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01-02-2010, 06:03 AM
Hey All. I've been working on a dog directory website over the past few weeks, and I'd like to get some feedback from some dog lovers.
01-02-2010, 01:52 PM
Here are some suggestions to make the Basenji information a bit more correct
Life Span - is more then 10-12, more like 14 to 16 these days.
Standard colors - are classified as Red & White, Black & White, Black,Tan & White, and Brindle & White
Ears - should be set high on the head, small and hooded (they are not like a German Shepard)
Heat cycles - Usually once a year and in the Fall, but not always
Fanconi - Can be as early as two, but typically at age 3. There is a DNA Marker test for Fanconi and information can be found at www.basenjihealth.org
HA - there is a DNA test for HA also
PRA - always leads to blindness and it is late onset usually age 5 or older
Thyroid - This is also a concern with many Basenjis
I am not familar with Henry Treffich and have not heard of that name in reference to bring Basenjis to England from Africa. In the book by Veronica Tudor-Williams says the first evidence of the Basenji being imported to England from James Garrow. After that it was Lady Helen Nutting in 1923, however they all became ill and died during the journey thought to be from distemper injections. And it was Veronica Tudor-Williams that finally had success with importing the first Basenjis to England.
Also in 2009 we had more native imports added to the stud books by AKC
The correct Basenji standard says they should "give to appearance" of being high on the leg, but they are to be a square dog. They should not have long legs
Barking - Basenjis most certainly can and do bark, but it is usually sounding more like a cross between a bark and a woof. Typically only one or two
In regards to your description about temperament, I do not agree about them getting along with other dogs. If your Basenji is properly socialized they can and do get along well with other dogs. But they do tend to be leash aggressive
And I disagree with the statement that they are stubborn. They are a thinking dog which makes training harder then some other breeds. A Basenji will respond it a "What's in it for me?" attitude
01-02-2010, 02:07 PM
Thank you, Ms. Pat. I was going to keep my mouth shut, but you said it all. :)
01-02-2010, 03:51 PM
My three B's love to play and socialize with other dogs, they just don't like to come when called!
I was in a cast for 4 weeks, and they did not like that I could not take them to the park! They went to the door, looked at their leash, look at me with that look of "what the hell, take us out" It was rough, descrutive behavior begain after a few days and the back yard wasw just not enough....It all worked out, out of the cast now and can start back to my basenji life......I hadn't posted for awhile because I was not operating healy machinery, which is a computer in my case.
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