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This is purely based on interest.
I was wondering if those of you that have the famous Kong toy for your dog would post here the size (small, regular, large, XL, XXL) and Strength (puppy, red-regular, black-extreme, or senior). Also add a story if you would like.
Harley loves Kongs but he just realised that they are great for chewing. He used to just roll it around, fetch it, and eat the treats/peanut butter. We replaced his beat up puppy kong with the extreme kong. He chewed the top completely off to get the treat out. He had this Kong for 2 days, and had the treat in it for 10 minutes.
so my answer to this post would be
Size: Small but thinking of an upgrade
Harley will be 7 months old on the 20th, I've had him since he was 9 weeks old and He has always slept in his crate, which is usually located downstairs in the kitchen.
Lately he has be incredibly tired, (incapable of standing) in order to sleep in his crate. If not he whines and whines and the whining builds, almost like he was never crate trained. He has spent every night in his crate, always, and naps in it when we are making/eating dinner and when we leave he still goes in his crate with little fuss.
The other night he whined for 2 hours straight, with very few breaks and I had no hope of him stopping, he even chewed on his bed, which he's never done to that bed and he's had it for months now. So I let him out calmed him down, he fell asleep and was put back in his crate, perfectly.
My boyfriend was out of town this weekend so I thought I would try something, so I moved the crate back up to the bedroom (where it hasn't been since his first week Harley was with me) thinking that starting training over might help but he still whined but softer. Then I gave him something that smelled like me, still whining but softer yet. Then I moved the crate right next to the bed and the whining was more like sighed breathing, then he fell asleep.
Any advice is greatly welcomed.
Here is some additional information.
I'm a night student so I'm home during the day and he gets crated until my boyfriend gets home from work (2 hours tops). He's also crated sometimes during the day, if I'm going out or just doing something in which no interruptions is required. He might make a noise or two to protest, but that's it. He always has a Nylabone in his crate with him in case he gets bored.
Since he turned 6 months, he has been changing some behaviors, marking, slight aggression at the dog park (to be top dog, or treat related), growing into the role of protector (but a nurturing protector, amazing with my boyfriend's 2 yr old, who lives with his mother). Following me around the house, every where, but it i close the door behind me, he just sits and waits, no fuss. He's getting fixed this week.
Oh and I think this is a separate issue but just in case…. his pooh has been runny, no diarrhea, and it hardens if he's been holding it for a while but it always ends runny. He's been on 100% new for at least 4 weeks, and while we were switching his food, it wasn't this runny.
Apologies. :o I didn't realize my explanation of sable would get everyone confused. I guess maybe it was too general. People are confusing sable, a coat color, with the genetics of the offspring. An abridged detailed explanation below the quote.
Pretty normal for Tri factored B's… to see the black hairs. Black whiskers however are not really an indication of Tri Factors....
Who did you get your pup from?
Second statement first: My boyfriend was in charge of finding the dog and dealing with the breeders. All I know is we picked him up 2 hours outside of Ottawa, Ontario.
A Gene has certain indicators.
"Indicator A" produces black without any tan on the dog. White markings are due to a different gene, and there are other genes that can modify the black to liver (chocolate Lab) or blue dilute (blue Great Dane.) If Indicator A is present, in most cases the dog will be able to produce black only.
Which is why Besenjis are more commonly black and white.
"Indicator B" in the absense of Indicator A produces a dog which is predominantly tan sometimes with black tipped hairs or interspersed black hairs. The usual term for this color is "sable." In examining dogs from breeds with Indicator B, generally there is no other black on the coat, the whiskers (the course, stiff vibrissae, not the "beard" seen with some terrier coats) are black if they originate in a pigmented area. Examples of Indicator B breeds include Collies, fawn Boxers and Great Danes, and some reds (for instance, Basenji red is thought to be.) Indicator B is recessive to Indicator A, but incompletely dominant to Indicator C.
Since a pup receives indicators from both parents, nature takes over and chooses the indicators for that pup, giving his coat a certain color. That is, a dog with both B and C indicators, is on average darker (more black hairs) than a BB dog, but the difference is generally within the range of color for the BB indicators within the breed.
After the indicators are determined for a pup then that it can be determined whether that pup has the potential to pass on certain indicators. Meaning if your mom has blue eyes and you end up with brown, that your kids will have brown eyes. There is a possibility of blue.
"Indicator C", if present in double dose (CC), produces a dog which is predominantly black, with tan markings on the muzzle, over the eyes, on the chest, legs, and under the tail. A Dobermann or Rottweiler is a good example of the classic black and tan pattern. The Bernese Mountain Dog shows the effect of black and tan combined with white markings, often called tricolor.
In the end, Sabled Red Basenjis can be BB or BC, but they must be BC for their offspring to have the potential to be CC (tricolored).
Unabridged Version- http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/Genetics/colorGen.html
What colour do you mean by 'sable'?
Sable means he has black hairs, and/or black tipped hairs and black whiskers. It's pretty faint but he does carry the gene to have tricolored offspring… That is, of course, if he didn't have a special date with the vet.
I live in Ontario, Canada and have a 3 month old Red Sable Male Basenji named Harley. He is definitely a handful to train. Ready to be the alpha at a moment's notice and is always up for play, usually involving nipping or pawing. He is very affectionate with every one he's met, including my boyfriend's 20 month old son, who was fond of pinching and pulling ears. 90% of the time an amazing puppy.
Does anyone know why he would reserve his nipping and pawing for his owners?