North Kansas City, Missouri has just opened a brand new dog park. For anyone interested it is located on the 32 nd St city limit between NKC and KC. Bounded east and west by N Oak Trafficway on the west, and Cherry St on the east. We havent had our pack there to play yet, the 3 of them love to play in their own l;ittle pack but dont play well with others as they tend to get a little rough and non B people dont understand that is just B's at play.
Before we started to collec basenji'we were very into asiatic spitz breeds, The shiba inu is very similar to B's, specially in temperment. If you want to talk about shedding, the Japanese akita ,shiba inus and the Korian jindo shed twice a year. The have very heavy winter coats and for a month in spring our gome looked like we had decorated with beige fur.
Two weekends ago Mr Baroo and Buddy found a weak spot in the 8 foot fence around their half acre playground and went exploring. Talk about a frantic couple, Karin and I spent 26 and a half hours searching and advertising the escape. The one thing that we had done just in case, was having their name, address and phone number engraved on their dog tags. On the second day Karin answered the phone and a very nice lady informed us that the boys had been visiting her 2 dogs for a 2 day play date. When we got them home we told them that next time they wanted to explore they had to do it from our car.
To be totally honest, He seems to have more Basenji traits than anything else. Large expressive ears is one of them, Most B mixes will have white paws ( feet, legs or toes) most will have some white on their chest. While B's don't bark, naturally, they can learn to do so. 2 of our 3 will give a single bark but then usually end with the normal Basenji yodel. Mr Baroo and Bitty learned to bark playing fence tag with our neighbor's beagles
Some years ago , before we were married, my wife had a pair if B's that she showed until she retired them. When we met, somehow I talked her into getting a Shiba Inu, and eventually another. Because of her experiences with B's she kept telling me how similar they were to our Shiba's. About 4 years ago I saw an ad in the Star, for a 2 yo female B, her owners had never had a dog, let alone a B, and they had no idea how to get along with B's. The poor baby was terribly hand shy, would growl and snap if you disciplined her. As I am retired and Karin works full time from home it fell to me to try and fix this poor baby. After 6 months she learned to cuddle, slept curled up under my arm every night, and was a total fsce kisser.
The main point to this story, I fell in love with Basenji's and we now have 3, simply proving that like Lays Potato Chips, you can't have just 1 Basenji.
My wife called this pretty guy to my attention this morning. He is listed on Craigs List, Kansas City. He is a good looking mixed having all the major traits, Curved but not curled tail, all four feet are white, he will and can bark but reluctantly, just over one year and well behaved. It's really funny, we have adopted 2 boys from BRAT but havent the foggiest idea who we should contact to get him on BRAT's available list. Only way i know how to contast the owner is through Kansas City's Craigs List, there is an email address. I would be delighted to foster him except for the the law in North Kansas City limits us to 3 dogs per household unless you hace a breeders license, and the fact we already have 2 males in house. His name is Rango, he is listed in the pet section of Craigs List.
I'm pretty sure the prey drive is so totally ingrained that you might as well simply praise them and forget it. Mr Baroo and Buddy, AKA Bubba have developed the team hunt to prfection, we find the remains of birds, rabbits, squirrils and O'possims at least one a week now that they have teamed up.