Ho, ho, ho, and a big Merry Christmas to you all (furry ones and not so furry ones) from all of us here in Australia!
Pippi (Santa's little helper!)
Apart from the possible yeast infection mentioned by Dreamskape, it's probably normal Basenji behaviour. They are pretty obsessive with cleanliness. Mine always has pristine feet (top and under). I would NOT recommend baby wipes. Firstly, they're coated with chemicals (artificial fragrance, etc) which sensitive breeds like basenjis don't need, and secondly, they're extremely bad for the environment and plumbing. Just keep towelling yr basenjis feet off with a cotton towel if they're wet or dirty. Enjoy the many quirks of the basenji as you get to know your pooch!
Welcome to the Forum. You will find lots of great information and much advice here (some you may take and some you may not), but I'm sure you will use it time and time again as we all do.
Basenjis are very different to 'normal' dogs, that is the first bit of training YOU need. Some people call them the 'untrainable dog'. I never had my dog trained by others coz I think it just confuses them (the dogs that is- although for others maybe too!). She belongs in my pack, I'm the Alpha (female) and she has to learn the rules of the pack (which consist of a husband, a daughter, a cat, and goldfish to boot!). I personally don't seek mainstream trainers and vets because, as mentioned in an above post, these people rarely have basenji experience. The advice on this forum and the weblink that you are advised to read are extremely helpful with your basenji.
My girl loves to munch our cats treasures (poop) too, so train yourself and don't give her access to any, whether in the park or at home. Quickest way to pick up worms and all sorts of gremlins.
These little dogs can be hard work at times (especially at the age of yours). Mine has chewed through all sorts of expensive knitting and weaving wools, brought sanitary pads to the feet of guests!!, destroyed the blinker indicator controls in my convertible Audi, shredded fly-screens and chewed through a few leashes. DON'T BE PUT OFF HOWEVER, she is still lots of fun and very precious - it's just normal basenji behaviour!
They're different and the more you learn about them via this forum and some webpages the better your lives will be together. Enjoy, and welcome to the basenji world!
They even sleep funny!
Congratulations! So, I take it you had no trouble flying him over? All went well? He sure is a cutie. Like others said in your previous post, I'd leave it a while before training. He's too small to learn. Just enjoy his energy and have fun with him while he is this age. There's plenty of time for training. He won't be doing many things wrong at this age anyway. Remember, if you have any worries or concerns keep asking on this forum, there is so much experience here. Welcome to the Basenji world!!
Yeah my girl is a bit 'iffy' about the park. She was made crazy for the park when younger (she is now three) but now she seems to have 'matured' (her word, not mine) too much for the park. If we go now she just has a sniff here and there, growls at a few fluffy things (that look like dogs! again, her words not mine) and sits down and waits for me to finish my walk so we can go home. My female is spayed so I can't tell you about the hormonal aspects. I think it's just more 'weirdo' behaviour from the basenji breed. I agree with Sass7656, I wouldn't push the park thing, it'll just end in tears, and they won't be hers.
Hi Mike67, I'm liking Skeeter coz I like shortened names. Our B's registration name is Cotterpin/Sweet Child O Mine (swedish line) and the breeder called her Izzy (in honour of the Guns n Roses band member). Our B's brother is Axel. Now, I just couldn't go with Izzy as I was never much into Guns n Roses so I called her Pippi (Long-stocking - and she has lovely white stockings too). Akila reminds me of the Queen song 'she's A killer queen (Akila), gunpowder laser beam' . If your dog is called Akila Grace, then calling her from across the park might be a mouthful. Have fun finding a name and, Im sure, she'll end up with the right one! Here's Pippi at 6 months with those stockings.
Sally sure is a cutie! I'm interested to know how she travels. Will you be flying from Thailand? And I guess she'll go in animal freight. I'll be living in Macedonia next year for a few years and want to take Pippi with me but not sure how she will go with the long flight from Sydney to Europe. Any thoughts from yourself (or others here). Best wishes and safe travels with Sally.
Same here bcorr92. Toby is a very beautiful dog. Here in Australia we can't have pets in cabins, but I have seen rather large cat crates in the cabins in both Germany and Russia when flying there. Best of luck and I hope things turn out well for Toby.
Not sure why people have so much trouble. Just make the image a small size, do the normal <browse file> then upload.
Most iPhone and camera images have file sizes around 3000px. You need to go into your photo software (Adobe, Affinity, etc) and reduce the file size to around 200px or 300px at most. I post mine at about 200px.
The left hand box reads the upload in html code but the actual post will show the correct image. Remember, keep the file size small.
Please do this Chenke so that we can see your adorable pooch, Teki.
Yes, my girl is aggressive to many dogs. She seems to pick and choose who she likes and who she doesn't. There have been previous posts here about Basenji aggressiveness - see if you can scroll through and read them. My girl started getting aggressive from age three onward. We just have a firm leash, and don't stop too often to meet and greet. Like many other dog types if we let her off the leash at the dog beach she's not aggressive at all. We don't have squirrels in Australia, but my girl sure does love hunting ducks and parrots. Go figure!!
Yummmm CrazyDaisy, Im coming over to your place for dinner. Sounds delicious.
I don't feed my B any grains (nor myself for that matter). She chews grass sometimes when we go walking, self-medicating I guess. But that's the nearest she gets to grains!!