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His name is Ricky...now 11 years old and such a great boy...but was not always like that! I have a question for anyone whom might have an answer...he has started trembling...it's kinda weird...but not always does this...does anyone ever/or has ever experienced this with their B? Other than that..in perfect health!

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I cannot seem to find the right method to download a picture of my guy, Basenji0_1552600388268_100_2669.JPG 0_1552600437001_Rickie.jpg

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My guy Rickie has always been picky, but eventually will eat. My opinion is that Basenji's are not "food hounds"

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Ahhh..such great questions, good for you! Me, myself and I have owned many different breeds, but my ALL time favorite is the Basenji!! But you need to know that they are not for everyone, they are everything you have read about and MORE! Yes, they are real BRATS as little B's, but once you get thru the terrible 2's etc., they are really great!
Yes, they will and can destroy everything in their path, or not in their path because B's believe everything is their's..really they do.
I have rescued 2 and now only have one, Rickie, and believe me when I say he was a terrible guy at 1 1/2to about 5 years old. He is now 11 and what a GREAT guy he has become. I taught him early "those important Basenji rules" and this breed needs to know you are the master. Personally, I don't believe in crating, there have been terrible stories about Basenji's pulling out their teeth trying to get out..so baby gates do/don't work sometimes.
Do you have young children ( toddlers), please be aware that B's want to "NIP" and this may not be comfortable for you or the child. Yes, they can escape anything..anything! There is a collar called "the no-slip collar" which most are familiar with and I was advised to use ( which I have) on my B's. The B's little neck is the same size as there head ( width) so they can easily slip from a collar or a harness, which they cannot in the no-slip collar.
I really hope you get the breed you love...and if it is a Basenji, you and your family will be consistent and loving long enough to see and experience the wonders of this truly unique dog. 🙂

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Did you find a home for her? I reside in So. Orange county and I adore Basenji's, I have Rickie whom I adopted at 1 1/2 yr's old, he is now 11 and such a sweet guy! Please let me know as I may be interested in adopting and spoiling your girl!

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Where can I get Raw Beef Brisket ones...my guy is 11 years old and I would love to give these to him

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OMG! You are so right...Basenji's are not dogs...they are so special. I have little Rickie, he is beautiful...a show stopper now 11 years old. Never would I have any other breed of but these creatures!

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I adopted my guy when he was 1 1/2 and believe me he was a problem. He is however, the true Basenji African not American decent. It took alot of trials and learning on my part for gaining his trust and letting him know I was in charge! Listen, he attack me more times than I care to recall, and have the scars to show for it. Here are some clues I have learned along the way for most Basenji's...food is really important..no wheat, corn or soy at all...many Basenji's are highly allergic and they actually get a very pink tummy on their under side, and treats are the same. Some meats are too high in protein, for my boy I get organic white chicken breast and cook them in the oven and use in his dry food. The dry food i use is called Wild Feast Grain Free. No grains, soy, wheat or oats! Yep...my boy has not always been the most friendly guy you would meet, but now as he has gotten older, now 11, he is/has been a great boy! Personally I believe it takes special humans to have a Basenji...no other like them!

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So wonderful of you to rescue him....I rescued my boy at 2...he was awful! But with a lot of patience and consistent training and love he has become a wonderful boy!! Now 10 years old.
Good for you and him!

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I had a girl named Emma, rescued her in Ca. from Medfly Briggade. Emma I think was part pit and Basenji, but what a sweetheart! She was 3 when I got her and 18 when she passed, just of old age. She too was brindle with all the white socks etc.,....beautiful dog!
Good for you for bringing her a new and wonderful life!
I now have only Rickie, which is now 10, rescued him at 1 yr old, get dog also, but was a handful in the beginning. YES...they are so smart!


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