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You can also contact breeders as they sometimes have young adults that they will not be using in their breeding programs that they may be looking for a forever home.... go to www.basenji.org and search by state. The website for basenji rescus is www.basenjirescue.org

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@elbrant - By the way Elbrant.... tug of war is NOT a good thing to do.... redirecting the behavior is....Something like tug of war teaches them to "win".... and honestly you will regret that later on.... if you do something like that, you need to be teaching "leave it".... and when they do, they are rewarded for that behavior.... and you can also teach "replace it".... teach the leave it with a better replacement then what they have... needs to be a high value replacement

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As noted by eeeefarm there are a number of posts about puppies and biting... keep in mind this is what they do in the litter.... don't know how old this pup was when you got him... but the fact that it starts when he is excited... is a big clue.... you need to stop this before he gets out of hand. You need to redirect him... otherwise regardless when he gets "wild" this is what would happen in the litter and with any adults in the house including, not limited to his Mom.... they would correct him on the spot.... you need to scream... when he bites... and stop all play... you need to redirect the behavior before he gets totally stimulated... Depending on his age it has nothing to do with teething.... teething starts at 4 to 5 months and pups even stimulated are just that, has nothing to do with teething

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If you were on the basenji.org site, those breeders are still there, they may not update websites, but they have email listed and phone numbers? Call them. Also on the basenji.org link for finding a breeder you can contact the breeder liaison but seem the link is not working. Denise Vertrees, [removed private email and phone number]. Many breeders are using FB instead of websites.... but I agree it is frustrating... one of my pet peeves that people do not keep their sites up to date.

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You can search for breeders by state at www.basenji.org. Also you can find the link to the breeder liaison. This is the best way to find a responsible breeder. You can use this link to learn how to find a responsible breeder and what questions to ask. https://www.basenji.org/learn/ScreeningBreeders.htm You should always get health testing details and check out those results for yourself...just don't take someone's word on it....

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@annapolitan - Go to a responsible breeder... this is the key.... ask others about the breeder(s) you have talked to... find others that have pups from that breeder... They all have different dispositions... and the key to a good breeder is they understand and ASK what it is about a Basenji that you are interest in.... have you met them, spent time with them? How are they raised?... if you go the www.basenji.org you can find a link on how to interview a breeder... and you should.... you can also find that link on my website, link below. Know that most responsible breeders will tell the the negatives about the breed first... if you are still interested then the good.... for me... the first thing I tell people is you MUST have a sense of humor... you can go to www.basenji.org and search for breeders by state.... and this is no different then looking for a new car (with the exception that this is a living/breathing animal)... you need to do your research. Basenjis are NOT hyperallergic they do shed and do have dander. Basenjis are a hound, they hunt by sight and by scent... you need to understand this is inbred to them... and it is NOT something that you can "train" out of them. By the way, Todd got his pup from Klassic Basenjis.. By the way Todd, please let me know the sire/dam's registered name and the litter number for your pup... so that Sally can add to the Basenji Pedigree site... thanks...

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@tjoseph91 - Once you register the pup, let us know his registered name so that he can be added to the pedigree site that Sally Wallis provides http://www.pedigrees.zandebasenjis.com/

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

Have you talked to his breeder? Definition of this is Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs. The disease has an insidious onset typically between 8 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination (ataxia) in the hind limbs. The affected dog will wobble when walking, knuckle over or drag the feet. In my 30+ yrs in the breed, this is not something that is typical to Basenjis to my knowledge

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@tjoseph91 Hello Todd... one of our girls is a daughter of Merry also... she had her first litter in December (CH Klassic's Joy Ride to Tanza-Jamaa)... a wonderful litter of 4 Tris, one male, 3 girls sired by GCHS ASTARTE'S SIR TRISTAN WITH PIPS AT KAZOR (Tristan)... you can see the pups on our website link below... I am sure you have a lovely pup from that cross. So we are related... ! Your boy is a 1/2 brother to our Joy. And also related to our C-Me (GCH DC Klassic-Tanza Color Me Tri, SC MC) as she is Joy's Grand Aunt... You can follow pedigrees at http://www.pedigrees.zandebasenjis.com/ just put in the name of any of these.... Welcome again!

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Welcome.... I too have Basenjis from Jeff (Klassic) I have known both for many, many years. Who are the sire and dam? Many of us are related by our Basenjis. You can meet my Basenjis on my website, link below

posted in Behavioral Issues read more

@pawla - Pawla, this is something that others have used and it does help as it breaks the action.... and once you get their attention you can direct to something else. I have never had to do this, but it is a good suggestion

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@elbrant said in Puppy Painful Biting Nonstop:

Something I've done (with other breeds): Smear some peanut butter on the palm of your hand and offer it to your pup to lick off. As the puppy is cleaning your hand, say reassuring things, "good girl", "i love you", "love love love", whatever. It seems to be effective at introducing a different way for your pup to use it's mouth: kisses! Worth a tablespoon of PB to try, right?

p.s. Finding out who the pups breeder is (and contacting them) would help you get the answer to a lot of questions!

Obviously Elbrant, this person has already acknowledged that this was not a responsible breeder.... They have acknowledged they know who the breeder is.... and to that point it really needs to be addressed

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@eeeefarm - This is a typical Basenji behavior.... not all, but many and of course if they are in a situation that is unsafe, you need to take action. If not in immediate danger (like the middle of the street and I would have to ask why are you walking in the middle of the street) there is nothing wrong with removing that dog from the situation.... but understand this is a hound (sighthound) reaction...

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@doowop - I would have to assume that she (and the rest of the litter) was separated from each other way before 8wks... and while I do not place puppies at that age unless with experienced Basenji owners this issue I would say is that the litter/Mom any adults were separated way earlier in life. Note that I am going to say this, you need to call out the breeder so that others do not have the same situation you are finding yourself in.... and other need to know not or to be careful in getting a pup from this "so" called breeder. OK so all that said, you can contact me privately go to me website below and email me. And all that said, this pup seems to be the dominate puppy from this breeding... so you really need to take the upper hand. It is totally possible that depending on the breeding this puppy has temperament issues. It seems that you are already doing the right things...Oh AND overtired is a good thing... LOL.... It is a phase unless the breeding is bring out a less than positive temperament... You need to find a "WONDERFUL" REPLACEMENT to replace the biting... this is was puppies do... what they want in the litter they bite to get it... And yes puppy teeth are like razor blades... and they HURT...

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@eeeefarm - I never said if in a unsafe situation that you should do nothing, I was expressing the fact that this is inbred to Basenjis to stalk. Some don't, many do

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Go to www.basenji.org and search for breeders by state... however know that you will not find pups from responsible breeders this time of year since most all Basenjis are born in Nov, Dec, Jan and responsible breeders have prior reservations and you might need to travel to find one...

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I disagree... this a normal for many Basenjis... they lay in wait... let him do it... live with it... it happens... he is a hunting dog, he is stalking his prey... real or NOT! I have had Basenjis (and been in the breed 30+yrs) that did this... stalking prey is what they do... please research the breed and learn about them... this is what many of Hounds, which is a Basenji does.

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Also if you would like a link/contact to a responsible breeder, let me know privately and I can help... I know that this is a sad time for you....and I would say that the issues were not separation anxiety but the fact that this pups was ill.... certainly you can contact me privately, just go to my website link for my direct email.

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@thelees102117 So very sorry for your loss, can you please advise the sire and dam of her? It would help others that could be having problems with their pups... If I understand it correctly there were 5 litters produced from this breeder?

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