The following are health results gathered from Tambuzi bred Basenjis or Basenjis owned by myself. A range of tests and screening process are conducted in the Tambuzi Health Management Program:

  • Molecular DNA testing for diseases
  • Hip evaluation
  • Eye screening; all puppies at 6-7 weeks old
  • Molecular DNA profiling of every puppy bred with health status
  • Molecular DNA parentage verification of every puppy bred

Blanket testing where possible. I eye screen all puppies at 6-7 weeks. Testing whole litters gives a holistic picture of health issues. Whereas, luck might have it that the one pup kept for breeding is tested as normal. However, the pathology of a disease might be present in other puppies. The health issue might have been expressed in other puppies, sold as companions, that were not screened.

Testing for disease in a methodical and scientific manner will ultimately uncover health issues. That is a good thing. If you don’t look you shall not find! If you don’t find issues they cannot be managed or eliminated. Finding a health concern in a bloodline is not a slur on the breeder. Breeders that test for health issues should be commended for spending the time, money and effort managing the issue. The same cannot be said of those breeders who do not test, test and do nothing and/or are not educated in the health concerns of the breed.

Key
AbbreviationFull NameAbbreviationFull Name
ASAPAustralian Small Animal Pathology (AUST)AVAAustralian Veterinary Association
GSSGenetic Science Services (AUST)PKDPyruvate Kinase Deficiency
OFAOrthopedic Foundation for Animal (USA)PRAProgressive Retinal Atrophy
PPMPersistent Pupillary MembraneNBPHNormal by Parentage History

For ease of reporting the hip results in the following table have been converted to the OFA scoring system; Excellent, Good, Fair etc

This list is work in progress and is not complete.

Tambuzi health at a glance
NameFanconiEyes1.Hips
2.Elbow
ThyroidDNA Profile1.PKD
2.Zygosity
Ch Tamsala Fire And Ice
15/06/1997
Lindi
Normal
Normal1. Excellent
NormalGSS BAS593
ASAP 11-054943
ASAP 13-017395
1. Normal
Ch Tambuzi The Tamperer (AI)
16/05/1999
Meja
NormalNormal1. Excellent
Normal GSS BAS590
ASAP 11-054944
Ch Tambuzi Totally Trifik
22/06/2001
Triton
Probable
Carrier
PPM One very fine
iris/iris in
right eye
Cataracts Normal
PRA Normal

