The Basenji Club of America African Stock Project

Imports prior to 1987

Phemister's Congo

Call name: "Congo"
AKC number: A738971
Sex: Female Color: White with Red
Approximate date of Birth: Unknown
Date of importation to U.S.A.: April 5, 1941
Area discovered in Africa: Monrovia, Liberia

Sire: Unknown African
Dam: Unknown African

Breeder: Unknown

Importer: Unknown

Health testing and history:

Date of Death: Unknown

Cause of Death: Unknown

Comments: Came as a stowaway from Africa in the hold of the ship West Lashaway. The Phemisters adopted her and nursed her back to health. She is a mostly white dog with a few tan patches. Her tail had been docked.

Congo side view.


Litters produced:

October 24, 1941 -1 male and 2 females known 
- colors unknown- Breeder Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander Phemister
            Bungwa of Blean
Kobbi of the Congo
Kasui of Congo
Sire: Koodo of the Congo
Bashele of Blean
Senji of the Congo
K'Impi of the Congo


Comments: Dog: Bwana. Bitches: Phemister's Nadia and Phemister's Barrie, CDX. Barrie obtained a companion dog obedience title in 1942. The first title won in the USA. In 1944 she obtained the title companion dog excellent.

Congo and Bois
Congo and Bois

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