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@sanjibasenji said in Four Puppy Questions:

Thanks again! Awesome. I like that collar! What size did you get?

With Hurtta collars, size 10-14 works well. There's a little give to the band. That would also give Sanji room to grow into it.
Next size up, 14-18, will also fit an adult or a Basenji with a thicker/larger neck.

Where did you find your padded martinagle?

Alas, that lil' online megastore....
ComfortFlex PetPDC Limited Slip Collar
Size S

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It may not last years but I like that it is soft and flexible, and most likely more gentle on the throat. (our B. walks well but does have her pulling moments....)

Also... please get into the habit of removing the choke or martingale collar at the end of walks. There are just too many opportunities for mishaps, like that dangling ring!

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@sanjibasenji
I tried from size 12 to 16 and size 14 fits best. She's a 24-25 lbs adult.
Size 12 was about 1" short at the tail once the rear elastic adjustment was fully expanded. Size 16: I had to tightly cinch same elastic and it looked a bit long, though that would have been fine.
The best feature is the snood!!!
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We're in sunny California so leg coverage is not as essential. 😁

Yes, it would make sense to wait until the fall if weather permits. The suit is adjustable at many body points so you can probably buy the adult size and tighten the needed areas until Sanji grows into it.

BTW: our coat's color is Lingon and is much darker than pictured. Closer to burgundy shade.
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@sanjibasenji

  1. Is a good brand for a martingale collar for a 4-month basenji?

I alternate between a regular padded martingale and this Hurtta Weekend Warrior Collar. The wide, soft neoprene padding seems to be gentler on her throat when she's determined to pull!

Weekend Warrior Collar

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@sanjibasenji
Adding my vote for HURTTA
https://hurtta.com/collections/wind-cold
Superb quality and excellent fit for the active dog. Simply a superior product and design.
Try Jeff Bezos' lil' store, warehouse section for a big discount. 😉

(here's a shy girl modeling the Extreme Warmer Parka! Size 14)
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@giira2121
as @donc said

First off, if a vet thinks neutering will change aggressive behavior you should look for a new vet. That is such a discredited myth. If she doesn't know that what else doesn't she know?

When considering whether to neuter, I'd suggest you check out the link below. It has scientific research to dispel many neutering myths.

It's a brief but very thorough booklet discussing the pros and cons of neutering/spaying, more science based than anecdotal.
https://my.puppyculture.co.uk/resources/flipbook/spay-neuter-booklet/

There is definitely less societal compulsion to spay/neuter in Europe.

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@mikesull

Hi - still not sure why neutering is “bad, bad, bad”? Understand if thats an opinion and thats cool but 100% of every dog owner i know has had their dog spayed/neutered. Seems the responsible thing to do as well?

For reasons in a nutshell and in detail, I'd suggest you check out the link below. It has scientific research to dispel many neutering myths.

https://my.puppyculture.co.uk/resources/flipbook/spay-neuter-booklet/

Good luck with your decision.

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@timothyhanselman
If on FB, you may want to join BASENJIS in need: Golden Opportunity.
There are some adults looking for homes right now.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/375245789899780

And as one of the posts advises:
"Stay patient. A lot of inexperienced people are buying puppies they are ill prepared for, from greeders who do not take their basenjis back.
I suspect in the next 6-8 months we might see/learn of an influx of basenjis needing homes."
Alas.... ☹

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@basenji_ulf
Of all the dogs we have fostered and boarded over the last decade, only one gets car sick. He is now 12 years old and his parents ferry him to the vet or other absolutely necessary trips in a basket on a bike. 🚴♀

Car ride issues are on the check list of rescues that are listed on BRaT (Basenji Rescue and Transport, https://basenjirescue.org/dogs/default.asp ). I am not sure if it is a more common predicament with Basenjis or with rescues in general, about 10-15% of BRaT listings mention car ride aversion.
Apparently some dogs will never be comfortable riding in cars, crated or not.
Good luck with your B. boy!

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@beth314 said in Basenji Genetic diseases: testing:

@Beth314 I'm in Southern California as is the breeder.

