• Date: 27/01/2019
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Miles Rogish Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Chichester & District Canine Society

Basenji judging critiques

Chichester & District Canine Society

Open Show

Arun Leisure Centre, Felpham Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 8ED

Sunday, 27 January 2019

I would like to start off by thanking all of the exhibitors for presenting their basenjis for my first judging appointment. It was a lovely line up of 6 in total allowing for absentees. I also think it is appropriate to note that because of inclement weather there were ring changes on that day that resulting in very little space around the show rings and it was very crowded, very noisy, and the gale force winds outside were also a source of constant distraction for the exhibitors.

Class: 81 - Junior

All exhibitors absent.

Class: 82 - Post Graduate

1st - 280 Nganga's Princess Snow White. A well put together solid bitch. She was very square in outline and well proportioned. Her head was well proportioned with very nice eye shape and colour, but the ears are a bit wide set. Her temperament was calm and alert with very good movement maintaining a level topline throughout showing on moving as well as when stood.

2nd - 282 Mombatongaempress Eugenie of Cooperland (IMP ITA) She was hands down the most elegant looking dog in the show in standing. Very fine in features and feminine. Well squared in outline and beautifully proportioned. Beautiful head, ear set, eyes and expression. Unfortunately, she was obviously distracted by the noisy environment so did not move consistently and dropped her topline on movement due to the numerous distractions around the ring.

Class 83 - Open

1st - 279 Ch Woodella True Song. A beautiful example of a basenji dog. Very square in outline without being over angulated. Beautiful masculine head with well place ears and nice dark eye. He moved perfectly in coming and going and was not fazed by the very challenging environment. He was clam in temperament while being alert. He had a solid back end, nice feet and pasterns, and arching neck all contributing to a classic basenji outline. Well deserved BOB and went on to win Group 4.

2nd - 271 Ch Jisgard Daydream Believer. A beautiful bitch. She had an exceptional coat that stood out above all the other entries and while she was slightly heavy she was well muscled and in excellent condition. Her movement was very good maintaining a level topline throughout. Feet and pasterns were excellent. She was calm in temperament. She was slightly long in loin and head was well proportioned but her light eyes and ear set were not as good as other entries. It was her sound movement, presentation and condition that placed her above other entries and earned her the RBOB.

Thank you again for your entries, it was an incredibly interesting and memorable experience.

Dr. Miles Rogish