Thinking about adding to the family


  • I like 2 because you can have one on either side of you when your sitting on the couch!


  • They make excellent foot warmers under the blankets…you can have one for each foot. 😃


  • I have to agree, that I think two is the perfect number. With three, there is always the concern that somebody will be the odd one out. With more than that, it becomes a lot more work, and expense (especially vet care).


  • For me the transition from 1 B to 2 B's was not as "difficult" as the transition from 0 to 1. When you already have one, you are already limiting your time away from home, used to going on walks, aware of Basenji antics and (hopefully) not leaving things out to be chewed, shredded, destroyed. Cost wise and food wise… yes, it is double.

    I love having 2. Watching the interaction between them is priceless.


  • Thanks for all the input guys! I will definitely get Lilu trained before I bring in a new B. But in the mean time I will be looking for a place to adopt an adult B, I heard eldorado is great. Is this correct?


  • Very tempted to add one more Basenji this year. Still trying to get things settled with Kananga. He has built up a habit of unstuffing the couch again… 😕

    Although I think he may be happier with a friend, part of me worries it'll just be an accomplice for trouble.


  • @Kananga:

    Although I think he may be happier with a friend, part of me worries it'll just be an accomplice for trouble.

    Multiple basenjis are definitely accomplices for trouble. :D:D:D For instance, my boy Brando is always a little devil. Many times he'll nab something he shouldn't be chewing on (for instance a remote), Ruby will see him with it, he'll drop it and she will grab it. Now normally, I would 100% trust Ruby not to touch a remote - could leave it on the sofa next to her and she would ignore it. But if Brando has it, well it has a whole new attraction for her. I can't count the number of times I've walked in the room and found Ruby with the spoils of something (usually newspaper or napkins), but know it was Brando that had grabbed it initially.

    Now if Liyah (1yo) does something she shouldn't, both Ruby and Brando punish her (pin her down, yell at her)…quite funny actually. :D:D I usually just let them handle it.


  • @Kingsley1230:

    Thanks for all the input guys! I will definitely get Lilu trained before I bring in a new B. But in the mean time I will be looking for a place to adopt an adult B, I heard eldorado is great. Is this correct?

    Eldorado is great…but be aware that adding an adult to an adult can be challenging. It really depends on if the individuals are okay with living with another dog. It is always easier to introduce a puppy to an adult.


  • @Quercus:

    Eldorado is great…but be aware that adding an adult to an adult can be challenging. It really depends on if the individuals are okay with living with another dog. It is always easier to introduce a puppy to an adult.

    I agree Andrea… for sure and another tip is that you usually do best with the opposite sex, especially bringing in an adult


  • @Kingsley1230:

    Thanks for all the input guys! I will definitely get Lilu trained before I bring in a new B. But in the mean time I will be looking for a place to adopt an adult B, I heard eldorado is great. Is this correct?

    I have 2 Eldorado basenjis and also their male that they imported from Finland. 2 I adopted as adult show dogs retirees. I couldn't be happier with my basenjis. They have wonderful termperaments and Eldorado is big on health testing. The sisters are super helpful and always willing to answer my silly questions. 😃

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