Looking for R/W female puppy
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    abigail, some b's that are in your area, are not yet posted on the BRAT Site.
    They maybe recovering from surgery, or getting eval'ed in foster homes.
    I know there are quality breeders out there..but if your open to a rescue dog, its good
    to put an ap in and contact the BRAT person in your area.
    Just my 2c.

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  • You can find breeders that might be close to you with a bit of traveling (responsible breeders) and you can find them at www.basenji.org

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    BRAT: Thanks for the information and advice. I didn't realize there were more rescues than are posted on the site. Accordingly, I have submitted the application online. Which local BRAT coordinator can I contact?

    Breeder: Thanks for the link. I have now e-mailed every Georgia and Florida breeder on that list, asking about the possibilities for a R/W puppy or young female. Might there be other responsible, reputable breeders in GA or FL that are not on the list? Sherwood Basenjis in south Georgia is a name I have heard… are they recommended?

    If anyone has another lead that I can pursue, I'd appreciate more replies. It is obvious that I have come to the right place to find rescuers and caring breeders :)

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  • @aucarbonell:

    BRAT: Thanks for the information and advice. I didn't realize there were more rescues than are posted on the site. Accordingly, I have submitted the application online. Which local BRAT coordinator can I contact?

    Breeder: Thanks for the link. I have now e-mailed every Georgia and Florida breeder on that list, asking about the possibilities for a R/W puppy or young female. Might there be other responsible, reputable breeders in GA or FL that are not on the list? Sherwood Basenjis in south Georgia is a name I have heard… are they recommended?

    If anyone has another lead that I can pursue, I'd appreciate more replies. It is obvious that I have come to the right place to find rescuers and caring breeders :)

    Sherwood is recommended!! And she, Robyn is on this Forum…...

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I have now spoken with the BRAT screener, who given me information about the local BRAT contact. She informed me that rescue basenjis can be younger, about 9 to 18 months old. Is this typical?

    As for the breeders, Sherwood has a R/W female puppy that I might pursue if she is still available later this year. Also, I understand that basenjis often have litters in winter. I'll be keeping an eye out when new babies become available later this year.

    What is everyone's advice about the age of a second basenji? Is it usually better to have an older female, or a younger one? Atom's temperament is, above all things, playful. He is not aggressive or dominant, but loves a good chase game with other dogs. Any tips would be appreciated.

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  • I don't think you should be as concerned with age and with how they get along. Basenjis are often still very playful and full of energy at 4, 5, 6 years old. L'Ox, 8 months old, and his mom, 5 years old, race around the house and wrestle and play every evening like they are both pups. They are a wonderful match for each other. Sophie, 3 years old, also is very playful and will play and play but she and L'Ox have a sibling rivalry that makes them not as good a match.

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  • Brat in FL has a lot of adults that are VERY social (they had to be, living with 40 other adults in a 5 acre enclosure before rescue). Please consider a young adult female.

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    You have all been very helpful… I can't thank you enough for the support and advice! From all the feedback I have been receiving, it seems wisest for me to adopt a young adult basenji :)

    My only concern about age is that I would like 7-month-old Atom and my new little girl to enjoy each other's company for many years. Even if he did get along with an older female, I would rather they be at approximately the same developmental level.

    I have now applied with BRAT and am in contact with my local BRAT contact here in Orlando. Debra, you say that there are many well-socialized basenjis in Florida. If you mean the Wimauma pack, they are located a convenient 2 hours' drive from me. Once I finish the approval process with BRAT, I will probably look into a sweet young female from there. Are most of them available now? I noticed that only a couple are posted on the BRAT site.

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  • Pam will not release any dog til they are totally ready. She has made such incredibly wonderful puppies and adults. Contact her at:
    flbasenji@earthlink.net
    Tell her I sent you. :)

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  • I have a little female available if you are intersted in more information id love to talk to you about her. she is 8 months old. Feel free to email me and we can get to know each other. She might be just what your looking for :) podhradsky@live.com or 605 999 8149
    Hope I can help, even if she isnt what you are looking for

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