Basenji Breeders Cheyenne WY

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Frontier Veterinary Clinic
(888) 897-0744
501 E Riding Club Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Church, Christopher, Dvm - Cheyenne Pet Clinic
(307) 635-4121
3740 E Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY

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Smiley, Kelly, Dvm - Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Celhaus German Shepherds
(307) 674-4800
4817 Big Horn Ave
Sheridan, WY
Breeds
German Shepherd Dog

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Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY
Services
veterinary medicine
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7 days per week and after hours!

Cheyenne Pet Clinic
(307) 635-4121
3740 E Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY

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Asay, Emily, Dvm - Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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RobbinsRun Pomeranians
(307) 788-0202
PO Box 67
Huntley, WY
Breeds
Pomeranian

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KS Ranch Heelers
(307) 267-1956
38605 Buffalo Creek Rd
Arminto, WY
Breeds
Australian Cattle Dog

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Basenji - Guide to Basenjis

Basenji Description: The Basenji is one of the most ancient breeds dating back to the pharaohs. This sleek and elegant breed can be found in Egyptian tombs and wall drawings dating back thousands of years ago. Also known as the "Congo Dog", they were originally bred for hunting small game by coursing.

When Egypt fell, the Basenji breed became scarce. It is possible these dogs were given up when Egypt lost a war against Sudan and valuable items such as dogs were turned over along with precious metals and women.

Basenjis were first exported to England in 1895, but they perished due to distemper. In 1937, another attempt to England was made while a pair of dogs were also exported to the United States. There was only one survivor from the litter produced by this pair in the US - a male named Boris. In 1941, a female was imported and was mated with Boris. And, together, they produced the first American litter of Basenjis.

The name Basenji means "small wild thing from the bush".

Height: The heigh for a Basenji is approximately 17 inches (43 cm) for dogs and 16 inches (40 cm) for bitches.

Weight: The weight for Basenji dogs is approximately 24 pounds (11 kg) and 22 pounds (10 kg) for bitches.

Coat Type: The Basenji has a short, smooth, shiny and very fine coat. Grooming is minimal. Very light or no shedding. The Basenji cleans itself the same way a cat does. Ideal for an owner with allergies.

Color: Acceptable colors for the Basenji's coat include: chestnut red; pure black; tricolor (pure black, chestnut red and white); and brindle (black stripes on a background of chestnut red); all with white feet, chest and tail tip. White legs, blaze and collar are optional. White should not dominate the primary color.

Temperament: The Basenji is alert, playful, energetic and curious. It is independent, yet also affectionate and does not like to left alone for long periods. This breed doesn't bark, but makes a sound like a mix of a chortle and yodel. These dogs should not be trusted with non-canine animals and their owner should be aware of their climbing abilities which enables them to easily climb chain wire fences. The Basenji does best with older, good children. They like to chew, so its owner should give them plenty of toys. The Basenji can be reserved with strangers. It does well with training and is eager to please its master.

Health Problems: According to results from a 2004 UK Kennel Club survey, many Basenjis suffer from PRA, which causes blindness and Fanconi's syndrome - an inheritable disorder in which the kidneys fail to reabsorb electrolytes and nutrients. This can cause kidney failure. The most common health issues noted by owners were dermatological and urologic. Other health issues include hip dysplasia, resulting in loss of mobility and arthritis-like symptoms and malabsorption, or immunoproliferative enteropathy - an autoimmune intestinal disease that leads to anorexia, chronic diar...

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