WANTED: Basenji Pup/Young, Male or Female
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    Hello everyone,

    I have fallen in love with the Basenji Breed and I'm looking to own/adopt a puppy or very young dog that I can raise and train. I don't mind if it is a male or female, and would like to avoid spending a fortune if at all possible.

    Please let me know if you have any Basenjis that would work for me.

    Also, I live in Massachusetts but would be willing to drive relatively far depending.

    Thanks!!
    Elle
    ellmina@gmail.com

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    Have you registered with BRAT? (Basenji Rescue and Transport) I believe there are quite a few puppies in the seized dogs from Florida, perhaps you could be a good home for one of them?

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  • Besides rescue, you can visit www.basenji.org and get a list of responsible breeders to contact. Also links on how to find a responsible breeder and much other information about Basenjis and Basenji Health.

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    I am sure you know how much sleep you will be loosing with a puppy? Also, if you work, you will need to get someone or yourself to get home to let the puppy out, as they can't hold their pee, for hrs on end.
    I just post this, because everyone loves puppies, and they are cute, but they also take a lot of work/time to get them socialized properly.

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  • You are very brave, I only take basenjis that are at least 2 years old! All pups are challenging, basenji pups can be quite a handful. Do you have other dogs? As Eskilovr said, there will be a lot of basenji pups in BRAT in the coming weeks from the feral basenji pack in Florida, have a look
    http://www.ottaray.com/PICDog/wimauma/index.html

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  • While they all need homes, it depends on what someone is looking for… thing is, go to a responsible breeder if you are wanting a puppy... and if something from rescue will suit.. then that is a great choice too. BUT they are both work... puppies as already pointed out have needs, rescues adults have special needs also...

    Bottom line, think with your brain and not with your heart....

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  • Absolutely! This is a 14 to 18 year commitment, be sure it is the right pup or adult for you.
    Every time we have older dogs, we swear when they pass, we are headed to the best breeder we can find and get a healthy pair of brothers. Then the phone rings and someone says, "There's this basenji….."..... and so much for plans, another rescue 'happens to' us! And we love them with all our hearts, of course, but one of these days I am going to have a 'deliberate' pet, not an accidental one!

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    The rewards from the "accidental pet" are great. I love my B (a deliberate dog) with all my heart, but the bond between me and that rescued Eski will never be replicated. He needed exactly what I had to give, and his love was all the reward I ever could have wished for.

    Kudos to you for helping those poor challenging babies.

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  • I have a 9 month old red and white AKC registered female basenji available to an approved home. If you are intersted please contact me and we can talk more about her! Id love to get to know you! Maybe she would be the perfect fit for your home if you havent already found one!

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  • Have you contacted your dog's breeder? Responsible breeders want their dogs returned to them if they can not be kept by their owners for whatever reason.

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  • I believe she said she didn't want to pay out a lot for the pup.
    $1000 to $1500 for a puppy-mill pedigree with virtually no health-testing in the first 5 generations is an outlandish amount of money. Period.

    As Lisa mentioned, go to the BCOA website, and check breeders websites for pups that may not have turned int o the show dogs they had hoped, or for "Golden Opportunity" Basenjis just looking for homes. This is how one can get a well-bred and healthy Basenji and rarely pay that crazy amount of money for a companion.

    You can also visit www.TheBasenji.com for listings of available Basenjis as well.

    Hope you were/are able to find what you were looking for in a Basenji companion!

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  • Lisa - According to the website - the bitch up for "adoption" (for a mere 1000-1500 dollars) is out of Miss Sweetpea of the Congo x Black Devil of the congo. Somehow I have a feeling the breeders would care very little what happens to her. :O(


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  • The breeder of this particular puppy is a member of this forum and had advertised the litter for sale here. They should have been notified that the puppy needed rehoming and at least been given the opportunity to do the responsible thing and take the dog back.

    If they were notified and refused then shame on them but if they were never told that is a different story and they may want to know.

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  • I agree with you Lisa, at least give then the chance to do the right thing and contact the breeder about rehoming… Of course they (the breeder) would not be "paying" for the bitch.... if they did agree to take her back.

