Two rescue sisters....after 5 yrs with us, and never a mohawk between them. I came home to blood all over the porch and punctures all over each one. A year or so later. On the couch next to me and it happened again, however this time i tried to intervene...not a good idea, neither one had,punctures, but I did. Word to the wise never try to separate them, intervene with pillow..cushion, or water, not your hands. Other wise for the next 5 yrs, they slept together ate together and played together. I will never know what triggered. I think the first time was over food but the second time..
We now have a boy and girl, litter mates 2 yrs old. Lots of rough house but never a mohawk. But I have eyes on all the time. When she is in season our live are literally hell , but no violence.
Michigan basenjis Do shed, probably more than west and south. They get a nice under coat to help keep their little african bodies warm. Come spring....lots,of hair coat and a bunch of fluff. Not much dander tho. Great dogs but not for a beginner. How old are you. Are you still in,school...who takes care of dog while you are outside the home? Mom? How about your income? Do you have any idea about the costs of raising a dog? You probably wont be able to find anything this year. Read the forum for info on that. Just saying...
Well.....were it me, i would either select another puppy and go directly to a vet. How old is puppy? If it is under 12 weeks, I would go directly home empty handed. Does the breeder seem to be brushing you off, have they volunteered to take puppy to vet. Are they charging you under 1000? If you can answer any of these questions yes no yes. Go home without a puppy. You are risking up to 17 years of your life . It could be an allergy, so you could count on a few thousand,dollars,and a life of unhappiness. It,could be an infestation of some,sort of bug, it could be just a momentary skin condition or somethin g it will have for the rest f its life. Private message one of,the breeders you have queried on this board and tell them the name of the breeder. Perhaps they have info on the seller. dont let your,heart make the decision for you. Good luck
I have a brother and sister, same litter, 2 yrs old. His nails need clipping once every two months, hers minimum every two weeks. His are perfect show dog trim, no resistance at all. Hers are long, she is resistance, and i cant get them anywhere near as short as his without nicking the quick. They both are great lovers of philly cheese and ir makes it much easier for us to smear some where she can reach without squirming. He just sits and lets me do it. Been doing this for 30 yrs. but i have never seen nails grow as quickly as hers. I have been told the difference is hormones...?