about us

Kaleonahe basenjis is a small hobby breeding program located just northeast of Columbus in Galena, Ohio. Our introduction to the sport of purebred dogs was through the Shiba Inu. After dabbling in that for a little over a year, we decided we wanted a dog with less hair. One of our good friends and mentors, professional handler Derek Beatty, suggested that we get a basenji. After watching them at dog shows, and doing our research, we acquired our first Eldorado basenji on March 17, 2008, and very quickly fell in love with him.

Kyle had many mentors when learning how to properly present a dog. He started by observing and asking many questions prior to ever stepping in the ring. Once he experienced the thrill of showing and winning, he was instantly addicted. Though he still has a lot to learn, he shows all of our dogs, and has even handled other breeds for friends.

While Steve has never set foot in a show ring, and he has no plans to any time soon, he assists in many of the not so glamorous yet necessary tasks of showing dogs. He is the resident pooper scooper, dog pottier, dog bath helper, dog holder (while Kyle is grinding nails), and most of all he is the basenji bus driver.

Besides the conformation ring, our dogs enjoy lure coursing, sunning lazily on our deck, playing in our back yard, and doing the Basenji 500 in our living room. Our basenjis have brought numerous hours of enjoyment and entertainment into our lives.

We encourage everyone looking for a puppy or an adult to spend time with basenjis and see how they live. You can meet and interact with the Kaleonahe gang at dog shows in the Midwest and the East or in our home by appointment. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about us or our dogs.


Bailey finishes her AKC championship!

Posted by Kyle on May 11, 2010

Bailey completed her AKC conformation championship on May 9, 2010 under judge Mrs. Donnelle Richards in Trenton, NJ at the Trenton Kennel Club all-breed show…

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Portia finishes her AKC championship!

Posted by Kyle on April 8, 2010

Portia completed her AKC conformation championship on March 8, 2010 under judge Ms. Sandra Goose Allen in Detroit, MI at the Detroit Kennel Club all-breed show…

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Portia earns her fourth major!

Posted by Kyle on February 2, 2010

Portia earned her fourth major on January 31, 2010 under judge Dr. Robert A. Indeglia in Erie, PA at the Erie Kennel Club all-breed show…

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Portia is awarded her third major!

Posted by Kyle on December 16, 2009

Portia earned her third major on December 12, 2009 under judge Mr. George D. Boulton in Cleveland, OH at the Western Reserve Kennel Club all-breed show…

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HayLey's puppies arrive!

Posted by Kyle on November 12, 2009

Kaleonahe welcomes the arrival of the much anticipated Dashiell x HayLey puppies!

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Bailey is awarded her third major!

Posted by Kyle on November 18, 2009

Bailey earned her third major on November 13, 2009, by going Winner's Bitch under judge Mrs. Susan St. John Brown in Columbus, OH at the Dayton Kennel Club all-breed show…

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Portia wins her second major!

Posted by Kyle on November 3, 2009

Portia earned her second major on October 31, 2009 under judge Mrs. Patti Widick Neale in Bloomsburg, PA at the Back Mountain Kennel Club, Inc. all-breed show…

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Bailey wins her second major!

Posted by Kyle on October 30, 2009

Bailey earned her second major on October 30, 2009, by going Winner's Bitch under judge Dr. Donald A. Gill in Bloomsburg, PA at the Bald Eagle Kennel Club all-breed show…

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Bailey is awarded Winner's Bitch!

Posted by Kyle on October 23, 2009

Bailey earned her fifth point on October 11, 2009, by going Winner's Bitch under judge Mr. Raymond V. Filburn, Jr. in Urbana, OH at the Mad River Valley Kennel Club all-breed show…

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contact us

If you have any questions about available puppies, adults, or if you would like to ask us questions about this highly inquisitive breed, please feel free to contact us.

Call us at: (419) 308-7096

Email us at: hapachyld@gmail.com

Please contact us to make an appointment to see our dogs and for directions to our home.

Please complete our adoption application if you are interested in one of our puppies or available adults.