For show, agility, obedience, coursing...or just to love
The Dharian Basenjis share the home of Anne and Bill Humphreys along with two Rhodesian ridgebacks, four Arabian horses, and a small pony (for the grandkids). Anne's first basenji, Laddie (Small's Fancy Lad of Woz, CD, TT), came to live with her in 1972. A son of the one of the top dogs of the era, Ch. Flower Power of Woz, Laddie became the foundation sire of Dharian. Dharian Basenjis is located in west Texas, just outside Lubbock.
Dharian basenjis are well-known for their performance ability and have been nationally recognized in lure-coursing, obedience, and agility as well as conformation. But our primary emphasis in breeding is health and temperament. Our dogs are have DNA on file with the Canine Phenome Project and all breeding stock is screened eye disorders, hip dysplasia, and for Fanconi syndrome using the new DNA marker test.
Anne and Bill are members of the South Coast Basenji Fanciers (charter members), South Plains Obedience Training Club, Heart of the Plains Kennel Club, and the Basenji Club of America. We subscribe to the BCOA Code of Practices. Anne is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a Certified Pet Dog Trainer.
We donate to the Basenji Health Endowment, Hemopet canine blood bank, and Le'Land's Heart Animal Sanctuary, as well as other organizations that benefit our canine friends, and participate in basenji rescue. Anne has volunteered her time teaching prison inmates to rehabilitate shelter dogs in the "Paws in Prison" program, and currently provides behavior and training advice to Basenji Rescue and Transport foster homes.
In 2009, Anne was honored by the AKC with the Community Achievement Award.