Our puppies are raised in our home, not outside in kennels
Our puppies are raised in our home which is a good start in their socialisation & gets them accustom to all the hustle and bustle of a household. They are also introduced to all of our visitors & have lots of play time with them. We evaluate our litters for show potential at 8 weeks of age. After the puppies have been graded, each individual puppy is then matched with the most suitable home for them on our waiting list. Puppies can leave for their new homes between 9 and 10 weeks of age.
Help puppy to settle into his new home
If at all practical I like to deliver the puppy to his new home and help him to settle in so he is already in familiar surroundings by the time I leave him with his new family. We have found this method works very well and greatly reduces the stress on the puppy of travelling to a new home, with new people and new surroundings and helps puppy settle quickly into his new home.
Vet checked, microchipped and vaccinated
Puppies have been vaccinated, wormed, microchipped, vet checked & have been eye tested by a qualified Animal Opthamologist before they leave us. They are also registered with the Victorian Canine Association, on limited registration; which means the papers show all the puppies details and pedigree but the puppy is not for breeding or showing. They are also sold with a written agreement that they be desexed and will receive $50 back once we sight a copy of the desexing receipt or certificate.
Each of our puppies also take home with them a Puppy Pack which includes a folder containing diet sheets,loads of information, a favorite toy, a nylabone and food. We also advise that you leave a puppy blanket with us when you visit the puppies so that it can get the smells from his mum and litter mates on it to take home with him so puppy has some familiar smells to help settle him for his first few nights away from his littermates.
Advice and support
We love each and every puppy that we breed so we are available for the lifetime of your Basenji for back-up advice, support, tips & guidance and we look forward to updates & photos from time to time. If at any time your circumstances change and you find yourself unable to care for your dog any longer please contact us and never leave your Basenji at a shelter.
Basenjis can live from 13 -15 years on average so adding a new puppy to your family should never be an impulse decision !!
Afrikenji's 2004 litter of puppies minus 1 puppy who was too busy playing to come for the photo
Left to right - Jinja, Sunny, Arrow & Tuuli