Went to the show at Greyslake today. Brand new fair grounds with every breeder in the area showing. Wow talk about competitive. There were so many great looking dogs. Almost all the dogs acted up at some point in the ring. Great show to see basenjis and meet the breeders previously discussed and a lot of others who I do not know as well, but are in the loop.
Karen at Dakar basenjis, she is good friends with Karla at new world basenjis, you can ask Karla about Karen if anyone likes.
We helped both of them out today at the show
All the breeders in our area will get you basenji deep in them to test the waters. Also they are all screened for fanconi. I too got a basenji because of my allergies. I am allergic to everything, but I have little to no reaction to basenjis and we have three for twelve years now. Still everyone is different. Do your research on the breed.
Yes do your research also most breeders will give you a pillow case that they have their dogs sleep on and try resting on that's see if you get a reaction. Go to a dog show and pet the dogs.
The breeder I am recommending is on the suggested breeders for Illinois, the AKC site Darkar basenjis I think is her breeder name?
Either way Greyslake il is having a basenji speciality next week end, if you really want a dog, every breeder in the area including the one I mention will be there.
I met a breeder that I know that has four basenji puppies available three boys and a girl?
They are four months old. Three black and white and one red
I can give you her contact info. She is a known breeder in the area, but not really on the internet. I told her I would post for her on here, which she was ok with.
Very sweet dogs.
She is going to be at the Grayslake basenji meet next weekend. If you are serious you could meet her and the pups there.