About the Basenji Club of America

Basenjis in  red and tri-color - Photo: R. Christensen

The stated objectives of the BCOA:
  • To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure bred Basenjis and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
  • To assist in the organization of local Basenji specialty clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club and of the Basenji Club of America, and to provide consistent guidelines for the affiliation of those local clubs with the parent Club.
  • To urge members and breeders to accept the Standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only Standard of excellence by which Basenjis shall be judged.

  • To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dogshows, field trials, and obedience trials.
  • To conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, and other performance events under the rules of the American KennelClub.

Many of the ways BCOA tries to fulfill these objectives are shown in these About BCOA website pages Events, Publications, Basenji Health Endowment and Judges Education in this section as well as those found under Programs, Members and the Basenji University in the top menu of each page.

Each year the Basenji Club of America puts on a National Specialty with many events including conformation, lure coursing, agility, rally, breeder education, meetings and more.   People come from all over the country and even foreign countries to be at the annual events.   National Specialty will take you to more detailed information for either visiting or entering events at the upcoming National.

Additionally the Club provides information for those interested in obtaining a Basenji which can be found in About Basenjis.

If you would like to join the Basenji Club of America visit Join BCOA.

Agility Basenjis at 2010 National Event - Photo: G. Woodard


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