I am new here but have been researching what dog is perfect for me for the last 2 years. Finally the time has arrived when I will be able to provide a great life for my companian buddy. Before he even arrives I will have his crate, bed, shot appt, training scheduled, leash, clothes, and toys ready and waiting for him. He'll even have a couple of young Bengal cats brother and sister too.
I am looking for the perfect Basenji for me, and I would like to say that I will take any of them, but I really want a great one that I can feel very happy and proud that I am putting all my effort into. I do not plan to show or breed, but am interested in lure coursing and agility training, depending on if he is or not too. I am willing to pay a breed or show price if he is the one for me.
I am considering all colors but have a preference in this order: red, black, brindle, tri - but if definitely depends on the markings and the dog's personality too! He will live inside and be treated like my child. He will get a morning and/or after work walk and will go out with my wife and I on the weekends. He will be able to visit and socialize with our friends and their dogs regularly so he won't be left home and out of the fun often. He will have almost a half acre fenced yard to run in when I am out there with him also. I have a puppy kindergarten class and professional working obedience dog classes in line. I'll give him at least a week before though to let him adjust to his new home.
If anyone knows of any puppies available, please let me know! I have certain implications that I am not able to work around. I am currently in the United States Air Force and deployed to Afghanisitan. You can see how this might make things difficult as far as seeing and picking the puppy up. My return date is estimated to be May 5th, so the earliest I can pick him up is probably by the 10th. I will drive almost anywhere within the continental US, as I don't want to ship my little buddy on a plane anywhere! I drove 9 hours each way to pick up my Bengal kittens. My wife is also avaialble as a contact. I will obviously need many pictures and I am going to picky of the breeder. I will also be willing to wait another year (though it'll be really tough!) if I can't find the Basenji i think will be perfect for our family.
Please, if anyone can help me out in my search of a Basenji, please send me a message or an email. If it would be possible for a breeder to hold a puppy that they know has a great temperment and great personality for me, that would be nice Price is not a concern, but I know what the normal prices should be around. I've done 2 years of research and planning and I'm ready, I just need to bring him home now
Any help is appreciated, thanks and have a good day!