Thanks everyone for all of the helpful information! We did go and visit someone with a Basenji shorly after I had first posted this question. My son and husband played with the dog and hugged it and it licked them. We stayed for a while. no issues! we are expecting our new Basenji to arrive around the middle of this month. very excited!
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RE: Shedding and Odors
Hello from Southern CA
My name is Gail. My husband and I have been reading online about Basenji's for a few months. They sound so amazing. This will be our first family dog (we have 4 kids), and we think their personality sounds fun. They sound perfect for us! We are looking to see if there are any breeders in Southern CA. I just joined your forums site tonight and am browsing around.
Shedding and Odors
Well I am certainly glad I checked out this forum! it is interesting to see how many resources state that Basenji's are hypoallergenic and that they don't shed and are odorless. (I have read "odorless" a lot) After reading this site, it sounds like Basenji's do indeed shed about once or twice per year, and while they don't shed a lot…they are not considered "hypoallergenic".
My husband and son have allergies, but not really to all dogs. I think the disposition/personality of these dogs sounds perfect for our family, and they are so cute!
I am curious to hear if any of the Basenji owners on this forum have allergies, and if you find that you seem to be fine with these dogs. How long does the shedding phase last, and is it once or twice per year? I will keep searching through all of your forum posts..... Thank you!