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I was thrilled to find out there is another Basenji in my town, but I have not met her yet. I would love to run into someone with Basenjis - most people here have not seen one and Pokey is a fantastic conversation starter and attracts a lot of attention on his walks or when he is in the yard. Enjoyed the pictures!

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and I love the picture of your babies. I love the independent nature of a shiba inu too as much as I do a Basenji.

I think there will always be a concern about fanconi, but this was a good day.

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Pokey loves to lean on me whenever he can't lie on me. But then, he has his aloof side, too, and can be happy with his own company. At night and in the afternoon, he cuddles and it is the sweetest thing.

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I just checked the offa.org site for Pokey's results, and it came back as probable carrier. I am so relieved because both his parents were probable carriers. He is still young yet, so strip testing is a year away at least in our future.

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As a new owner of a Basenji and one who is hooked on this delightful breed, I have to say this was really good information for me. I have read a few conflicting things in my effort to educate myself on Basenji health issues. I am so glad I was directed to this forum.

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I find it frustrating that they were bred, accidentally or not (spring breeding) and not tested when they were younger. Once I have Pokey's results, I will have a conversation with the breeder. She is not someone I would send anyone to for a puppy.

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Pat, you are the first to share this information with me. Thank you very much.

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Thank you, Pat and all who responded. Our vet told us that he wanted us to start strip testing young because if he ever develops it he said it is better to catch it sooner. Prior to reading in here, I had understood that a carrier could develop fanconi, but it looks like some of the people very close to these dogs follow closely those who are researching this condition.

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That is what our vet told us - he said strip test monthly starting at years old.

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about Fanconi, but it appears from reading here that if a dog's DNA test comes back as a probable carrier, he likely won't develop Fanconi? I have ordered Pokey's test and should receive it any time now. Waiting to get the test and then the wait for the results seems like an eternity. Both Pokey's parents tests came back a couple of months ago as probable carriers.


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