I have visited the BCOA website and basenjis.org but the few people I have been in contact with either aren't breeding currently, or stopped breeding. I don't mind traveling an hour or so but I was really hoping someone within an hour would be the perfect match because I'd love to visit often. Naivety, I guess.
I looked at the B rescue site as well, but since I'm not looking for anything right now, it's mostly just been, "Aww she's cute!" I absolutely don't mind adopting a rescue, but at this point, I really want to find someone who has a lot of Bs close by so I can experience the breed more. I fostered a tricolor girl for 6 weeks and loved her, but she was rather reserved and the only issues I had with her was climbing the fence to play with the neighbor dogs. She didn't chew or chase the other animals (even squirrels and rabbits in the yard were safer with her than with my Corgi!).
Just like the "negatives" with my boys, I want to be able to fully judge and evaluate multiple Bs to make sure that I can handle their "downfalls". The chewing I can live with as I'm rather tidy, and the quirky noises would be nothing new to me since Eddy makes a wide array of noises when sleeping or waiting for a toy to be thrown. I think anyone looking to get a specific breed of dog should spend a lot of time with that breed because there are a lot of people who see perfect representations of, say, a Labrador and get one and discover that the dog is "too large" and chews and digs and makes messes and isn't aware of his size. Shelters would be a lot less full if people experienced the breed in more personal ways instead of just seeing the cute puppy and the well-behaved dogs on tv.