I may get lambasted because of what I'm going to say, but if so, so be it.
1. There's a section here called "For Sale", with a specific format to present your information. That format was followed.
2. People are allowed to sell basenjis on other websites.
I hope people who have already posted would re-read their posts. Several people comment that "A responsible breeder", inferring that this person is NOT a responsible breeder. I don't think that's fair. We don't "know" this person, and yes, there are several breeders on here that I feel that I know, because they post often, and I sincerely respect their opinions. They truly help all of us petowners to understand different aspects of basenji health that we probably didn't know when we purchased our first basenji. Or rescued the ensuing second, third, and fourth basenji.
I appreciate when people ask questions about the dog's pedigree, or post health-related concerns, because as I read this, I understand the breed better.
These beautiful puppies are for sale, which was the first post of this thread. This person did not ask for astronomical amounts of money. Yes, I would call a litter of puppies a "batch" too, lol… no harm, no foul. I mis-speak all of the time... if you look, most of my posts are edited.
I've only been around basenjis for 8 years, but I've read that back in the 80s/90s, the breed was being riddled with health-related issues due to the genetic pool in the USA being too small, which is why people went to Africa to get "fresh blood", so to speak. So to make a general statement that there are too many basenji breeders in the USA is not fair, in my opinion. To say that breeding should not be continued because there are too many dogs in rescue is unrealistic, in my opinion... and the truth is that basenjis are in a rescue situation because of irresponsible PEOPLE… not necessarily because of irresponsible breeders.
While I have no idea who this breeder is, neither does anyone else on this forum. This person is new, and if we ever want to expand "our" gene pool and get "fresh blood" on here, then I respectfully request that we don't come to judgement of this person based upon two or three posts. This person is NOT James Holland, but appears to be from a family that loves the breed and bred two AKC basenjis. That is not a crime in itself. Not understanding the difference between black and white and a trindle isn't a crime, nor does it make one irresponsible. (I had never heard of the term before either!).