I'd suggest you look into The South Coast Basenji Fanciers, if you haven't already. It's a group of us Basenji lovers in So. Cal. Also on FB.
You will find 1st rate breeders listed and you can always contact them for questions and referrals.
http://basenjifanciers.com/index.php/breeder-directory
Good luck 🙂

P.S.: Not unlike @hizbaby - It took us 3 years of research (incl. visits, shows, applications, etc.) and looking across the 50 states and Canada.

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@cognition

.... Our breeder said we should neuter him and I read the main reason is that they don't contract testicular cancer.

Most breeders, especially the responsible ones, have conditions or requirements in their contracts re: spaying/neutering. Please refer to the link below for more scientific details on cancer and dog spaying/neutering.

... Plus I heard you can't enter your dog into shows if he is neutered?

That is correct for showing, also known as Conformity competition.

I was thinking of taking up a hobby one day like lure coursing or something.... does neutering mess their physicality up?

Once again, I'd suggest you check out the link below. It has scientific research to dispel many neutering myths. Liz McCargo's article uses it as a reference, BTW.

Here is a brief but very thorough booklet discussing the pros and cons of neutering/spaying, more science based than anecdotal.
https://my.puppyculture.co.uk/resources/flipbook/spay-neuter-booklet/
Good luck with your decision.

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@yaleezaforeva
Good luck to you indeed. 🤗
Our B. has not been alone for longer than 30 or so minutes the last 12 months, so we do not know how she will react once "regular" work life resumes for us.

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Not taking sides since I have no experience in this matter; just pointing out: @jholsing mentioned... he has a basenji MIX.
His dog may be more tolerant of the suggested set up?
However, 8 hours is quite a long time to leave any dog alone.

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I did extensive research and vetted the breeder thoroughly!
How was I so easily fooled?!!? 😲

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@seattlebasenji
Sorry if I've misread: was your dog tested for allergies, as you seem to have specific ideas of what to feed him?
If not, instead of guess-work or ("Dr. Google")suggestions, you can get a scientific read out and analysis from
Dr. Jean Dodds @ Hemopet.

Having had one B. with consistent soft stool, the tests revealed she was allergic to chicken, turkey and white fish, along with a few veggies! Another B. is unable to handle lamb - no expensive test needed there!

As mentioned by Pawla, it will take a bit of time. Good luck!

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Hello Wael,
Yes there are other threads referring to this topic and dog behavior, if you wish to research further.
Here is a brief but very thorough booklet discussing the pros and cons of neutering/spaying, more science based than anecdotal.
https://my.puppyculture.co.uk/resources/flipbook/spay-neuter-booklet/
Good luck with your decision.

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@aalas89
Sending you a PM as I have a couple options for you in greater L. A. area.
And yes.... pictures please when you have'm! 🤗

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@alibobo
Echoing what Sally (and Liz McCargo) has suggested re: not spaying/neutering, at least at this young age.
There's a very insightful and thoroughly informative booklet by the "Puppy Culture" founder on the subject. It is chockful of the latest scientific/medical/genetic research and also takes into consideration the social "pressure" of neutering/spaying one's pet.
(BF should read a few pages if he prefers facts to oft repeated false tales)

https://my.puppyculture.co.uk/resources/flipbook/spay-neuter-booklet/

Whether to neuter/spay is an important decision and so is its timing should you decide to have the operation.

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@tanza said in Rescue dog prey drive!:

... One time many years ago at an indoor show, there was a person that had a "pet" squirrel in a crate... this critter got loose and ran through all 9 indoor rings.... and you could say "no" to your were blue in the face, they wanted that critter... and honestly that was for all breeds, not just Basenjis...

🤣
Did the squirrel survive its suicide escapade?!!!?
What owner thought that was a splendid idea to bring a squirrel to a dog show? What fear the critter may have felt the whole time in its crate.
Still... 🤣 for the imagined chases!

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@medfly
Be well and stay safe Karen. ❤ Jax is in the best possible home in the meantime.
Saab-girl

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