New Basenji

Hello everyone! It's nice to finally find a Basenji community! My names Adam, i'm 19, from Ontario, Canada, and yesterday morning i just got my first Basenji! 😃 He's an 11 week old brindle male named Tenji (clever huh?:rolleyes:) I decided to get a dog about 2 years ago and started to seriously consider a Basenji about a year and a half ago. I spent several months doing extensive research on the breed and talking to various breeders and owners to get as much information as possible. Once i had done the research there was noway i was going to get any other kind of dog…so I decided to go with Beaubri Basenjis and was lucky enough to get the puppy i wanted (a healthy brindle male). Although the breeder is also in Canada he still had to make quite the journey to get here yesterday and finally arrived safe and sound..although a little scared. He seems to be adjusting better than expected and hasn't really made a fuss yet and hasn't got into any big trouble yet either! I think most of that is thanks to the wonderful breeders at Beaubri for giving me all the information, resources and help i could possibly need to make it a smooth transition and easy adjustment. I've already taken quite a few videos and pictures of him..which i'll post in the proper section of the forums later...but for now...heres Tenji! (Who has been curled up on my lap sleeping and snoring away this whole time!:))

Congrats and welcome… he is very cute, glad that he made it with not too much stress. What is his breeding (Dad and Mom)? Didn't see his litter on Beaubri Basenjis website (might have missed it)... Lots of us have related B's....

Welcome, you will get lots of advice and help on this site.
Really, we are happy to have you!

Congratulations Adam and welcome to the forum. Tenji is a great name and snoring is what you will have to get use to :rolleyes:
You are now owned by a basenji….......let the adventure begin 😃

One suggestion is to get him into a puppy class to begin getting him socialized.
Our breed needs a lot of socialization, and he is at the right age to start.

I believe the parents are Patches http://www.beaubri.com/Patches.html and Isabella http://www.beaubri.com/Isabella.html However i'm not 100% sure so i'll have to double check…i do know that their dogs are tested for Fanconi and everything though. They had 2 litters at once (one born November 24th and the other born December 2nd) and all the pups have been taken so i think she might have taken them off her website now. And yep he's already booked for puppy classes..but the next class that begins next week was fully booked so we'll have to wait for the next one starting March 30th...which should give us some time to work on basic manners first, haha.

Well, if you can find puppies in your area, it would be good to have him meet and greet them.
I do know that the more things, places, and people you can expose your young baby to, the better he will be able to handle issue in the future.
Are you thinking you will lure course him? Might be a good time to contact the local basenji club to see about that as well, its fun and the dogs LOVE it.

Yeah once he gets his second set of shots i'll be getting him out a lot more. I tried looking for a club that does lure coursing here but was unable to find one..it is something that i'd be interested in at least looking into. Was hoping that someone at the puppy classes or at the vets would be able to help me out a little more since they'd probably know more about whats available in my area.

@TenjiTheBasenji:

I believe the parents are Patches http://www.beaubri.com/Patches.html and Isabella http://www.beaubri.com/Isabella.html However i'm not 100% sure so i'll have to double check…i do know that their dogs are tested for Fanconi and everything though. They had 2 litters at once (one born November 24th and the other born December 2nd) and all the pups have been taken so i think she might have taken them off her website now. And yep he's already booked for puppy classes..but the next class that begins next week was fully booked so we'll have to wait for the next one starting March 30th...which should give us some time to work on basic manners first, haha.

Congrats on your new puppy! Willl the place that has the puppy classes let you bring your pup in the building just to hang out before you start classes in late March? If you can just hang out, that will help get your puppy adjusted to being around other dogs and the environment while it's still young.

Yep they do..it's actually held at the vet clinic by a few of the vet techs who are also certified trainers. They have 3 levels of classes..the puppy classes..which is mostly for socializing and covers some basic commands like "sit" "down" and things like that. Then they have a more advanced adult class which is more for commands but also works with socializing but not as much. And they also have a senior dog class for older dogs that haven't been properly trained or socialized. I'll definitely have to take some pics and videos once we start the classes!

Welcome and congratulations on your darling new boy, it sounds like you did your research and are on the right path! He really is cute.

Oh what an adventure! I got my first basenji when I was about 19 too. A few :rolleyes: years later, I still have basenjis in my life. Of course that one basenji has since turned into 3, but all is good.

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new baby! He looks very cute and mom and dad are very nice too! It sounds like you really prepared yourself before getting into your B adventure, thank you for doing that 🙂 and enjoy!!

Welcome Adam and Tenji to our Basenji community.
We are due to get our Pup next Sat.

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