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posted in Lost and Found Dogs read more

I'm still getting info on this, but I have someone who has found a fixed, microchipped male Basenji near Fort Worth Texas. Attempts to contact the owner have been unsuccessful. Ball is now rolling with BRAT. This is obviously someone's loved furbaby, spread the word. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Here are photos: http://imgur.com/a/rWWBH#0

posted in Member Introductions read more

Welcome, and thanks for getting more information before making a purchase of a puppy!

Though the literature is enticing, Basenjis are not hypoallergenic. They do shed less than some breeds, but most people with strong allergies still react to Basenjis. Though Patty is correct in saying that different people react different. It would be very important for your family to spend serious time with a Basenji pack to ensure no one is affected. Please do take this advice to heart.

Rugosa Basenjis have a good naughty checklist to make sure you still think you want the breed: http://basenji.20m.com/ReasonsNottoGet.htm

Basenjis are not Samoyeds, not remotely. So you are looking at very different breeds, for different purposes. Make sure you know what you expect and want from a future dog and what the breed actually delivers. I would say Samoyeds from my experience, are much more people focused then Basenjis.

  1. Basenjis can be left at home, but an entire work day is too long for many of our dogs. Not ALL Basenjis but many. I do not leave my Basenjis alone for more than 7 hours at the absolute maximum. So yes, you should probably look at local doggie daycare or employ a dog walker to come in the afternoon.

  2. A good daycare does absolutely work, but that doesn't mean your Basenji won't need a night walk.

  3. Two Basenjis are better than one in my opinion. I do feel it's less work and they have each other to keep company (and some will agree two Basenjis can do fine alone together for a working day). However it is not recommended to get two puppies at the same time, especially if this is your first time with this breed. It is an enormous undertaking to fully socialise, train, and care for two puppies whilst working.

  4. I agree with Patty price varies here. But expect to pay around 900 pounds for a responsibly bred puppy.

In Europe, it is quite common to travel for a Basenji, and very frequently travel outside your country of residence. Emailing the official UK breed clubs is a good way to start showing interest in puppies and see who is having them. You can also look at breeders in Sweden, Finland, and Germany who have an excellent stronghold in the breed.

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

Well, I have decided not to give the Lepto. I took the advice of many different breeders, and have read up on the subject. We haven't had negative reactions when she had it, but from my reading and my conversations I do not believe the vaccination behooves her much. A bit of a scary decision actually but I think it's the right one.

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

Hello my friends,

I know many of you do not feel that the Lepto is a necessary vaccination for your dogs. My vet though spent the better part of 20 min trying to convince me that not giving Lycia's Lepto was really dangerous. Any thoughts ?? I have confirmed that it doesn't affect her passport, so its really up to me to decide whether she gets this booster or not. I would really appreciate your thoughts.

Best,
Lauren

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

I have some actually!! Just haven't been the best at remembering to put it in her bowl.. bad mummy. : /

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

OK - well we went to the vet .. and of course she started her heat, that morning! Typical typical Basenji. ๐Ÿ˜› Had a normal check up anyway and she it fit as a fiddle (but mummy needs to brush her teeth more, oops). All and all she is absolutely fine.

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

Hello All,

Just a quick query for Lycia. She is coming up on 5 years of age, and is an unspayed girl. Each year she has always come into season somewhere between July-September without fail. This year I have noticed the normal signs of a swollen vulva, moodiness etc, seeking out unneutered males for attention, for almost 2 months now. Therefore she has been kept on lead since the last few days of Julyโ€ฆbut unusually she has still not bled at all. Is this typical as they get older to bleed less, so much as I wouldn't notice? I have her booked in to see her vet next week because its bothered me so much, but I wanted to ask the experts. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

posted in Basenji Talk read more

I eco Lisa, I wanted a B as a little girl and got one. Then bought my own as a adult, and my parents got tucker after our first one died. All of my ex boyfriends are either owned by a B or in transit to getting one. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ infectious !

posted in Rainbow Bridge read more

Sending you my deepest sympathy and recognition of a beautiful life lived.

posted in Basenji Talk read more

What a lovely girl! She sounds all Basenji to me. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ congrats on your adoption!!

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

OMGGGGGGGGGG.. She is absolutely STUNNING!!! You are such a lucky Mum!

posted in Member Introductions read more

Bienvenue au forum!
๐Ÿ™‚ Il me fait plaisir de voir un autre Basenji en Suisse! J'habitais a Lausanne et a Etoy et jamais vu un autre Basenji.. Qui est eleveur de Jenga? J'aimerais bien voir les photos de votre loulou!

I hope your new pup will bring you a lot of joy! And increase the knowledge of Basenjis in Switzerland, I know Lycia and I had such wonderful walks in the mountains - it's perfect Basenji territory. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Jakal is a very handsome Basenji boy! ๐Ÿ˜‰
I agree with everyone elseโ€ฆ. a closer photos of the bumps would be helpful. From afar it kinda looks like hives, but I can't be sure. I'm sure someone will be able to help!

Also, Royal Canin has grains in it which many many dogs are sensitive to. I gave it to my Basenji when she was little, but after a few months I could tell it wasn't really working for her. It is not really the best dry food in general. Have you thought about Orijen? I know you can get it there, it has no grain - only meat and vegetables. I find that sight hounds like Basenjis do excellent on this high protein zero grain diet.

I found it here for Italy:
http://www.zooplus.it/ask?query=Orijen&num=20&form=Ricerca

www.zooplus.it/

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

How lucky are you! I think you are going to be the parent of one of the most unique Basenjis on the planet. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

I have always loved her as a dog. And he is just too adorable. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

Oh my goodness so very very cute!!! Is this Lola's boy ???

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

I'll pass this all on to Mom.. hope it helps. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ cheers

Great story Debra

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

Hey,

I'm posting this for Mom, because she doesn't have an account. As I haven't ever had this problem I thought I would cast out to you all.
Tucker has been doing well at the house, though he has made a vow to chew every valuable in site. ; ) But her question is with his marking habits - he has been with them for a little under 8 months now and marking is still occurring. It's not in the same place, but often the bed, sometimes the bathroom, sometimes the table. He is getting out and walked very regularly with Pearl his female buddy. Any thoughts to illuminate this or what they could do ?

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

My pleasure. I found the books really helped me a lot - really eased my nerves. Both books feature positive reinforcement training which is fundamental to Basenjis. If they arn't at your library, you can get them used on Amazon for a couple bucks.

Fanconi testing is not a procedure done at the vet. This is a very specific disease which is prevalent in Basenjis so you must order a special swab test from OFA (https://secure.offa.org/cart.html) Fanconi is the second option on the page. We now have a direct genetic test so you can be confident in the results. I don't know about the medical history in this bloodline - Tanza or one of the more Eastern breeders may have experience with Waffles' lines and could tell you how they have fared as far as health. It's helpful - if you want more information about her health and temperament linage to tell us the registered name of her parents. I'm sure someone - as many of us are related by Basneji may end up being your extended family. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Keep at it! She is very cute and will be well worth the effort.

posted in Show Off Your Dog read more

I am - so so jealous ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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