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That was just a one time thing for sure. The herding ring and the sheep were corralled next to the lure coursing field. Dolce saw the sheep and had such interest in them. When the bunny was running, she wanted to chase it. When the bunny stopped, she tried to get over to the sheep, but only until the bunny started again. I decided to take her in the herding ring so she could get close to the sheep. She did a great job for a Basenji. The other B's just sniffed the ground and showed no interest.
I'm actually thinking about starting her in agility. I expect she'll really enjoy the agility activities. During advanced obedience class we did some agility. I bought a small child's tunnel and hula hoop at the target for the backyard. Then I used some sticks to make weave polls. She enjoyed all of it.

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That looks like a fun. A place where a Basenji can really let loose.

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Dolce had a great time. Although it looks like she was following me, she was really eyeballing the sheep. She stopped to smell the sheep and the wool on the ground and certainly knew there were more sheep behind the wall. What fun she had.

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Kristin, glad to hear about your interest. Looking forward to meeting you and your B. As Mike said, we have coursers who come here from Knoxville and we plan to come to Knoxville for coursing sometime. Watch the AKC, GANGcoursing and ASFA sites. They are all .org sites. There you see the calendars of events. Please introduce yourself when you make it down here.
Natalie

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Congratulations!!!! That's great news.

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Congratulations!! That's very exciting.

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He is so cute. I'm happy you found each other. I especially love the last picture with his cute little face. Looks like he has a great temperament.

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100% agree with your comment, Fran. Having a well-bred, two year old Dalmatian before the 101 Dalmatians movie was released in 1996, we have firsthand knowledge of what happens when a breed becomes popular. It broke our hearts to watch the backyard breeders pump out the Dalmatians. As with a Basenji, you need to know what you're getting with a Dalmatian; not just cute spots. They ended up getting a bad reputation because the wrong families got them. Seeing B's on the commercials and in the magazines scares me about what will happen to them as they become more popular.

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Mike, thanks for posting the thread. We'll be there on Wed and Thurs and really looking forward to it. Jennifer, Dolce will run open on both days. Looks like the weather will be very nice for coursing. Hope you can make it.
Natalie

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Jeff, thanks for the info. I certainly want her experience to be a good one. I definitely agree that a good dog as a role model would be great. If you are still in Canton, we are near and would love to get together with you and your B's sometime. If you don't mind, I'll give you a call. Besides it's great to know other local B's.