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Central Africa is near the equator,, so seasons are pretty moot there and basenjis haven't been out of Africa for all that long. They seem to adapt as quickly as horses do to the new schedule of seasons no matter which direction, north or south, they head.

I wounded if my Daisy is of SH origin since her coat is much thicker now in May than it was in January. Thabo definitely NH since he's in thin summer coat and gets very fluffy by December.

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Was wondering if Southern Hemisphere basenjis are generally born 6 months after their northern cousins. Got to wondering about this as the northern hemisphere Thoroughbred horse breeding season winds down.

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A puppy is not en engagement prop, it is 15 year commitment which is longer than most marriages.

Get a stuffed toy basenji instead. These are just $30

http://store.totalbasenji-osh.com/life-sized-red-and-white-basenji.html

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Thanks! I checked out the Dog Boys Dog Ranch, and it looked okay, but at $73/night, +$20/dog "analysis", and required turnout with strange playmates bas convinced me just to shell out for a hotel room. Sigh…. One grumpy Gus + relatives who ban dogs from the house (and not for health reasons) makes holiday travel annoying.

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They have bought into an as yet unproven theory of early detection of the disease. They also provide very little information as to costs of adoption, and list the dogs under a personal Facebook account. As an accountant who has worked closely with tax-exempt organizations for over 15 years, I have serious issues with a web site soliciting "donations" which not only hasn't received even preliminary 501©(3) recognition, but also fails to provide information on the organization's board and intermixes personal with the charity.

I would not recommend an out of state rescue, especially with adoptable dogs nearby. My question would be why a young female? Is the intent to produce puppies?

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Am planning on going to my "no dog in the house" sister's home for Xmas but not sure what to do with Thabo and Daisy (new rescue). Both are rate trained, but Thabo gets grumpy if confined all day. Daisy will cry if left alone so have some issues. May just have to make this a day trip.

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So the fact that dogs are pack animals is a human invention? Has to be one of the silliest comments I have heard. Sure, not every dog s going to get along with every other dog, but lets not pretend dogs wanting dog buddies is a human construct. If anything, dogs NOT having dog buddies is the human invention.

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Thabo showed last week what he would do. We were on a road trip and stayed overnight at a motel. The folks on the floor were part of a wedding party, and they were coming & going until the wee hours. Several times, Thabo woe me up growling at the door. But when he saw I was awake and on guard, e curled up in the bed and went right to sleep. So if I'm there, he'd save himself.

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I don't see the need to disparage BART in this discussion. They provide information to adopters about Fanconi and whether the dog has had the DNA linkage test.

The language on the Camp Basenji site isn't clear that all the dogs are DNA tested, since it says "If Fanconi is identified very early in the disease process, just when bicarbs are starting to be lost, prior to spilling glucose (the true start to the disease process as we know it now), the disease will have VERY little impact on the overall health of the basenji as long as supplements are begun immediately. We think basenjis affected with Fanconi deserve a safe and healthy life, so we will make sure that all of our basenjis are tested for Fanconi by DNA testing and/or venous blood gas testing as appropriate. We can then make sure that any with Fanconi are placed in homes that will have the vetting resources available."

The "true start" of the disease is still unknown, but the direct linkage DNA test shows whether the dog is at risk at all. I get the impression more weight is being given to blood gases.

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Thabo is fascinated with horses, though he prefers to have a fence between himself and the equine. He has sniffed noses with one, and later the two of them stayed near the fence and looked closely at each other.


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