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."
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."
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.
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.
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.