Does anyone have any comments, positive or negative, on this breeder. My wife and I are looking for a red & white female puppy and they have some available now. I did not see their name on the BCOA breeder list so I thought I would inquire here. Also, there is no information on their website that I could find on Fanconi testing, it may have been done, but just not listed.
All tests for Fanconi are listed, it is one of the requirements when you do the test, that you understand it will be publically listed on the OFA database. So if it is not there, the dog/bitch is not tested. I know that a a few years back she was doing hip testing, don't know if she still is, most of her Basenjis were OFA Fair, which is acceptable, but IMO not desirable. As far as health testing you would need to 1. ask her about it 2. ask for proof of health testing 3. then check it out for yourself, you would want to know about Eye testing (with a Board Certified Ophth), Thyroid testing, and Patella testing.
She is not a member of BCOA, she doesn't show or use her dogs in performance events. And again, IMO.. the fact that she is selling three different breeds (did sell Goldens at one time) there is not enough time for proper socialization of Basenji puppies.
IMO her puppies are way, way overpriced especially when compared to a breeder that does all the health testing before breeding a litter (no comment on the quality). When I breed, my pups are 950.00 and that is on the West Coast where prices are typically higher then the rest of the country. And Sires/Dam are fully health tested before being bred, health testing is on open OFA data base, raised in the home as part of the family, not outdoors in kennel/pen.
All that said, I do have to say that as far as I am aware, I have never seen any of her pups come through rescue and I believe she sells countrywide since she will ship the puppies. Others more involved in rescue might have more information about that.