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They are also discussing this exact topic on BRAT's FB page. The following was written by Wanda Pooley, I don't know how to share the pictures she has posted but I can share the text.

"Well, looky, looky here. A must-see website called www.houseofbasenjis.com that's packed with lies and deception. That tri dog, "Duke," looks oddly familiar.....oh, wait...that's because this really is a picture of Blade, MBIS/MBISS AKC GCH-B ukcCH, Intl CH, CanCh AB Rafiki The Icon of Cool, SDHR, who incidentally has been living with me these past 7 years and not in Philadelphia shelling out puppies with Duchess for this idiot to sell. Take a closer look and you might spot other dogs you recognize as I would venture several of these photos have been pilfered from reputable breeders' website or social media. In the slideshow on the top banner is a picture taken from the AKC library and used in the Illustrated Basenji Standard. The most ironic part of this person's website is the comment "....we want to be sure that you are the right sort of person;..." REALLY?? Who the heck is the "right sort of person" that misrepresents the dogs he/she is trying to sell to innocent prospective buyers and who steals other people's photos? Please, please, please share this post world-wide to make people aware of this deceit."

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Well, if you really want to know what he's mixed with you can always have him DNA tested. Wisdom Panel is the best one if you just want to find our his breed/mix designation. It'll cost you about $79. If you do have him DNAed let us know, I love that DNA stuff!
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Training read more

If it were me, I would never leave him alone outside when I'd leave. Our big dog's can stay outside, they have enough scare value and they'll bark, small dogs stay inside.
-Joanne

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I would think that maybe summer litters are becoming more common as it seems to me that more females are cycling more than once a year. Could that be because they are less dependent on their litters needing to born in Africa's spring? I don't know, just thinking. My one and only Basenji litter was born in June '92.

And, thinking about it, summer in North America is a much better time of year for them to be born. Way nicer weather.
-Joanne

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Most Basenjis are born around December as that corresponds with African spring. There is the odd summer litter, but most puppies are available to go to new homes around February. You should get on a waiting list now for a good breeder.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

They ALL don't scale fences. We are on our 6th and 7th Basenji and none of them have ever tried to go over the fence. Ours stay quite well behind a 4 foot fence. They are never left alone outside when no one is home, however, simply in case some idiot comes over and LETS them out.
-Joanne

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Oh he's not that tall. Did they tell you he was born with that tail? It kind of looks docked to me. And just because he doesn't come when you call has nothing to do with how smart he is, trainability and intelligence are NOT the same thing, in fact they're almost opposite. Because your dog does not come when you call him, DO NOT call him unless you can MAKE him come (ie: on a leash). Otherwise, you're just teaching him to ignore you.
-Joanne

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Oh I know, it's certainly not a trait that could be used to determine purebreded-ness, but most Basenjis don't like the water. Mine don't like to walk on the grass if the dew is too heavy!

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He is handsome, and he certainly could have some Basenji in him. 30 pounds is big for a Basenji, but not unheard of. How about water, does he like the water? Most Basenjis really don't like the wet.
-Joanne

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And if you do get him DNAed, let us know.
-Joanne