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Sally Wallis

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@eeeefarm said in Basenji x ???:

What about Ibizan? They can be all white. The eyes don't fit, of course.....

I keep looking back, but I see more Pharaoh than Ibbie - But its a pleasure to keep looking back at photos of such an appealing animal !

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OK, a great deal is wrong - but looking at that head again and discounting the colour of eyes, something suddenly said 'Pharaoh Hound' - I am very interested in the DNA tests

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She's beautiful ! But those blue eyes don't say 'Basenji' to me - it would be nice to know though, if you are considering a DNA test. My money would be on Husky cross.

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@morsesa said in Advice please if a Basenji might be a good match.:

Then a basenji will fit right in. Hope yoour fence is 6 ft tall and not chainlink kind.

Chain link is perfectly OK provided it is loose. Basenjis won't have confidence to climb a loose fence. I have a mere 4 foot c/l fence all around my vegetable patch and no Basenji has ever tried to climb it, despite the edible delights on the other side.

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Not sure what he is mixed with - but he is 'Himself' - unique - and has found you ! DNA test will tell you if you want to know. He is absolutely enchanting - Lucky people (and doggie !)

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Whatever he is, he has such an appealing wee face, I can quite understand why you couldn't resist him ! Who could ? An enchanting looking young man.

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@eeeefarm said in 1.5 behavioral changes:

How would you recommend enforcing that aggression is not okay? And I have considered that he was in pain but when I put pressure on him in different areas he doesn’t react or care so I don’t think it’s that.

That is often the way of it. Stroking, direct pressure, is OK, but picking up and changing the angle of pressure can jip something inside.

He is probably still pining. Donner never did get over the loss of his soul-mate. She was run over when they were both two - and although he was and remained the pack alpha (under me !) for the rest of his 14 years, he was never a pack animal. He slept apart in his box and never joined in games with his seven underlings. Life went out of him when she died.

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@debradownsouth said in Hello from Flynn:

Many basenjis are closer to 30 pounds

That is 'way too big ! Standard calls for a much smaller weight.

He's a lovely young man anyway - and you'll enjoy the challenge -

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Watch him bark. Basenjis do have a sound like a bark or a cough which is a single note (noise) and ends with the mouth open. Other canines bark and the mouth ends up closed.

He looks very Basenji like to my eye but a DNA test will confirm it. Whatever he turns out to be, you are both lucky ! He for finding a forever home and you for finding such a smart young man !

Enjoy many years together !

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@morgansc said in when to move from puppy food:

@lory-h said in when to move from puppy food:

We have tried broccoli and cottage cheese but does not seem to enjoy it.

Try everything. My girl did not like raw carrots but loves them when cooked. She used to like raw green beans/ now she likes them cooked. She adores frozen green peas, cooked yam, bananas, mango, yogurt, and cooked broccoli. Keep trying.

I have yet to find a vegetable mine will NOT eat / steal. Green beans - it's like feeding a nest of sparrows as they all stand on hind legs and you drop green 'worms' into eager mouths.

Keepurr will even leave his arm chair last thing at night to the magic word 'cabbage.' I have learned over the years always to cook more veggies than the family will eat in order to have some over for the Basenji pack.

You'll find something - cooked or raw - it all the same to mine.

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