• Date: 13/07/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Stuart McCabe-Bell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 18/08/2019

Basenji Club Of Great Britain

Breed: Basenji

THE BASENJI CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN – 80TH ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 13TH JULY 2019

JUDGE - MRS DOREEN DUFFIN (AUSTRALIA) (submitted on her behalf by Stuart McCabe-Bell, Hon. Secretary, BCOGB)

I was very honoured and privileged to be invited to judge the Basenji Club of Great Britain’s 80th Anniversary Championship Show, and many thanks to the Committee and Members for the invitation. Many thanks also to the Basenji Club of Great Britain too, for the beautiful gift of a silver Basenji brooch. I shall treasure it and wear it with pride.   

As I am getting older and my knees aren’t as good as they should be, I decided some time ago that this is the last year I will accept judging appointments. I have now only accepted one show to judge prior to the end of 2019 and that is in Australia - the Queensland Basenji Club’s Championship Show on  21st September. I passed my first Group (Hound Group) in 1979 and this year is 2019 so I figured that as I am another 40 years of age, it is enough. I have been an All Breeds judge since 2008, and the dog world has been very kind to me over the years. So I think that judging two Basenji Specialties is a good time to retire. 

Many thanks to the exhibitors who showed their dogs, the good sportsmanship and the pleasant way you all accepted my decisions. It was a great honour to judge your dogs. I found the Basenjis were very mixed and in some classes, it was slightly difficult to find the winner. I was very pleased to see that temperament on all the exhibits was lovely, and that is a credit to the breeders and owners. I wish you all the best with your Basenjis in the future. 

MINOR PUPPY DOG - 5 entries (0 Abs) 

1st (9) Davis & Sandford’s MEMETUKA HOT ‘N’ SPICY - A R/W puppy with lovely breed type. Very pleasing head with good wrinkle, level back and well set tail. Naughty on the move but when he settled he moved well. RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. 

2nd (35) Hardy & Hallam’s TOKAJI NASHVILLE REBEL - Good type with good r/w coat and colour. Good head but longer in muzzle than the winner. Moved well.

3rd (43) Legget’s SWANWITE TAKE A CHANCE ON ME.    

PUPPY DOG - 3 entries (0 Abs)

1st (29) Gaskell’s MEMTUKA MAD ABOUT THE BOY - Very good breed type. Lovely head, with good wrinkle. Good ears. Good body and coat and moves well. 

2nd (33) Hardy & Hallam’s TOKAJI WALKING IN MEMPHIS - Tri dog. His head could have more wrinkle and smaller eyes. Good body and tail.

3rd (53) Miller & Lane’s ANTEFAA LUKURU PHOENIX 

JUNIOR DOG - 3 entries (0 Abs)

1st (29) Gaskell’s MEMTUKA MAD ABOUT THE BOY - as per Puppy Dog.

2nd (5) Casentieri’s ADEBANKE’S KING KOLE (IMP RUS) - Head a bit wide and lacking in wrinkle. Good body and tail. Moved quite well. 

3rd (53) Miller & Lane’s ANTEFAA LUKURU PHOENIX 

POST GRADUATE DOG - 3 entries (0 Abs) 

1st (70) Stewart’s KINGWANAS VINCENT VAN BOOF OF JENBASI (IMP NOR) - R/W dog with a good head with good wrinkle. Level topline and good hindquarters. Moved well. 

2nd (50) Matthew’s FLUGELBERRY FREE CUBA - Brindle dog with a pleasant head which could have more wrinkle. Nice small ears. Good hindquarters. Tail could be a bit tighter. 

3rd (1) Addis’ SAVANNASTORM NATURE’S CHILD.

LIMIT DOG - 9 entries (0 Abs) 

1st (42) Knowles TOKAJI KLASSIC TRICKSTER AT SARAWANA - Lovely tri dog with a classic head. Good length of neck flowing into good shoulders. Good legs and feet. Level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Lovely tail set and curl, and good shelf behind. Moves very well. DOG CC & BEST IN SHOW

2nd (41) Kalnina’s FREDERICK FANTASTIC DESTINY - Good r/w coat. Slightly longer in body than first dog. Good hindquarters. 

3rd (68) Stewart’s WAZIN BRI MASTER OF JENBASI (IMP SWE)

OPEN DOG - 5 entries (1 Abs) 

1st (22) Frost’s AM CH/CAN CH BUSHWACKER FORTUNE HUNTER (IMP CAN) - Very good type r/w dog. Good head with good wrinkle and good ears. Good hindquarters and tail. Moves well.

