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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

posted in Basenji Talk read more

Oh man, there would have been the perfect website for you. About 10 years ago those who were on the old B-list (which is actually still in existence) were collecting inspiring Basenji stories of exactly what you are looking for. A website with these stories was created for a B-lister who was battling cancer but apparently the Geocities-hosted website is no longer in existence. There were some really pretty amazing, and special stories. I'll see what I can round up for you.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

Okay, I've got a story that may, or may not, be what you are looking for. I remember when this was going on. I'm posting it on the Forums because anybody who is involved in the show scene may remember this too. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19971019&slug=2566856
-Joanne

posted in Breeder Talk read more

@katoman said in Breeding my 2 year old Basenji:

Well let's start at the top... no one asked for your opinion, I did not risk my pet's life, and the proof of it, she is alive and well .....and has always had a clean bill of health from the Vet, and I might add, the vet warned me about people like you, and said most have no idea what they are talking about, they read a few articles and they then have a MD license in pet breeding.

I want to see say something here, and I think it is something that anybody who is considering breeding their dog has to think about (and, probably, the majority do not). The world has more than enough dogs, so many that the shelters have to kill them, and for every puppy born, another dies in a shelter for lack of a home.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

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

posted in Basenji Talk read more

Another way is to start by putting high value treats inside the crate, but close the dog OUT.
He'll be dying to get IN.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

Caroline, my email address is giza.1@mcsnet.ca
Can you email me, then I can email stuff to you so it won't have to go through the Forums.
I've got people trying to round up some of those stories.
-Joanne

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

I would have 2 Basenji males together before I would have 2 Basenji females. They don't call them bitches for nothing.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

@DebraDownSouth said in NEW BRAND of DOG FOOD??:
I read a vet article once and he said not only is it okay to give them a few bites of whatever you are eating, but considering their taste ability far exceeds ours, it enriches their lives.

A dog's taste ability does NOT far exceed ours, they have only about 17% of the number of tastebuds we do. Their scenting ability is what far exceeds, so they certainly can smell our food very well, but taste, not so much.
Joanne

posted in Member Introductions read more

Nice looking boy, I really like the black and whites.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Training read more

He's not having accidents, he just hasn't got the idea of housetraining yet, you can't be letting him run around without watching him like a hawk. If you can't, he's gotta be in his crate. Take him out regularly, make a big fuss, treats, when he pees/poos where you want him to. If he does nothing, he has to go back in the crate if you can't watch him. Be consistent, he'll learn.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

@pearlypoo She is cute, cute, cute! Where did she come from? She may always be cuddly, I have a two year old female who is still very cuddly, my 8 year old male, not so much, never was. He wants to be close, just not cuddled, they're all different.
-Joanne

posted in Member Introductions read more

Oh they're super cute!
I think Frenchies are great.
-Joanne

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

And rarely will you find a Basenji in a shelter, in the US, most shelters will contact rescue if they get purebreds.

Well you'd think, but.... I go through the internet sites everyday looking for Basenjis, I find a lot in shelters. They usually will turn them over to BRAT, but sometimes not. Right now there is a Basenji in a Los Angeles SPCA that they will not turn over, I think a BRAT member plans to adopt it out today for BRAT. There is also a Basenji with severe separation anxiety in a Plano, TX shelter that they will not turn over. I don't get that one.

I find a lot on craigslist too, that are legitimately good dogs. Things happen in people's lives, not everyone realises that there are rescues to turn to. There is a retired show Basenji on an OH craigslist right now.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

Does he end up down by your feet, UNDER the covers?
That would be very typical!
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

We have had 5 Basenjis who have passed away. The first passed away 5 weeks before her 18th birthday; the second lived to 16; their son lived to be only 8 years old, but he was born with a health issue that was only definitively diagnosed upon necropsy, a good portion of his pancreas was missing; the 4th, a rescue, lived to be 15.5, and the 5th, a rescue, died suddenly of a splenic tumour at 9 years.
-Joanne

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

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."

posted in Lost and Found Dogs read more

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.
-Joanne

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

Konja has already moved to her new home!
-Joanne

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