What do I need?

I just purchased a beautiful tri-color puppy and I am picking her up this Friday from the breeder. I haven't had a Basenji since I was younger and was hoping for some useful products to welcome her home.

Usually the breeder will provide you with a list of things you should get to prepare for your puppy coming home. You will need to know what food your puppy has been eating so you can make sure you have some on hand. If you plan on switching her to a new food you will want to do it slowly and mix the new food into the old food.

You will also need to find out what chewies the puppy is used to and make sure you have some on hand. You can try out new ones too but it is good to make sure you things that are familiar in your house.

Is your breeder sending the puppy home with a toy or blanket that the litter has been sleeping on? If not, you should see if you can get one to them so that the pup comes home with something that smells like "family".

"QUOTE"Is your breeder sending the puppy home with a toy or blanket that the litter has been sleeping on? If not, you should see if you can get one to them so that the pup comes home with something that smells like "family".

Welcome to the forum,
We have just taken a blanket to our breeder, we left it lying around our house first to pick up our scents. Then as Ivoss says we will bring it home with the Pup smelling of her mum and siblings

Don't forget to have a playpen/crate. This video that shows you a GREAT example of how to have one setup. Wish I had seen/found it before I got Gizmo. Would of saved me some problems.

Get a good pet cleaner, to clean the area's of accidents.
Lots of good ones out there.
Welcome.
Can I ask who you got your b from? Lots of us are "related" by dogs on this forum..
Maybe you are as well.

@bdenault:

I just purchased a beautiful tri-color puppy and I am picking her up this Friday from the breeder. I haven't had a Basenji since I was younger and was hoping for some useful products to welcome her home.

That would be my question, usually the breeder will let you know what they are sending home with the puppy. Things like registration information, health information, pedigree, puppy food that they are currently using, a toy or two that they are playing with now, a blanket or pad that they are using with their littermates, sometimes even a crate….

And as Sharron indicated, many of us have related B's here, who did you get your puppy from?

I bought her from Nocturnal Kennels in Roxboro, NC. They claim to have been raising Basenji dogs for over thirty years now. I haven't had much time to talk to them, as I am in the Navy now, but they have been very helpful in the process. I am driving to NC. from Norfolk, VA on Friday to visit the kennels and pick up my little girl.

Please make sure that your puppy is from Fanconi tested parents. They did not do the test before breeding last year and produced Affected puppies. They did test some of their dogs after breeding last year and found several were Carriers.

Also, the dogs that they sold last year were not AKC registerable. I know that one of their puppies from last year turned up in rescue needing rehomed before it reached its first birthday. Please be sure to ask if they are willing to take back their dogs at any time for any reason for the life of the dog. Any responsible breeder would not want to burden the already over taxed rescue system by not taking responsibility for the pups they have produced.

The breeder states the pups parents are now tested, and said the pup was registrable. I will be sure to check into it all before i finalize. I have reasonable experience with breeders since I own a German Shorthair Pointer whom I bought from a breeder. His field companion passed away recently and he has been moping around. He is just shy of two years now and great with other dogs, I figure it is time for him to have some company.

The puppies they sold last year were registered with an alternative registry not AKC so make sure that "registerable" means AKC registered and not APRI, CKC, NKC, etc.

Also verify for yourself that the parents and puppies have already been tested. It is required to be public on the OFA website, http://www.offa.org

Here are the ones that have their kennel name that have been tested, http://www.offa.org/results.html?num=&submit=Begin+Search®istrar=&namecontains=N&part=nocturnal&namecontains=N&breed%5B%5D=BJ&breedlist=ALL&variety%5B%5D=&sex=&birthday_start_month=&birthday_start_year=&birthday_end_month=&birthday_end_year=&birthday=®and=N®and=N&rptdte_start_month=&rptdte_start_year=&rptdte_end_month=&rptdte_end_year=&rptdte=

If you have the sire and dams name, you can check out the status of DNA for Fanconi at www.offa.org. I would highly suggest that you do so. And saying the pup is registerable is one thing, but are the AKC registrable? As pointed out, their pups from last year are not. Please keep in mind this is a pure for profit breeder, so health and quality are not at the top of their list with so many other breeds for sale.