2nd (80) Young’s VESTOID ROMULUS - R/W dog slighter longer than first dog. Head slightly wider than I would prefer. Good wrinkle. Good hindquarters. Tail could be higher set. 

3rd (19) Falcus’ HR CH KRENDEL MYSTERIOUS TALISMAN PHAREAL (IMP BLR).

CHAMPION DOG - 9 entries (1 Abs) 

1st (56) Nicholls CH NGANGA’S IT’S ONE HECK OF A STORM (IMP SWE) - Good r/w dog with a pleasing head and good length of neck. Straight back, good hindquarters with a good shelf. Good feet. Moved well. RESERVE DOG CC

2nd (8) Clinton’s CH WESTLAWN DIABLO ShCM - Tri dog with good head but the eyes could be a bit darker. Level topline and good hindquarters and good feet. Tail could be slightly higher set. 

3rd Grayson and Rowland’s CH EMBEAU SUN SEEKER.

SPECIAL BRED BY EXHIBITOR DOG - 3 entries (0 Abs) 

1st (50) Matthew’s FLUGELBERRY FREE CUBA - as per Post Graduate Dog.

2nd (64) Rogish’ CH VESTOID SKY YELPER - R/W dog with quite a good head. Tail could be set higher and hind legs could have a bit more angulation. 

3rd (2) Addis’ SAVANNASTORM DRAGON LORD

SPECIAL NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR DOG - 2 entries (0 Abs) 

1st (42) Knowles TOKAJI KLASSIC TRICKSTER AT SARAWANA - as per Limit Dog.

2nd (61) Palubicki’s CH WOODELLA TRUE SONG – Very nice type but was outmoved by the first dog. He could have more wrinkle. 

VETERAN DOG - 2 entries (0 Abs)

1st (31) Grayson’s CH/INT CH TOKAJI AMERICAN GIGOLO AT EMBEAU JW ShCM - 10 year old r/w dog in very good condition. Very good type. Good head with small ears and nice almond eyes. Level topline, good bone with good feet. Good tail and hindquarters and moves very well. BEST VETERAN IN SHOW

2nd (77) Wright & Wilkinson’s CH FARAOLAND YULETIDE SNOWFALL AT ELSCO -8 year old boy slightly heavier than the first. In good condition with a good head. Tail could be tighter. Good shelf behind. Moves well. 

VETERAN BITCH - 2 entries (0 Abs)

1st (47) Matthew’s GOOSES GLINT OF GOLD AT FLUGELBERRY - 8½ years old r/w in good condition. Nice head with good wrinkle. Level topline and good rear with a good shelf. Tail could be a bit tighter. Very good gait. RESERVE BEST VETERAN IN SHOW. 

2nd (10) Drummond’s CH KISSANGANI DREAM MAKER AT DJOSER ShCM - 10 year old tri in very good condition and moves well.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH - 8 entries (1 Abs) 

1st (40) Jardine’s TADROSE NORTH STAR - 6 months and 3 weeks old, this r/w girl is of a lovely type. Good head and neck, oval, dark eyes, small ears. Good bone and good feet. Level topline, well set tail and good hindquarters. Moves well. BEST PUPPY IN SHOW & RESERVE BITCH CC.

2nd (39) Hudson’s TOKAJI MOON OVER MIAMI WITH MUTOKO - Tri with a good head, dark eyes, good bone, good neck, level back, good shelf and good hindquarters. Tail could be tighter. 

3rd (78) Wright & Wilkinson’s SWANWITE TILLYHOODLUM AT ELSCO

PUPPY BITCH - 5 entries (2 Abs)

1st (28) Gaskell’s MEMETUKA NICE AZ SPICE - 7 months old, r/w typey bitch. Good head, good neck and good feet and good body. Well set tail and moved well. 

2nd (54) Lane & Miller’s ANTEFAA STEAL MY SUNSHINE - r/w 7 month old bitch with a nice head and good wrinkle. Well set tail. Could have longer legs.

3rd (23) Gaigalas’ TADROSE RED FIRE.

JUNIOR BITCH - 2 entries (0 Abs) 

1st (28) Gaskell’s MEMETUKA NICE AZ SPICE - as per Puppy Bitch.

2nd (54) Miller & Lane’s ANTEFAA STEAL MY SUNSHINE - as per Puppy Bitch. 

POST GRADUATE BITCH - 8 entries (0 Abs)

1st (57) Nicholls SHYLLAR BORN TO PERFORM - R/W bitch with a very good head, dark oval eyes, small ears well placed. Good neck. Level topline, good feet and good hindquarters. Tail could be a bit tighter. Moved well. 

