A Basenji would NOT be happy as a yard dog.... They are a family pet and need to be with their humans and be part of the everyday family life. If not, they will for sure tell you about it. IMO, all dogs need to be included in the family. Sounds to me like this pup would be happier placed with a family that includes in the family situation.
Also, was this pup checked for a chip? And if found in the neighborhood was a search for its owner done? If the owners can't be found, please contact www.basenjirescue.org and give the pup to them to find a suitable home. Also are you sure it is a purebred Basenji? Do you have pictures?
I did contacted her when the dogs developed the disease at five years old.. I did the test then and I was told by AKC my dog was born with Fanconi..
Please note it would not be AKC that would tell you that your Basenji had Fanconi and was born with it? That would have come from OFA with the results from the DNA test. Keep in mind that Fanconi is late onset, so yes they would be born with it. This means that she didn't DNA test the breeding pair before breeding. And yes that is a sign of an irresponsible breeder as now that we have DNA tests for Fanconi, there is never a reason that a Fanconi afflicted pup would be born.
I would say teething, as the back molars are the last to come in and are not quite in yet. Have you seen any baby teeth that he has spit out?... if they are getting loose or the perms are coming it, it will cause grinding at times. If you have concerns, go to your Vet and/or talk to your breeder? Have you done that, talk to your breeder?
@tanza He’s a Bushbaby, from Terry Gavaletz in Livermore, CA. Sired by Darth Vader.
I know Terri very well, in fact got my first boy from her in 1991, she lives about 6 or 7 miles from me. Kennel name is Bushbabies, which is how she registers their names with AKC. I know most all her Basenjis (and one greyhound... LOL)...as I showed many for her.... but do not know Darth Vader? Is that his registered name? You can see the boy that I got from her at my website, link below, go to Tanza Boys and scroll down to Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge
I am in the process of calling airlines now. According to their websites, they all (except for British Airways) allow ESAs on board flights directly to/from the U.S. But I know things may have changed since COVID so I'm definitely going to confirm. Hoping someone has some insight into how strict they have found the airlines to be in Europe with regards to the stated sizes/weights for the in cabin pets. I was hoping since we'd be transiting and therefore already past the ticket counter and security they might not notice..... and then worst case if they do notice, we could put him in cargo for the 1.5 hours....
Hi, how are you doing? Many airlines as I understand it will not let animals in plane, only in cargo.... hopefully someone from overseas can help, but I can give you a contact that might be able to help. email my your email contact and I will send an email to you and her (Katie Campbell who is BCOA's contact to AKC and has lots of experience with overseas travel with Basenjis). If you don't have it you can find my email on my website, link below
Everyone needs to talk about a spay/neuter... while in Europe it is not the "norm" to do so... however in the US it is.... that said waiting till the pup is mature is the best... but in the US we have issues with puppymills and Backyard breeders that breed/sell pups for profit... My contracts say that the pup needs to be spayed/neutered... and we talk about the age. Again, I will say that my puppy people are "Vetted" before getting a puppy, but many Puppymiller puppies and/or Backyard Breeders could not care if those pups were bred or not... nor are they health tested... so as they say "buyer beware". Responsible breeders stay in touch with the pups they place... the others... NOT... could not care less... OK I said my 2cents... And many in the US are not ready to keep a female that is in season... a short story about a friend that had 2 German Shepards... Male/Female in tact.... female came in season, so they locked to male in the backyard, female in their garage... the male "ate down the door to the garage to get to the female..".... puppies happened... no health testing either... IT HAPPENS... DO NOT THINK THAT IT WILL NOT! And I can tell you stories about males coming through windows in the home to get to a bitch in season....years ago we had a 12yr in-tact male lab 3 blocks over, he knew exactly when my Basenji bitches were in season... thankfully we had 12ft fences... but he was there every single day... not so for many homes that have fences this big... and if this boy was younger... I can bet he would have found a way over the fence
@zande - Exactly Zande and these breeders(so called)... do not raise litters in the home.... but outside or in pens/kennels.... most all are never really socialized to humans or to home noises like kitchen sounds, TV/radio, etc...
Things like puppy nails being done from 1 to 2 wks old... looking a teeth, etc... typically they have multi litters and multi breeds. So with many litters there is no way that they can be properly socialized.
@aalas89 -Yes, no health testing or to "interview" you as a good new owner is important. Many will just sell you a pup and ship to you as long as you pay the money. You need to check out the health testing yourself at www.ofa.org for at least Fanconi and PRA... these results are public posted. You just need the name and/or registration number