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Thread: Basenji mix?

  1. #16
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    Thank you smilingcat.

    There are a couple of local shelters that I plan to spend some time at and there is also a fanily looking for a home for their golden/spaniel cross that can't go with them on a move. So I have lots of options once I get the final OK from my landlord. There isn't anything in my lease about no pets but we haven't spoken about it explicitly. They are on vacation right now so I'm waiting for them to get back.


    Fingers crossed that it works out.
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    Training depends more on the human than the dog.

    Unless it's a border collie.

    Seriously, though. Basenjis are hunting dogs. Shepherds are herding dogs.

    So, you have good 'handling' skills? Or do you just let the dog do what it wants? This dog will need both of you to be strong leaders.

    I assume you'll give this dog a job and make sure it gets a high amount of exercise?

    Sounds like you could handle it, and the BF could learn.
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    I have what I would consider very good dog handling skills, I've owned hounds before that would listen to me but worked over the rest of the family.

    I think it would be really fun to have a dog that we could do agility stuff with. We already have some skinnies and a teetertotter that the BF built for mountain biking practice.
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    I assumed you had (good handling skills).

    I would have the dog's hips checked to make sure there is no degeneration before doing something like agility. For a lot of working-type dogs, pain is something they are willing to ignore.

    JMTC. My border collie had severe hip dysplasia. Uh, guess you'd think of this, since you are a PT. But I mention it because Shepards are prone to problems.
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