Thanks for all the info everyone. I figured hiking and camping would be great, so I'm happy to hear that some of you were able to take their Basenjis along for the ride with no problems! I'll look into the dog sports and definitely try contacting some rescues to get a better feel about what I'm about to get myself into!
Been interested in Basenjis for a very long time. Now that I've settled into a new home, I've been actively doing more research on the breed and would like to hear personal experiences from other Basenji owners
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RE: Hi Everyone
RE: Hi Everyone
Thanks! I was afraid there wouldn't be any local breeders in my area. I'm thinking I'll have to make a drive out to see a local breeder or perhaps a rescue.
I understand Basenjis are for more experienced dog owners, I don't mind adopting an older dog either. We've had several high energy dogs growing up such as a Whippet, collie mixes and a sassy Shiba Inu that was given to us by my grandmother.
I'm currently single and work from home so I don't have much obligations other than my job, though I have a pretty active lifestyle. I enjoy jogging, hiking, climbing, diving, trekking, biking, and camping if weather permits and realize I'd have to watch my dog like a hawk even if on a lead. (I know they can't ever be trusted off lead) A lot of these sports are not safe to bring a dog however, I just wouldn't want to risk it. Are there other sports I can do with a Basenji to help keep him stimulated and exercised, safely?
I also just fixed up my yard, checking the fence for any lose boards or dangerous plants, he would have plenty of room to run. I was thinking of putting a sandbox of some sort in the back so he wouldn't start digging out the plants my parents just put in either since I've also read they have a tendency to try and escape. Has anyone had experience on their Basenjis doing this kind of destruction?
I've been interested in Basenjis for a really long time and have been doing a lot of research on the breed for several years on and off. I've finally moved to a permanent residence and ready to look for one of my own. I don't know many Basenji owners, actually I don't know any at all, lol. I joined to this forum so I could get some personal experience and more knowledge from Basenji owners and have some questions answered in the future, rather than just reading articles online.