Lola came from a backyard breeder who, although she is a nice woman who clearly loves animals, is not the "lifelong commitment to the buyer & puppy" kind of breeder. Once I told her about Fanconi & told her that, based on our first basenji (Booger's) pedigree on zande & Robyn Dubbert's knowledge of a few of the dogs in his pedigree, one or more of her dogs were likely affected and/or carriers, she quickly sold all of her breeding stock & no longer returns my calls.
Initially, she told us she registered Lola's litter CKC because it was cheaper than AKC. Once I realized I needed AKC registration for agility & coursing, I looked into getting Lola's AKC registration, because, we presumed, her parents were both AKC & we could just pay a fee to get her AKC, too. Turns out, Lola's dam is CKC, too.
So we got Lola's ILP, which was fine. However, I would really like to find out who Lola's mom is. I suspect she is dually registered AKC & CKC, but perhaps the breeder got into trouble with AKC & decided to start registering litters with CKC to avoid issues. I only care because 1) I would like the most complete info I can possibly get my hands on for my own benefit, and 2) prior to getting the Fanconi tests for Booger & Lola, when I was researching the pedigrees to determine the likelihood of them having Fanconi, there were almost no test results in their pedigree. I would like to have the most accurate info on zande for my dogs in case somebody else like me gets educated AFTER getting a BYB dog, and wants to see health results of relatives.
I did test Booger & Lola both (carrier & clear respectively), so that's not the issue. I just want to know to satisfy my curiosity, and I was thinking some of the old hats & breeders on the forum might be able to help me out.
Here are the clues: Lola's dam was called "Star." I have no idea about a registered name or #, and the CKC, unfortunately, doesn't have any kind of way to search their database for dogs.
Lola is a cousin to Booger. Her sire is Booger's dam's littermate. They are both on the zande pedigree site. If you do a slow search with "Griffin" you will find Lola (Griffin's Lola Rennt) & Booger (Griffin's Pick of the Litter). I suspect Lola's dam is one of the bitches somewhere behind Booger, or closely related to him. The breeder had about 7 basenjis on site at the time.
… And to those currently seeking puppies, this is why you choose a reputable breeder. You can call them anytime night or day & ask these annoying questions and they not only know the answers, but they're more than happy to share them with you.