Hello Dave and Chantelle, this thread was started in 2010. If you are looking for a Basenji, a good place to start would be the breed clubs. Try googling Northern Basenji club, Basenji club of great britain and basenji owner and breeders club. Pups are usualy born in the latter/early part of the year so it would be a good idea to identify breeders and ask to go on their list.
alleycat you're thread has certainly made me smile,seems like our Basenjis could all take the title for pickiest pooper,lol
Our two won't go in the garden at all, they did as pups but not anymore, not sure why as sometimes they must be desperate to go but not neccesarily for a walk as it's raining or something.
I know the feeling of walking them when it's freezing cold or you are short of time and you breath a sigh of relief when they circle, you stand poised with the poo bag in hand, holding you're breath in case you cause a distraction…....................then at the last crucial minute something happens to distract and all is lost, and you have to return home empty handed
Good on you for rescueing Oliver.
We have had three Basenjis, the first was a rescue and the two we have now are from breeders. I have found with them all that if you try to play fight then they bite hard and don't hold back. We never do this sort of play with ours as they go over the top and this works ok for us.
Sometimes they get a bit silly when out for a walk and will occasionaly nip our legs, we put a stop to this the minute they start nipping the leads otherwise they move on to us
both my dogs came of course resposible breeders in the UK. I could be speaking out of turn here and i hope someone in the UK will correct me if i'm wrong but UK breeders in the Basenji world as far as i am aware don't tend to breed that many litters to warrant moving a dog on to make room.
The Basenji population in the UK is still quite small
I have a sneaky feeling that if we were faced with danger it would be "Every man/Dog for himself " as far as the Basenjis are concerned. Much as i love them they are takers in life,lol.
I think if frightened Kwame would maybe bite an attacker but it would be to save himself and not us.
We once had a realy big cross breed dog called Max, he was a real gentle giant but would bark at people who came to the gate. There was once trouble brewing in the street where we live with a gang of teenagers. They were threatening violence with several neighbours, eventualy we said we were going to realease the dog, which we did. He promptly ran away and hid , bless him.
Dmey your mention of the chickens made me giggle
Curlytails you're story sounded terrifiying