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The Modern Basenji - Worldwide is published quarterly in print and online. 2nd QUARTER 2012 VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2

DOG BREEDERS:

Devils

FEATURE ARTICLES

or

Angels?

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Devils or Angels, By Patience Renzulli

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Online Pedigrees Database, By Sally Wallis

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Going Best in Show, By Cali Shattuck

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BIG Friend, Little Dog, By Sharon Maas

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Cecil Kop Wildlife & Nature Reserve, by Sharon Maas

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Interview with Dr. Jo Thompson, By Mary Lou Kenworthy

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UK Points System, By Sally Wallis

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AKC Breeder Inspection, What Happens? Why Me?, By Wanda Pooley

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AKC NOTICE - USDA/APHIS Changes That Will Affect ALL Hobby Breeders

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The B-Legal Blog, By Karla Schreiber

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Mentors, Role Models & Masters, By Thomas Meade II

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Forerunners - The Six Ancient Breeds

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Modern Misconceptions about an Ancient Breed, By Mary Lou Kenworthy

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Vacationing in Puerto Rico, By Michelle Smith-Barbour

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Specialty Shows Defined

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BIG Friend 10

Little Dog

EVENT RESULTS - STANDINGS - DEPARTMENTS 36 All-Breed Health Clinics Around the USA

55 LGRA & NOTRA Race Standings 2012

44 Dallas-Ft. Worth Specialty

56 Canada Column/Top Basenjis 2012

45 Sweden - Eskilstuna National Results

58 Australia Standings 2012

46 Basenji Club of Victoria Specialty & Critique 59 Sweden Standings 2012 50 UK - Hound Association of Scotland Results 60 Brazil Standings 2012 50 UK - Birmindham National CH Show

60 UK Standings 2012

51 British Festival Show Results

60 Norway Top Basenjis 2012

52 AKC Top 20 Breed & All-Breed Standings

61 Kennel/Breeder Directory

53 AKC Grand CH & Achievement Standings

62 Upcoming Events

54 AKC & ASFA Field Standings 2012

63 Advertising and Subscriptions

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FROM THE EDITORS What’s Inside This Issue..

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his magazine has so many fine articles it’s difficult to single out just two or three for a recap of the second quarter. I picked two - one that tells the warm story of Senjie and Jane, the elephant, and the other describes something we have all come to consider a must for studying pedigrees. Just when you think you have seen it all with basenjis, they do something that knocks you back on your heels. Just a week before the magazine was headed to the press, an email was forwarded to TMB Inbox by one of our subscribers. In the message were several photos of a basenji meeting an elephant and what transpired. The pictures were so good I wrote back to the subscriber asking if she could get the high resolution images from the photographer as they would go well in The Modern Basenji - Worldwide. I still had a bit of room left and thought a few pictures would bring a nice touch. Little did I know how quickly this idea would grow. The very next day Marie Knight, one of the breeders of this basenji, wrote to say she would arrange for me to get all the photos and also included a article written by the owner of Senjie and of his new friend, Jane, an elephant living in the Cecil Kop Wildlife and Nature Preserve. Read this most endearing story on page 10. It’s one all of you will enjoy. The pictures demonstrate that different species do interact and are able to establish a level of trust and friendship, just as we humans. Moreover, should we really be surprised that Senjie views Jane as anything extraordinary? After all, his primal origins are still deeply embedded in his brain. Why would an elephant seem like a strange creature? Witnessing such an event between this basenji and an African elephant can only further attest to the ancient roots of our breed. The Cecil Kop Wildlife and Nature Reserve has fallen in disrepair in the past several years so a group of concerned residents in the Reserve area are trying to raise funds to help support the upkeep of the grounds and the animals. Read a brief description about the Reserve and if you would like more information on rehabilitating the park and savings its wildlife email cecilkop@googlemail.com.

