Female Basenji for sale in Tyler, TX.

We have a female basenji that turned 1 year old in January. She is great with other dogs and good with children. She is crate trained. She just needs more attention than we can give her and she really needs a fenced in yard to run. She is used to walking on a lease, although, she usually walks us! She has not been spayed but needs to be because she has an umbilical hernia. We haven't done that yet because when she was small she hurt her back right knee and had to have surgery and have a pen put in. She doesn't have any side effects from the surgery. She runs and jumps like it never happened. The vet said the pen could come out at the same time we got her spayed and also fix the hernia at the time. We would like to get about $200.00 for her but will consider any good offer.

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http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=125

Also, did you have a contract with her breeder? Most responsible breeders require that any dogs of their breeding be returned to them? Also, it is NOT 99% of the time necessary to repair an umbilical hernia, however they are usually fixed during a spay and they can be repaired if necessay without a spay.

I checked out your history with her: www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=6588

Are you still having the same issue? Also, for $200, some folks here might like to have more information about health testing that has been done, whether she's registered and which lineage she comes from.

BRAT can rehome your basenji…with you giving the dog to them. Here is site,
please consider this...we vet, temperment test and most important we make sure the dogs go to a great home. Of course, its all NON profit...no one gets paid.
www.basenjirescue.org
Also, if you did get this basenji from a breeder, and not a pet store, you need to contact them first.

She is fully registered with the AKC.

We do not have a contract with the breeder. She did ask that we contact her if we wanted to get rid of the dog. However, I am concerned with the conditions at this kennel.

I am aware that she does not have to be spayed in order to fix the hernia, this was just what we were planning to do. The hernia however does need to be repaired.

As for the behavior issues mentioned in previous posting, they are mostly gone. She is a very well mannered dog, but it is obvious that she has more energy to spend then we have ways of spending it.

We have not had any medical testing done other than regular vet check ups. We were only interested in a pet not a dog to breed. We are asking $200 so that only people that are serious and are willing to take care of her reply.

I do basenji rescue for BRAT. Texas has a LOT of basenjis that need homes.
I admire you for not just giving her away for free…but if you sell anyone a dog who is intact, its very likely they will use the dog for Breeding. Is there any way you could get her to a low cost spay/neuter clinic before you sell her?

@sharronhurlbut:

I do basenji rescue for BRAT. Texas has a LOT of basenjis that need homes.
I admire you for not just giving her away for free…but if you sell anyone a dog who is intact, its very likely they will use the dog for Breeding. Is there any way you could get her to a low cost spay/neuter clinic before you sell her?

+10!!!

I would hate to see such a dog become a puppy-mill bitch.

Thank you, Ms. Sharron.

Ms. AJ I think so many dogs would have better lives if they were fixed before they were rehomed. I know its a cost..but in the long run, the dogs life is so much better.
Hugs for your post.

@WayneS:

She is fully registered with the AKC.

We do not have a contract with the breeder. She did ask that we contact her if we wanted to get rid of the dog. However, I am concerned with the conditions at this kennel.

I am aware that she does not have to be spayed in order to fix the hernia, this was just what we were planning to do. The hernia however does need to be repaired.

As for the behavior issues mentioned in previous posting, they are mostly gone. She is a very well mannered dog, but it is obvious that she has more energy to spend then we have ways of spending it.

We have not had any medical testing done other than regular vet check ups. We were only interested in a pet not a dog to breed. We are asking $200 so that only people that are serious and are willing to take care of her reply.

Fanconi testing has nothing to do with if she was a breeding dog or a pet… it is a concern that all Basenji owners need to be aware of and make sure that their pet is tested. It is only responsible that you have her DNA for Fanconi before placement so that anyone that is interested in adopting/buying her knows what her DNA is for Fanconi. And honestly, the hernia, unless it is causing a problem does not need to be fixed... it is not a health issue in this breed. 80% of all Basenjis have an unbilical hernia one size or another..... it is just that when they spay a bitch they (Vets) will usually take care of the hernia.

And I have to add... I am NOT a fan of low cost spay/neuter... those IMO are no more then assemby lines for surgery... sorry... but that is how I feel about them.

Ms. Pat, please consider the alternative for this girl. Puppy-mills are always looking for deals like this.

@AJs:

Ms. Pat, please consider the alternative for this girl. Puppy-mills are always looking for deals like this.

