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The Newest African Imports

There have been several importations of dogs from Africa since the last registered foundation stock Basenjis were accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1990.  In August 2008 the AKC Board of Directors voted to allow opening the Studbook to native stock Basenjis.  The actual submission can be seen here: "Basenji Club of America Petition to Open the AKC Studbook to Native Stock Basenjis". There is an online news article about opening the studbook at the AKC website entitled "American Kennel Club Opens Basenji Stud Book" (Monday, August 18, 2008). At the request of the BCOA the AKC has extended the deadline for registering new Basenji foundation stock. The AKC Board reviewed the ballot results of the Basenji Club of America membership on extending the open registration period for Basenji imports from Africa beyond December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2030. A 2/3 majority vote approving the proposal was received when the membership was balloted. Following a motion by Mr. Sweetwood, seconded by Ms. Biddle, the Board VOTED (affirmative: Dr. Battaglia, Ms. Biddle, Mr. Carota, Ms. Cruz, Dr. Davies, Mr. Feeney, Ms. McAteer, Mr. Menaker, Mr. Powers, Mr. Sweetwood, Mrs. Wallin, against: Mr. Tatro; absent Mr. Wooding) to consider the matter at this meeting waiving its normal notice procedures. Following a motion by Dr. Davies, seconded by Mr. Feeney, the Board VOTED (affirmative: Dr. Battaglia, Ms. Biddle, Mr. Carota, Ms. Cruz, Dr. Davies, Mr. Feeney, Ms. McAteer, Mr. Menaker, Mr. Powers, Mr. Sweetwood, Mrs. Wallin, against: Mr. Tatro; absent Mr. Wooding) to extend the open registration period for Basenji imports from Africa to December 31, 2030. AKC Board meeting minutes August 13 & 14 2018.   Read the BCOA letter requesting this extension here.

The membership must now vote for these dogs that have been approved by the BCOA Board. Click Here to see their details.

Procedures and forms necessary to submit native stock are available HERE.

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions are now available.

To learn more about the previous Registered Foundation Stock and find old articles about basenjis, visit the African Stock Project. Additionally, click here to see the dogs voted on and registered in 2009 those from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016 voting and registration.

Archive of Correspondence and Articles:

Initial letter from BCOA to AKC regarding registering new imports
AKC Response on 16 March 2007
Follow up letter to AKC from BCOA
A Report to BCOA Members: "Progress of the Native Stock Committee" (January 2008)
"Basenji Club of America Petition to Open the AKC Studbook to Native Stock Basenjis"
Required Forms
AKC Board of Directors August 11-12, 2008 Meeting Minutes including approval BCOA Petition

"American Kennel Club Opens Basenji Stud Book" website article appearing Monday, August 18, 2008
Responses to Frequently Asked Questions
Letter requesting the help of Long-Time Basenji Breeders to act as Evaluators
BCOA Bulletin pages publishing information about dogs to be voted on in 2009
Application information and BCOA Board vote information for dogs voted on in 2009
Tally Report 2009 Voting
Information on dogs voted on and registered as Foundation Stock in 2010
Tally Report 2010 Voting
Information on dogs voted on and registered as Foundation Stock in 2011
Tally Report 2011 Voting
BCOA Letter to AKC requesting extension of Open Stud Book
Membership Ballot 2012-03: Extension to the AKC Studbook for Basenjis
Information on dogs voted on and registered as Foundation Stock in 2012
Tally Report 2012 Voting
Information on dogs voted on and registered as Foundation Stock in 2013
Tally Report 2013 Voting Corrected
Tally Report 2013 Avuvi Recount
Tally Report for Changes to Procedures
Correspondence with AKC regarding updates to Procedures
     1. Here is the communication with the AKC that we sent back in February on NS procedure updates to be approved by the AKC board
     2. The answer from AKC board meeting.
     3. Final is the updates minus 6B that AKC would not approve. This document is the updates that will be presented to the membership for voting.
BCOA letter requesting extension to 2030
BCOA membership ballot results for extension to 2030
AKC Approves keeping Stud Book open for new stock published August 2018