here is the info from the phenome project: How can I participate?
We will soon be ready to add a few more breeds to the Canine Phenome Project. To do this, we will need support from Breed Clubs or associated Foundations. The current costs for two years of participation range from $5,000 for the smallest breeds to $30,000 for the most popular breeds. If you have questions or would more information contact Liz Hansen at HansenL@missouri.edu or 573-884-3712.
perhaps they mean that it will cost them $5000+ to add new breeds? i don't know.
as for the AKC, i don't know how anyone could help. it's soo odd. i'm sure the customer service ppl could help in a few seconds if they wanted to. i sent them my app via emial, my dog's reg. number, the sire and dam's reg. number, the PIN number, the full reg. number (all of which are on the app.) and i sent them my receipt for the dog. when i try to register the dog online, it says the pet store needs to send some transfer papers or something, but i'm sure they're not going to do that since it's been over a month and they haven't done it yet (despite my phone calls). so, i'm not sure what will happen. hopefully somebody at the AKC will fix the situation. it's driving me crazy.
What you are reading about the Phenome project has nothing to do with Basenjis or getting you Basenji registered. There is no cost. Go to the link I provided and sign up for an account.
As far as AKC, on the paperwork you got from the pet store, did they sign a transfer? They should have signed the blue slip (I think they are still blue?) on the back transferring ownership to you. Without that your paperwork is useless. AKC can not fix the situation. You need to have the transfer of ownership from the previous owner, pet store if that is who it was. Have you talked to the pet store? All of this should have been given to you when you purchased the pup