Normal GSS BAS592
ASAP 11-054945
Tambuzi Totally Taboo
22/06/2001
Oscar
NormalNormal1. Excellent
Normal GSS BAS594
ASAP 11-054946
Ch Tambuzi Totally Tamika
22/06/2001
Tamika
PPM Iris/iris in both
eyes
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
1. Good
GSS BAS631
Ch Tambuzi Maximum Ovadrive
06/06/2003
Bandit
NormalPPM One small iris/iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
1. Good
Normal GSS BAS591
Ch Tambuzi Gubraithian Fire
16/06/2006
Phoenix
PPM Very slight iris/iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
GSS BAS3973
Am Ch Tambuzi Kelele (exp USA)
17/06/2000
Kelele
Probable
Normal
Normal1. Good
2. Normal
Ch Tambuzi Secret Keeper
16/06/2006
Harry
NormalPPM Iris/iris both eyes
PRA-BJ1 Carrier
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
1. GoodGSS BAS3972
ASAP 11-054948
ASAP 13-017674
1. Normal
Ch Tambuzi Gubraithian Fire
16/06/2006
Phoenix
PPM Slight Iris/iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
GSS BAS3973
Ch Tambuzi Isleof Azzkaban
16/06/2006
Hermione
PPM Slight Iris/iris right
eye
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
GSS BAS3974
Gr Ch Tambuzi At Light Speed
02/07/2007
Halle
NormalPPM Very slight Iris/iris
PRA-BJ1 Normal
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
1. GoodASAP 11-054947
ASAP 13-017667
1. Normal
Ch Neut Ch Tambuzi Slip Steam
02/07/2007
Bindi
Probable
Carrier
PPM Very slight Iris/iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
1. Excellent
Tambuzi Singularity
02/07/2007
Shani
Probable
Carrier
PPM Very slight Iris/iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Tambuzi Temporal Shift
02/07/2007
Ruby
Probable
Carrier
PPM Very slight Iris/iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Tambuzi Warp Ten
02/07/2007
Ruby
Probable
Carrier
PPM Very slight Iris/iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Ch Tambuzi How Soon Is Now
30/06/2010
Sierra
Normal (NBPH)PPM Slight iris to iris
PRA-BJ1 Carrier
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
1. Good
2. Normal
ASAP 11-0549241. Normal (NBPH)
2. 89%
Tambuzi Boom Boom Pow
30/06/2010
Normal (NBPH)PPM Slight iris to iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Tambuzi Se A Vida E
30/06/2010
Oliver
Normal (NBPH)PPM Slight iris to iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Tambuzi Shut Up And Drive
30/06/2010
Charlie
Normal (NBPH)PPM Slight iris to iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Tambuzi Take On Me
30/06/2010
Ben
Normal (NBPH)PPM Slight iris to iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Tambuzi Viva La Vida
30/06/2010
Austin
Normal (NBPH)PPM Slight iris to iris
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
NL/Ger Ch Tambuzi Jetset Jensen
(exp NL)
19/06/2005
Jenson
Probable
Carrier
Normal1. Excellent
Tambuzi Jetset Jaxon
16/06/2005
Jaxon
Normal
Tambuzi Jetset To Jerlin
19/06/2005
T-Jay
Probable
Normal
PPM Small iris/iris & iris to cornea
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Tambuzi Jetset Jimmy
19/06/2005
Jimmy
PPM Faint iris/iris right
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
Coloboma – Left eye
(on head)
Ch Debrak On The Road Again (AI)
05/07/2009
Ringo
NormalPPM Very slight iris to iris
PRA-BJ1 Normal
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
1. Exellent
2. Normal
ASAP 13-0174881. Normal
2. 74%
Ch Tambuzi The Sherpaof Annapurna
01/07/2012
Tobi
Normal (NBPH)Normal
PRA-BJ1 Normal (NBPH)
ASAP 12-0157281. Normal (NBPH)
Ch Tambuzi The Rinpocheof Qinghai
01/07/2012
Ruby
Normal (NBPH)Normal
PRA-BJ1 Normal (NBPH)
ASAP 12-0158881. Normal (NBPH)
Tambuzi The Lhakpa La
01/07/2012
Tuco
Normal (NBPH)Normal
PRA-BJ1 Normal (NBPH)
ASAP 12-0157701. Normal (NBPH)
Tambuzi The Kangchenjunga
01/07/2012
Khalani
Normal (NBPH)PPM One minute iris to cornea right
PRA-BJ1 Normal (NBPH)
Cataract Normal
PRA Normal
ASAP 12-0157631. Normal (NBPH)
Tambuzi The Nine WorldsNormal (NBPH)NormalASAP 13-0232391. Normal (NBPH)
Tambuzi TutanekaiNormal (NBPH)PPM Minute iris-iris, Late onset PRA (PRA-BJ1) CarrierASAP 13-0269001. Normal (NBPH)
Tambuzi The Fian WarriorNormal (NBPH)PPM Minute iris-irisASAP 13-0215801. Normal (NBPH)
Tambuzi The Seventh WaveNormal (NBPH)PPM Minute iris-iris, one iris to cornea ASAP 13-0219971. Normal (NBPH)
Ch Tambuzi The Isle Of AvalonNormal (NBPH)PPM Minute iris to iris, Late onset PRA (PRA-BJ1) CarrierASAP 13-0215041. Normal (NBPH)
Tambuzi The ValkyrieNormal (NBPH)PPM Minute iris to irisASAP 13-0344321. Normal (NBPH)
Ch Tambuzi Secret Of Roan InishNormal (NBPH)PPM Minute iris to iris, Late onset PRA (PRA-BJ1) CarrierASAP 13-0342891. Normal (NBPH)