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Ever wonder how one of the most well-used resources for basenji fanciers around the world came to be? I am talking about that amazing pedigree database skillfully created and maintained by Sally Wallis, UK. Sally tells the story of its creation on page 6. She has dedicated countless hours to provide the fancy with the means to do pedigree research, to find siblings and halfsiblings, to run test pedigrees of prospective matings, just to name a few features. Can anyone live without this tool today? We are all indebted to Sally for her contribution to the basenji breed.h The Modern Basenji - Worldwide - www.modernbasenji.com | 2


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DOG BREEDERS:

Devils

BY PATIENCE RENZULLI

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Angels?

of my Facebook friends, and a friend in real life, posted a photo of a Cane Corso bitch who had been owner-surrendered to a local shelter. The listing stated: “The owners were breeding her and selling her puppies. Now, she’s been cast off and left in a shelter. She has 2 cherry eyes, but that’s just cosmetic. She seemed like a sweet happy girl.” The first comment under the photo was, “Poor baby; Breeders suck!” And that got my goat, because I’m a breeder. And while I suck at a lot of things - time management, posture, cleaning my closet, and ironing, to name but a few - I don’t suck when it comes to my dogs. I understand. I understand if you volunteer at a shelter and see dog after dog after heartbreaking dog come in. Dumped like yesterday’s cold oatmeal. Brought into the world by human carelessness, ignorance, or greed and dropped off to be your problem when it wasn’t your fault. I truly understand. Believe me, it makes me sick. But let’s think for just a moment. What if there were no more Labrador Retrievers? “Oh, that would be fine, because then everyone would rescue a dog in a shelter,” says the Breeders Suck Person. Then who would be the seeing-eye dogs? Who would get up at oh-dark-thirty with a big smile and sit in a blind with his owner for hours and jump into the icy pond and get the duck and have so much fun doing it that his heart practically explodes? What if my son hadn’t had the best outfielder in the world, even if Opie did give a whole new meaning to the term “spitball”? What if there were no more Bloodhounds? What if your grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease had wandered off into the woods, and there was no search and rescue dog to call? What if there were no more Pugs? No more Sphinx-like ancient Ibizans or Pharaoh Hounds? No more German Shepherds or Malinois to help police and soldiers? No more Beagles to sniff for airport contraband or to curl up on your couch? No more Border Collies to fly through an Agility course or to bring the sheep to the fold? These dogs are living history. They are our treasure. And without breeders every breed of dog is an endangered one. Every single breed. Here’s where breeders do suck, in my opinion. We suck at public education. We suck at telling people what is involved in being a good breeder.

A good breeder does expensive testing on any dog they plan to breed. They test for eye abnormalities, joint problems, heart disease, thyroid disease, and more depending on the breed. They have the results of the testing available for you to see. A good breeder won’t sell you a puppy before it is eight weeks old. A good breeder’s clothes might be a bit frumpy and out of style, but their dogs’ coats will gleam. A good breeder will make you sign a contract saying that if for any reason whatsoever you can’t keep the dog you are purchasing, you will return it to that good breeder. Period. A good breeder will have someone check you out before they sell you one of their precious puppies. You’ll need a vet referral, and quite possibly you’ll have to submit to a home visit. A good breeder will want to know that if you said your yard is fenced, it actually is fenced, and they won’t just take your word for it. If, instead, they see three dogs chained to barrels, you won’t be getting their precious puppy. A good breeder will have some Very Old Dogs in their home. These dogs will occupy the Best Beds, and will often be found on their breeder’s lap, regardless of the size of the dog. When a good breeder strokes her Very Old Dog’s ears, she may lose her train of thought, and she might blink hard a couple of times. A good breeder won’t always have puppies available. This is important. Please pay attention. A good breeder won’t always have puppies available. A good breeder will refer you to another good breeder who does, or who will soon. A good breeder might tell you that, in his opinion, his breed isn’t the right breed for your lifestyle, or that perhaps an adult from rescue would be a better fit. A good breeder might not be willing to sell you a puppy. A good breeder will know the history of their breed inside and out, backwards and forwards. A good breeder will do something with their dogs. They will have ribbons and rosettes, or certificates in frames, or trophies and win photos everywhere. A good breeder will tell you all of the problems of their breed and will go on and on until your ears want to jump off of your head. Their walls will be covered with photos of their dogs and paintings of their breed. They will have knickknacks and dishtowels featuring their breed. If the worst thing happens and a dog that a good breeder sold ends up in a shelter, that good breeder will go to Hell and back to get that dog out! Good breeders live for their dogs. m

