Our Breeding Program
We breed infrequently. I have spend alot of free time planning my breedings. Health and temperament are my first concerns.
Choosing a suitable stud dog is a lengthy process and should not be taken lightly.
Both parent's pedigrees are studied for health and soundness.
My philosophy is that the ONLY reason to breed is to IMPROVE the breed. Both parents MUST have
all their health testing completed as the very basic requirements in breeding.
My plan is to only breed every 3-5 years and I already am planning those breedings!
Hand raised with individualized attention
We treat every puppy as an individual and plan to work with them from day one. The more
experienes the puppies are introduced to the more well-adjusted they are as adults.
I will be following the Monks of New Skete - Art of Raising A Puppy methods. (pronouced "Skeet")
From my family to yours
Each puppy will be wormed, vaccinated (1st in a series of 3) and have had it's dewclaws removed before it leaves for it's new home.
The decision to purchase a puppy is a big one. You will be adding a new member to your
family for which you will be responsible for the next 15 years or so. We are here to help
you make this very important decision. We want to supply you with as much information as
possible so as to help you decide if a Basenji is the right dog for you. We do not believe
in forcing people into buying a puppy from us. We are here to help you make an educated
As a prospective owner, we encourage visits, to meet the puppy's parents (where
practical), and to visit the puppy as it grows up. Puppies grow up and change so quickly,
and we like prospective owners to feel like they are a part of the puppy's development as
And when it comes time to take your new family member home you will be given some food to
give your puppy for his first few days in his new home, and a booklet with a wide variety
of information about things such as Feeding and Diet, Worming and Vaccination, some Basic
First Aid hints, and an assortment of various other hints and tips, to help you and your
Basenji to settle into your new life together. In short, it's a collection of information
about all the sorts of things that we would have loved to have had to refer to when we
brought our first Basenji home.
The service that we provide does not end the day that you take the puppy home. You are
more than welcome to contact us at any time with any questions you may have related to the
puppy - it's diet, health, anything - even if it is only to have a chat and to let us know
how junior is doing. And of course photos of puppies purchased from us are always
gratefully accepted. Our babies may leave our home, but we never stop caring about them.
Questions or comments? Write us! All
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