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.
We never did much with her at night just go out after dinner and before bed. Now we walk her after dinner and before bed and give her the tornado puzzle ever night. We are engaging her mind., enriching her life with things she still likes to do.
Just another update. We went to Petsmart and talked to one of their staff trainers by accident. She suggested we switch up her schedule at night. We did just that and things have been much better. We give her her tornado puzzle, which is the only toy she can still play with use, due to it being stationary. She does it just as well as well she could see.
She how's has slept through the night the last three nights and now goes back to sleep if she does have to get up.
We tried locking her in the kitchen at night but she broke the gate lock at the top of it. We got a second metal gate, that has a strong inner spring. You need to pull up on the gate and push, which has also figured out. If we lock her in her crate she has broken the welds on the bars and we are afraid she will hurt herself.
Well it has been a while and. A few things have happened. She has slept with us all her life, but she had to go up and down the stairs. One night, she either fell down the steps or off the top of stairs through rails. I never heard a dog scream like that!
Luckily she only chipped a tooth. But now we carry her up and down the stairs at night. Unfortunately she sleeps all day and now wants to get up one or more. Times at night to go to the bathroom. It's been pretty hard throwing a new puppy in the mix as well.
The puppy who is now 5months old think its real fun to tease her and work her up into a rage. She used to be the dominant female. They circle around her and poke or nip at her, then run away. They take turns doing this from all sides of her.
Needless to say we break it up, but still is sad.
She can't play anymore or not interested in it and just likes to be held and rubbed.
Our male dog has developed red rashes on his underside. We took him to the vet and they put him on an antibiotic, which we finished and has made little difference. I am thinking this is a food allergy.
We are feeding him blue buffallo wilderness duck and potato.
Does anyone have a suggestion of a good food that is grain soy free and not with rice due to arsnic?
Our dog was doing it before she went blind from SARDS, obviously not a symptom, but we took her to the vet and they said it was from anxieties. A happy basenji keeps it's tail up. Ours is doing better but her tail does stay down a lot when she is lost bumping around the house.