Welcome to Amore Basenjis!

A preservation breeder of the purebred Basenji


Amore Basenjis is a small scale preservation breeder currently in South Dakota. As a breeder/owner/handler, we are dedicated to the careful selection of top class dogs, breeding only those that excel in great health, desirable temperaments, outstanding conformation, and excellent minds that are eager to please and intelligent, making it easier to train them! 


We offer lifetime support for all of our Basenji owners and will take back any dog, any age, at anytime, for any reason, no questions asked!! We want to ensure every one of our puppy’s health, happiness, and safety for their entire life. We work hard to stay in touch with each and every buyer to ensure things are going well, to ensure our puppies are living up to all expectations, and to ensure everyone is happy and adjusting well. If you do not want to keep in touch, we ask that you choose another breeder, because it is devastating to us to not be able to watch our precious puppies grow up into adults that are well loved by their hand chosen families!


We also raise each and every puppy with Puppy Culture(PC) protocols and perform Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS), which equips pups with a greater tolerance to stress, greater resistance to disease, faster adrenal system, and a stronger heart rate and heartbeat! We start all puppies on clicker/crate/obedience training, as well as house training, prior to leaving our home. We also work on the Puppy Culture Communication Trinity which gives puppies a voice and allows them to be able to communicate with us and their new owners! All of our puppies are manding (sitting to ask for things) and well on their way to being polite, friendly, happy puppies for their new owners to show off! 

Health is of extreme importance to us here at Amore. Losing a dog is hard, but losing them to a preventable disease is devastating. This is why all of our breeding dogs pass their CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) certification before we consider breeding them. We do everything we can to produce healthy, happy family members; along with well rounded show dogs! (Even if most just end up being well loved pets!)


Temperament is extremely important at Amore, and it is our number one priority, along with health and structure! If a dog doesn’t have a good temperament, it makes living with them difficult and stressful. Like us, we know that nobody wants to live with a difficult dog! Whether you buy a show dog or family pet, temperament should always be a top priority for any breeder.


A Basenji is a uniquely crafted animal, with certain features and qualities that make it so. We focus on the American Kennel Club (AKC) Standard when we breed or plan a breeding. We look at pedigrees, the virtues and flaws each dog has, and try to breed dogs that will improve with the next generation. 

We also never let distance deter us from using the best dog, for our females at the time, that we can. We have driven as far as 27 hours to use the right male, and would do it again! Our number one goal is to use the best, so we can continue to improve each generation to ensure the best possible outcome for our future lines!


Being able to train a dog can be one of the most rewarding, or one of the most frustrating experiences that a dog owner will go through. We work hard to breed dogs that are smart and easy to train so that owners have less frustrations which helps ensure our puppies stay in long term homes. We use puppy culture, which sets all puppies up for a bright future that is full of communication, health benefits, mental stimulation, and so much more! We clicker train, obedience train, litter train, crate train, leash train, etc all of our puppies prior to leaving us!