Because one of Debbie's owners is ill, she is staying with us for a while. She fits right in our pack!
The race track in Oude Pekela organized a special Basenji race during their Cavom race. For every Basenji entered the Cup would be 10 cm high... So.. With 17 Basenjis at the start, there was a 1.7 m high cup. And as you can see, we brought the cup home!
Suaralayn Chaos Junkie "Maeva" was best bitch and the fastest Basenji of the day!! Aoide was second and Debbie third best bitch, Mirtillo was fourth in male class.
A big thank you to family Heidekamp and all the others that made this possible! We had a lovely day.
Good news from OFA: Suaralayn Choas Junkie "Maeva" tested Clear for both Fanconi Syndrome and PRA-BJ1!
Check out her page on OFA's website by clicking here!
Today we walked for almost four hours at the heathland in Hilversum together with Tonda, Čenda, Amigo, their people Katka and Honza and Debbie. It was such a joy for the Senjis and owners! I took a lot of pictures, a selection can be found below. The entire album can be found on Flickr.
The Dutch Basenji Specialty was held on Saturday September 17 in Woerden. It was extra special for us, because all Aoide's puppies from the "Shameless" litter were present. Jody was there with his pregnant owner, who even handled him herself in the ring and Tonda came with his humans and Basenji-brothers all the way from the Czech Republic!
The four 'puppies', mom Aoide and Mirtillo were all entered for the show. The judge was Erwin Manders. Jody (Suaralayn Karma Houdini) and Tonda (Suaralayn Orange Boy) were both entered in the intermediate class. Jody became third with a Very Good and Tonda got a Good.
Mirtillo was shown in the veteran class for the first time. He got a 1 Excellent and became Best Veteran!
Debbie (Suaralayn Pollyanna Principle) was the first of our girls that was allowed to enter the ring. She was beautifully handled by Marieke and became second in intermediate class with a Very Good.
Then it was Maeva's turn. She was shown in the breeders class. She also got a second place with a Very Good.
Mom Aoide became third in champion class with an Excellent.
At the end of the day, Mirtillo and Aoide were shown together for the first time. They became second best pair. Aoide also entered the ring with her two sons and daughters in the progeny class. Together they won a wonderful first place and became Best Progeny group! A great end to an already perfect day!
All the pictures can be found on our Flickr account.
Suaralayn Orange Boy "Tonda" won a second place (out of 13) and a reserve CACT at an LC competition in the Czech Republic this weekend! Way to go Tonda!
Maeva was shown at the international dog shows in Rotterdam this weekend. She was the only female in intermediate class on both days. Saturday she earned a 1 Excellent. The judge was the very kind Mrs. Saija Juutilainen from Finland and this was her report of Maev:
"19 months, nicely made, balanced young female. Correct bone. Beautiful feet. Strong hindquarters and low hocks. Nice head type with correct skull and wrinkles. Big ears, strong neck. A bit low set and open tail. Beautiful coat, skin and colour. Lovely temperament. Moves parallel still a bit close, very easy going from profile. Nice topline. "
After the show on Saturday we went to Jeroen, Marieke and Beau. We made a long walk, got some delicious food and spent the night. Marieke joined us to the show on Sunday. Maeva got a 1 Very Good this time. The judge was Mrs. Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen from Finland and she wasn't really impressed with Maev. This was her judge report:
"(..not readable..), could be more compact in general impression, long in body. Good shape of head, eyes could be darker. A little upright in shoulder and upperarm. Still needs to get more depth of brisket and more substance on the body. Well angulated behind, tail could be higher set and tighter curled. Good drive when moving, but a little close behind. Behaved well"
The rest of the day was lovely. We again made a long walk with Jeroen, Marieke and Beau. This time I brought the camera. A selection of the pictures can be found below. The pictures of Maeva at the show were made by Marieke.