Big Giveaway

Do you own a Basenji or like to own one? Well, it will not be a surprise since Basenjis are very intelligent and skilful breed of dogs. These characteristics made the Basenjis as one of the most competitive dog breeds. In fact, you can often see them in dog competitions.

Prize Indemnity Insurance is currently offering a big giveaway for all interested Basenji owners. Anyone interested can apply. You only have to send two pictures, (1) you and your Basenji and (2) your Basenji in action, and a short text describing your dog. Send your entries to our contact form. The winner will get a training gear including teeter-totters, elevated walks, clothing, bait bags, bells and whistles, training vests, clicker training, and more. It will also include a grooming kit and treats. This one-of-a-kind prize will only be given to one lucky winner.

One person is only allowed to send one entry. Otherwise, they will be disqualified. The winner will be announced at the end of September. If the winner fails to get their prize within 7 days, it’ll be given to the runner-up.

If you have more questions about the giveaway contest, you can send Prize Indemnity Insurance a message.

A Quick Guide to Raising a Basenji

The Basenji is a nice dog to have. Its loyal and loving nature makes it a perfect pet for all sorts of ages – from kids to adults. One unique characteristic that sets it apart from most common “house dogs” is its “barkless” nature. Although it does not bark, it produces a unique sound that is similar to chuckling with a little combination of a yodel.

You will clearly distinguish the dog from its wrinkled forehead, proud stance, and a tightly curled tail. It runs fast and moves quickly that is why it was used as a hunting dog in the past.

Habit Patterns and Behaviours

It runs fast and is very agile. The quick movements are accompanied by graceful strides that made it very popular to a lot of people. Temper and anger burst are not an issue with the Basenjis that is why is also applicable to young dog lovers.

The Basenjis are highly intelligent so it would not be hard to train them. Proper training and commands must be enforced while they are still young to get the most out of this type of dog. Teaching them how to sit, stop, and come are the most basic command that must be taught.

They are known to be loyal and loving to their owners but can be very aloof when faced with a stranger.

Health Concerns

Just like any dog, the Basenjis are prone to the common dog complications such as Parvovirus. But breed-specific issues for this kind must be carefully checked. Health issues like Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), kidney disease, hypothyroidism, and haemolytic anaemia are the most common so always have your dog checked by a vet.

Is Pet Insurance Really for You?

There are a lot blogs and reviews about having your pet insured. The information you will get may sometimes become confusing because both the sides saying that “pet insurance is just a waste of money” and “pet insurance is really worth it” have very strong points to back up their claims.

Some will say that acquiring pet insurance will only cost you more than what you are spending when you are not under pet insurance. This claim has a strong basis based on numbers because you are, in fact, forced to shell out money on fixed schedules to make sure that your pet is insured no matter what trouble he might get in. The sad part is that even if your pet is not getting any complications, you are still paying for the insurance.

On the other hand, some say that insuring your pet always comes with a price. Not paying to be safe will defeat the purpose of “insuring”. On a more positive side, it is just like saving up for unexpected happenings that may need serious medical attention for your pet. This is the same concept of having a Contingency Insurance for humans who might get in to the most unusual problems but will still get insured.

Both the two claims have their points and it will still depend on you as a pet owner if you are going to apply for a pet insurance or not. If you own a pet that only stays at home with kids, you probably don’t need any insurance because of the lesser chance of getting into trouble. But if your pet likes to compete, maybe pet insurance will greatly benefit you and your pet.

Understanding the Basenji’s “Cool” but Focused Nature

You have probably read a lot in the internet saying how graceful and “barkless” the Basenjis are. That is just true about their temper but there is more about the Basenjis than that.

The Basenji is very agile and fast that is why it became one of the favourite breeds to be used for hunting during the old times. At first, the Basenji may be dubbed as very “cool” because of its quite and calm nature but little do most people know that they are well-focused creatures. These dogs have a high level of intelligence and will focus on a subject until they have accomplished it.

For aspiring owners of the Basenji, it is important to know that these dogs need to have sufficient physical and mental activities for them to develop completely. Without enough exercise, both mentally and physically, the Basenji may get bored and chew up objects around it.

Its intelligence must be carefully directed by the owner for it not to get wasted. The dog is a busy and curious creature that is why leaving them to stray around is not a good idea. If you acquired one as a puppy, you can try to teach them the simple “sit, stay, and come” commands and there is a very high chance that they will learn it quickly.

They may not be the type who barks around but they are very alert when it comes to strangers. Their loyalty remains intact with their masters and if someone new to them comes, they may not treat them with the same kindness as what they give their masters.