The following links may be of interest to Basenji enthusiasts. Click on the heading image or links in the text. The linked website will open in a new window.
The Victorian Basenji Breed Association inc. is located in Victoria, Australia. The Club is a not for profit Basenji Club that represents the interests of Basenjis their breeders and owners. The Club holds many events throughout the year, has health management recommendations for its breeder members and encourages responsible pet ownership.
In 2012 the committee of the Victorian Basenji Breed Association saw a need for a national Basenji rescue and adoption service and website. The Basenji Rescue Net Australia website was launched soon after. The Basenjis Rescue Net Australia website is the place to look for Basenjis who are looking to be adopted. The Victorian Basenji Breed Association though its Basenji Rescue Net Australia website as assisted a number of Basenjis to find forever homes.
This magnificent Basenji resource is managed by Sally Wallis, Zande Basenjis, UK. The Basenji Pedigree Database has over 98,000 records and Basenji owners can trace their Basenji back to the original African stock. Baseni breeders fund this database invaluable when researching pedigrees and lines. Health information for fanconi syndrome and late on-set PRA is also recorded.
The Basenji Club of America represents Basenjis enthusiast in the United States. Each year the Basenji Club of America puts on a National Specialty with many events including conformation, lure coursing, agility, rally, breeder education, meetings and more. People come from all over the country and even foreign countries to be at the annual events.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Columbia, Missouri that aims to research and prevent orthopedic and hereditary diseases in companion animals. The OFA has an extensive database which the public can search for companion animals testing results – as long as the test was conducted through the OFA network.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is a registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States. In addition to maintaining its pedigree registry, this kennel club also promotes and sanctions events for purebred dogs, including the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, an annual event which predates the official forming of the AKC. Unlike most other countries’ kennels clubs, the AKC is not part of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (World Canine Organization).
The Australian National Kennel Council Ltd (ANKC Ltd) is the peak body in Australia responsible for promoting breeding, showing, trialling, obedience, and other canine-related activities and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs by individuals across Australia. It was formed in Sydney in 1949.
The Australian Canine Eye Scheme (ACES) is a national assessment system for registered dog breeds that offers a reliable screening service for a range of congenital and inherited eye conditions. Eye assessments are carried out by registered veterinary eye specialists. The program is administered by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) to ensure it meets national quality assurance standards and is endorsed by the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) as a reliable screening service, valuable to dog breeders and owners.
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