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OMG I wonder if the SAFANDO talked about in the article could be this African Wild Dog
Go look at the map of where it lives. It does overlap known basenji territories.
What if… what if....
We need John Curby to do a DNA annalysis to see if any possible genetic input could have come from there????
(He is the only guy I know of who would be capable and pehaps interested.)
In the article it mentions people crossing them with local dogs.
Sooo interesting.....

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There is a good part on the lion hunting in this article…. sooooooo good!!!!

Interesting part about a possible brindle connection in there too, towards the end.

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Hopefully next Sept at the next Regional you put on? It was really good. And so much info from everyone and a wonderful slide show from Father Titus on Basenji info.

Yes The BCOC Regional Specialty should be at the same place same time "ish". The last Saturday of August. August 31st 2013
Yes I will try to get part B of the Father Titus presentation. So much we never got to present. I will work on it with him all next spring and summer.
I will make sure to weed out any unimportant info. As too much is not the best. Just keep the most interesting and most relevant. We will have loads of fun too!

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Nice to hear you speak up Sanda! Your memory is much better than mine, but the establishment was quite noisy as well. I heard 'lion' and 'kill' in the same sentence. So technically, when threatened Father Titus did say they would kill a lion if needed.

Yes we had information overload!!! Yes he did say they could kill a lion as a pack if need be but that is rare. Usually they scare the predators away. It is very hard to beleive that small dogs like that could kill a lion. I will ask him for more info about this topic. Next time he goes to the Congo, he will gather more stories on this topic and share them with us. I will ask him to video interview people. We can all watch it together. It will be so much fun!!!

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Just to make a small but important clarification. Usually Basenjis did not kill the lions. They surounded the lions and the humans did the killing. So the Basenji is not really a lion killer. However Father Titus did hear of stories about packs of Basenjis having killed lions. But it would be very rare. For those who are curious. Father Titus is my parish priest here on Base Petawawa, Ontario, Canada. He was born and raised in the Congo. His grandfather, who hunted with a basenji, was the cheif of a village. This village still does not have power. People still live in huts. He also mentioned that often Basenjis would scare the lions and other predators away from the encampments. Basenji packs would always protect their humans through intimidation. Often scaring lions away!!! This for thousands of years. He also mentioned that the Basenji in Congo is in danger due to a rabies epidemic and some waring tribes using them for food. So the Basenji is not really a lion killer however it is a lion scarer. Absolutely! A pack of Basenjis will take on anything that threatens their humans. Heck yah!!!

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Kay, can you tell us about the health testing on these b's please.

I updated health testing on parents in the ad.:):)

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I believe there's a mandatory form that you need to follow when posting basenjis for sale on this site. Check out the sticky at the top of this category here:

You must title your post with your City and State
Example For Sale: Basenji boy(s) For Sale in Jersey City, NJ/NY/PA

Your name:
Your city, state:
Your phone numbers/email:
Basenji(s) For Sale:
Age of Basenji(s):
Current weight of Basenji(s) for sale:
Weight of Basenji(s) parents:
Parents health tests:
Registration if any (AKC, Basenji Clubs, etc):
Age when puppies will be ready to be taken home:
Do you ship your Basenjis:

Ok I have updated the ad to follow the format.

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Basenji girl For Sale in Petawawa, Ontario, Canada

Your name: Sanda Saunders
Your city, state: Petawawa, Ontario, Canada
Your phone numbers/email:
Basenji(s) For Sale: Africanadian Kay Of AhmahrNahr
Age of Basenji(s): 7 months old (born dec 22nd 2010)
Current weight of Basenji(s) for sale: 22 lbs
Weight of Basenji(s) parents: 22 lbs
Parents health tests: both fanconi clear, mom has clear eyes, dad has minor ppm, hips are fair.
Registration if any (AKC, Basenji Clubs, etc): ckc registered name: Africanadian Kay Of AhmahrNahr
Price: $1000
Age when puppies will be ready to be taken home: 7 months old so she is ready now
Do you ship your Basenjis: yes

Sweet, cuddly and loving Basenji female puppy for sale to loving forever home. She was raised with 3 kids and shown by a 10 year old girl. She never barks, never sheds as long as you condition her coat once every 2 weeks, does not require grooming other then her nails. I would consider placing this show quality 7 months old Basenji female puppy in a pet only home. So this means you don't need to show her or breed her. If you ever change your mind we can make arrangements privately. But otherwise, you can have her as a pet only with no strings attached.