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HOW AND WHY I STARTED THE

By Sally Wallis, Zande Basenjis www.pedigrees.zandebasenjis.com

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electric typewriter gave up the ghost, and Marvin talked me into buying an Amstrad computer. In order to amortise the cost, I decided to get as much from it as I possibly could and in the first instance learned accounting, sacked my accountant and recovered quite a large sum from the tax-man. Enough to pay for a better computer anyway! Elspet Ford lived about an hour away. She’d come over and together we’d print out pedigrees and try to figure out method of inheritance of some scourge or other of the day. Her arrivals were always a riot! Ziggy hated her and would not allow her access via the kitchen door so we had to leave the front door open, Elspet came around the house and in the front – to be greeted as a long lost friend by an enthusiastically tail-wagging Ziggy. Strange animal! Marvin came home one day in about 1984 with a share-ware disc of PEDIGREE by Chuck Orange. We loaded it forthwith and over time I committed all my records to it. PEDIGREE made manipulating data very much easier (than pieces of paper spread all over the floor !) and I’ve used it ever since. It transmogrified into PEDWIN and is still a wonderful program. Chuck has incorporated anything and everything I’ve

asked him for over the years. Someone gave me a Pedigree Book from, I think, Finland, then I obtained the Pedigree Books from Australia. Another breeder came up with Book I of Years of the American Basenji and the data started to flood in. Everything went into the database. In the early days, long before I had internet access when it meant writing letters and waiting weeks for a response, Pat Bright from USA, Dawn Clark (Clendon affix) of New Zealand, Lauris Hunt (Pukkanut) from Australia were invaluable at filling in gaps. Wilma Bauer introduced me to Jim Stromberg and we swapped data. I think in those days I had but a few thousand of the earliest basenjis – it was enough to get Jim quite excited – and he provided me with thousands of mainly American bred basenjis. Jim Cummins, owner of True (Apu Open Road Troubadour), insisted I invest

in an uninterrupted power supply unit and I am eternally grateful to him for the idea. It has saved my data over and over again. People all over the world ‘find’ the database and send me details of their dogs. Otherwise I subscribe to various official publications, KC Breed Record Supplement for example and manage to obtain data from show catalogs, national websites and individual breeders. Pia Wright in Denmark keeps a database of basenjis who move from one country to another and while surfing the web, she comes up with Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian, French - websites in many different countries, from which she down-loads data for me. I can’t list everyone who helps – just a heartfelt THANK YOU and a request to PLEASE keep the data coming in. And make sure all your friends do too - I spend enough time nagging as it is! The AKC refunded Marvin the balance of his subscription to AKC Awards CDs last week which is a great blow. I can’t afford the sum they are asking these days and am not even sure if all the awards of any particular breed will be included in the sections. I’m finding the OFA website with details of Fanconi tests very productive, especially for filling in registration numbers of Russian basenjis’ parents!

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Going Best in Show! By Cali Shattuck

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a younger handler winning a Best in Show seemed like a dream that was far from reach; but winning a Best in Show with your  own dog, a basenji, for that matter, in a show with respectable competition was close to the impossible in my mind. So, you can imagine my shock and overwhelming joy after winning my first Best in Show at the age of 18 at the Lake Eustis Kennel Club under judge Dr. Donald Gill. At the time I had no idea that I had actually beaten a record as the youngest basenji owner-handler to win a Best in Show; this only added to the excitement of it all! After a couple months have passed since this win, I have had time to reflect and realize how truly blessed I am to have accomplished so much in such a short career of only seven years. Many people show all their lives never winning a Best in Show; to be able to say that I have is such a proud feeling that can never be diminished. This accomplishment has opened many new doors in my handling career, allowing me great opportunities to work with many different breeds that I had not handled before, as well as furthering my involvement in Juniors from a teaching perspective helping younger handlers get started in conformation. The opportunity to pay it forward and seeing these younger handlers also be successful is as rewarding as winning the BIS all over again. This accomplishment has pushed me to become more ambitious since this past year; now that I have achieved one goal I have to set higher ones. I have recently started participating in lure coursing events by getting Fergie’s, GCH. Taji Goes Platinum, JC title in her first trial

weekend. Now, for the first time I am focusing on breeding as I want to further my involvement in basenjis from a breeder’s perspective by getting my own kennel started. I hope to be as successful in breeding as in my handling career; and maybe, if I am lucky enough, my next Best in Show will be breeder-owner-handled. Overall, I am simply humbled from my accomplishments, and I wish to continue representing the breed in as many ways as possible whether in the ring, through junior handling, or in the field. Hopefully, through these actions I will continue throughout my years with successes that are as rewarding as this Best in Show.

