Maeva ran two clean runs for her racing license (track) and she is now allowed to participate in official competitions!
We spent a lovely long weekend (or short week..) in Sweden and entered Mirtillo, Aoide and Maeva for both specialty shows. Time to post some pictures and results!
The show on Saturday was judged by Mrs. Katie Campbell (Taji's Basenjis, USA).
The show on Sunday was judged by Mrs. Sofie Krigholm (Kennel Enigma, Sweden).
It was a real joy to watch so many gorgeous Basenjis and it was a privilege to show our Basenjis to these two very experienced judges.
A big thank you to Melchior, Jeroen and Marieke for their lovely company and for handling the camera!
Suaralayn Chaos Junkie "Maeva" was shown at the international dog show in Rotterdam today. She won her fourth CAC, which makes her a brand new Dutch Champion!
The judge was Mrs. Rita McCarry-Beattie (IE) and this was her critique:
"Very pleasing head and eye. Good reach of neck. Well placed shoulder. Nicely balanced outline. Moves very soundly in both directions. A little close behind. Excellent temperament."
Last weekend was the German Basenji Speciality. Because of the forty year jubilee of the German Basenji Club the weekend was extra festive with a lovely dinner and a well known judge: Mrs. Anneli Pukkila (Sternhimmels Basenjis).
Mirtillo was shown in veteran class and won his class with an Excellent. He became BOS Veteran! This was his judge report:
"9 years. Veteran in excellent condition. Excellent proportions and type. Good head shape, excellent wrinkles. Well set ears. A bit round eyes. Excellent neck and topline. Short upperarm. Good rear. Would prefer a bit better forechest. Good tail and set. Excellent side movement, a bit wide and loose front. Excellent coat texture, colour and temperament."
Then it was Aoide's turn. She was entered in a big champion class and got an Excellent. She wasn't placed. This was her judge report:
"5 years. Excellent type, size and proportions. Very feminine head with excellent wrinkles. Good eyes and ears. Excellent neck and topline, tail set and tail. Short upper arm and lacking some fore chest. Fine bone. Good rear. Excellent coat, colour and temperament. Moves well from the side, a bit close behind."
Maeva was the last one to go into the ring. She was shown in open class. She got a Very Good and wasn't placed, but she behaved perfectly in the ring. This is what the judge thought of her:
"2 years. Tall bitch of very good proportions and type. Good body and bone. Enough angulation in front with a better rear. A bit long in the loin. Good tail set, one curl tail. Good head shape, excellent pigmentation, light eyes, well set, a bit big ears. Enough wrinkles. Excellent coat and colour. Moves well from the side, a bit loose in front. Excellent temperament."
At the end of the day Mirtillo and Aoide were shown together. They became second best brace. After all the showing we had a lovely evening with our Basenji friends. We are already looking forward to our next German specialty!
We spent the first week of July in Austria together with Marieke and Marije and their Basenjis Beau and Sira. Three women with their five Basenjis in a log cabin for seven days, combined with beautiful hikes through the mountains, a morning spent with water sports and delicious food: it was fantastic!
Below you find a selection of the many pictures we took.
We are looking forward to an exciting July and August! We are going to hike in Austria and spend some time in Germany and Sweden for the Basenji club shows! Of course we'll post pictures and stories when we get back!
We want to wish you all happy summer holidays!
A very exciting litter is planned at kennel Asthenia in the Czech Republic! "Our" handsome half African Suaralayn Orange Boy "Tonda" (Ntomba Mosika x Aoide Princess of Burudika) will be bred to the very pretty and friendly Ebun (Enzi Ebun Salasirian). Red and white and tricolour puppies are expected.
If you are interested in a Tonda x Ebun puppy please contact Irena!
Maeva (Suaralayn Chaos Junkie) was shown at the national dog show in Venray today. She got a 1 Excellent in open class and became reserve best bitch with reserve CAC. Judge was Mr. G. van den Bosch (BE) and he wrote a beautiful critique:
"Two years old. Beautiful feminine type. Good size. Head with beautiful expression. Correctly placed and carried ears. Dark eye of good shape. Correct bite. Gorgeous neck. Good back/top line and underline. Correct tail set and carriage. Good angulation in front and rear. Wrists could be a bit stronger. Moves very easy/freely.
1 Excellent. Reserve CAC."
This weekend was the triathlon at the coursing club. The triathlon is a three day event with a different race each day: an oval race, a hurdle run (unfortunately canceled because of the extreme heat) and a coursing with a change of lure. I had to work, so couldn't enter the Basenjis, but Aoide was lucky! She spent the weekend with Frency Heidekamp and did compete. She did great too, gaining an overall (and all breed) second place!
A big thank you to family Heidekamp!