Yesterday we went for a Basenji walk in Rozendaal. Most of our Basenji's celebrate their birthdays around this time of year, so we thought a special birthday walk would be an appropriate way to celebrate this. Below you find a selection of the pictures that were made. You can find the rest of the pictures here.
Last Monday was Aoide's obedience exam. We were a bit nervous, because we had skipped training for the last four weeks. Aoide was in season and it is not allowed to go to the training with a bitch in heat. The expectations weren't high, but Aoide did really well! Last Wednesday we got the result and Aoide had the highest score of all the dogs! 99 out of 100 points! We are so very, very proud of her!
December 15 we had a Christmas Show in Wijchen. Aoide was entered in the youth class and won her first Dutch youth CAC with a 1 Excellent. Judge was mrs. E. Upmeijer and this was her judge report:
"11 months. Robust female. Beautiful type. Good proportions. Clear and chiseled feminine head with nice dark eyes. Scissors bite. Lower jaw could be a fraction stronger. Good wrinkles. Good ear. Beautiful top and under lines. Excellent bone and feet. Good tail. Beautiful coat. Moves smoothly and alert in the ring."
Aoide ended up as best female, also winning her first Dutch CAC!
Saturday, November 24, was the Amsterdam Winner Show. Of course, Aoide was entered as well. Her breeders came all the way from Poland, together with Aoide's sister Ashti and brother Johnny. The three of them decided soon after being reunited that they still liked eachother, which was lovely to see. Aoide and Ashti were presented in the female youth class, together with two other females. Aoide ended up as third with an excellent. The judge was Laurent Pichard from Switzerland and this was his report:
"Very feminine, proper size, 10 months old. Excellent proportions in head, very typy expression. Ribcage ok for age. Proper hindquarters, showing enough strength. Excellent feet. Nice temperament. Still a little unsure when moving. Well presented. Excellent head carriage. Still a little soft in topline"
Johnny became BOB Junior and reserve best male. In the afternoon we went to the honour ring to represent Burudika as breeder group. The judge was very enthousiastic about our group and made us BIS breeder group! What an amazing experience! It was a lovely day overall with lovely people!
A couple of the pictures can be found below. The rest of the pictures can be found on our Flickr account.