@lory-h - I have never used puppy food with any of my litters, pups were raised on the same good quality grain free as all my adults. So no reason to not change to adult food now... again, good quality kibble. I also mix with Veggies, cooked/raw, Fruits, yogurt, meat (raw and cooked)... I change up kibble every few weeks so they are always getting something different. I never have to worry about changing foods as they are used to changes all the time. As far as how much, that is depending on the pup... hard to give direction without seeing pictures... and you can't really go by what food packages say as they are only general.
@glenn-jalivay2 - Many use kibble and raw, usually what they do (myself included) is one meal would be kibble and one meal raw.... I agree with Redial about the age and taking a 6wk pup. In the US is is not legal in most all states to place pups less than 8wks. Basenjis in particular do much better at 10wks at least. They learn important lessons from littermates and other adults in the home from 6wks to 10wks. And I as a breeder do not feel they are mature enough to leave their littermates at 8wks. Always exceptions and that would be to an experienced Basenji home with an adult dog... as the adult will teach the pup way more that humans ever can.
@annblackwood - You can search for breeders by state at www.basenji.org. While we have not for sure decided to have a litter for 2019, we are considering. You can visit our website, link below. By the way, you will find that all responsible breeders know each other, so be wary if a breeder tells you they are not or do not know of a person. And always check out health information for yourself along with pedigree. Here is also a link to find/screen breeders. https://www.basenji.org/learn/ScreeningBreeders.htm
@pippi - I totally disagree that Basenjis have sensitive stomaches. Yes, like any dog some do... some do because of poor breeding and some do to poor feeding habits. I have never used puppy food on my litters (been in the breed since 1990), when it comes time for solid foods, they eat the same as the adults. If you are using a good quality food, there is no need for puppy food. As said, I change up foods all the time and in doing so, they are used to different foods. Never a worry about changing brands or adding other foods. I also give them a small tablespoon of yogurt (plain and not fat free) every day. They get all veggies cooked/steamed/raw and fruits. They love tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, etc... and of course fresh meats.
@debradownsouth - Correct Debra, many breeders will say that and there is really nothing to stop them. However check out Sally's pedigree sight the only ones that are noted with the DNA results for Fanconi or PRA are the ones that were tested by OFA, not any of the ones noted as clear by parents. There is really nothing wrong with saying clear by parents but each breeder makes their own decision about this. For me, I would prefer to test.
I also use Fromms, however that said I use other grain/limited ingredients foods also mixed with some canned and home cooked, veggies, fruits, eggs, meat, etc. I change up all the time this way I never have to worry about not being able to find certain brands especially when traveling to shows or field trials. Note about Fromms it used to be available at Chewy.com but when Petco (or one of the big box stores) bought them out, Fromms would not sell to them to carry their products. I now order through PetFlow.com
Since you can pin point that this is happening at the same time as the year before it is for sure seasonal... Here in the US, breeding season is the fall of the year. My first male would cry/whine for the entire month of October regardless if our female was in season or not.... By the way made no difference if he was in-tact or neutered. With age he did settle down. Basenjis for SURE know when it is breeding season.
Please go to www.basenji.org and you can search for responsible breeders by state. Also please go to this link on the site with information on how to screen breeders. Sorry to say there are a number of "not" responsible people breeding Basenjis in Texas.