Judith, you can also contact Basenji Rescue and Transport at basenjirescue.org. I am in S Fl and volunteer with them, we are at our pet limit personally. Best of luck to you.
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RE: 2 South Florida Basenji Boys for Adoption must stay in FL and Together
RE: Chewing on each other - playing or fighting?
I know this is an old thread, but it seems to be what we are experiencing…so rather than start a new one, I thought building on an old one would be best.
We adopted a brother/sister pair of 5 month old Bs. They do well with other dogs, rarely nip at other dogs (unless they are overly excited and the other dog is a little too friendly - nothing serious so far), but my goodness do they roughhouse with each other.
They will start the B-500 while taking them for a walk, and wrestle and tackle, nibble, grab each other by the throat, ear, leg, etc. Sometimes there's noise, sometimes not, lots of legs flying everywhere as they wrestle each other to the ground. By what I've read so far using the search feature, this seems pretty normal B behavior. But occasionally we fear someone's going to call the police and tell them we have a dog fighting ring going! Luckily for us it's only with each other that they wrestle. Other dogs don't interest them except to prove they can run faster.
So the $64,000 question is...should we try to train this out of them, or do we just need to learn to live with it - as long as they keep it to themselves and don't involve other dogs.
Hello from South Florida!
I'm Melissa. Me and my husband, Bob, recently adopted a brother/sister pair of 5 month old pure Basenjis. My husband volunteers at the local Humane Society and saw the puppies posted online as available for adoption. I sent him there first thing the next morning! We had intended to just adopt the male, but the two were inseparable and the girl has some serious anxiety when her brother is too far away. So with an extremely brief look at each other and a shrug, we adopted both. We cannot believe someone surrendered a pair of pure Basenjis to the Humane Society, and can only think they really didn't know what they were in for. But still! Oh well, they are ours now and we are overjoyed!
We had a Basenji/Terrier mix before and at the time we thought he was pretty Terrier-esque. After adopting these two hellhounds (said with much affection), we now realize he was a LOT more Basenji than we thought! At least we know what we were getting into!
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