Your baby looks exactly like my "Harry" who I had to put down this past Monday. He had all characteristics of a Basenji, tho I am pretty sure he was a rat terrier/basenji mix. (I wrote about him a few years back on this link:
We had him from about 8 weeks old until may 15th at 7:30 am.
What a crazy guy. Handsome as all get out. (I always told him that if there was such a magazine as "Handsome Dog magazine", he would be on every cover. I think the reason I am so heartbroken is that he was so hard to bond with and my wife and I took care of him almost like one takes care of an autistic child.
Well, I know this is 4 years late...but I am sorry for your loss and hope you found another like your beloved baby.
This is a pic of Harry after he lost over 20 lbs because of kidney disease.
Please help if you can (non Basenjis)
New Guinea Singing Dogs Rescue Operation - forward
Below is an e mail received from Jan Matznick with NGSD Conservation
Dear all. We have initial reports from the NGSDCS and NGSDI members we
sent to PA to help evaluate the 78 Singers found at an illegal kennel.
There are 4 litters of puppies and we will be trying to place 50 Singers
total, some of them unsocialized adults. We have a mobile veterinary van
and volunteer veterinarians to spay and neuter all that are old enough.
Mothers with young pups will be fostered until the pups are old enough to
Of course, we are in desperate need of funds to pay for veterinary
supplies, shipping crates, and transport expenses. We are a very small
group and cannot help these Singers without the assistance of an army of
concerned people. Please donate what you can, even a few dollars, to this
cause. Every penny goes directly to help these unfortunate Singers. The
donations can be made at: http://ngsdcs.blogspot.com/ We will also need
volunteers to help transport Singers when the time comes as homes will be
all over the USA.
Please forward this message to your friends. If you might consider
adopting or fostering, please read the information at
http://newguinea-singing-dog-conservation.org/ and then contact me with
any questions. Thank you.
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Will share on FB too.
Thanks, Debra! I would have put it on FB, but didn't think of it, duh!
NGSD are barely domesticated and endangered in the wild in New Guinea - I believe the estimate is that there are barely 300 worldwide and most are in zoos. Somehow, these people got a breedable pair, and ALL of the current dogs are down from them, so they are severely inbred, which is why the Society will be spaying/neutering them.
I just read about this:
Wow, just looked at the link. Apparently my info on the number of Singers was too high! I have a friend who owns one that was born at the San Diego Zoo and belongs to the Society. She forwarded me the request for help. Hard to understand how this man could have acquired 2 breeding pairs at a flea market, no less!
My friend belongs to the Society, not her Singer! Just reread my post and realized it sounded like the dog did, lol. He's a smart boy, but not up for signing anything legal - yet…