@chenke - Zulu looks fine for a baby (I am assuming that this is the puppy, the Red&White?) he is only almost 4 months.... however the Tri looks to be over weight by this picture. You should on an adult be able to feel the ribs and when moving the outline of the ribs with a tuck up of the belly... as in the underline.
@sanjibasenji - I have Tri Basenjis along with Red/White, my Tris love to lay in the sun on hot concrete all hours of the day even in the heat of the day (90+ degress air Temp and the concrete is must hotters, as I would not walk on it without shoes)... When we course in 90+ weather, only at the end of the course they might be panting but that only lasts for about 2 or 3 minutes... and then it is over...
@morsesa - Why would you say see a Vet? This is a normal puppy doing normal puppy things? Puppy teeth are quite sharp... more like little needles... They learn "bite inhibition" from their Mom or other adults and littermates. Bite to hard, littermates scream and also stop playing... Adults will put a puppy in it's place and refuse to play with that pup. Humans when you bring a puppy home need to do the same. Remember that puppies explore with their mouth.
@jengosmonkey - Do you use the Zignature limited ingredients? I looked at the Turkey one I don't see a mix 50/50? Or are you using the Multi-Protein? And are the kibble pieces small (small bites) like you can get with Natural Balance? As I said before I change up food all the time and then I never have a problem with changing foods. When I was on the road lots it became necessary to be able to stop and get food if we ran out.... not all the store carry all the same foods. Lucky that Natural Balance limited ingredients is usually available at all pet stores. Of course since I feed veggies/fruits/meats I can always go to the store and buy fresh. Never had an issue with food changes. Never mind the question on small bites, I see that they have this
@dedes9 - Sounds like it could be an issue with the patella. I would suggest a Vet visit to have them check that out. Here is a link you can read about it. While it is not a big issue with Basenjis it does show up... https://www.ofa.org/diseases/other-diseases/patellar-luxation
@alibobo - Neutering will not change the fact that he is getting older and now wants to dominate other males, neutered or in tact... and especially on lead. I agree with eeeefarm, don't go to the dog park.... most dog parks do not let intact males or females in the park (as part of dog park rules, at least in the US)? Especially if there happens to be a bitch in season and the owners don't know or realize that. I would never take an intact male to a dog park. All of my Basenji got along just fine with other breeds (sighthounds) when we were at lure trials, many of us have RV's and would camp overnight on the grounds. We used to always let the "hounds" out to play in the evening. And if one was a bit aggressive, he/she lost those priviledges. But these were all people that know dogs, know their own dogs, big difference then at a dog park.
@jengosmonkey - Totally agree.... changing up foods is great... you never have to worry if you run out as you can give them all kinds of foods. Not sure yet that I agree about the heart and artery problems, but I still use grain free, but not that only. Mine also love lettuce and tomatoes... LOL when we have BLT's the Basenjis get BLT also as a treat... lettuce, tomatoes and a couple of little pieces of Bacon... Keep in mind that many Vets are not educated in food per say... and they lean to go to what salespeople want them to carry in their practice. But sounds like you hit the jackpot! And yes veggies are great snacks....
@eeeefarm - Well, before designer foods was when I found that processed corn was an issue... of course at that time not many fed raw either... or added thing like veggies, fruits or meat or for that matter ever changed up foods...(kibble)... and way before that the only things that dogs ate were what was referred to as table scraps. Now think about that for a minute... scraps were typically "leftovers" from a human meal. So if the human ate it, why not the dog? With my girl that has issues with corn in kibble, she had none with fresh corn and loved eating it off the cob.
@donc - All Purina foods contain corn or corn/beet pulp filler... I have used grain free along with Natural Balance limited ingredients... among others for all my Basenjis and also raising our litters. I also feed many veggies/fruits also... raw and steamed with raw meat also. None with fillers. And yes, could be seasonal allergies, but always you need to consider food as the problem.
@peaty - Dogs can react to food allergies as they age... so just because it didn't seem to be an issue in July doesn't mean it is not an issue now, it may have been minor and not noticed. As I said, my one Basenji bitch was 4 (and she was born here, been in the breed for 35+yrs) when it became fully obvious that corn was the issue... She had a dental and then had a reaction to the anesthesia and her kidney's shut down.... Vet recommend food and that food was corn first ingredient. She went nuts with licking/biting her paws, rubbing her face, rubbing her butt. She was (with the rest of our Basenjis) were eating kibble that had corn and beet pulp as the 3rd/4th ingredient. She would have issues off and on. Bottom line, stopped the kibble with any corn or fillers and all stopped. She lived to 16+. So it can show up after some years. I would still find out what is in the treats at day care, but also would change the food to something with no corn. Has really nothing to do with the breeder, as I said I used the same kibble for years until this happened with my one girl.... and changed foods with no types of corn fillers.
@zande - In the US, dog napping is a real problem.... even from people walking their dogs let alone stealing them from peoples yards.... Not that there have been any in our neighborhood but one of the reasons that we have 12ft solid privacy fences and gates are padlock. No one enters our yard unless we are there. And our home is set back from the street, quiet street also. Again one of the reasons I would never, ever use invisible fences.... for any breed.
@italeigha - My Basenjis that live at home or pups that I placed couldn't care less about the rain when it is things like coursing, hunting, etc... very happy to get wet! Walks in the rain for something like camping/backpacking really will not bother them.... !
@beth314 - Many years ago I too fought against chipping... I had ours tattooed... but when our person that I used for years retired and chips became more dependable, I only use them now. I chip my pups at 12wks. No need for anethesia, yes the needle is big...LOL but it only take a second to insert... manybe a little yelp... but then over and no issue. Years ago I helped a friend (who is a human nurse) chip his litter of Silky Terriers... I was more terrified then the pups.. LOL
One of mine developed terrible allergies to corn and by the age of 4 it was totally apparent what the issue was. Went to grain free, especially NO corn or beet pulp... never had an issue again. Keep in mind that corn (dried corn or corn gluten) is given to cattle and horses (many years ago we would make a corn mash to add to our horses feed) in the winter to generate heat, so giving it to dogs would have the same effect, general heat in the body.... which I believe is the reason that many dogs have problems to corn. I did have one that had allergies to chicken in one of our litters... take away the chicken and she was fine. Many ingredients may be a bit down on the list, but you need to read them all.