Thank you all for your feedback, much appreciated.
My husband is not severely allergic. He tends to get a little congested around my parents dogs, is completely fine with Allegra, and doesn’t seem to be bothered by all dogs. We just wanted to get a dog with less allergens to mitigate any issues that may arise.
We have talked a lot about his allergies and our options. I’ve reached out to some owners in my area, and they invited us for play dates. We plan to set up a time to meet them.
We will definitely be sure to pet as many basenjis as possible to figure out if it will be a good fit for everyone! I am still hopeful, but would never get a dog if it wasn’t the right fit.
Hello everyone! I wanted to introduce myself. My husband and I have been wanting a dog for a while, and we are finally at a point where we are ready to become owners. I contacted breeders earlier this year, and we are at the top of the waiting list for a litter that will be born mid-fall.
We found out in the past year that my husband is allergic to dogs, so we began researching hypoallergenic dogs, and fell in love with the basenji. After reading in depth about them and contacting some owners near me, we know it will be a great fit for our family.
I joined this forum in hopes of learning all I can before welcoming one into our home- to ensure that we can give them a home that they deserve.