(Sally Wallis) Continued from pg. 7

Whenever I come across a ‘new’ dog, I hunt around for siblings – the AKC website is so much more user-friendly since the HM & then HP series superceded the HDs. Nowadays, I can often find siblings once I have a registration of a single dog. But it all takes hours a week – sometimes hours a day. Over the years, I have also experimented with generating coefficients of inbreeding (COI) using Wright’s and publishing them within the pedigrees on the website. But it didn’t last long. It became unwieldy and made pedigrees look very untidy. And as more and more Avongaras were brought out of Africa and by definition the names of parents remained hidden in the Dark Continent, COIs of their descendants were very distorted. Also, it took about five hours to generate COIs of the whole database. Overnight was the only time to do it. I gave it up after a comparatively short

period. Records of breeders are kept on my computer whenever possible – they never change, owners do – although I don’t include them on line. It was suggested to me very early on that some folks might object, although, given that worldwide 90% (I’m guessing) of breeders have an affix and can easily be identified, it didn’t seem to me that anyone would. In UK a few breeders like to add their affix when they buy in a dog. To make the original name (and therefore the breeder) clear, I put any additions in italics. As a fr’instance, (Domewood) Sindy of Horsley was originally registered Sindy of Horsley. Domewood is the affix of the breeder who purchased her. As soon as the Fanconi Linkage test became available, I added a coding so the results would be clearly available on a pedigree. Now the Direct DNA test is in use, the coding is altered so it is clear to

which test it refers. At time of writing, testing is suspended but I am hoping it will have resumed by the time you read this piece. Other health data is entered on computer with the source of any information noted. I make every effort to corroborate any health information from unofficial sources by referring back to the breeder. When I reached 70,000 dogs in the database, Len Reddie of Australia kind of goaded me (I think that is fair comment!) into exploring the possibilities of going public and putting the database on-line. Jim Trethewey’s Alfirin program seemed to fit the bill and Jim was extremely helpful in getting me set up and running. And now it’s become addictive. I love finding new sites with basenjis in far-off places and through SKYPE making direct contact and chatting with people I can never hope to meet in person.m

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BIG FRIEND Little Dog “They share an amazing bond that crosses both the borders of size and species. It’s enduring to watch them interact.” By Sharon Maas Zimbabwe, Africa

The

saying, “Every picture tells a story” is certainly no exception here. The characters in this story are a basenji named Senjie and a female elephant called Jane. The setting is the game park, Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, which borders Mozambique in the eastern town of Mutare in Zimbabwe. The park itself is a unique area of fauna and flora and was started in the late seventies primarily to preserve the area and educate the younger generation of the necessities of nature. Senjie lives on a property which borders the Park, and Jane is the resident female elephant along with her young son. For those who do not know the basenji breed of dog, they are of slight build, tipping the scales at around 10Kgs, but their attitude is very much of the  concept that size does not count. Speed and agility are one with them, and their nature can almost be catlike as they have a certain air of aloofness about them. Their gait is that of a prancing pony. It almost looks like their feet do not touch the ground when they come to greet one. Senjie has very keen senses of smell and hearing which works towards his advantage only as when called it will be on his terms especially if he is busy with something interesting like keeping the Vervet monkeys at bay up a tree or just sitting and sunning himself. This breed originated in Egypt and was discovered again in the Congo  in the mid 1930’s.

The basenji became a recognised breed a few years later. Senjie does not have a bark and hates to be “dirty” so he will lick  himself clean. He has no doggie odour about him. Senjie has been with us for nearly 2 years, and he has certainly kept us on our toes. Jane, on the other hand, is very large and her size does count, not even hazarding a guess as to what she would tip the scales; anything in her path has long moved out of the way as she moves through the bush feeding on the vegetation. Even though she has size and balk on her side, she can disappear silently into the shadows of the trees within seconds and seemly become invisible. Over time Jane and her son pass by our property primarily to move onto other grazing within the Park. This could be during the day or under the cover of darkness. Senjie has seen these large grey mounds pass by, and has watched them intently from a distance. They did not climb a tree

