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@antigone said in Meeting a Basenji:
I would tell her to not get a Basenji as it a not a good idea. She can look for another Breed which may be more appropriate for her level of experience.

That's actually a bit of a presumptuous statement, you don't know anything about her level of experience. There was a time that I didn't know that much about Basenjis, I learned, we are now on our 6th and 7th. Yes, they can be a difficult breed, but that in itself is not necessarily a reason to tell someone not to get one.
-Joanne

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There are a lot of Basenji Rescue And Transport (BRAT) members who live in that area. I'll check. I think there might be breeders too.
-Joanne

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@mvdperez said in Basenji + ? other dog breeds ?:

*Wow. How do they survive in the heat? They must never grow their Winter coats, I am assuming?

The coat insulates both ways, it insulates against the sun too. Our Sibes would lay in the sun as much as the Basenjis would.The worst thing you could do for dogs like that is to shaved that coat off.
-Joanne

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Oddly enough, here we are, closer to Africa and I have yet to see another Basenji. But we've met several Samoyeds!

When I was still breeding Siberian Huskies, I sold a pup to a family from Jerusalem who eventually moved back and took the Sibe back with them. They didn't consider it odd that they would have that type of a breed there, their neighbours back home always had a Keeshound.
-Joanne

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My mix is just a little shorter, and there's a similar thread going on here right now. As I say in that one, only DNA can tell you.
https://basenjiforums.com/topic/14838/i-know-you-are-tired-of-being-asked/5
-Joanne

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Your best bet is to have her DNAed, it's impossible to guess. I got a dog from a California shelter, he looks similar to yours minus the black, but same ears and curly tail. He was listed as Basenji/Chihuahua. I had his DNA tested. Out of the 14 possible contributors in a 3 generation pedigree, they managed to pull out 2 Poms, a Maltese, and a GSP... no Basenji, no Chihuahua. That leaves 10 contributors unaccounted for, he's a quintessential street mix. I'm sure yours is the same, except from the beach!
-Joanne

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Oh, definitely, BRAT is still very active. Currently, there is only one Basenji listed on their website, but I know that there are many in various stages of rehabilitation who aren't ready for adoption. There is one currently in foster in OR, and they're trying to get some information about a pair that are in an OR shelter at the moment. Not sure what's in CA at the moment, but rest assured, there's no shortage of rescues out there. Do you have a current application in with BRAT?
-Joanne

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Make sure that you share the results with us!
I love that DNA stuff.
-Joanne

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Konja has already moved to her new home!
-Joanne

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No, with BRAT's help, she was just placed.
-Joanne


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