Here at Mzalia, we do not breed every year. We breed only when we want a puppy, and then only after careful selection of the most suitable Stud Dog for the bitch that we will be breeding with. Our primary concerns are for soundness, type and temperament. We fully recognise and appreciate the responsibility that it is us, the breeder's of today, who hold the future of this wonderful breed in our hands.
We are members of Dogs SA, and breed in accordance with their rules, regulations and Code of Ethics.
All of our puppies are registered with Dogs SA, wormed, vaccinated and have their dew claws removed before they leave our care.
We also strongly recommend all puppies be desexed around 6 - 8 months of age, and offer a cash back incentive whereby we refund part of the puppy's purchase price on receipt of a copy of the pup's desexing certificate. In addition our vet also offers a discount desexing offer, valid for 6 months from the time of vaccination, via the voucher attached to the vaccination certificate.
Obligation free enquiries for Mzalia puppies are always welcome, and can be submitted by completing our Puppy Enquiry Form.
To see our current litter plans, please visit our Breeding Plans page.
When are puppies available...
Basenjis only have one season per year, usually coming into season during autumn months, with puppies born in the winter. This means in the southern hemisphere, puppies are usually born in the months from May to July (inclusive). and are usually ready to go to their homes at around 8 to 9 weeks of age.
If you are interested in a pup, it is a good idea to get in touch with breeders early, as quite often all of the pups in a litter may be spoken for before the litter is even born.
Each Basenji is a very special and unique individual. And the early weeks are very important for the puppy's future well being. Therefore we strongly believe in giving each puppy bred by us individualised attention to meet its particular needs. The puppies are reared in our home as part of our family, so they are familiar with and comfortable around normal household noises and activities.
Making the "New Parents" Feel Welcome
The decision to purchase a puppy is a big one. You will be adding a new member to your family for which you will be responsible for the next 12 years or so. We are here to help you make this very important decision. We want to supply you with as much information as possible so as to help you decide if a Basenji is the right dog for you. We do not believe in forcing people into buying a puppy from us. We are here to help you make an educated decision.
As a prospective owner, we encourage kennel visits, to meet the puppy's parents (where practical), and to visit the puppy as it grows up. Puppies grow up and change so quickly, and we like prospective owners to feel like they are a part of the puppy's development as well.
And when it comes time to take your new family member home you will be given some food to give your puppy for his first few days in his new home, and a booklet with a wide variety of information about things such as Feeding and Diet, Worming and Vaccination, some Basic First Aid hints, and an assortment of various other hints and tips, to help you and your Basenji to settle into your new life together. In short, it's a collection of information about all the sorts of things that we would have loved to have had to refer to when we brought our first Basenji home.
The service that we provide does not end the day that you take the puppy home. We offer full breeder backup for the life of your puppy. You are more than welcome to contact us at any time with any questions you may have related to the puppy - it's diet, health, anything - even if it is only to have a chat and to let us know how junior is going. And of course photos of puppies purchased from us are always gratefully accepted. Our babies may leave our home, but we never stop caring about them.