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Kim and my Basenji pack, Buana, Chafuko and Enya

http://www.kwabandurus.com

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:D Thank you all!

Chaffie IS very wise, he is a special boy… still warns me when I get an allergy attack or an attack with my stomach (really don't know how you call that in English :) ) but also his big people indicator.. Chaffie can tell me in a second everything I need to know about a new person :)

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Great! Picture is so sweet.. you don't see their eyes but we all can imagine how they are looking :D

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:D Thank you all so much :D

How do I manage to get them all sitting nice? euh,.. You don't want to know how much time I spend to get these pictures and how I was crawling at the floor..
At one moment, I tried to make a picture of E.T., with Enya steeling the treats from my pocket, Chafuko sticking his nose in the camera (I want too I want too) Buana sitting as a gentleman behind ET (he wants too) and a child lying on top of my back because it's way too funny when your mom is down on the floor with the camera :D

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This week I made a photoshoot of our pack :)

E.T. is doing very well, she is totally at home with us and she is cute… so cute..
I have to keep in mind that she is only a foster because she is sooooo sweet :)

Ryan and the boys

Enya




Buana

Brothers

Chafuko

The Basenji's

E.T.


E.T. and Enya

All together

James and Buana


Ryan and friends

That's all!

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Hi Carlos!

Welcome at the basenji forum!

In my opinion it's now too late to decide if you want to be a breeder or not because she is already in heat.
It's important to take enough time to learn all about the breed, to search the lines behind your girl and to get her fully health tested.
Then think of the reason you want to breed (not just fun) and if you are fully sure you want to be a breeder you can take some time to find a good male. Maybe look around your town and try to find our if there is interest in our breed, because you do want to find them good homes when they are 8 or 9 weeks of age :)

Breeding is very delicate, there are always risks for the mum and it cost a lot of money but when you love the breed and love to be a part of improve our breed, it's very nice to be a breeder :)

This is a great place to find other advice and meet other Basenji lovers!

Where is your girl from?

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I really don't know about brand in your country but did you tryed fresh? (barf for instance?)
Most dogs with allergy's or bad stomach do very well with this diet.

We feed fresh for over 6 years now and it's great, never have any issues.

About Salmonella, it's in most dogfood as most chickens are affected with it BUT the stomach of a dog is much different than a human and they can handle this salmonella way better than we can. Besides that the (I really don'tknow the correct english word) sour is way stronger than with humans.
Salmonella in kibble is a bit worse than salmonella in fresh meat due to the process of making the kibble but it's in most kibble.

I don't know if you have brands like Acana, Orijen and Wolfsblut.
Just like Taste of the wild, it contains no grain and that is really important in my opinion.
It's a bad ingredient (makes it cheaper) and dogs can get issues with their stomach due to these grains.

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It is not crazy at all!!!

What is more beautifull to see and keep our beloved friend close to us?
We can remember their great time with us..

We called our ship and company after my very first own dog Spranky…
So are we crazy too? :D

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@Moth:

I love looking at your pictures…

What a great crew of dogs you have :) Congratulations on fostering your first rescue. It looks like you and she are having a great time with it.

Thank you, we are enjoying her very much! She is as crazy as our Basenji's and also so sweet as them and I really nould not imagine that with another breed :D
She only misses the looks.. hahah

@vickilb:

Who's placing bets on if you guys become "failed foster parents"????

What's one more?????

:) Haha A lot of people are saying that BUT… we have to keep an eye on the future..
E.T. will make a family and their dog very happy and we hope to keep up with her life but we want to breed with Enya and hopefully keep a little girl AND we will keep fostering dogs that are in urgent need so.. we will go true a really sad time when E.T. find her permanent loving home...

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Thank you all so much :)

They all ajust very well, they just know they get their attention anyway because we are at home always :)
So if E.T. is snuggling with Ryan, the others will snuggle with us haha
Anyone that will visit Holland or Belgium one day, is welcome to come for a visit :D

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Thank you Chealsie :)
She is very sweet and I never looked close at this breed but she is so much fun!
Outside on the grass searching for holes and mouses.. too funny :D Barking and digging as crazy :D

E.T. is looking for a permanent home.. so if you think Holland is not too far away… :)