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Whoever you decide to go with, just remember to do the health checking yourself, do not rely on what you are told. And look for more then just Fanconi testing. And as noted many times, the OFA site is the place to look for health testing. In some cases you might not find Eye results, as some breeders do not want to pay to have that information included, however if that is the case, then ask for a copy of the CERF report

I guess I will have to dig a little deeper with hubby and try and find out what he has against boys. If I remember right while stationed in Japan he found a boy dog wandering and wanted to keep him and try to bring him back with us to the states but before we had to work on that the owner claimed him, thank god we were young I didnt need that. Though hubby wasreluctant to give him back, because the dog had almost been hit , it was an officers dog lol so doggy went home.

@tanza:

Whoever you decide to go with, just remember to do the health checking yourself, do not rely on what you are told. And look for more then just Fanconi testing. And as noted many times, the OFA site is the place to look for health testing. In some cases you might not find Eye results, as some breeders do not want to pay to have that information included, however if that is the case, then ask for a copy of the CERF report

Before I leave a deposit if she is still excepting I will get all the info. I know she stated she tested for fanconi. But I will make sure I check myself. I was hoping someone on here might be familiar with this breeder so I could get some feedback as well. I found that breeder on the BCOA site. I also called a few others on there.

@Forever:

Before I leave a deposit if she is still excepting I will get all the info. I know she stated she tested for fanconi. But I will make sure I check myself. I was hoping someone on here might be familiar with this breeder so I could get some feedback as well. I found that breeder on the BCOA site. I also called a few others on there.

I believe there are others on here with dogs from Doris. If you would like to email me privately

Houston

I wish you luck in finding that perfect little addition..so much fun.

Regarding vets, I had a sad situation yesterday. I was in to pick up a medication for one of my cats. I casually told the vet that I was looking to purchase a basenji in the future. She screwed up her nose and said that I could find a better breed. Then she said "well, at least they don't have any health problems". So I mentioned Fanconi, and she said "oh, that's the problem with the femur". HUH?????????????? All of that really told me that though my vet is great with cats, and I am sure other dogs, she won't be that great with a basenji. 😞

@Kipawa:

Regarding vets, I had a sad situation yesterday. I was in to pick up a medication for one of my cats. I casually told the vet that I was looking to purchase a basenji in the future. She screwed up her nose and said that I could find a better breed. 😞

I think the proper response to that would be "Probably not, but I bet I can find a better vet" 🙂

Really can not imagine a professional in the pet business saying that.

My thoughts exactly… and with that attitude I would not take any animals to that Vet

I cant imagine a vet saying that. I just had zoey in the vet today and they always comment on how good she is. In fact while they were taking her temperature the tech asked her how she was feeling today, I said she is probably thinking I would be better if you weren't sticking something in my bum. As I said that she turned and sniffed at the thermometer stuck where the sun dont shine very calm.

My vet, 20 yrs ago didnt' know about fanconi, but did work to learn about it.
If you like your vet and think they are "trainable" get them some info from the net.
If it doesn't help your dog, it might help a dog in the future.

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