IMO, sorry, the owner should take the responsibility before placement and have her spayed and DNA'ed for Fanconi. Or, just turn her over to BRAT

@WayneS:

She is fully registered with the AKC.

We do not have a contract with the breeder. She did ask that we contact her if we wanted to get rid of the dog. However, I am concerned with the conditions at this kennel.

I am aware that she does not have to be spayed in order to fix the hernia, this was just what we were planning to do. The hernia however does need to be repaired.

As for the behavior issues mentioned in previous posting, they are mostly gone. She is a very well mannered dog, but it is obvious that she has more energy to spend then we have ways of spending it.

We have not had any medical testing done other than regular vet check ups. We were only interested in a pet not a dog to breed. We are asking $200 so that only people that are serious and are willing to take care of her reply.

The sole reason for selling her is because of her energy level? What were your plans when you got her for taking care of that? You weren't aware of a young dogs energy level? Did you have some change in life style/job where you are now gone and cannot exercise her daily?

Houston

I would have to agree with other posters..hand her over to BRAT, they will make sure she finds a basenji knowledgeable home in a safe manner.
If you decide to sell her, please make sure you do your due diligence, if not for you, do it for her..know where you are placing her..and have her spayed prior to..

If you have concerns regarding the kennel she came from, why don't you let authorities know about your concerns? There is no reason for a kennel/breeder to be in business should they not care for their animals…IMO.

As far as her energy level..does any young dogs have a low energy level? None of mine do and I have 4 very different breeds..

Pat, I am not a "fan" of low cost spay/neuter places either…BUT IMO, they are less of a risk than having an intact basenji placed in the general public.
I will post an article I just received re pet owners and getting their pets fixed in my next post. Re this note, to me, having the dog fixed at one of these places is the lesser of 2 evils.

January 18, 2010
Sterilizing pets not a priority for new owners

By Sharon L. Peters
SPECIAL FOR USA TODAY
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100118/FEATURES01/1180311/1076/NLETTER01?source=nletter-news
Despite campaigns encouraging sterilization to reduce pet overpopulation, and despite expanding options for low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, nearly half of people who have acquired unsterilized pets in the last year haven't fixed them.
Southerners and the under-35 set are the least likely to sterilize their pets.
Those are among findings from a national survey of 3,000 adults.
PetSmart Charities commissioned the survey by Ipsos Marketing, in an effort to understand factors contributing to continued pet overpopulation, which results in an estimated 4 million to 6 million euthanizations each year. Among findings:
?€? Of the unsterilized dogs and cats acquired in the past year, 48 percent still haven't been sterilized.
?€? 38 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds haven't sterilized their pets, vs. 24 percent of 55-plus owners.

?€? 13 percent of dog owners and 19 percent of cat owners have wound up with litters.

Misconceptions.
The survey is the first large-scale effort to quantify the actions and perceptions of pet owners and non-owners relating to spaying, pet overpopulation and adoption of pets from shelters. Supplied with this date, imal welfare industry "will be able to be more effective" in accomplishing goals, says Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities. Many pet owners are unaware of the scope of overpopulation: 62 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds and 47 percent of those 55-plus estimated shelters euthanize fewer than 1 million animals annually; 28 percent put that number at 100,000 or less.
And there's confusion relating to the age at which pets should be sterilized, owing partly, experts say, to lack of agreement among veterinarians. Since pets can carry litters when they're just 6 months old, many vets recommend 4 or 5 months as the proper age. But a growing number, motivated by animal welfare advocates who want puppies and kittens sterilized before they go into adopters' homes, believe 2 months is safe.
Among survey respondents who had recently acquired a pet, 17 percent said they have no idea of the proper age to spay; 42 percent said 6 months; 14 percent said at least 9 months.
People earning $55,000 or more are more likely to adopt from shelters and rescue groups than those earning less; 42 percent of people who recently got a pet did no prior research, formal or informal.

I agree with you Sharron.
Get her spayed… better than having her in the wrong hands being bred cycle after cycle after cycle.

Thanks Kathy, I wish we would hear from the family that posted this..I so hope they are still reading this threat.

@sharronhurlbut:

Pat, I am not a "fan" of low cost spay/neuter places either…BUT IMO, they are less of a risk than having an intact basenji placed in the general public.
I will post an article I just received re pet owners and getting their pets fixed in my next post. Re this note, to me, having the dog fixed at one of these places is the lesser of 2 evils.

Yeah…what she said!

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