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Another thought, I may not be food. It may be just an allergy to grass or something flowering he has run through!

posted in Basenji Talk read more

Unfortunately, the only think photos would show is black dots in paddocks of green lucerne.
I have tried taking photos but without a zoom lens it's impossible.
The paddocks are about 200 yards by 600 yards. Sorry.
But I did see a fox sneaking across a paddock today at 3pm in the afternoon.
The dogs must have been asleep! I called them but then the fox bolted, too late for the sleepy dogs.

posted in Basenji Talk read more

I thought i would share with you the latest game my dogs have found to exercise themselves. We are on a farm in southern Queensland we have 171 acres. there is 40+ acres around the house of irrigated lucerne (alphalpha) which are mowed.
My dogs 1 7 month old Basenji, 4 mini foxies and red cattle dog are madly chasing Magpies which have just finished nesting.
Magpies defend their nests or young fiercely and will swoop and chase you if annoyed.
Well the dogs must have been swooped and now they are fair game.
It's very entertaining watching the 'pack" chasing them the length and breadth of the cultivation. If the dogs could climb trees they would.
Usually it's Zuri the basenji out in front it's a coursing track in my front yard. They have even started chasing anything with wings.

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

Zuri is such a fun loving girl. Her breeder had shown her in a couple of shows just before I got her.
She is very outgoing and showy even in the backyard with my other dogs she seems to stand out.

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

Hi,
I thought you would like to meet my new girl, Zuri.
She is a real sweetie, except with my poultry.
She will be in the showring next year.
My granddaughter will be handling her for me.
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posted in Member Introductions read more

Hello everyone.
I'm new to Basenji's, though I've bred and shown dogs and cats for the last 40 years. I live on a farm in rural Queensland, Australia. My husband of 41 years and I sold out business and moved back to a lucerne (alfalfa) farm to "retire" two years ago. For the past 10 years I've bred and kept Mini Foxie dogs which are very much like Tenterfield Terriers. We have kept them because they are great little farm dogs good mouse and rat killers. They are good with children, and help us find snakes on the farm. I lost my oldest Mimi Foxie "Poppy" aged nine to a eastern brown snake 2 months ago, which broke my heart. I have three other females mini's and a male.
So I decided to get myself a basenji pup (Zuri), to fill the gap left by Poppy. I learnt very quickly that Basenji's are harder to train, and are a lot different to the Mini's. They all get on remarkably well and having a farm (170 acres) with lots space is just the place to have a group of little hunters.
I have Zuri inside with me until I go and do my chores and after feeding and letting the chickens out, Zuri is kept in the house yard until the afternoon when I shut them in again. I intend to show Zuri next year although I have had a slight stroke which has affected my balance and have to use a walking stick. I have a keen granddaughter who will do the showing for me. I'm glad to have found the forum


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