Her name is Kay. There is no problem with her at all. She is crate trained and leash trained. She does not climb fences like some Basenjis do. We did show her about 9 times so she has nice manners. She has lovely temperament. Her mom is a World Champion and her dad is a Best In Speciality Show. So you are getting top quality. Both parents are health tested up the ying yang. Both parents are Fanconi clear.

I have kept 3 females out of my last litter and one has to go. I need the money to pay for the costs of showing the others. So if you like this sweet basenji girl, you can bring her home.

Breed info: The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog that was bred from stock originating in central Africa. They were used in the Congo jungle by the Pygme tribes for hunting. The word Basenji means "bush thing". Basenjis first appeared in Egyptian hieroglyphics about 5,000 years ago. In 1895, Europeans came across Basenjis in the Congo. Basenjis were prized by locals for their intelligence, courage, speed, and silence. They were assistants to the hunt, wearing large bells around their necks and chasing wild game into nets for their masters.
Basenjis were brought to England in the 1930s. In 1941, Basenjis were brought to America, and were officially accepted into the American Kennel Club in 1943. Today, the Basenji can still be found working in Africa. First litter in Canada was born in November 1940 between Kikuyu of the Congo & Koodoo of the Congo under the kennel name Windrush.

The Basenji produces an unusual yodel-like sound commonly called a "barroo", due to its unusually shaped throat. This trait also gives the Basenji the nickname "Barkless Dog Of Africa".

Basenjis share many unique traits with the wild dogs of Australia called: dingos. They both come into heat only once a year, as compared to other dog breeds which have two breeding seasons every year. Both dingos and Basenjis lack a distinctive odor and are prone to howls, yodels, and other vocalizations over the characteristic bark of modern dog breeds. One theory holds that the latter trait is the result of the selective killing of barkier dogs in the traditional Central African context because barking could lead enemies to humans' forest encampments. While dogs that resemble the basenji in some respects are commonplace over much of Africa, the breed's original foundation stock came from the old growth forest regions of the Congo Basin, where its structure and type were fixed by adaptation to its habitat, as well as use (primarily net hunting in extremely dense old-growth forest vegetation).

The Basenji is alert, affectionate, energetic, curious and reserved with strangers. The Basenji is somewhat aloof, but can also form strong bonds with people. It is commonly patient. Basenjis dislike wet weather, like to climb, can easily get over chain wire fences, and are very clever at getting their own way. The Basenji has the unique properties of not barking (it makes a low, liquid ululation instead) and cleaning itself like a cat. It can be described as speedy, frisky, tireless at play, and teasing the owner into play. Basenjis reveal their animal-of-prey nature by chasing after fast moving objects that cross their paths.

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I bred these amazing red and white Basenji puppy dogs out of a World Champion female and a BISS (Best In Speciality Show) male and they are too nice to sell as pet only so I want to show them all this comming summer in Canada and get Canadian Championship on all 4 of them. However, I can not afford the entry fees on all of them for the whole summer, so I am looking for a partner who would be willing to cover the showing expenses on one of them in exchange for half ownership of the dog. The dog can live with me or with you. It can be bred later on or not, that can be discussed privately. For more info contact Sanda Saunders at Africanadian Basenjis Both parents are Fanconi clear and these pups will get tested for everything before they are bred if they are bred. Obviously it all depends on how they grow. But so far the 4 of them are very nice and have a lot to offer.

Only available to a small breeding programm where the dogs live in the house as part of your family. Would consider shipping world wide as long as you can provide references as to your breeding practices and health testing practices.

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Here is a link for Johnny


Okay, I will bite…my criteria in answering this question is purely typey looking show basenjis, who I have seen in person...nothing else. I didn't include dogs from the past, because I don't really know enough about them only seeing still photos...but there are some that would definitely fall into my 'best ever' category.

Johnny - Ch. Zindika's Johnny Come Greatly
Nate - Ch. Akuaba's Tornado
Simba - Ch. Reveille Bouteniere (however you spell that!)

Yes, they are all big winning dogs...and IMO they deserve to be...yes, they all had flaws....but all dogs do. Each was so typey and so stunning, that they are among my all time top favorites.

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