I was pretty amazed that with almost no exceptions they managed to miss at least one critical health problem in each breed.I'm glad to be able to include Women's Day among my resources for wisdom regarding all things dog. Prior to reading this, I had no clue that Poodles and Basenjis are prone to hip dysphasia LOL!
I used to have an old book about dog breeds that specifically mentioned that Dobermans are particularly long-lived for medium sized dogs, often reaching the age of twenty. I have often wondered if there was ever a time (perhaps before The Seven Sires?) when that was actually true.
You're looking for Fanconi Syndrome in Basenjis. I believe that there is a test now for a genetic marker.Some one asked about the hereditary problem with Basenji's and although I can't remember the name of it but is was such a big problem that the AKC allowed their stud book to be opened so that native African stock could be imported which did not carry the problem.
And you'll love this one, mmctaq. That bs that shows up in some amazing places about how long lived Dobermans are is from a mistranslation of a German book on Dobes--Dobermans have NEVER been known for their longevity.
Some of this misinformation takes on a life of its own over time.