Thank you for the input eeeefarm, that is exactly what I'm planning to do once ive done some more research.i have been around many different breeds of dogs over the years but never owned one myself so I have a fair bit of knowledge about most breeds and I would never put my children in harm's way or any dog for that matter. If I'm not as sure as I can be about my family's ability to love,look after and train a dog we won't be having one. This is why I got onto this forum to gather as much information from owners (like your good self) and others who have bothered to read my message properly,as I can before we go ahead and take on a very large commitment.
Thank you zande that is the reason I'm looking for (reputable KC) breeders in my area so I can visit the dogs with my children who are 9 and 11 both have autism on different levels . I am continuing to research and we will not be taking on any dog unless everything is right for us and the dog . Again thank you for the advice, I will be InTouch with you soon
I never said anything about the dog being kept outside basenji are from Africa so are used to heat not British weather, and from my post you knows it's to be a part of my family and kept inside. I have done some research on the breed and I'm fully aware that no dog is totally hypoallergenic. To be honest I was expecting a more informed reply than someone jumping to conclusions.i have special needs children and have been advised to get a dog for there benefit.maybe I should be looking elsewhere for a more professional opinion