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posted in Basenji Meetups & Events read more

@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 Member Introductions read more

If you make the effort to crate train her properly, she could learn to love the crate. Then she should be able to happily stay there with a chew toy for a couple of hours.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

Well. I don't think that she is Basenji. First time I glanced at her picture I thought "Great Dane", but I think she is too small to be a Dane. She is cute though, I like her look. Interested to know what DNA sez.
-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 Show Off Your Dog read more

What a sweet picture.
An oldie, old dogs are such treasures!
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Talk read more

You can guess and guess all day, and even have the "professionals" chime in, but unless you do a DNA test, you'll never really know.
-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 Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

@nodles91

@nodles91 said in Chattering teeth seizures.:

It's usually a way of investigating a smell, so it can occur more often during breeding season

Canids - and other animals - have a scent organ on the roof of their mouth behind their front teeth, and when they come across a particularly good smell, they work that organ. Thus the chattering.
-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

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