Most all breeders will/do recommend boy/girl... While you can luck out with girl/girl if problems start it is very, very unlikely that they will get alone after that... and fights will flare up at anytime... males not so much. As we say, it works till it doesn't. I would suggest as a breeder that you go for a male pup in your situation
@scimmott - are they still breeding? Website not up to date but with all the other social media many are not. The only thing that I am not a fan of is that they do not let visitors with the pups until after 8wks. I believe that misses critical socialization... my pups have visitors, especially from prospective new homes very, very early on (as when the eyes open for sure)...
According to Zande pedigree... some are tested, some are not... there was one breeding to a carrier to an IND... which should have never happened... as the offspring were affected... and granted those were from the pre-direct test, but should have been considered as IND was determined as possible affected or Carrier. Carrier to Carrier will produce Affected. And to carry this a bit further... what titles (registered names) have you produced, conformation/performance with Basenjis? By the way the health testing that is on the Zande pedigree site come directly from OFA testing it is not something that someone says... if you would like to advise AKC pedigree names/numbers? Or links to OFA testing results. And do you have in your contracts to take back any pups that you breed that do not work out for whatever reason?
@karann - The key in my opinion is to visit with Basenjis before you get one... Of course I always recommend that regardless. But for allergies, ask the owners to prepare a small towel that the Basenjis will sleep on for a few days... take that home and put it under your pillow.... will give you a good idea if your allergies will kick up
Basenjis shed and have dander and while they are OK for some with allergies, not all... best to visit with Basenjis and visit more than once to see if you have issues with your allergies. Note that Basenjis typically only come in season once a year and pups are usually born Nov/Dec/Jan....
@zande - Yes different for different parts of the world and there is a huge problem with people breeding "whatever" just to have puppies.... to see (puppy mills/BYB) and never doing any health testing. And yes Sally..... puppy mills/BYB selling to whoever has the dollars. They ship puppies all over the US, never met the new owners, do NO background checking, tell the people exactly what they want to hear.
There are so many different opinions on this subject.... most all Vets in the US say neuter/spay... in Europe, the opposite. In the end, your choice with what you are most comfortable with. With my litters I do recommend/require neutering on pet placements usually by age 1 1/2
Regardless of what you might read... they do shed and they do have dander. So while they might be OK with some people with allergies (depending on the allergies) they are not fool proof in that respect. Basenjis are a hunting breed, what they see they chase...they should never be off lead unless in a secure area. And an open door in your home is an invitation to dart out that door