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Responsible Dog Ownership
Owning a Basenji is a 12-16+ year commitment. Ensuring your dog is well looked after and follow the law. The care of your dog and its manners is your responsibility.
VBBA member verified health results – coming soon.
What’s new at the Victorian Basenji Breed Association Inc?
Breeders Guide and Recommendations for the Management and Eradication of Heritable Diseases
In October 2014 the VBBA launched a Breeders Guide and Recommendations for the Management and Eradication of Heritable Disease that affect the Basenji. The Club also launched an Assured Breeders Programme which offers some assurance to potential puppies purchasers that breeders displaying the Assured Breeders Programme logo have had the breeding verified by the Club’s Historian to ensure that it complies with the mandatory health requirement designated by the program. The Assured Breeders Programme is awarded each for for each breeding so that members of the public can be confident about the purchase of a puppy from the breeder concerned.
Microchip Reminder Service
As part of the VBBA Second Effort Programme the Club has launched a Microchip Reminder Service website for Basenji owners, including those who are not members of the VBBA, to load their dogs microchip details. Breeders can also lodge litters. The purpose of the database is to act as a reminder service. Every so often we will send an email to registrants to remind them to ensure their Basenjis microchip details is up-to-date with their chosen national microchip registry. This is particularly useful if you move home and in the stress of moving you forget to change your microchip details. Also in the event that a breeder has registered the microchips of a litter a dog can be traced back to the breeder should the dog be lost and the owner not be found. All dogs must have their microchip lodged with a national registry and we also check that the all microchips lodged with us are also lodged with a registry such as Central Animal Records and National Pet Registry.
What is the Victorian Basenji Breed Association Inc?
The Victorian Basenji Breed Association Inc.is a not for profit organisation that has been formed to represent the interests of Basenji’s and their owners. The Association is dedicated to the promotion and protection of the Basenji. The Club was incorporated on the 31 October 2012 and came about from suggestions by companion members from another organisation.
The VBBA is fully inclusive of all people that have an interest in the Basenji, whether you actually own one, are looking at owning one, are a previous owner or just admire the breed. We represent people who undertake all manner of activities with their Basenji whether he be your walking partner, much loved family companion, show dog, obedience dog, tracking dog or anything else……the VBBA was formed to support everyone.
What is the key focus of Victorian Basenji Breed Association Inc?
The Association has a strong focus on education of Basenji owners along with the health and welfare of the breed. The club offers friendly advice and assistance to anyone interested in owning a Basenji. The Victorian Basenji Breed Association also assist Basenjis that are in need though our breed rescue and re-homing service www.basenjirescue.net.au