About the club

The MABC is comprised of people, breeders and pet owners alike, dedicated to a unique and wonderful breed of dog, the Basenji. Meetings and activities are held in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and surrounding states.

The club’s events include:

  • An annual Fun Day featuring Conformation, Obedience, Lure Coursing, Jr. Showmanship and Fun Classes.
  • An annual Holiday Party which includes a fund-raising auction of Basenji memorabilia and the ever popular “Mystery Gift Exchange”
  • A puppy party in the Spring to show off the current pups and share ideas on breeding, puppy rearing and placement.
  • Participation in the Canine Learning Experience, Allentown, PA, a 2-day event (1-day of educational activities and a 1-day match).

The Club’s major activities include:

  • Education of owners and potential owners in Basenji care, behavior, and characteristics.
  • Publication of a newsletter giving information on Basenji care and training, upcoming events, ways of obtaining supplies, Basenji lore, brags, etc.
  • Meetings which often feature special programs and always provide our members with a lively forum for the exchange of ‘Senji stories and brags.
  • Financial support of Basenji Health Research, and the Basenji Club of America National Specialty.
  • Support, advice, and assistance to people having problems with their Basenjis.
  • Distribution of “Do You Know of a Basenji in Trouble?” posters to animal shelters, vets, etc.
  • Preparation and distribution of special education materials such as “So You Think You Want a Basenji” and a pamphlet on crate use.
  • Support of Basenji classes at occasional AKC All Breed and Obedience Trials.