Just as an aside. Everything i have read about basenjis in africa has said that they are treated as great treasures. They live, sleep and eat in the homes of the natives. They are excellent hunters and honored in the family. When some breeders went to Africa they found natives reluctant to sell their animals and were costly when they agreed to sell. A basenji is often in the bride price. After thousands of years being treated as family it is not unreasonable to think they were bred for this attribute. Therefore being a totally out door dog is not in puppys best interest nor yours. I have had dogs all my life and have not found one as destructive and difficult to train as our dear basenjis can be, if bored or discontented. You do her nor yourself , no favors to keep her under those circumstances. Just saying...
When your heart is broken
In a million pieces
And you have no tears left to cry
You lay your hand
Upon his head
And whisper in his ear
Of times and fun gone by
The pain is over whelming
As you do what must be done
Remember as he lies so still
That his last race is won.
If i were doing it would be a corgi. Hands down. Mybasenjis were one tri and one red. My grandaugher had one tri and one red. Corgi. The first time they met it was ️️️️ Mine were girls and hers were boys and they paired up to color. Red with red and tri with tri. Corgies a delight, but way toooo much hair for me. But i would do it in a heart beat if necessary
Thank you so much. These days we must expect a rush for tomato ketchup and cooking oil. But seriously the oil sound like a great idea. As i write our girl found a tiny bit of pine on her carpal pad. I found it and place a pad soaked in oil and hubby held it on for bit. Indeed it did loosen a gob of it but there was a smidgen left. Once she discovered oil she licked the residue of both oil and pine sap. Thanks to all who responded. Joan
We have a weepy pine tree in the dogs yard. One came in this evening and was acting. Ery upset, limping shaking feet, licking chest. Checked her out and she had a bunch of pine sap, between toes, chest and arm pit. We used goo gone labled ok for people and pets. But immediately after getting it all off gave her a bath. So all is well. However i would like some input on other safe removers. This happened once before with another basenji, on the show grounds and darn near missed ring time getting enough off of her paws so she wouldn't limp. I need something to put in their away from home kit. Any suggestions would be appreciated. ‘
Doreen...i would just like to know why it is important to you to neuter your little guy at six months. I know it is not my business but i am so curious. There are a whole lot of basenji folks here on the forum, hundreds of dogs involved with many breeders and owners.So much experience and years involved with just one breed. basenji...so many times vet cant see the difference between breeds.I've gone to a few in my life and have the big eye roll when i tell them. They are different. They are primitive dogs even their vocal cords are different amongst other things. What tests could he possibly done that would tell him that our dogs are sensitive to this particular anesthetic. My last words..what difference would neutering him at 12 mo. In your research and his reasons.. i have had 6 girls. I have my first boy and his sister, which means one of them will be fixed eventually and we are having difficulty which one.. anyhow. Please let us know what you decide after reading all this stuff,
You can also cut the cone down to size. I have done so and it allows a better field of vision. I am all for neutering but would suggest giving him a year to get his size and muscles a chance to develop. Did the vet give you a reason he was suggesting having it done so early in his development. What were your thoughts when you decided to do so. And then something i have had personal experience with....anesthesia ....
I wish my memory was intact. A common anesthetic is used by vets without realizing basenjis and i guess most sight hounds just cant tolerate. I was careless and didnt do due diligence. Both my b girls were having dental cleaning. When i went tp pick them up, he said he would never never do it again. He spent a long while trying to wake them back up and kept saying he would never ever, at least ten times. Someone in this forum knows the anesthetic i am talking about and will probably offer it up. Scary for an adult dog, really scary for a 6 mo. Old baby. Just saying. Good luck what ever you do.