@zande I've looked into this, but it doesn't concern me too much. I'm not a professional. I don't make a living from my pictures. And, I don't plan to.
Basenji's are something I REALLY enjoy. Part of the enjoyment is sharing mine with other people. If a person wants to they can strip the photo of all EXIF data. There are tools all over to help do that. A person can also Watermark their photos, which serves as a reminder to people that the photo "may" be copyrighted. The most important protection is to the register the photo with the appropriate agency ensuring that it's copyrighted. In the US, a violation entitles the copyright owner something like $25,000 per instance, plus attorney fees.
There's a lot of things in life that concern me. This just isn't one of them. But, I understand not everyone feels that way and that's perfectly ok too.
@tanza Logan is Astarte’s Logan’s World. His momma Zayna, who is a Tri, so I know he carries the gene. I don’t know the bitches registered name. I try and stay out of it. Our female is Astarte’s Sparkle Perfect. Both our Basenjis show up on Zande’s site. It’s back a ways, but Sparkle has a Black & White and a Brindle in there as well as tris.
@tanza I did not know that. Tristan is such a hansom dog. Joy is beautiful. Great pictures on your site. Logan is Tri recessive. He was bred last November, but there were no Tris. Sparkle is Tri recessive also. Perhaps she might produce a Tri next year. The good news is that I don’t have make any of the complicated choices. I just get them where they need to be on time. Sometimes it’s good not being the boss.
@mikero I get it. There were dogs that Jengo just didn't like either. I had to have a eye out for who was coming in, who was there and who was leaving. And, what was going on all the time. It was exhausting! He loved to run and be free. I wanted to feed his soul with that, but I always had to keep in mind that things could go side ways. I didn't stop taking him because he loved it.
It wasn't so relaxing for me though.. And that's a problem. Dogs sense our anxiety and react to it. While watching him, the other dogs, who was coming and going all the time... I had to try and mask my anxiety so as not to add to the problem. Dog parks, for me, are work. I didn't mind it, but I had to have my head right. Maybe not all Basenjis are tough at a dog park, but mine definitely challenged me. Still, I'm glad I took him. He loved it.
@mikero First thought… keep an eye on your dog at all times when at the dog park. Stay close. Focus on him, not the other people. Not to say you can’t converse, but always have an eye on your dog. Be ready to jump in when it’s necessary.
My first Basenji, Jengo, was hot and cold. For the most part he avoided other dogs other than sniffing. Once he did, he left. Once in a while it would erupt into a scrap. Usually it was over quick, but there was one time I had to jump in and separate them. Jengo got bitten. The other owner was upset that I grabbed his dog, but so what. His dog was much more aggressive and I was afraid he’d continue to after Jengo if I picked him up. So, I grabbed his dog’s collar till he came over to control him.
I always have my guard up at dog parks. Things change fast and most owners are not paying attention. Also, by always watching your dog, you’ll get good at spotting their body language. You’ll know before he does that he’s about to snap. If you’re close enough you can call him off or grab him fast. Don’t stand in one spot. Follow your dog. He’s why you’re there. Not the other people. Basenjis don't back down. At least… that was my experience.
The article about Good Bye M'Lady was great. As well as the other. I don't know... that movie just really resonates with me. I'd love it even if it wasn't a Basenji.
Back to the AKC show... I was really happy to see a Tri in the mix. Like I said, I never really paid much attention to them until recently. Never paid much attention to Brindles or Trindles till I started coming here all the time. Zaki got me hooked on Brindles.
Thinking out loud... I'd made a comment months back regarding the Basenji standard and who came up with it. Not as an accusatory question, but more for trying to understand how we got here. When I look at pictures of Basenjis that are in the Congo... they look feral. The colors, the ears, the size, all of it is all over the map. I kinda dig that. Then, when I look at ours, at least in the US, I can see that show dogs have a lot in common, if not color.
One thing that helped me understand how we got here was athat featured Carol Web. I learned of her from my breeder. Carol did a great job of explaining the how and why Basenji breeders have taken the breed in the direction they have. And, I agree with that direction.
When I look at the colors... Chestnut (red and white), Black and White, Tri, Brindle and Trindle... the color combos at first glance seem very uniform, but the more I've looked at them the more I'm able to find the differences between individuals, which is really fun. There are some things I personally like... like breaks in color, spots and things like that. I've developed a much greater appreciation for head and body shape too thanks to knowledgeable people helping me to see them.
Our Basenjis are not the same as the Basenjis in the Congo anymore. Ours have become Basenjis that work for us temperament wise, and are bred keeping in mind how we live and interact with them as Carol pointed out in the video. I get that now. Add health testing and caution against too much interbreeding and... I think it works for our Basenjis. I've leaned so much from my breeder and from folks here.
As an owner the question I hear most is "What kind of dog is that?" No one knows what a Basenji is, or they might have have heard the name, but have never seen one in person. They seem to universally love the way they look, but don't know much. That was me even when Jengo was alive. I wonder if people even consider that there are other color patterns other than Chestnut? I really didn't. Seeing Dark Moon's Black Tri Affair in a National AKC show sure helps that, I think.
One last thing... I went back to @Zande's site and looked up Sparkle, our female. Her mom was a gorgeous Tri. I also found a Brindle and a Black and White in her line as well. Pretty cool!
