will keep everyone posted on Lana's tests.

Daria

Well I finally got tired of waiting and called OFA today. So far, I have results of two of the tests: Her hips are ok, and her Fanconi is clear/normal. Waiting for the eyes and they thyroid results! Eyes should be ok according to the vet, just need the CERF, so the only one I am really waiting for is the thyroid.

What was her actual hip rating?

Don't know yet, haven't received the actual papers, they just told me over the phone that everything was ok.

@lvoss:

What was her actual hip rating?

How do you find out what the actual rating is? Got the papers yesterday, it just says "GOOD" on it.

Good is the rating. There are 3 ratings that are considered normal hips: Excellent, Good, and Fair. In our breed we see many of HD dogs come from families with a family history of Fairs.

@lvoss:

Good is the rating. There are 3 ratings that are considered normal hips: Excellent, Good, and Fair. In our breed we see many of HD dogs come from families with a family history of Fairs.

Ah, ok… Sorry for the silly question, still new to all of that...

Does anyone know when the results appear on the OFA website?

They usually appear within 2 weeks of being recieved in the mail. Sometimes sooner than that sometimes later.

Here's an update on Lana:

since the Hips/Eyes/Fanconi is all good/normal/clear (still waiting for thyroid), we actually went ahead and selected the male, absolutely stunning Ch. Bushbabies Red Ryder, from Bushbabies Basenjis in Livermore, CA. Waiting for Lana to come in heat! They are a very good match, body and personality, should be pretty nice puppies!

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