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Bella & Ringo's Mom,

Raquel

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posted in Basenji Meetups & Events read more

Tee,
We do have B's there from our group every weekend. There are now about 16-18 B's!
On a rare occasion they will all be there, but usually half that every Sat am show up.
We have a facebook page for our group of LA basenjis as well called "the real Basenjis of hollywood"….so we can share pics and such.
Hope to see you soon!
Raquel

posted in Breeder Talk read more

Jennifer,
His sire was Hestekin Hills Oscar Nominated
His dam Hestekin Hills Love My Princess.
It looks like she sold him as pet quality to the previous owner. We had an amazing local vet and physical therapist evaluate him for his leg and she found the luxation slight but present. We work on exersizes with him regularly so it doesn't act up, but it is a problem for him, he wails and won't put weight on it until we gently massage it and the patella "pops" ( yes, it actually feels like a pop) back into place. Last summer it was a drama for us trying to figure it out!
All is good now, but the vet said we should let the breeder know. However she has not returned calls to us to discuss.
Anything you can tell me would be super, thanks for the reply:)
R

posted in Breeder Talk read more

A couple of years ago I "rescued" a dog from a dog park acquaintance that had purchased him from Teresa Hestekin. He found himself ill equipped to handle a basenji puppy as his first dog.
We found he had lots of minor health problems( as would a normal animal shelter recuse, not a purebred only a short time with a new owner) but also some other issues such as a luxating pattella.
I contacted her to try to obtain his certificate of neutering and rabies vaccine. I found her to be quite disinterested in the disposition of her pup and his health. Considering the patellar issue is heredity I was shocked.
I am so glad that I don't live nearby as I think I would find myself trying to be sure she could no longer breed basenjis. I can't imagine spending any time at all with this breed and willfully allowing anything such as what I am seeing posted here.
The good news is our boy is a star! A very popular B in our evergrowing Los Angeles group of B friends. A very happy and now healthy part of our family!

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

I love my lil bears snoring, my husband hates it. But then I am not a fan of his snoring!

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

Ringo…...our lil pest.
Johnny Ringo ( from Tombstone) may just be a challenge.
thanks guys!

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

Yes, agilebasenji, he is super in the crate. I don't usually give them those sorts of treats, they both have sensitive tummies. I can give him pigs ears, problem is they fight over them, so it requires some supervision. I will look into the link you posted…...a good stay would be good too!
and yes, macpack, we have had some body slams to the door as well.

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

I am unsure about thurs, I may be there. Bella is 22 lbs, Ringo 19lbs!

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

Hi all,
We have a growing problem with our boy Ringo. I have tried to research this problem and have had no luck.
Whenever my husband and I try to be intimate our Ringo whines and wails.
We have tried crating him, in another room, sneaking around, it has become laughable. I am unsure how to break this behavior, I was hoping it would pass but no such luck.
I feel like he's trying to tell me something, I just don't know what…...
I would love any feedback,
Thanks,
Raquel

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

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