Saida and Kito
These two are my current pets. I have had this breed since 1969, when I found a little girl I called Princess on Death Row at the North Vancouver SPCA. They had no idea of her breed; nor did the vet who treated her for the first year of our relationship. I like to have Basenjis in pairs because they make great companions for each other as well as for me and my wife, and when we're not home, they're not alone. Kito was bred by Christine Kempster from her girl Lani, and we rescued Saida from a Petland store. It was her 3rd, and at 5 months she desperately required a home and family. She has her due claws because she was born in a puppy mill, and they were not attended to in her first days. She has a wonderful personality, and is one of the few female Basenjis I've had that is not alpha. She tries, but Kito will have none of it, although when we stacked their crates she got to sleep in the penthouse, as you see in a photo near the end of this Gallery.