2nd (48) Matthews FLUGELBERRY CHERIE TRIFLE - Brindle with a very good head and dark almond eyes. Good body with level topline and good hindquarters. Tail could be a bit tighter.

3rd (17) Falcus’ MARSALA MYSTERIOUS TALISMAN PHAREAL (IMP BLR). 

LIMIT BITCH - 7 entries (0 Abs)

1st (62) Richardson & Wood’s MOMBATONGAEMPRESS EUGENIE OF COOPERLAND JW (IMP ITA) - Tri of good type. Good head with dark almond eyes. Good bone and body with level topline. Well set tail and good hind legs. Moved very well. 

2nd (49) Matthew’s FLUGELBERRY FIZZ PRINCESS - Brindle with a good head, good eyes and small ears. Good body and legs. Good hindquarters. Tail could be higher set. Moved well.

3rd (25) Gaskell’s MEMETUKA RISE ‘N’ SHINE. 

OPEN BITCH - 8 entries (1 Abs)

1st (44) Legget’s CH SWANWITE KARALEIGH ShCM - Typical Basenji r/w bitch with good head, almond eyes and small ears. Good bone and long neck. Level back and quite good tail. Moved well. 

2nd (63) Richardson & Wood’s WOODELLA PURPLE HAZE OVER COOPERLAND ShCM - Tri with a very nice head. Body a bit longer than 1st. Tail set a bit low. Good hindquarters.

CHAMPION BITCH - 4 entries (1 Abs) 

1st (67) Steele’s CH/LUX CH AKMAR EMPRESS OF EGYPT JW - R/W with a lovely head with plenty of wrinkle. Good length of neck to good shoulders. Level topline. Good hindquarters and good tail and curl. Moved well. RESERVE BEST IN SHOW, BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW & BITCH CC.

2nd (15) Dunsdon’s CH/AUS CH ZANDEENA GETN CORT IN THE ACT (IMP AUS) - Very pleasant r/w bitch. Not as much winkles as the 1st bitch, and her eyes are lighter. Good body, hindquarters and tail. Moved well. 

3rd (34) Hardy & Hallam’s CH TOKAJI KLASSIC TRINITY JW.

SPECIAL BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCH - 3 entries (0 Abs) 

1st (49) Matthew’s FLUGELBERRY FIZZ PRINCESS - as per Limit Bitch.

2nd (27) Gaskell’s MEMETUKA HI ROLLER - Smaller r/w bitch with good head and good body. Level back and good hindquarters. Moves quite well. 

3rd (45) Legget’s CH SWANWITE KATRIONAH ShCM   

SPECIAL NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCH - 4 entries (1 Abs) 

1st (40) Jardine’s TADROSE NORTH STAR - as per Minor Puppy Bitch.

2nd (39) Hudson’s TOKAJI MOON OVER MIAMI WITH MUTOKO - as per Minor Puppy Bitch. 

3rd (51) McCarthy’s WESTLAWN RUBY SLIPPERS

BRACE - 8 entries (0 Abs) 

1st (29) MRS V L GASKELL - Won this class as both Basenjis went very well.

2nd (63) MR P G RICHARDSON & MISS M L WOOD - Both Basenjis also went very well in this class.

TEAM - 1 Entry (0 Abs) 

1st (22) - MISS J ADDIS - Won this class as her Basenjis went very well.

PROGENY - 2 entries (1 Abs) 

1st (44) - CH SWANWITE KARALEIGH ShCM - Won this class as all Basenjis also went very well.

BEST TRICOLOUR IN SHOW (8) Clinton’s CH WESTLAWN DIABLO ShCM     

BEST BRINDLE IN SHOW (49) Matthew’s FLUGELBERRY FIZZ PRINCESS

BEST BLACK & WHITE IN SHOW (65) Savage’s CHAGMAS CHRISTMAS GYPSY GHOST FOR AXMIXA   

Dog Challenge Certificate 42

Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate 56 

Bitch Challenge Certificate 67

Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate 40

Best in Show 42

Reserve Best in Snow 67

Best Opposite Sex in Show 67

Best Puppy in Show 40

Reserve Best Puppy in Show 9

Best Veteran in Show 31

Reserve Best Veteran in Show 47

Best Tricolour in Show 8

Best Brindle in Show 49

Best Black & White in Show 65

JUDGE – Mrs Doreen Duffin (Australia)