I had a similar problem with my lil girl, we had certain rules and behaviours then i had a friend over too much who ignored these rules and let her do what she likes! we now see a lot less of the friend and stick to our routine and rules! it took a few weeks but we're now back on track! hang in there…and enjoy the bonbons when they come
After wanting a dog for over 20years and loving Basenji's for almost as long I finally became a very proud Basenji mummy a few months ago. I'm form the UK and currently spending some time in the Netherlands, I looked into finally getting my first dog before christmas, then a few weeks into the new year i decided i'd definately get one this year, I looked online that night and found my girl! (I think we were meant to be!) she was last of a litter and the people who were going to take her just never showed up, so I went to meet her, fell in love instantly and she came home with me within the week.
Now i knew that Basenji ownership wasn't going to be easy (the other breed i like is bull terrier so i clearly have problems here…) and we've had some moments...but words cannot express my love for this little one. I can't remember my life without her!
She's turning 5 months soon and is more than I could ever hope for. I'm at the barn all day with the horses and she's settled so well to the barn life, I was so worried she'd run off but she's such a good girl, life is often hectic and always changing, but i'm her constant so she's always keeping an eye on me and knows to come back to me if she's unsure of anything. She now has off lead walks and is such a good gal, when new people or dogs appear she stops, comes to me and waits for the new people/dogs to come to her. then plays like a maniac!
She's not had an accident in the house for a month now and always tells me what she wants. I'm naughty and now let her sleep on the bed with me, and am I the only one who gets guilty just going to the shops or cinema for a few hours and leaving her alone!?! she's with me 24/7 and I'm a little worried i'm becoming a crazy dog lady...but I really dont care! hehe
she's curled on me now while i write this and she's just the most beautiful girl ever!
anyway, this was just supposed to be a quick hi! so, hi!
Hi All, Thought i'd give you a little update! My lil lady had her food changed from Eukanuba medium pup to Royal Canin Mini (she's a very small basenji and doubt she'll get bigger than 10k when fully grown so thought this one best) I also bought her a Pet Head shampoo 'Royal Treatment' with oatmeal and aloe.
She loves her new food and never leaves a crumb now, has a bath once every two weeks (instead of every week) and has a treat of sardines or yogurt every couple of days.
Her skin is much better, little flaking and her coat looks much better now.
Thank you guys for all the advice!
She has a really good quality kibble and this is a problem she's had since I got her, so was looking for new suggestions. I'll defknately try the oatmeal shampoo and supplements you mentioned…and yes, poop is her fab on the yard...along with foot trimmings...she can be very unladylike!!
Ok, calm down,
The flakey skin was left for a month before I started bathing her. My vet said the shampoo was fine. And I'm a groom so my gal runs around the yard all day so gets filthy and needs a weekly bath. Can you recommend any shampoo I should be using that you find better for dogs?
My baby Basenji (4months now) has a very straight tail! She normally carries it up with a curl, but not a tight one, and when she's cold she carries it straight down…is this normal or do some Basenji 's never get a tightly curled tail and a looser curl?
She is the greatest thing in my life so it doesn't matter to me either way. I'm just curious!
My 4month old Basenji bitch has flakey skin.
My vet checked for mites but found nothing. She has a head and shoulders bath (for sensitive skin) once a week, but after a few days thebskin is flakey again, I've started feeding pilchards/sardines but have seen no change, can anyone suggest any supplements/feed I can try?!
I'm also in Europe atm so have to vaccinate for rabies to travel about. My gal's only 4months and had her rabies with her final puppy vaccinations. She cried like a little pig for about 10mins and was sensitive in the area for 24hrs. She also slept for most of the next day. My vet said this was normal as it's an uncomfortable vacine. I have a friend who had it too and she said it hurt like a bitch! But the benefits faaar outweigh a little discomfort I think.
Thanks for all the help guys.
My lil gal loves her fish (I mash a couple of forkfuls along with some warm water into her kibble and she demolishes it now!) Glad to see her eating so much and getting so excited ably food time!
And yes, my rider is an American and she competes internationally here, hopefully we'll end up in USA soon
Thanks again for all the help guys!
I am the very proud ma to my lil' Miss Evelyn Adora Belle Dearheart…or miss Evie to her friends...she's 4months old and loving life as a show jump groom's assistant! The only problem I have is that when we're away from the yard (normally half the week unfortunately) she can be regally fussy with her food. She loves yogurt and canned fish (tuna, kippers, pilchards etc.) And I was just wondering if anyone else feeds this to their Basenji 's too? Ive read that too much fishis bag for them, but would half a can of tuna or area pilchards every other day be ok for her?
Thanks for any help you can give