    And I find it really difficult to "swallow" that this bitch, is being sold intact (not to mention the price...yikes)... for yet another BYB or PM to take her and breed her to death.....

    And this is the same person, I believe looking at the older posts that was advised to really think carefully before bring in another bitch to the house ......

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  • Yes, this is true. Also she says on her website that this girl is nippy when "spanked". I am not sure why she is using physical punishment on this girl but this is exactly why punishment based techniques are not recommended in the training of any dog and can be especially bad for basenjis.

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  • I have contacted the breeder. she said she will talk to her daughter but she wont give me a puppy or a refund. I paid nearly 1200 for her, I dont want to just "give" her back as I am a very poor person and it took me 3 months to save all that up, giving payments and all. I am sorry if that sounds bad but i think that trying to get some of my money back is not so horrible.

    as far as her being sold with papers, i know alot of people are against that but if i start to get to know the new owner and feel they are acceptable then i would allow it, however i would look into the home extensivly and make sure they are a good home. But even if i said no to the breeding they still could breed her and id have no say once i sold her. and she is already registered, i did it myself so how to i make it limited? or is that even possible after its all been done?

    anyways id take less if i found the right home i just am not going to give her away, that would be stupid. im sorry if ppl dont agree with that

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  • It is not the papers that is the problem, it is that you are placing her intact. If you had a contract and it said you have to return her if it didn'twork out then that is what you need to do. You may be out money and perhaps the breeder can offer a partial refund if and when they are able to place the girl. If she is really a poor fit for your household then you are doing yourself and your family a disservice keeping her. This is especially true if she is nipping at your son.

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  • The responsible thing is to give her back to the breeder (provided the breeder will take her back)…. and if you are out the money, so be it. If the pictures posted above are of the puppy you are wanting to place, she is not show quality, nor is the pedigree show quality... not to mention that there has been no health testing to speak of...

    And getting another puppy, IMO is a poor choice.... You say that you want a puppy that is 8wks so that you "can" raise it the way. There is NO guarentee that a puppy will fit any better with a pack and in 9 to 12 months you could very well have the same problems all over again. Then what?

    By the way, I see that you have a link on your site to my site, please remove it as I did not give permission for you to have this link on your site.

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  • Ivoss: she didnt have me sign a contract saying to give her back. I signed a health guarentee saying she would replace her if she came down with anything but she didnt have a contract.

    Tanza: the breeder is talking with her family and if they will take her back then fine. I will. and I know how to raise dogs, im not trying to be rude but it insults me that you are like…idk however you put that part about the puppy growing up was very rude to me. Maybe you didnt mean it, maybe you did but i took it that way. with an 8 week old puppy, as i have had lots in the past and grow up just fine, you can mold and shape them into the puppy you want. it will take alot of work but its possible. and its ALOT easier than starting with an almost already adult which has been raised the wrong way for MY home. --and about the site i didnt think advertising for someone would be a bad thing but im sorry if that was not ok with you and i took it off the site now.

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  • @misspodhradsky:

    Tanza: the breeder is talking with her family and if they will take her back then fine. I will. and I know how to raise dogs, im not trying to be rude but it insults me that you are like…idk however you put that part about the puppy growing up was very rude to me. Maybe you didnt mean it, maybe you did but i took it that way. with an 8 week old puppy, as i have had lots in the past and grow up just fine, you can mold and shape them into the puppy you want. it will take alot of work but its possible. and its ALOT easier than starting with an almost already adult which has been raised the wrong way for MY home.

    I disagree, while you can shape any dog to a degree, if you have unstable temperaments to start with, regardless of what you do, most times you will have problems especially with in-tact same sex…. Many here can attest to that... and even with Basenjis that come from good temperaments, often in-tact same sexes do not work... or as we say, they work till they don't....

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  • ok well i guess we will agree to disagree. im not going to fight with anyone. Its my opinion and in my experience getting a puppy and raising it as you want it will be how it ends up. my female has gotten along with all females, occasionally there is a little disagreement but it ends and they are fine. I have my beliefs and you have yours. ill leave it at that.

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