Oh, please don't judge all Canadian Basenji breeders based on the behaviour of a couple of crappy Basenji breeders in QC, that's totally not fair. We have some pretty good breeders up here who produce some pretty nice Basenjis. By the same token, there are a few skechy AKC Basenji breeders.
When you breed your bitch, you are putting her life at risk. Sure, problems don't usually happen but they occasionally do; would you know how to recognise them, and would you know what to do? I have had two emergency C-sections done and they can be quite expensive. Breeding is not cheap if you do it right, so if you think you're going to make money...
I wouldn't hesitate to buy a pup from, Dalji, Duara, and Mankia. Dogo Habari, and Mandalay are most likely good too, I just don't think I've met them. All are in ON, and are at: http://www.basenjiclubofcanada.com/BCOC-BreedersDirectory.html
It's an OMG all right, but not how you'd think. At first it was blamed on a family members vindictive ex but now I have an update from someone...
"Had not heard anything from the woman that was buying the puppy so I telephoned her. Well.... While the puppies were real (lots of real time updates, photos, videos, & talked about them to her friends & family on her personal Facebook page), it looks like the woman that was selling them made up a series of lies because a) did want to deal with shipping a puppy; b) sold it to someone local; d) sold it for more money to someone else; d) who the hell knows.
The woman that was the intended buyer who posted all the ads is livid and perplexed. She plans to talk to an attorney friend to make sure it is okay to plaster the seller's name everywhere.
The world is full of jerks, jackasses, and idiots. Had a long talk with buyer and told her to only deal with AKC registered breeders in the future. She is lucky she didn't lose any money."
I thought this should be shared. I do not know who's puppies these are, but I would be devastated.
I've heard that none of the QC breeders are very reputable, maybe that's unfair but in my very limited experience with them I would have to agree. Many of the QC breeders dogs/puppies end up in shelters, there are also a lot of puppymills in QC, There are 2 QC breeders' Basenjis here in Alberta that I know of, both being rescued shelter dogs. One is a Josabry Basenji, the other is not but they do share a parent. The Josabry Basenji is very handsome but suffers from IBD. I believe BRAT has a Basenji from yet another QC breeder. I would not buy a Basenji in QC, go to Ontario, lots of good Basenji breeders there.
I have learned that the breeder of this Basenji has been found, she is in St. Petersburg, Russia. The owner has not been located as apparently the chip was never registered. Of course, a GOOD breeder would have that information but I'm not sure if anyone actually "knows" the breeder. Anyway, the dog has been taken to a no-kill type facility for now, and will not be going to the pound.. I'll let you know if I have any updates.
I am crossposting the following here, trying to get word out to as many international Basenji people as possible. The dog is a red/white female, chip # is: 985120032622892 The dog has been found, and is being held in St. Petersburg, Russia. Anybody have any idea of what type of chip this may be, the thinking now is it may NOT be a USA chip, possibly UK.
"A basenji has been found with USA microchip number. The basenji is not in the USA at this moment. Who can I contact to run the number to find her owner. It's urgent as finder can no longer keep and will be taking her to the pound soon. Any help is appreciated."