Agree w/ getting her spayed. Do the right thing! So many available dogs that need good nurturing homes.i have a pure bred basenji that was returned to the breeder - but I would definately get a basenji rescue in need of a home the next time around. I would get another B - but my princess would not allow it - she is the BOSS!
Please check out https://www.basenjirescue.org/
There are so many available a Basenjis that need a good home.
Please do your HOMEWORK so you know what you're getting into.
Basenjis are a beautiful breed that require a lot of attention but they will bring you so much satisfaction and love. Good luck!
Go w/ the young adult if you have the opportunity.Back 12 years ago when I was in search of a Basenji puppy - the breeder talked me into a 1 year old who was returned to her due to a divorce. I had my heart set on a puppy - she said "puppy stage is short-lived" - think of the advantages of having a dog that is potty trained -yet still young. It was a blessing in disguise- my dog has NEVER pooped or peed in my house - she turned out to be the most PERFECT BASENJI I could ask for - my brother who is a basenji owner says - my basenji is 1 in a million - I hit jackpot - she is PERFECT - I love her and could not live w/out her. BEST DOG IN THE WORLD!!!
He is ADORABLE ! Looks very mischievous - especially the photo of him laying on his side! You need to keep him busy and TIRE him out - make sure you give him multiple daily walks so that he can investigate his surroundings and burn off some energy! You can tell from the photos that he is SMART! That's what makes him dangerous - smarter than a 5th grader - lol! Beautiful dog!
You are absolutely right! I can READ my Basenji and know exactly what she's thinking but she can also read me. I think back 12 1/2 years ago when I first got her - in the first two weeks she was able to take off on me where I was chasing her around the neighborhood - it has NEVER HAPPEN SINCE - as I had to become SMARTER than her. It definately takes a different kind of mind-set when dealing w/ a Basenji. I did take my basenji to doggie school which I feel was extremely beneficial- it trained ME how to deal w/ her- lol. Keeping them active is so important - I walk my dog three times a day for a total of 3-5 miles per day. This keeps her stimulated, active, and out in the fresh air. I would hate anyone not to experience the love and satisfaction of having a Basenji but I think they must understand the work and commitment of owning such a a regal breed. It's not fair to the dog unless you're willing to give 110%!
I totally agree w/ @dagodingo! I had my heart set on a basenji puppy - the breeder talked me into a puppy that was returned due to a divorce - she was 6 months old @ the time. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise - she actually chose us by cuddling right up to my husband. She was already potty trained which was a plus. I took her to doggy school which brought her to the next level. She is the PERFECT DOG - I could not ask for a better baby. We absolutely LOVE her - she is a member of our family.Please consider a basenji rescue!
I have to agree w/ your statements. Basenjis are a very difficult breed to deal with - you have to be on the same wave-length as the dog. I do not let anyone babysit my dog except my brother - who was a previous basenji owner. You truly have to understand and be "IN-TUNE" w/ the breed. People like all of their good qualities - no barking, clean, etc. They don't realize that they also have a lot of QUIRKY QUALITIES - "their way or no way"! ![alt text](image url)Don't get me wrong - I love my basenj more than anything - but I understand her and I keep myself one step ahead of her - she is a perfect dog - but it took a lot of training and patience . But she is "SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER!"