bad breath is a world of its own. It is a pre-cursor for a trip to the doggy dentist as the teeth become rotten from eating soft food. They need to chew the occasional bone, (this is a hobby horse topic of mine). The raw beef brisket bone is excellent for the dogs (RBBB). You have to be friendly with your meat purveyor (butcher to us in some places), as it comes in a length of about a 1 metre, (about three feet), and you get them to put it on the band saw and they will produce chunks of basenji size about 2 to 3 inches long (50 to & 75mm). The dogs love them, it keeps them occupied for a half hour, and it cleans their teeth without leaving a debris to shatter the windows like other bones. Excellent food. And natural, also.
I even had a bitch that hung on for 24 hours because it was raining. Eventually I coaxed her out and she kept very close to the walls and under the eaves to toilet. I put a collar on and lead, and walked her until she went in the rain, but as soon as she went, she insisted on going home, about a mile away, and she spent the rest of the morning getting that nasty water stuff of her.
Another time, it was really hot, and she was happy to paddle in the shallows of a major river. So they will get wet if there is a good reason.
I have contacted him, which is sometimes difficult because of shift-work, and he is ameniable to exporting one of his pups. he has a litter brother and sister, both full African. He will commence his planning early for 11months ahead, and the pups should be ready to fly around 10 to 12 weeks.
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I hope that this perceived antic is past the worrying time. Most dogs will dump where they feel the need to leave their mark. Not a Basenji! No, no. The bitches will not crap in the open, so they always leave the patch and "go bush", making sure they do not leave their craps in the open, for anyone to find. If there is a thicket, all the better. The boys have similar behaviour, but every B is different. Some circle the wagon, some walk in a circle, and some take forever to find the right exact spot to have a crap. It is normal behaviour, so cater for their needs and your B will respect your thoughtfulness.
Avoid taking a pup at 6 weeks, they are still dependent on their family, to learn tricks of the Basenji trade, and to more interact with others. They, at around 12 weeks, are due for their vaccinations, and introduce them to their juvenile worming (both heartworm and intestinal worms, and if you are cursed with them, tapeworm). Make sure you have an independent knowledgeable person, like a vet, check them out at least every year.
Teeth are important, let the independent person, examine the mouth to check for cracked teeth, bad teeth, and other bad breath causing things.
I have not experienced this myself, but it sounds like the male hormones are kicking in, and they have the need to protect you. i have the experience of them urinating on someone while I have been talking to for a while, and they are indicating to me that they need to move one, as this is boring for them.
They only seem to be "serious" about protection when it is somebody they dislike. Some people, like us, will not engage with people they like, and some they will engage with because they are not sure about them, or for the Bs to just dislike them and negatively engage with them.
The answer is to socialise them more! Take them to a obedience training to get them used to people and pets (you hardly call other dogs, than Basenjis, real dogs). You and yours will get more familiar with your B, and learn what is good and what is not good. You will also learn more about yourself, and how to live with a companion, and what "can' make them do some of the things that make these quirky guys so interesting.
I do have an 8yo who has overcome his desire to be king-pin and bashing up his litter sister, but it has taken awhile. Good luck with your socialisation, and perserverance, from both you and your furry kid.
If I switch to home cooking, the best is ox cheeks, mixed in with some dried soup mix, (which is lentils, barley, szplit peas, etc). When cooked up is good enough for you to eat. I use canned food, but not for a while. I am cooking kangaroo, (how many other countries kill their coat of arms?) because it is low fat. Some grain-free kibble to top their meals off, and we are away.
Another Reddie!! Sally's "put offs" should be part of everyone's research.
I had chooks (chickens)until two of the four hunted them and destroyed them, but they leave the wild birds alone, and don't hunt them at all. If they come across one that is in their path, wild or domesticated, then they will go after them, but usually give up pretty quickly.
I have grown to look for potential trouble, rather than let it happen. Sheep are another "prey" that they will chase until the sheep lies down through exhaustion. then it is a time to save the sheep and rescue the dog before the farmer takes to them with a rifle or shotgun - allowed to kill dogs interfering with stock here in Oz.
The joys and trials of Basenjis are something to keep your mind active, to keep in front of the Basenjis. They can cuddle up when it is cool, and leave you to your own when it is hot. But they love company.
in Australia we are not allowed to have animals inside the cabin, they have to go in airconditioned cargo. I have flown quite a few times with dogs of all ages, and never had a problem. With cats, that is another story - but I don't like cats, so it didn't bother me. Make sure on a long flight, that they have something to drink, but not too much otherwise floods may occur. It is best to not feed them immediately before the flight, otherwise you can use the airline supplied sick bags. Make sure they empty everything before the flight, and they will be more comfortable. I had a dog fly from Sydney to Honolulu (about 12 hours), and no piddles! Yay! He did have a big piddle when he arrived though, and I did take him for a long walk before. Air travel is not too bad, but prior preparation, prevents piss-poor performance!
"A Basenji is a slob's best friend." If you are not tidy, the B will teach you how to be tidy. Tissues; right (foot) thongs (flip flops) - but never the left; underpants; dress uniforms; leather jackets; and anything else that they fancy. I have 4, two males (that intensely dislike each other), and two desexed females. The males are always separated, and each has a female to settle them. NO crates unless they have a trip to the vets or an outing. When we go out, they are left inside, and apart from a few shreddied tissues, that they scrounge up, there is no further damage. They sleep mainly, but will set up a chorus if they have a mind to do so. Most of mine, over nearly 50 years, settle down inside, but I came home once to a "sea of plastic pellets" as they decided to kill a bean bag. Generally they are okay inside, within bounds, and I always have two gates, and 180cm (6 foot) open mesh perimeter fence, for them to harass passers-by walking their dogs. This mesh fence is a "dog fence" that has smaller apertures down the base, and get progressively larger at the top. The escapologist female has never tried to climb the fence, and is content to go in the garden for a reconnaissance, whenever. We leave a radio on, so that they too can be bored with talk-back radio, and a constant voice seems to calm them down, and get their beauty sleep - but don't leave temptation visible. They can be trusted in familiar surrounds, and they will catch up on their sleep. Make sure they have access for their toilet needs, and I will leave them be.
Dagodingo has the nub. A tired Basenji, is a good Basenji. Do not exercise her though, to the extent she is bone weary - it is not good for a pup to undergo forced exercise. Exercise frequently should do it, then she will used to giving up the check chain, without biting.
A person I know sometimes chastises her pups by grabbing each side of their neck and vigourously, but carefully, shake them with a NO in their face. Just like her mother would do.