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has been featured in National TV and
Radio shows like Voice of America
and has been
dogs ever since he was 14 years old.
players, NFL players, professional
golfers, singers, wrestlers, governors, CEOs,
billionaire entrepreneurs, and many other celebrities
trust Ty because of his unique approach to training
He has trained dogs in 18 states
in the U.S.A and four other countries worldwide
and has spent several years working with high
level executive protection dogs who make wonderful
family pets, but potent guardians if called
is an internationally recognized Expert
Animal Communicator and Master
who has authored 6 books on Animal Communication
and has been featured in several TV
and Radio shows such as the
Wayne & Jayne Radio Show and Whole Life Radio
with Carmen & John LaMarca.
Her uncanny insight
into 'animal thought' comes from having intimately
worked with over 6,200 animals during the past
30 years, which is why we trust her profound
experience when she speaks.
Dr. Susan Lauten
Lauten has a Masters in Animal Nutrition
and a Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences.
Recently a guest of
Marty Becker on "Top Vets Talk Pets"
and interviewed by The Oregon Live,
she has authored several peer-reviewed articles
and veterinary nutrition reference book chapters.
With 5 years of experience teaching Veterinary
Nutrition at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital,
Dr. Lauten brings unequalled veterinary perspective
into how your dog should be cared for both medically
has a current practice which teaches nearly
200 young dog owners to train
their dogs in obedience and
Having spent over 40 years training
dogs, Sally has proven experience in helping
dogs to love and obey their owners and bond
deeply with them - while guiding owners to truly
appreciate the wonderful gift of friendship
this inevitably brings.
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Also known as:
African Bush Dog, African Barkless Dog, Ango Angari,
Avuvi, Congo Dog, Zande Dog, The Jumping Up And
AKC Ranking: 84
Country of Origin, History of the breed
The Basenji is one of the
most ancient dog breeds. Originating on the
continent of Africa, it has been venerated
by humans for thousands of years. Basenjis
can be seen on steles in the tombs of Egyptian
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Description of the
Basenji are small, square,
unusual, elegant, athletic dogs, with a smooth
silky, lustrous, coat of copper, red, black
and tan, black and brindle, usually with white
feet and white on the chest and tip of the
Individuals may also sport a white
facial blaze, white legs and/or a white collar.
The back is level; the legs are long, and the forehead
is furrowed with wrinkles, giving it a worried look.
The ears are straight and open in the front and
its tail is set high and curls up over and slightly
to either side of the back. Its eyes are small and
almond shaped. Its thighs are muscular, and it has
a flat skull.
Dogs 16-17 inches (41-43 cm.)
Bitches 15-16 inches (38-41 cm.)
Dogs 22-26 pounds (10-12 kg.)
Bitches 20-25 pounds (9-11 kg.)
Temperament of the Breed
The Basenji is alert, proud, independent,
affectionate, demanding, energetic, playful, intelligent,
charming, eager to please and curious. They can
be reserved with strangers but can also form strong
bonds with people. It should not be trusted with
non-canine pets. They are usually patient, but do
best with older considerate children.
The Basenji dislikes wet weather.
They like to chew, so giving them lots of toys of
their own would be a good idea. The breed likes
to climb and can easily get over chain wire fences.
It does not bark and makes a low, liquid ululation
instead. It can be described as speedy, frisky,
tireless at play and teasing the owner into play.
The Basenji needs vigorous daily
exercise. They have a tendency to become fat and
lazy unless the owner is consistent about it. This
breed needs a long daily walk.
Basenjis are highly intelligent
and learn quickly, but they also have a cat-like
independence and "self-motivation" which
can make them somewhat casual about obedience. They
respond well to training but their strong desire
to play can lead to behavior problems if left alone.
The Basenji will do okay in an
apartment if it gets enough exercise. It is very
active indoors and a small yard will do. The Basenji
is happiest when it is kept with two or three other
The Basenji washes itself with
its paws, sheds little to no hair and has no doggie
smell, so very little grooming (minimal brushing
and bathing) is needed. This is a good dog for people
This breed is prone to Fanconi's
syndrome (kidney problems), genetic Hemolytic Anemia,
hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, malabsorption,
anorexia, diarrhea, persistent pupillary membrane
and eye problems.
Life Expectancy: About
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