Hi, my name is Shari and I just found out about this forum and thought it would be fun to share and read stories of basenji's. They never cease to amuse. I have one for the moment. His name is Boyd and he's a 15 month old brindle. He loves to cuddle though he can be a bit of an attention whore. He loves to chew on the stuffed animals and plastic toys he has. He also loves to chew on about anything else if you don't watch him. He loves playing fetch though not with a ball. He also loves playing hide and seek which is adorable. We both are excited about joining this forum! :)
thanks everyone for welcoming us.
I got boyd through Harmony Hounds in south GA. http://basenjipuppy.com You can see pictures of him on showcase page one and three (or in his album on this site). His paperwork says his parents are Skippy joe and Misty May. Before I got him they had named him "Omari." It just didn't seem to fit his personality though. He's lived with me now in Augusta since June. We'll probably be here for a while… at least until I finnish up school at Augusta State University. And yes, I am itching for another one. I really want a tri-girl, but I will probably wait another year.
Pat, her license is USDA yes?
That is correct. Hopefully the sire and dam have been DNA tested for Fanconi, she has in the past sometimes done some health testing before breeding. I don't find the Dam on Sally's pedigree site, is that her full registered name? Misty May? I do find a T&N's Skippy Joe, if that is the sire, he is also not DNA tested for Fanconi.
So you might want to consider having your puppy DNA tested for Fanconi. Visit www.basenjihealth.org
Actually we have done some Fanconi marker tests…but we have just begun to test via the new DNA Fanconi test procedure. Which brings up a question - this first test we have received - I cannot got the purple circle to turn white - any suggestions?....I have rubbed and rubbed the foam tip on the cheek but the purple circle (although saturated and dark from moisture) is not turning white - any suggestions? Can I send in a blood sample?
As far as Fanconi testing our dogs - we are still using the older method of monthly strip testing with the urine test strip...we hope to have most done by DNA marker by the end of 2012...