We have a Greyhound and an Italian Greyhound. No Basenji yet, but still hoping. Got an email from the group, but it was more like their "junk" mail mailing. The Thanks for applying, we have lots and lots of other dogs, please take a look on our site, we send this to everyone who has applied or is a member. Thanks you again for applying. That sort of email.
another vac I didn't see on your list is Lyme. Ask your vet about it IF tics are prevelant in your area. where I live, ALOT of dogs are coming down with Lyme disease (spread by deer tics), so I didn't even think twice about getting my dog the vaccine. although we keep him on a flea & tic preventative, the vaccine is another added precaution. like I said though, only if tics are an issue in your area.
No, they don't seem to be a big deal here, the worst "pest" we have aside from fleas are chiggers or you may know of them as sand fleas. Thanks for you help.