Welcome to the world of Meisterhaus Basenjis! We
hope you enjoy learning more about our dogs and our history with this unique
and amazing breed!
Tad was first introduced to the Basenji breed almost twenty years ago (1992) and
has loved the breed ever since. Meisterhaus is a small, yet successful kennel
that has top Basenjis in the US and many other countries around the world. We
define success as simply the continuation of improving our bloodlines and
working hard to produce the best example of a Basenji. Currently we have the #1
AKC ranked Basenji in the United States and had the #1 Basenji here last year,
as well – born and bred here at Meisterhaus.
We are fortunate to have several of our Basenji’s abroad in other countries such
as Sweden, Denmark, Russia, France, Norway, Japan and Vietnam. To date,
Meisterhaus has bred over 100 champions.
Over the years, we have had many Basenjis prevail at various AKC performance
events. Showing & competing in the AKC arena is important but we do recognize
that not everyone wants to show or compete. With that said, we place our highest
priority on finding the best possible homes for the dogs that we produce;
therefore, ensuring that our Basenji’s new family will have many years of great
companionship and fall in love with the Basenji breed, as I did so many years
Throughout the years, Meisterhaus has remained committed to the same principle:
a happy, healthy and well-bred Basenji is essential when gauging our success.
Our commitment to breeding a top quality Basenji will never waiver. Health
testing is a priority and a true measure of genetic soundness and we have been
committed to that from day one. We have worked diligently to ensure that every
Basenji carrying the Meisterhaus name is both healthy and of sound temperament.
All Meisterhaus Basenjis are tested for Fanconi, hip dysplasia and eye maladies.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
We recommend that you visit our parent club’s homepage, www.basenji.org.
There is a lot of great information there about the breed and its rich history.
Another important site is The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, www.offa.org.
You can check health testing for any Basenji kennel or prospective sire and dam
of upcoming litters to ensure that the breeder is doing the proper health
testing on their dogs.