Learn more about basenjis and where to get one

If you want to learn more about basenjis or possibly getting a basenji puppy or and adult, we have provided a few resources on this page, including a e-book published by our club, our club’s breeder directory and some key websites at the bottom of the page.

 

Contacting breeders early is key to getting a puppy.  Why?

  • The number of basenji breeders is small compared to other very popular dog breeds.  You might have to travel farther distance to get one.  
  • Most basenji puppies are born in the fall or winter. They typically go to their new homes in the beginning in the calendar year.  Unfortunately, your chances are small any other time of the year of bringing home a puppy.
  • Most responsible breeders have reservation lists for puppies. Contact them early to secure a spot.
  • If you are looking for an adult, some breeders have them available from time to time.  Rescue is also another great option for older dogs.
Demand is unusually high for puppies of all breeds, including basenjis.  Most basenji breeders have full waiting lists for the 2020-2021 fall breeding season.  If you not already on a waiting list, your best chances are for the 2021-2022 breeding season.  Basenji Rescue (BRAT) is also an option (link below).
Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin

Where to Get a Basenji

We provide this listing as courtesy to the basenji breeder in our club. Contact any one of them if you want to learn more about basenjis, interested in meeting one, or bringing one into your home. If you have trouble contacting or finding basenji breeders, please contact us.  

Basenji Club of America Breeder Directory

Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin Breeder Directory

Basenji Rescue and Transport (BRAT)

ILLINOIS

Rick Calmelat

Rick Calmelat

Casa Noble Basenjis

15+ Years in Breed

Nothing currently available.

Michelle Gahgan

Michelle Gahgan

Rafikis Basenjis

25+ Years in Breed

Occasional adults available.

Sue Joyner

Sue Joyner

Joy-Us Basenjis

30+ Years in Breed

Nothing currently available.

Karla Schreiber

Karla Schreiber

New World Basenjis

25+ Years in Breed 

Nothing currently available

MINNESOTA

Kristine Hagen

Kristine Hagen

Faded Rose Basenjis

20+ Years in Breed

Nothing currently available.

Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Ankhu Basenjis

25+ Years in Breed

Contact Laura Mae Hesse (Wisconsin) for inquiries.

Sally Wuornos

Sally Wuornos

Sonbar Basenjis

45+ Years in Breed

Litter planned for Fall/Winter 2020.

WISCONSIN

Laura Mae Hesse

Laura Mae Hesse

Laurel Basenjis

45+ Years in Breed

Two litters planned for fall/winter 2020.

Pat Wand

Pat Wand

Magic Paws Basenjis

30+ Years in Breed

Nothing currently available

 

 

MICHIGAN

Suzanne La Croix, MS PhD

Suzanne La Croix, MS PhD

Bon Mot Basenjis

25+ years in Breed

Adults occasionally available to basenji-experienced homes

MISSOURI

Annette Muenter

Annette Muenter

Sunrise Basenjis

Litter planned for fall/winter 2020. 

TEXAS

Wanda Pooley

Wanda Pooley

Adventureland Basenjis

30+ Years in Breed No Longer Breeding

Disclaimer: The Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin does not recommend, guarantee, endorse, nor rate breeders, their kennels, or their stock. Individual dogs are not examined by the BCOSW. Buyers should be certain to check all matters relating to registration, health, quality, and stud agreements with the breeders, sellers, or stud owners before making any decision.

Our Basenji Book

Learn about the basenji’s unique characteristics & discover its many endearing charms . This is for the new or prospective owner & gives insight on breed traits. Written to help promote your enjoyment of your basenji & enable you to avoid problems in training and care. Available at  Amazon.com

Resources

Learn About Basenjis

The American Kennel Club

  • The AKC “Basenji” pages give you one stop shopping for all of your questions about basenjis.

AKC Standard of the Basenji

  • A description of what a basenji should look like, how it should move and behave.

The Basenji Club of America, Inc. 

  • Visit the Basenji University to learn all about basenjis from the national experts!

The United Kennel Club

  • The UKC is an international dog registry. It sanctions dog shows and performance events.

Look Up Pedigrees & Health Information

Basenji Club of America Health Statement

  • The basenji is a generally healthy breed with only a few signficant hereditary diseases of concern.  This statement by the AKC parent club provides an overview of the heriditary conditions that you should be aware of and ask about when getting a basenji.

The Orthopedic Foundation For Animals – OFA

  • On the OFA website, you can find information and test kits (e.g. fanconi syndrome) for health testing specific to basenjis  as well as look up results for specific basenjis.

Zande Basenji Database

  • Look up the pedigree of almost any basenji registered with a kennel club

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