Well, I just want to breed sweet socialized basenjis that's all. I do want money for the baby's I would be breeding, because if I said free, they'd go to god knows whos home. I mean, yeah, I would screen the people first, but if a dog is free you have a better chance of liars coming to get a free dog, than somebody who has the money to buy a puppy, and take care of it.
I've had my Li Ra (a rescue basenji-x puppy), for over a year now. She's just friggin' awesome.
I would of course take my puppy's back, if something happened and the people could'nt afford the dog anymore, or something like that happened. I don't intend to be a bad breeder at all, I just love the breed and want to breed them, my intentions for breeding are nothing but good.
I am worried about how many litters a female basenji dog can produce before it becomes too painful, or too much for her to do anymore. For me, that's just not acceptable, you can't have one breeding female basenji. It's just not right and fair to the dog.
I intended to get at least two litters out of a female basenji and then have her fixed and placed in a forever home. I don't care if it took a year, as long as it's a stable loving home for her.
I've converted our garage into a sterile environment, for the puppies, and plan to put some little kids furniture out there, and turn it into an awesome play house just their size.
I just don't know who to buy a healthy male from or female, I won't buy a puppy off of the internet ( just google basenjis for sale ) or at a pet store. I thought maybe a good breeder here could tell me how to go about this.
I'm looking for a male and female who have a clean family history, and who's parents have good mental health, socialized, etc.
I may be new to breeding, but so was everyone else here, when they had first started out. I could just start breeding any two basenji's tomorrow, and not care or test them and sell them, but I'm not.
"Basenji breeders in the U.S. charge between $500 and $850" - tanzabasenjis.com for a "companion" dog. So, you're telling me that you haven't made any proffit off of any of your puppy's, that you've "sold", when you pay for medical tests, food, shelter, etc ?
How is supposedly "giving away" basenji's you breed, making the breed better?
I don't see the problem here, if there is one.