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like the Vervets and baboons; they did not run fast like the bush buck; instead they ambled past, breaking off branches. “Am I meant to  challenge them, to chase them,” Senjie seemed to ponder. His opportunity to find out more about these great grey mounds came in June 2011. In June the grass is not so tall and most of the trees have lost their leaves so the vegetation is quite sparser. One morning when Jane and her calf were passing through our area, Senjie took it upon himself to go to the bottom of the property. As there was not much covering, Jane must have seen movement out the corner of her eye and came charging up to the fence. She is very aware that the fence is electrified and does not like this so she stopped short of the fence and started flapping ears, throwing up the earth, and behaving like a normal mother elephant protecting her calf. But Senjie was unfazed by this performance. Initially he moved a slight  distance whilst she showered him with earth thrown at him with her  truck, her front foot digging into the earth to continue with the barrage of earth and grass clumps. He sat there defiantly watching and taking all this in. She could not believe what was transpiring, and neither could we. Eventually bored with these proceedings Senjie strolled away. Jane, on the other hand was not so tolerant and took it out on an unsuspecting tree close at hand. This interaction took place a few more times, and Jane continued to send earth flying towards Senjie who continued to just sit there and watch her. It was clear Jane was still not sure what this “little thing” was. Dogs bark and irritate her, but this one does not bark and does not smell like a dog! If he moved on to another part of the garden, but with in her range, she would follow. Her son always in the background, quite happily grazing while “mother” became more and more curious of this definite animal. As the rainy season approached, the elephant family visited our area less frequently, and if they were in our vicinity it would be very brief. Senjie

always knew well in advance when they were around and would wait for a “visit” from Jane. She was not always obliging but when they did make “contact,” it was noticed that she was being gentler. Her trunk would caress the earth close to Senjie, and she would throw earth on her back and be quite calm. A few weeks later the tables turned. It was one of those mornings when there was a bite in the air as winter was starting to let us know of its impending arrival. The night’s dew was still wet on the lawn sparkling like tiny jewels as the early morning sunlight started to spread its rays. The birds filled the air with many melodious tunes and through the bush the elephants arrived. Senjie watched Jane from a  distance as she came to the fence looking for him. He pranced down to greet her. and the normal front foot digging and showering of  earth on her back took place. Then with utter amazement the front leg stretched out further than normal, and before our eyes could take in what was  transpiring she had rolled onto her side. Senjie just sat there. Jane,  on the other hand, was caressing her ear, the ground and her tusk and extruding a sound that could only be described as pure joy. She then pulled herself up only to repeat this performance another two times. It was beyond comprehension! An hour of pure unbelievable magic had just taken place. Five days later this whole performance was repeated again, and this time a camera was close at hand to record this extraordinary moment. The pictures tell it all. Whether this will happen again, who knows? h

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I need to get down to your eye level...


...so we can make eye contact.

I am nearly there!

You are so small!

Got to get going now.

Bye until next time.

ŠAll photos by Collen Taylor

Okay. Cheers for now.

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CECIL KOP WILDLIFE & NATURE RESERVE Mutare, Zimbabwe Cecil Kop Wildlife & Nature Reserve was established in 1976 for the preservation of the fauna and flora, educational and recreational purposes. A classroom area and dam was built as well as ring fencing the whole Park. Animals were introduced which included Rhino, elephant and many antelope species. From 2007 the Game Park has fallen upon neglect due to the economic situation. The fence, educational centre and viewing platforms are deteriorating and the animals have started to disperse. In March 2012 a new committee was formed by people who are committed to revitalising the Park to its former glory. As Zimbabwe’s economy is beginning to recover and the Government wants to restore the tourism industry, we at Cecil Kop want to work towards the Governments initiative. The Park has two elephants that will be shot or removed if we do not do something to save them. We are appealing for donor funding as $80,000US is needed for the committee to accomplish this task to restore the Park. If you would like more information, please email cecilkop@googlemain.com. Anyone who would like to help can visit cecilkop.wozaonline.co.za to doante online. You may also send a donation to the following account: KINGDOM BANK, Mutare Branch, Zimbabwe. Account Name: Verticare Bank Address: Account No: 32148654. Shop 2 Branch Code: 12507. 70 Merbert Chitepo Road Swift code: KFISZWHA. Mutare, Zimbabwe

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INTERVIEW WITH

Dr. Jo Thompson by MaryLou Kenworthy

FROM THE EDITOR: We are fortunate to have several regular contributors to The Modern Basenji and want to let our readers know more about these writers -- who they are, what they do, their educational background. From time to time TMB will provide interviews of regular columnists. Please enjoy this interview, provided by MaryLou Kenworthy, Kenset Basenjis.

