I personally don’t see basenji but you’ll never know for sure unless you get a DNA test - sometimes looks can be deceiving. He does have a nicely curled tail like a basenji. I’m curious to know some of his characteristics and quirks. Regardless, he is beautiful and he is fortunate to have found a FOREVER HOME with you. Thanks for sharing his photo - he is a real cutie!️
I have the same statement in the contract when I purchased my basenji - I could not re-sell or re-home my basenji - if for any reason that I could not longer care for her - she is to be returned to the breeder. This is when you really know that the breeder is responsible and care for the welfare of the dog and the breed. I’ve had regular contact with my breeder for the past 15 years and I feel it’s important to have a good relationship w/ the breeder.
As for that increase of pups in shelters w/in the next year - yes that was predicted by Zande and Tanza. Every time I saw a post for someone looking for a basenji - I cringed - just thinking about the number of puppy mills breeding backyard basenjis. I agree - I hope it doesn’t turn into a disaster!
Oh my - I sympathize with you. This is so heartbreaking. Please try the acupuncture- my basenji had a few treatments when she was diagnosed last year with vestibular dog syndrome. The acupuncture really did work - I was surprised - I immediately noticed a significant improvement - it enabled her to relax.
My thoughts are with you!️
So sorry for your loss. Losing a family member is never easy. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. It’s so sad - we’ve lost so many basenjis from this forum in the last few days. Hopefully they are all running free! My thoughts are with you. ️