@elbrant Yes, that's a valid point and I don't mean to offend any breeders by suggesting some dogs are of a lower standard. I've heard that for some dog breeds, white from the tummy that extends too far up the sides/legs/chest is seen as less desirable for show dogs. So that is all that I meant by that comment
@tanza Hi, yes I know most lists are full. I emailed everyone on that list already (except those who stated they weren't having puppies this year), but only a few people even replied to me. So I'm turning here in the hopes that someone has a litter they weren't expecting or something like that.
I'm aware of the time of year that basenji puppies are born (we've had a basenji before). We put our dog to sleep last month and thought we could wait a year for a new one, but are now realizing how empty and sad the house is without a dog. Thank you for your info about the health testing, I didn't know about ofa.org.
I know I'm really late in the year to be asking, but if anyone knows of a reputable breeder with an unclaimed puppy this year, please let me know. My household had a basenji in the 80's - 90's, and after our last dog died (a mutt, age 18.5), we are wanting to get another basenji.
Looking for: red puppy, male or female. We live in central California and will go anywhere we can drive to in a day. We must be able to meet one or both parents.
Any leads would be greatly appreciated.