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@slents - Crate at night should be in the bedroom with you, not alone downstairs. Basenjis want to be with you, even in a crate. Mine have always been in our bedroom (reason for more than one crate). I use wire crates and cover them with a blanket to make it more like a den. My two girls that I have now, sleep in their crates with the doors open, in the past my Basenjis slept in bed or in their crates

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@eeeefarm - But the excitement of the fun to come might make her seem nervous... when she is just looking forward to the adventure

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@love_leeloo - Do you have her in a crate in the car? If not that would help... she will get used to it.. it might take a bit for that to happen... when you are first leaving could be that she is looking forward to the adventure... crate will make her feel more secure. Never take any of mine not being in a crate. And could be that she is getting a bit seasickness... so I would say that a crate might help

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@mosenji - for sure go back to the eye specialist. And I have never heard of Optical neuropathy in dogs

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@kembe - You should always teach recall... and if you live in a suburban/urban area, consider doing lure coursing with your hound... it is great fun for them and you get to see them run free

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@eeeefarm - Agree for the most part, but most all Basenjis will "check" back with their owners/people to keep an eye on them... so it will work most of the time.... of course unless on a really, really good scent

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@christineo Looks like fun...NOT.... wire crates are best, IMO

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@zande Oh for sure... PRA in Basenjis is late onset, after the age of 5ish... but it would start with night blindness and progress to full blindness

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@jper007 It is true that they should not be off leash unless in a secure area or far away from traffic.. not that they chase cars, but they are a hunting dog and what they see they chase, they don't look for cars. Teaching them recall is important, but remember that they were bred to hunt, so the hunt is more important. And if your Basenji is loose, don't chase, call for recall and go the other way, they will check to see where you are. Here in the US there are not that many places that are safe for them off lead. And yes, they have very similar characteristics to a JRT

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@mosenji - Did any of the test check for Lyme? Since that is caused by tick bites?

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@zande - The thing about PRA in Basenjis is that it typically starts as night blindness but will develop to full blindness...

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@troia I would suggest that you call rather than email.... I think that you might find them easier to speak with directly... not everyone is great at responding to email, especially this year when there are so many inquiries... hard to keep up with. I do try and respond to each one, but I am sure I have missed some. You might want to try and contact (if you have not) Denise Searcy in So. Cal.. If you email me privately I will give you her contact information. You can message me on the Forum or go to my website (link below) for my email since we can't list it in messages.

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@elbrant - PRA is a late onset genetic issue in many breeds including Basenjis. There is a DNA cheek swab test you can order from www.ofa.org and do yourself that looks for the gene that is most known to be the cause of most PRA. PRA typically doesn't cause red eyes/pain and usually starts with night blindness. It would not be caused by a tick bite. Did they check for lyme disease that is caused by tick bites? You can read more about PRA at www.basenji.org

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@lynnecnm - You should have your pup DNA tested for Fanconi, it is a cheek swab test that you do and cost 65.00. You can order the test at www.ofa.org and welcome to the Forum!

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@troia - Just a note that typically you will not find Basenjis in shelters. You should contact breeders and see if they are looking to place any of their adults.

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Medfly has retired from rescue. I would suggest that you try contacting breeders in the area, many times they might be looking to place show pups that they are not going to use in their breeding programs and just wanting great home. You can search for them at www.basenji.org and search by state. You can also try Basenji rescue at www.basenjirescue.org

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Please go to www.basenji.org and read about how to "interview" a breeder and what you should look for. https://basenji.org/index.php/about-basenjis/screen-breeders

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This is what should always be done, work their minds, not just their body... and keep in mind if you don't have time to share with your pup... consider waiting till you do before getting a pup of any breed, if you have children you need to makes sure that you carve out time for the dog... and if you don't think about waiting till you get a pup. They do not learn on their own, they need time with you and the family...

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@annie - Welcome! Many of us are related by our Basenjis. Care to share his Sire and Dam's registered names and see if you have relatives here?

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@mmasco - Any update to Brody's condition? How is he doing?

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