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from the photographer and Bantu Basenjis & Ridgebacks. c. 2011
How It All Began...
Pippi (mSBOS DC Khani's
Achtung Baby SC AOM)
came to us in 2004 and
was truly a spoiled
princess; from surveying
her kingdom from atop a
trampoline, to relaxing in a
recliner, she stole our
hearts and was a wonderful
ambassador for the Basenji
breed. We were told from
the start that Basenjis are
like potato chips... you can't
have just one! It was very
true - and along came T.K.
(DC Devils Peak TW Call of
What is a Basenji?
Basenjis are better known as the barkless dog of
Africa but are far from silent! Most make yodeling or
"baroo" noises and can scream like a child should
they not like something, such as being locked in
their crate. "Bantu", also thought to mean "native to
the bush" in some cultures, is also thought to
mean "basenji" in some African dialects where
natives still hunt with their dogs today.
The basenji is an athletic, intelligent dog that has a
very high prey drive and desire to run and chase.
Looking for an easily trained dog that hangs on
your every command and can run off leash at the
park? The basenji might not be the dog for you!
The basenji can be aloof with strangers and
stubborn at times, but they are loyal
companions to the patient owner.
|Home of current contenders...
"Mimi" ~ GCH Bantu's Rated M for Mature JC
"Maestro" ~ CH Bantu's Illustrated Overture JC
"D.W." ~ CH Bantu's Comeback Queen JC
And home of their well known Mama...
"Petra" ~ mBISS SBOS GCH DC Bantu's Playing Rochambeau SC,mAOM
Welcome to Bantu Basenjis!
In 2006 T.K. sired a litter at Tazamisha Basenjis - which brought us Twist, a red
basenji girl (mBIF SBIF FC Tazamisha Shasta Tiki Twist SC). Twist has her
daddy's silly attitude, spunk and desire to run! Twisty is major pointed but hasn't
had as much success in the show ring, so she sticks to lure coursing.
T.K. and Pippi became fast friends and enjoyed running the Basenji 500
throughout the house and yard. We lost Pippi to Fanconi Syndrome in December
2009, and T.K. spends more time nowadays as a couch potato.
Mimi easilycompleted her
AKC Grand Championship
title and is going to let her
little sister, D.W., and brother
Maestro move up to the
Specials ring now to earn
their GCH's. Watch our latest
news page to see how they
all try to fill Mama Petra's big
pawprints on their way to
Dual Championships as they
begins coursing careers in
Then in 2008 came Petra... can you say "oops"? Clearly doG (and Pippi and TK!)
had other plans for us! This funny girl keeps us on our toes, and easily earned her
AKC Grand Championship and multiple Best In Specialty Show awards. Petra also
earned her field title, making her a Dual Champion! This girl definitely causes
heads to turn!
|All photos on this website are not to be copied or used without written
permission from the photographer and Bantu Basenjis c. 2015