1. Tell us a little about your personal life. My husband, Craig, and I celebrate our 25th year anniversary this May. I am blessed by a tight circle of very dear friends whose lives I have shared for decades and a close-knit family. Although many people see me as something of a public figure, they might be surprised if they really got to know me personally. In truth I am a very private person. 2. How did you first become interested in basenjis. Since 1992 I have been working as a wildlife biologist in the very isolated interior at the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is where I have been living and working intermittently for 20 years. My species of primary concern is the great ape called Bonobo (Pan paniscus). But I work with and study other species of conservation concern across Africa, where I have extensive experience in the phylogeography, field-based conservation biology, population biogeography, central African natural history, and the implications of population genetics. Because of my occupation, I live and work in the most inaccessible hinterland where people have not and do not travel. My field work is based in a portion of one of the world’s largest intact, old-growth, equatorial, rainforest national parks, created nearly 60 years ago because

the colonial powers thought there were no people throughout the vast forest block. It was and had been uncharted and unexplored by Europeans. Of course, deep in that isolated jungle there are people at very low density. The government authorities classified the local inhabitants, who remained within their own territory untouched by outsiders, as a species of wild animal due to their primitiveness, ferocity, and perceived savagery. As part of my conservation effort, many years ago, I started evaluating the local domestic dogs living commensally with those isolated, forest-dependent people and monitored them as indicators of the human condition. So, I have been observing the local dogs for nearly two decades. I remember very well when I was first introduced on the basenji chat lists, people commented with apparent surprise about my “eye” for a good typey basenji. I thought that was so funny because I had been living with basenjis in their native homeland for 15 years. 3. Have you had any other interests in dogs? I am a relative newbie to the basenji fancy. I have been part of this community for only 6 years (since May 2006). But I have worked with and around dogs all my life. For fun, I handled and showed dogs (Shar Pei’s) back in the late 1970’s. Professionally, I spent four years training

guide dogs for the blind. Our school used Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Boxers, Vizslas, and Doberman Pinchers. Part of my job involved the breeding program. It also included obedience training, as well as temperament evaluations. I raised and socialized puppies for that program during my high school years. 4. You have spent a lot of time in Africa. What is life like in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? For you? For the people who live there? For the basenjis? Yes. I have spent a great deal of my life in the Congo and will continue to, but, I have also been able to work and travel in other African and third-world countries. In the past two decades there have been times of sheer horror and other times of spellbinding bliss. Life for the local people is hard work and filled with uncertainties. There is a constant, daily struggle to survive. But, there is richness in human relationships and family. There is wealth in the knowledge of and connection with ones ancestry. There is security and strength in knowing one’s heritage. The basenjis are not pets or companions. They are one of the tools in the hunt arsenal, but, having developed as a breed in that particular environment, they are adapted to their local conditions, including the local parasites. The dogs live in extended family units. They are often

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targets of marauding leopards that can snatch away an individual in the darkness of night. Occasional loss of domestic animals (goats and dogs) keeps human life safe. The dogs have a purpose. The hunters go out with their nets, weaved from tree bark fibres, and set them up in a linear polygon shape with one open end where the hunters start out with the dogs, beating the vegetation and flushing out animals who then run towards, and hopefully into, the netting. Other hunters are positioned on the outside of the nets. When something gets caught in the net, the main job of the basenjis is to hold and distract the netted animals while the hunters make the kill. The frightened and wounded animals are quite dangerous. The dogs are the focus of the wild animals’ defensive response, keeping the hunters out of harm’s way. 5. Just how isolated is this area? At the very minimum, it is at least a month long trip from Kinshasa if nothing goes wrong (a rare occurrence,) and you have the luxury of an outboard motor (also a rare occurrence) for the leg of the journey on the Congo River and navigable tributaries. Once the river system ends, the initial portion of the journey requires days of exhausting overland trek. In order to minimize travel time in and out of the site, over the course of these many years I have constructed two staging areas where we have cut clearings wide enough and long enough to land a small, chartered, bushplane within the landscape of the Lukuru. It is a day flight each direction with a stop-over to refuel for the second leg of the journey. Once you reach the staging areas, it is days of intense bushwhacking from daylight to darkness through jungle where no trails/paths exist to reach the nearest villages. The only way in and out is on foot with all your gear carried on someone’s back. There isn’t even a path for bicycle traffic. When I was flying humanitarian aid missions into my field site at the height of the Congo war, I was given use of a United Nations helicopter. When I gave the flight crew the coordinates of the destination, they initially refused the flight because they were absolutely certain that I was taking them into an area where there was nothing. It was completely off the charts.

