Breeder Referral

The following breeders are members of the Evergreen Basenji Club and have agreed to be listed as a source of education and information on purchasing a Basenji. The Evergreen Basenji Club recommends you contact several of the breeders before you make a choice of owning a Basenji or you can email the Breeder Referral Chair, Therese Liemback, at 360-666-8585 or referral@evergreenbasenjiclub.org. These breeders are members in good standing with the Evergreen Basenji Club, and subscribe to its Code of Ethics. However, the EBC does not guarantee the services of these breeders, and can not be involved in contractual agreements between breeder and buyer. The following health problems (probably genetic) can occur in Basenjis.

  • Fanconi (a debilitating kidney disease)
  • Eye problems
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hemolytic Anemia (PK)
  • Thyroid

It is important for breeders to be knowledgeable about these health problems and the occurrence within their own pedigrees. Breeding stock should be tested and results for Fanconi, Hip dysplasia, PK and Thyroid can be found on the OFA website, www.offa.org. More information on these Basenji health problems is available on the BCOA website.

Buyer Beware, there are many possible sources which one could obtain a Basenji puppy. Pet shops, Puppy mills, irresponsible breeders all seek to sell puppies for a profit. They make many promises and guarantees regarding health, quality and temperament which are not necessarily true, the results of which sometime end up in a rescue situation. The Evergreen Basenji Club, the Basenji Club of America, or other regional Basenji clubs place upon its memberships certain responsibilities through peer pressure or written documents such as a code of ethics. EBC does not recommend any breeder which does not belong to such an organization.

Looking for a specific color? The following applies:
R=Red; Tri = Black, tan and white; Brin = Brindle; B = Black and white

Kennel Name: Baraka Basenji
Colors: R, Tri, Brin
Breeder: Bill and Paul Bowlus-Root
Address: Kirkland, WA
Phone: (425) 576-8177
E-mail: brinc@brincnet.com
Web: <http://www.barakabasenji.com/>

Kennel Name: Blue Note Basenjis
Colors: R, Tri
Breeder: Joell Coltrane & Holly Hamilton
Address: Everett, WA
Phone: (206) 932-2113
E-mail: joellcoltrane@hotmail.com
Web:

Kennel Name: dLucks Basenjis
Colors: R
Breeder: Nancy Sherman and Natalie Scherwin
Address: 48748 Maple Lane, Ferndale, WA
Phone: (206) 910-5514
E-mail: natalie.scher@hotmail.com
Web: <http://www.dlucksbasenjis.com>

Kennel Name: FoPaws
Colors: R, Tri, B
Breeder: Kevin and Therese Leimback
Address: PO Box 850, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: (360) 666-8585
E-mail: Tugsun@solidweb.com
Web: <http://www.fopawsbasenjipuppies.com/>

Kennel Name: Jumoke
Colors: R, Tri, Brin
Breeder: Bryan Gregory
Address: Woodinville, WA
Phone: (425) 485-6758
E-mail: basenjis@jumoke.com
Web: <http://www.jumoke.com/index.htm>

Kennel Name: Makindu
Colors: R, Tri, B
Breeder: Brenda Phillips
Address: Renton, WA
Phone: (253) 217-1466
E-mail: ciarasmom@yahoo.com
Web: <http://www.makindubasenjis.com/>

Kennel Name: My Tym
Colors: R
Breeder: Dee Lowitt
Address: Fairview, OR
Phone: (503) 674-7883
E-mail: dee@mytym-basenjis.com
Web:

Kennel Name: Platinum
Colors: R, Tri, B, Brin
Breeder: Larry & Mary K. Quinnett
Address: Enumclaw, WA
Phone: (360) 825-5195
E-mail: LMKQuinnett@msn.com
Web: <http://www.quinnett.net>

Kennel Name: Salish Sea
Colors: R, Brin
Breeder: Lisa Saban
Address: South Colby, WA
Phone: (360) 871-4397
E-mail: salish_sea@yahoo.com
Web: <http://salishseabasenjis.com>

Kennel Name: Taji
Colors: R, Tri, B, Brin
Breeder: Katie Campbell
Address: Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 933-5798
E-mail: taji@ktcampbell.com
Web: <http://www.ktcampbell.com/taji/>

Kennel Name: ‘Tisa Basenjis
Colors: R
Breeder: Fred and Joyce Hughes
Address: Pocatello, ID
Phone: (208) 233-9323
E-mail: curlytails@q.com
Web:

Kennel Name: Zamaradi Basenjis
Colors: R, Bri
Breeder: Jeffrey & Sarah Falkner
Address: Puyallup, WA
Phone: (253) 380-2090
E-mail: zamaradibasenjis@gmail.com
Web: <http://zamaradibasenjis.com>

Kennel Name: Dibu Basenjis
Colors: R
Breeder: James Johannes
Address: SeaTac, WA
Phone: (206) 679-0452
E-mail: jamesj@dibubasenjis.com
Web: <http://dibubasenjis.com>