Wow you guys are amazing, thanks for all your help so far, please keep it coming.

Please consider these questions on how to find a responsible breeder at the parent Basenji Club of America site and see if this breeder fits the profile. http://www.basenji.org/learn/Index.htm
Go to Screening breeders

I'm curious how your German Shorthair will welcome the new puppy. When our first dog was two years old, we brought home our girl at eight weeks old. We purchased smaller nyla bones, a smaller dog dish and a little bed. Well, our older dog let her have the larger size of everything and was perfectly happy to chew away on the little bone and eat out of the little dish. He even squeezed into her little bed and let her have his. They were great friends and seemed to love the company. Now were thinking about a new puppy for our older dog.
Best of Luck!

He has had a great reputation around smaller dogs, my old roommate used to have a miniature dachshund and he would prevent other dogs from getting too close. He actually did this for many random small dogs at the dog park. That being said I'm going to ease them both into the situation, and slowly introduce them in a neutral territory.

I spoke to the breeder about the Dam and Sire for the pup and referenced the site you provided in regards to Fanconi. The Dam is clear, and the Sire was an outside source as the two registered were listed as carriers albeit not affected. The sire of this pup also checks clear. The breeder provided a pdf of the heraldry for both parents. When we spoke, as you mentioned before, the breeder said she would include a blanket with scents from home. One last thing, the breeder registers CKC due to color variations in other parents not yet accepted in the AKC.. aka the blues/grays. Upon futher investigation the European clubs do accept this color scheme, and it prevalent in the basenji dogs closer related to their African ancestry. The registration, is not important to me, I'm not breeding the female, provided the genetic line and health issues are intact.

@bdenault:

I spoke to the breeder about the Dam and Sire for the pup and referenced the site you provided in regards to Fanconi. The Dam is clear, and the Sire was an outside source as the two registered were listed as carriers albeit not affected. The sire of this pup also checks clear. The breeder provided a pdf of the heraldry for both parents. When we spoke, as you mentioned before, the breeder said she would include a blanket with scents from home. One last thing, the breeder registers CKC due to color variations in other parents not yet accepted in the AKC.. aka the blues/grays. Upon futher investigation the European clubs do accept this color scheme, and it prevalent in the basenji dogs closer related to their African ancestry. The registration, is not important to me, I'm not breeding the female, provided the genetic line and health issues are intact.

And did you check it out on the OFA site about the DNA for Fanconi? I know that sounds pushy, but you really want to do that…
And that is NOT true about AKC and the colors, we have no DQ for colors, in the show world, it may be considered a fault, but they can still be registered AKC. So what they are telling you is incorrect.

@bdenault:

One last thing, the breeder registers CKC due to color variations in other parents not yet accepted in the AKC.. aka the blues/grays.

This is not true. If the parents are AKC registered the pups can be AKC registered, period, irregardless of the color. CKC, Continental Kennel Club is used by breeders who do not have AKC registered dogs usually because of mixed heritage at some point in the pedigree or the use of dogs marked as Limited Registration through AKC so designated as non-breeding by their breedrs.

Blues are absolutely registerable by AKC if their parents are AKC registered, they are listed in the alternate color codes, http://www.akc.org/breeds/basenji/color_markings.cfm

lol i'm sorry i didn't make myself clear earlier, I did check the sire and dam on the OFA site, and you are definitely not being pushy. I really appreciate the information you are providing me. Also thanks for the heads up on the registration, i will be sure to review the papers again.

If I were you, I would seriously think twice about supporting a pure for profit breeder and unless the sire and dam are AKC and they have applied for the papers and depending on how much they were bred, requirements for DNA for parentage is required… I doubt very seriously that AKC papers will be available. And AKC papers has nothing to do with breeding for people that are just wanting a great family companion... they show that the breeder is responsible and has records that prove parentage, which is why AKC requires high volume breeders to supply DNA testing for parentage so that the offspring can be DNA typed back to the parents listed.

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