General Club Information


The Basenji Fanciers of Greater Phoenix, Inc. was formed in 1973 by several local Basenji owners. The first activity of the club was to host a Western Regional Specialty the same year, under the auspices of the Basenji parent club, the Basenji club of America. In 2017,  the Club changed their name to Copper State Basenji Club.

The Basenji Club of America National Specialty was hosted by the club in 1999. It was held in Scottsdale, and welcomed basenji enthusiasts from across the nation & as far away as Sweden and Australia. In addition, the club has held numerous fun matches over the years. In 2001, the club received approval from the American Kennel Club to hold a Specialty Show under its own name. The club currently hosts Lure Coursing practices and fun evens at least twice a year. AKC has also granted the club permission to hold regular Lure Coursing Trials, JC Tests, and CATs.


CSBC has several members who rescue Basenjis and assist with placing them in homes suited to their individual needs. Many otherwise doomed Basenjis now own new humans throughout the State of Arizona thanks to club members.


If you’re interested in joining the Copper State Basenji Club, we encourage you to attend club meetings before you become a member. This will give you a chance to learn about the club & meet club members. Membership requires agreeing to abide by the clubs Constitution and By-Laws.

When you’re ready to join, we ask that you complete a Membership Application. Completion requires signature of two club members in good standing. Completed applications, with your dues, are sent to our Membership Chairman for processing.

Click HERE to download a PDF Membership Application Form.