I have been to that website. I think that their "directory" is outdated. I have contacted every breeder within a 100 mile radius of my home. Half the numbers/email addresses were disconnected. The few that went through to voice mail never returned my call. Thanks for the help anyway!
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RE: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
Hello from SE Pennsylvania
From what I read, there seems to be quite a few Pennsylvanians on this forum. I live about an hour northwest of Philadelphia. My girlfriend and I would love to own a basenji. We have done our research on them (including posting on this forum) and love what we have learned about them. We really think a basenji is for us. There is just one thing, we have never met a basenji face to face. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to meet one, other than a breeder (I'm unable to find an breeders nearby that don't appear to be puppy mills). Would anyone in the Southeastern PA area be willing to meet with my girlfriend and I so we can meet your basenji???? Feel free to reply to PM me. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
Thinking about getting a basenji…
Hello all! My name is Mike and am brand new to the board. My girlfriend and I are looking for a dog. While looking for dogs that are "allergy friendly" (she has horrible allergies), we came upon the basenji. Both of us immediately fell in love with the basenji. We are looking for a dog big enough for outdoor activities, but small enough to still be somewhat of a lap dog. Before I adopt a basenji, I was hoping you could answer a few questions for me.
First, are basenjis really as high strung as they are made out to be? Do basenjis ever just cuddle up with you on the sofa?
I've been told they shed very little, if at all. Is this true?
How are they with cats? Children?
Are they relatively easy to train? How about house training?
Do they really clean themselves like a cat? I've also read that they have no "dog odor".
What is the price range for a basenji? (I know this will vary greatly). I live in southeast PA (Berks County) and work outside of Washington DC. Does anyone know of any breeders in either of those areas?
I understand that basenjis do not bark. In what ways do they communicate their needs and feelings?
Are they very up close and personal dogs or do they like to keep to themselves? Do they follow you everywhere and give licks all the time?
I'm sure we will think of more questions, but this is a good start. Thank you in advance for your help!