Wanting a basenji in ottawa ontario

hey im looking to buy / adopt a basenji. I live in barhaven which mean I do have a small yard and have an amazing dog park within a small drive and many walking paths and parks in my walking distance. If it helps im a very active male in his late 20's with very relaxed working schedule. If anyone can at least steer me in the direction on where i can possibly pick up a baseji in my area it would be much appreciated.

The best I can do for reputable breeders is in Ontario. One of mine just went to Ottawa, actually. You can try either Sue Wilcox (Duara Basenjis) or Jennifer Roy (Mandalay Basenjis). You can find both at www.basenjiclubofcanada.com under breeders directory.

As I have already said, I know of only one, possibly two breeders in the Quebec area whom I consider responsible. And I don't believe either have any puppies available. Take it as you will.

I have pups for sale (1 boy and 2 girls). I live in London (Mandalay Basenjis). Please visit our website http://mandalaybasenjis.webs.com. I hope to hear from you.

there are also basenji's in rescue who need homes. Do you need to have a puppy? Or would you consider a rescue dog? Are you planning on showing or just want a pet?

I just want a pet. i am willing to rescue if there is one in the area available as long as it's not to , to sick actually would almost preffer to show a dog that has had a bad living so far that would truley appreciate a good home.

We had the opportunity to sit with the puppies during the weekend and are thrilled that we may be adding to our pack. Jennifer is a great person, with a great personality and has spent a lot of time with us to ensure that we'll get a suitable companion for Kairoe. Mandalay's current litter has adjusted well in our apartment and we're pleased with their temperment, especially when having all 4 of them staying with us and keeping Kairoe company. We'll be posting pictures soon!

Are you still looking for a Basenji? I have an 11 month old male, red and white. Very friendly, loves to cuddle, run, play.

liklcolbela
I have to say the fact your not able to spell basenji correctly, puts me off.
What is the background on your pup? Sire/dam, health testing?

Hi,

I can spell it properly, I just had a typo. So sorry. He's a pure bread, both parents are champions and AKC registered. He's originally from Texas. He's very smart.

I'm not a breeder. I got the puppy and I'm not sure I can keep him. I was looking for a good home for him.

What are his parents' names? That way people here who might be interested in this dog can look up his parents to check on what their health was like.

Would this be a puppy from Sanda? If so, have you contacted the breeder? She might want it back. No offence, but most of us have contracts that state we get the puppy back if you can no longer keep it.

Houston

What breeder in Texas did you get him from? If it is a reputable one they will more than likely take him back if not help you rehome him.

We are trying to work things out to keep our puppy. We really love him. He's been fixed so he cannot be used as a show dog, but I'm sure he would be a champion. He's a lot of work, but in the end he's worth it. Posting here helped give my daughter a wake up call. She has not been helping with Copper and the thought of losing him has made her realise she has to help out more with him. So hopefully we will be able to keep him. I'll check other posts for assistance on how to deal with a Basenji that loves to shred everything and worse eat everything and anything.

@lilkcolbela:

We are trying to work things out to keep our puppy. We really love him. He's been fixed so he cannot be used as a show dog, but I'm sure he would be a champion. He's a lot of work, but in the end he's worth it. Posting here helped give my daughter a wake up call. She has not been helping with Copper and the thought of losing him has made her realise she has to help out more with him. So hopefully we will be able to keep him. I'll check other posts for assistance on how to deal with a Basenji that loves to shred everything and worse eat everything and anything.

Many of us are related by our Basenjis so if you want to share his sire and dam's name, you might find others here with Basenjis that are related.

Key to shred/eating everything is –--- don't leave it where the Basenji can get it ------------ and if you do, it is your fault, not the Basenji....

Example... putting a roll of paper towels down on the stairs and walking away for two minutes... result.. totally shredded!!! Who's fault... the HUMAN

One thing you can do regarding the "shredding everything" is to re-direct your puppy to some other activity when he starts to shred something. Kipawa does like pillows, but so far none have been chewed or shredded because where the pillows "live" (couch, chairs and bed) I keep one or two toys available. I show these to Kipawa right when he starts to chew/shred something he is not allowed to, I squeak it or wave it around, and he immediately gets interested in what I am showing him. This requires keeping a close eye on your dog though. But it does work. And you can limit the rooms he chews/shreds in by closing doors. Kipawa does not have access to our bedrooms, and we use baby gates as well to confine him to areas that we are in, so that we can supervise.

I don't know the age of your daughter, but get her involved in these tasks as well. She will feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when she is able to be an active part in your basenji's training.

And Pat is 100% correct about not leaving things laying around. A basenji will see these things as "fair game", because in their minds if you left it laying around, you must have meant for them to play with them. I slipped up on leaving a pair of shoes on the floor and suffered the consequences. There is now nothing on the floor, ever.

Houston

I am glad to hear that you want to see if you can keep him. They can be handfuls for sure, but it is all manageable with some training on his part but also on your/your family's part. Yes..our rule is..if the dog can reach it it is his to have…not really but that is how it is..my kids have learned, pretty well, to pick up after them selves..still working on my hubby.
There is a saying "a tired basenji is a good basenji"..are you excercising him enough, going on walks, training him on obedience (as mental work tires them out exceptionally well, especially when the weather is bad), does he have a yard to run around in?
There is lots of info available here and ask questions..we would all love to see a happy ending out of this and if helping you is something you would want..just ask.
The trick is, to a large degree, persistance...

Thanks for all the responses. I have put up baby gates. I have three. Prevents him for either going in the kitchen or getting out of the kitchen, depending on where I am, also stops him from going in the entrance where all the shoes are. I put him in his crate (which he loves) when I have do. But mainly only when I'm gone to work. We close all the doors so he can run up and down the stairs all he wants and as long as we remember to close the doors and not leave anything on the stairs we are good. We still have to watch him though. He's smart. He'll take one of his toys and make it look like he is chewing his toy but all along he's chewing the floor. My brand new floors, have a lot of teeth marks. I keep saying he's lucky he's so cute, that's what saves him. My daughter is 17. She's the one that really wanted the dog, but you know what's it's like to be a teenager, they only have time for themselves. She's also allergic, and will have to go for allergy shots. Copper's brother was adopted by one of my friends, so we try and get together as often as possible so they can have play dates. On cold days when we can't take him out as much, this helps. We also got a treadmill for Christmas and are hoping to try and get him trained to use it as well (when it's cold). He does not like going outside in the cold even with a coat.

I'll be sure to check on the forum for ideas and ask questions when I get desperate.

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