New BABY B girl!

Since Lana turned out not to be pregnant when we bred her in the fall, we actually ended up buying a puppy from a breeder. She is coming home in two weeks. Here is a picture of her. We took quite a few, but not all of them turned out to be good pics.

Beautiful B girl!!

Very cute, who is her breeder?

Her breeder is Sandy Cyrus of Mountain Springs Ranch down in South California.

Hopefully her sire and dam have been DNA tested for Fanconi, doesn't say on Sandy's website

Not just fanconi but also, thyroid, eyes, and hips. After taking such care to test Lana it doesn't make much sense not to take equal care in selecting a puppy from fully health tested parents.

Houston

She is adorable..how cute..

She's beautiful, i love her blaze. What are you going to call her?

Very pretty baby girl I can see she loves you mom all ready. Please what is our name?

Rita Jean

@tanza:

Hopefully her sire and dam have been DNA tested for Fanconi, doesn't say on Sandy's website

They have not been tested for Fanconi.

@lvoss:

Not just fanconi but also, thyroid, eyes, and hips. After taking such care to test Lana it doesn't make much sense not to take equal care in selecting a puppy from fully health tested parents.

I am going to test this girl for everything when I get her. In the sale agreement there is a quote on health guarantee, where I have a year to get all the tests done. If something comes up I can either get my money back or exchange her for another dog. Obviously, I want to get everything done as soon as I possible, in case something comes up, before I get used to having her around too much… Is there a minimum age for hips and thyroid tests?

Registered name is Cambria's Red Arrow, house name is going to be Strelka, meaning "little arrow" in Russian. My mom used to have a dog when she was a kid, her name was Strelka. She was a basenji-type or a shiba-type mutt, brown with white socks and a curly tail. This name in Russia is considered very appropriate for dogs with pointy nose and ears…

Cambria?!? How is that possible?

Yes, the minimum age for hips is 24 months, thyroid is 12 months, patellas is 12 months. So a one year health garuntee is not worth much since the tests would all be performed after the puppy turns 1 year old.

Why buy from a breeder who is breeding dogs without at a minimum testing the parents for Fanconi which is preventable with testing? This is a highly irresponsible breeding practice.

You said when you bred Lana that the stud dog owner was going to mentor you. When you decided to get a puppy did you ask her for a recommendation?

@nkjvcjs:

Cambria?!? How is that possible?

This "breeder" has poached the name. These dogs are NOT true Cambria dogs. I had thought that BCOA had petitioned AKC to protect the name from this unethical use but I can't remember if AKC approved retiring the name.

@lvoss:

This "breeder" has poached the name. These dogs are NOT true Cambria dogs. I had thought that BCOA had petitioned AKC to protect the name from this unethical use but I can't remember if AKC approved retiring the name.

Yes, I thought AKC voted to restrict the kennel name in 2004, that why I asked how it was possible. Was the restriction reversed?

I looked it up, and AKC did agree to retire Cambria in the basenji breed.

No, it was not reversed and if a registration is submitted with the name it should be rejected by AKC.

Lisa is right.
If you send in the registration with that name, they will send you a letter stating that the kennel name is registered and it requires a signature of the owner.
Since the main breeder of the Cambria prefix has since passed, that won't be happening 🙂

So, you can't register her with that name.
I do agree with everyone else… WHY bother with a puppy that COULD easily become fanconi affected?
You did health test your own girl...
why not just find a breeder that has health-tested their sire/dam and get a puppy from them?
Or wait and breed your girl next cycle.

If you need some reading material, I'd be happy to share with you many Fanconi articles... some I have written and some by other folks.
You may want to look closer at what it is like to live with a Fanconi affected basenji. It is NOT fun.

I would love to tell you have fun... but I think you are making a huge mistake that you could very well wish you had listened to the many voices of reason.

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