@tanza Ya know it's funny. I don't think I ever paid any attention to Tris before getting Logan. Jengo was a Chestnut. Good-Bye M'Lady was Chestnut. I just kind of figured Chestnuts were the bomb. Why would anyone get anything else?
When I picked up Logan and had a chance to see a Tri up close ( his momma, Zayna), the color combination was just stunning. Then I began searching @Zande's site and could see MANY tris in his line. Zayna, Trianna, Jeweliet, Klassic Architecture, Geena, and Magic Moment. I've come to really appreciate them and how stunning they are.
No matter how you cut it, Black Tri Affair, Zoro, is a Champ.I hope Veronica has a big house. She's gonna need a lot of space for all the trophies, ribbons, plaques and other awards he's going to earn.
The AKC National Championship is being broadcast today. I watched the Hound Group. They split the Group in half and the Basenji was in Group 2. A really beautiful Tri male. His name was displayed as GCHS CH Dark Moon's Black Tri Affair. I looked him up and I think his other name is Zoro. I don't want to violate any Copyrights, so rather than copy and paste a picture here, click this link which will take you to the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club site where they have a great picture of him.
Looks like the breeder is Veronica Nagy and you can see more about Zoro here.
Congratulations Zoro and Veronica! I think the Basenji should have won Best in Show. I smell a plot!
@zande oh good. I hope one of them works for you. The good part, for me, is that cheaters are cheap. I destroy, lose, scratch, smash and step on mine all the time. I usually get them in three packs. Although, shocking as it seems, I haven’t lost a pair to a Basenji yet.
@zande Yes, you are farsighted like just like me, so readers are what you're after. You might consider Amazon and have them delivered? I punched in Amazon UK and went there. Then searched 1.50 readers and this pops up...
I use 1.50, but you may need less or more magnification. You probably won't know till you try one. I'd send you a pair but they won't get there till late the first week of February from what I could learn. There are some sites that recommend getting more magnification than you need at first. That said my wife uses 2.25. That much gives me a splitting head ache. 1.75 is about as much magnification as I can stand. If you order them online, I'd consider starting with both 1.5 and 1.75.
@zande Oh Sally, so sorry. I can feel your frustration. I think we're all just about fed up with COVID and all that it's affected. I'm not a doctor, so you should check with yours. Maybe something can be done.
That said, having had cataracts removed myself, I'd be tempted to self adjust in the short term. My IOLs (Inter Ocular Lenses) gave me farsighted vision meaning I'm unable to focus my eyes on near objects. This requires me to wear readers, or cheaters as some of us call them, also known as magnifiers. So, for instance I wear X150 readers. I'd get a pair of readers and tape over the lens in front of the eye that hasn't been corrected yet, or wear a patch over that eye. I'd use only the the good corrected eye if doing things that required better vision. This might eliminate the double vision you are experiencing. Just a thought...
So... I'm not the perfect Basenji custodian. Poor Jenga Jeng use to bounce around inside the car all the time. Back seat to front seat to back seat to the cover over the rear behind the back seat where it would give way and he'd disappear beneath it till I could pull over and extract him. A couple of times he ended up in the dash board. Why? Because I didn't want to upset him by putting him in a crate which he hated! Hated, hated hated. In retrospect, after getting two dogs that ARE crate trained, what a BIG mistake. I really regret that I allowed that. While it's embarrassing as heck to admit here, it was just flat out unsafe. And, that's just a fact. That's on me. Don't be me. Never again. Today... the crate lives in the car. I live in a climate where it gets really hot in the summer. Temp soars inside a car within minute of shutting down the air conditioner. The seats never concerned me as much as the temp did. I've never left a dog in a car. I get that some climates are different and all people are not stupid.
Anyway... what a thread jack. Sorry @RJBasenji You've come here looking for a puppy. I was in you spot not that long ago. July/August 2020. I thought I'd have to wait till fall of 2021 to get a puppy. I was able to find two 2 year old's from a really good breeder. Don't discount a dog that's a bit older. There are many reasons a breeder might be willing to part with an older dog and none of them necessarily mean there's any problems with them, e.g. health, temperament, or behavior. I had more than one breeder explore if I might be interested in a dog about one to two years old. They're out there.
I personally prefer an older dog. I LOVE puppies, but I'm not so sure I want to live with one. Boy that sounds awful to type. My breeder had already taught them manners, and I loved that. My two grew up together. Anyway, I hope you find one. Don't give up! Keep talking to breeders and rescues. Get your applications done. Take pictures of your home and secure yard, and send those. If you don't have vet, find one and have the name ready. Learn about micro chips and how to register them. Find out your city requirements and be ready to license your dog quick cause Basenjis love to escape and are quicker. And, start learning as much as you can about how to train your pup.
Basenjis are work. They take effort, perseverance and stamina. It's a commitment. All that said... I LOVE them. I hope you join us!
@eeeefarm I get it. We've dealt with plenty of Basenji destruction. Still do from time to time. I get that. Most cars are designed to last a least 100,000 miles (1.6m kilometers). They're more robust than a pillow. In most cases that's gonna take longer than a minute. I've never been a fan of leaving a dog in a car. I get in, it gets in. I get out, it gets out. I get what you're saying about not knowing the circumstance and not wanting to crucify someone. Still, I never left my kid in the car. Not leaving my dog.