a few of you were so kind to answer the questions I posted regarding breeding my tri girl, Lana. Well, here's an update: all the tests (Fanconi, hips, thyroid, eyes) came back clear/normal/good, and we are ready to breed. The dog we chose is Ch Bushbabies Red Ryder from Bushbabies Basenjis in Livermore, CA. Lana and Ryder make an awesome pair, he should also fix a couple of things that Lana is not awesome on - a slightly lower ear set and a looser tail curl. They also have very similar personalities (great ones, too) and like each other a lot. We think that Lana is starting to come in season now, so breeding will happen sometime over the next two weeks, and hopefully she will take no problem! One of my goals and hopes for the litter is to get a red girl that I can keep and show. Besides those two things mentioned above, we were told (by a knowledgeable person and a basenji judge) that Lana is a very nice girl, she has correct proportions, she is leggy, nice effortless movement, etc. She is not a show dog though, she has never been shown and most likely never will be for various reasons, but I really want a B of my own to show! So there is a chance of getting a very nice litter of puppies (keep your fingers crossed for me, everyone!) that might have potential in the show ring. Well that's a long term goal and we'll see what happens in reality. Meanwhile we are just looking forward to having babies, because basenji puppies are just about the cutest thing in the world!