• Show Date: 19/09/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Hazel Fitzgibbon Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Driffield Championship Dog Show

Breed: Basenji


I had a lovely entry of these smart dogs which I continue to admire.

Class 1468 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 3230 GRAYSON Mrs E Ch & Int Ch Tokaji American Gigolo at Embeau JW Sh

An astonishing Veteran who went on to win the Veteran Group. In optimum condition and with nothing which would indicate his age. He is full of breed type and exhibits the free and precise action required, covering ground with ease and lightness. He has a well shaped head and shows good wrinkle, his eyes are well placed and give excellent expression. Best Dog. BVIB

Class 1469 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 3231 HARDY, Mrs D & HALLAM Mrs P Tokaji Nashville Rebel

Very much a puppy, still needs to tighten up a little. Lovely head piece and well set ears. Good body. Front pasterns need to strengthen. Excellent tail set and shelf. Moving out with great ease.

Class 1470 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 3220 CASENTIERI Mr T & Ms C Adebanke's King Kole (Imp Rus)

Very well knitted boy and lovely to go over on the table, such a smart Black/white. Good for size and presents a typical outline. Good head piece and wrinkle. His excellent conditioning showed on the move with a collected, precise up and down and side gait. An excellent dog. Res Best Dog

2nd: 3232 HARDY, Mrs D & HALLAM Mrs P Tokaji Walking In Memphis

Lovely youngster presented in good condition. Good head shape and well placed ears. Good topline. Lovely side gait, still to tighten up for the up and down. A lot of quality there and I will watch his progress with interest. BDP, BP

3rd: 3225 GASKELL Mrs V L Memetuka Mad About The Boy

Class 1477 PB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 3234 HUDSON Miss Z Tokaji Moon Over Miami With Mutoko

Very elegant tri bitch with lovely reach of neck and good overall profile. Well curled and correctly set tail. Really easy side gait aided by correct return of upper arm. BPB

2nd: 3226 GASKELL Mrs V L Memetuka Nice Az Spice

Most lovely head and wrinkle. Clean neck. Good topline and well curled tail. Rather narrow on the up and down at this stage but good positive side gait.

Class 1478 JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 3227 GASKELL Mrs V L Memetuka Secret Smile

R/W who appeals a lot. At 9 months, she has a well wrinkled head and lovely eye shape but would prefer it darker. Scores highly on the move with excellent side action keeping a good topline. Well set and curled tail with good shelf.

Class 1480 PGB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 3221 CASENTIERI Mr T & Ms C Lambada Mysterious Talisman (Imp)

Putting up a good performance, this two year old strides out with great ease. Many correct breed characteristics and in lovely condition. Could be a little shorter in loin to make a squarer picture.

Class 1481 OB (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 3224 FALCUS Mr P & Mrs J Ch HR La Bomba Mysterious Talisman Phareal (Imp)

Such a stylish bitch, this r/w girl. Great overall shape. Good reach of neck, excellent topline, excellent tail set. Lovely body, excellent leg length. Moderate angles in front and behind, but the balance is exceptional. Hard condition overall but without bulk. Moving out freely with precise, ground covering agile gait, with such aplomb; the ring was her’s today. BB and BOB

2nd: 3222 DUNSDON Mrs S Ch & Aust Ch Zandeena Getn Cort In The Act (Imp)

Another quality bitch with a lot to like. Beautiful head and wrinkle. Well angulated back and front and moving out with great precision. On the day, I preferred the litheness of 1.

3rd: 3233 HARDY, Mrs D & HALLAM Mrs P Ch Tokaji Klassic Trinity JW

Class 1483 GCB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 3229 GASKELL Mrs V L Memetuka Hi Roller

A smaller girl, this Red/white bitch but lots a breed characteristics are there. Shown in good show condition and moving soundly. I would prefer more drive behind.

Judge; Hazel Fitzgibbon 27 Sept 2019