Hello from Denmark

Hello

First I have to say, that I don't own a Basenji at the moment πŸ™‚
I have 2 Amstaff's under the kennel name Flipside.
I have a 5-year-old male called Ludwig and a 4-year-old female called Frida.

From the 1. July 2010 the breed, along with 11 other breeds, is band from Denmark, so I'm looking for a new breed to join our life!

We had a daugther the 31. January 2010 and is enjoying our time with her!

I love to show and train my dogs. We have been to shows in Denmark, Sweden and Poland.

I will just have a look around in the forum and see, what to expect from a Basenji and get a lot of information about the breed.

Welcome Susan. The breed ban is too bad, it sounds like you have 2 very lovely dogs. Does it prohibit just new pups, what about your adults? Can you keep them, or do you have to re-home them? Bans cause so much distress.

Basenjis are sleek and muscular like the Amstaff, but not always as willing to please the human! My basenjis seem to like staffs at the park (unless they are intact males!).

Welcome to you and your family. With the banning of amstaffs, what do they ask you to do? Can you keep the dogs you have and just not breed or have puppies (from any source)? What a sad situation.

You will learn so much about basenjis from this group of very nice and honest folks. I will be getting my first basenji at some point in the future, and I find everything I read here very helpful.

@MacPack:

Welcome Susan. The breed ban is too bad, it sounds like you have 2 very lovely dogs. Does it prohibit just new pups, what about your adults? Can you keep them, or do you have to re-home them? Bans cause so much distress.

Basenjis are sleek and muscular like the Amstaff, but not always as willing to please the human! My basenjis seem to like staffs at the park (unless they are intact males!).

Thanks.

I agree with you - the ban doesn't not help anything..

The following breed is now ban in DK:
Pitbull Terrier (already illegal), Tosa Inu (already illegal), American Staffordshire, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerbel, Kangal, Central Asian Ovtcharka, Caucasian Ovtcharka, Southern Russian Ovtcharka, Tornjak and Sarplaninac.

Puppies and imported dogs (and also mixed dogs from the 13 breeds) is after the 17. Marts 2010 illegal in Denmark and must be put to sleep. The problem is, that not all vets want to kill healthy dogs! So that causes a lot of problem at the moment..

The dogs that already are in Denmark must wear muzzle and a 2 m leash at all time! The dogs can not change owner in Denmark - but they are allowed to change owner, if the owner lives in another country..

Amstaff's is usually nice to other dogs and humans if they are raised the right way! The problem in Denmark is that to many inexperienced people have made too many mixed puppies and sold them in Denmark.. All the problems in the newspapers has been with mixed dogs 😞

@Kipawa:

Welcome to you and your family. With the banning of amstaffs, what do they ask you to do? Can you keep the dogs you have and just not breed or have puppies (from any source)? What a sad situation.

You will learn so much about basenjis from this group of very nice and honest folks. I will be getting my first basenji at some point in the future, and I find everything I read here very helpful.

Read my other answer πŸ™‚

And thanks - I hope this forum will help me to pick the right Basenji one day.

So glad that you can keep your nice adults. Keep reading about basenjis, they are great dogs!

Welsom to you Suzan and your Amstaffs.

The only breed I have personal acquaintance with on the DK banned list is the Kangal. I owned and worked with one for almost 10 years and she was the most equble dog any one could have wished for. She was kind to other animals and to humans and especially children which she adored! My experience of most of the others in the UK has been much the same. I am utterly amazed!

Welcome to the forum Suzan and congratulations on your little daughter.
You have certainly come to the right place to learn about Basenjis.

Thansk a lot πŸ™‚

I'm looking forward to learn more about the breed !

Patty> No, most of the breeds on the list is good dogs in the right hands!

Houston

Welcome Susan. I am so sorry to hear about the ban, though I am glad you can keep them still..if I read that right.
I am a swedish girl living in Tx, nice to meet other scandinavians on here.
I know this forum will be a wealth of information for you..
I am currently basenjiless as well, but is actively searching for a love too.

Welcome to the forum!

I knew about the new law.. it's crazy I think, we are going to add a Dogo Argentino and I received the news too a few months ago.. 😞

@Basenjimamma:

Welcome Susan. I am so sorry to hear about the ban, though I am glad you can keep them still..if I read that right.
I am a swedish girl living in Tx, nice to meet other scandinavians on here.
I know this forum will be a wealth of information for you..
I am currently basenjiless as well, but is actively searching for a love too.

Thanks πŸ™‚
Yes we can keep the dogs we have - so that's nice !
Nice to hear that I'm not the only one from Scandinavia πŸ™‚

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