So sorry to hear this news on Sonny, but you know dogs are so adaptable like most animals. Once you have come to terms with it all I'm sure you'll go from strength to strength.
Just for the record I'm sure one day this diesease will be eradicated. Here in the UK we eye test our Dobes for PHPV, so we can now breed clear to clear and slowly but surely the problem is under control, but it all takes time.
Big hugs to you and Sonny…....Cooper sends Barooooooooooos !!!!!:)
If it stands still long enough Cooper licks it !!!! come to think of it, whatever it is doesn't have to stand still at all !!!! lol.
He is my Dobes personal hair dryer, they mustn't be wet !!!!! He helps get the washing out of the machine whether it's clean or not, runs off with it 2 find a place in the sun and have a good lick lol. He is, as I type this licking the screen of the Laptop and trying to catch the cursor !!!
You are not alone !!!!!:)
I'm a relative newbie in the Breed with my Cooper only being 3 years old.
My main Breed is Dobes, and although they will always be my first love I needed to downsize. I'd always admired the Basenji, such a proud looking breed and so striking ( nothing like watching a lovely line up of them in their prime !!! ). I did my research, watched and waited for the right time and the right litter. There are a few Dobe people in the UK that have gone into Basenjis', the Breeder I went to being one of them.
It's been a steep learning curve, but enjoyable. I don't do lap dogs, I like a thinker !!! Cooper is my constant source of entertainment with his antics and a pain in the rear when he's having an off day lol !!!!! Wouldn't have it any other way.
If ACD stands for Australian Cattle Dog then they are on the Friday ( 2nd day ), which is Working and Pastoral Breeds.
You will have a lovely time, lots to buy and see, but like Moetmum says do wear comfortable shoes coz you'll walk miles !!!! also take a drink with you, it's gets very very crowded on the Sat and Sun, the Fri should be quieter.