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My husband, Saleem, and I, sadia, plan to have our first ever dog as Basenji this winter. Actively reading about this breed and curious to know first hand experiences from the owners/dog parents.

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@DebraDownSouth thank you. I have been in touch with some breeders fpund of BCOA, a couple of them expecting to have puppies in Nov, and ready to be in their new home by Jan next year. But i have not checked rescue basanji and BRATso will definitely explore these sites.

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@DebraDownSouth, thank you and nice to meet you virtually :) . I live in Washington DC, my husband and i both are confused if we should get a puppy or a year old Basenji. The puppy is our desire but we are afraid how to leave him behind when we are at work in initial months. I can arrange to work twice a week from home for a month, but it would still be two full days to leave the dog home alone. :(
I have read the elder can be left alone relatively easy.
We are not going for a resuce dog for our first ever dog. I have contacted a few breeder in MD and VA. A couple of them don't have any at tgis time but will continue my search.

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Thank you for the insights. Really appreciate it. We are iffy about the doggy door as well but it may be an option in future, not for a few initial years though.

I am also wondering how quickly we have to change the fence our my backyard. We have one side fully blocked with wood about 7 feet, but the other side has the chain link fence about 3 feet. Picture attached.
We are still deciding if to go all in and buy pur first ever puppy or play safe and get a Basenji about 1 year age.

In case of a puppy, till what age he could be kept in 3 feet chain link fence under supervision?
If we get a year old Basenji, do i need to replace it with wood fence right away? [link text](link url![0_1506991318071_Screenshot_20171002-204142.png](Uploading 100%) )0_1506991939818_Screenshot_20171002-204945.jpg

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@eeeefarm , Thank you for sharing. Since you have experience with many Besanjis, I would love your advice on the below: 1) . My husband and i work 9:30 to 6 pm Mon-Wed, and i work form home once a week, Thursdays, and my husband is home on Fridays. Weekends we are both home. But i don't see we can find a long term solution for Mon to Wednesday schedule(9-6pm). We can have a dog walker/ sitter for some time in the initial weeks. Do you think Basenji can be adjusted to being alone three days in a row? ( the exercise requirements are fine with me and we can take time out in the morning and evening to take him out or let him run in the backward.)

  1. We plan to eventually have a doggy door opening in our backward only when is is grown up and we can trust that it is fine to leave him open in the house? I will really appreciate what do you think about it?

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I found this entire thread very informative as i am planning to get one soon. Particularly info on breeders and tips on adjusting. So greatful to see people helping each other in this regard.

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Hi, i am sadia. Have set my eyes on Basenji and have bwen thinking to get one. Here to read and hear from other Basenji owners about their experiences so i can make an informed decision.