6. What credentials do you need to do the work you do? I have multiple academic degrees and years of theoretical training. But, theory is only made useful in light of practice. It is actually living long-term on the landscape and being a part of the local community that is my greatest qualification. My long-term association and partnership with the local people is critical. 7. Are the basenjis you see in this region consistent in type? Do they bark? A couple years ago, a writer/ photographer team from National Geographic (NG) came to my research/ field site base to write an article that had nothing to do with dogs. In fact, we had never even mentioned anything about the dogs. But, as we arrived in the villages, the NG team asked (without any prompting or even mention about dogs) : “What breed of dog is this?” My astonished response was “Why do you ask that?” and they said “Because they all look exactly alike!” The dogs exhibit permanence of basenji-type as a population. Even laymen who have no background in the world of purebred dog breeds identified the visible uniformity and consistency of type. The basenjis in the Lukuru are very quiet. The only sound you ever hear from them is a yelp when they are kicked or knocked away. On the hunt, they make no sound at all. They move stealthily through the dense vegetation. At home, my native imports are very quiet for the most part but are known to vocalize quite loudly when the situation calls for speaking out. They do not bark. One or two of them can utter a solid “boof” like a cough when alarmed. But, mostly they chorus and wail if they need to communicate. 8. Did you see any other breeds (types) of dogs? Because the forested landscape, where the Lukuru is located, was believed to be unoccupied by humans until recently, there has been no introgression by outsiders ... no European dogs have ever been introduced. 9. Tell us about the basenjis you brought back to the United States. In 2007, I imported four native basenjis (one dog and three bitches). One of my bitches (MPale, who is the only

litter mate to Lema) was spayed when she was 1 and 1/2 years old because my husband was overwhelmed by the chaos of heat season/rut, and I had to make a management decision. The other two bitches, Mopaya and Lema, and my dog, Amisi, have been accepted as AKC Foundation Stock. Therese and Kevin Leimback now belong to Lema. MPale, Mopaya, and Amisi reside with Craig and me. All of our hounds are house-dwellers and are our family. 10. Tell us about the litter you bred. Were the pups consistent in type? In 2008 a group of people committed to the basenji breed and the individual Lukuru dogs, established the Lukuru Basenji Conservateurs. We work closely together as equals to protect and conserve the dogs from the Lukuru and their progeny. The LBC group believes these creatures are a valuable asset to the basenji breed but more importantly are individually a treasure to us all. You can read more about this group at http:// lukurubasenjiconservateurs.com/home. As part of our program, we bred Amisi and Mopaya in 2010 and produced six red and white puppies -- 3 males, 3 females. We kept two males, Hero and Bear, and one female, Libby. One male, Dexter, owns Laci and Russ Allstot and lives in Oregon, USA. One female, Cassie, owns Victoria Miller (Benkura Basenjis) and Helena Lane (Antefaa Basenjis) and lives in Scotland, United Kingdom. One female, Peggy, owns Rob and Nicole Freedman and lives in Illinois, USA. The puppies are so consistent in type that sometimes it takes a second or third look to see who is who. And they look just like the adults. When people come to visit us, they can’t tell them one from another. Only after several hours are they able to begin distinguishing individuals but only because of their personalities. Hero and Dexter look like identical twins. At home we sometimes refer to Hero as Paya-boy because he looks so much like Mopaya. Libby is the spitting image of Amisi, and they are often confused for each other. Cassie and Bear look just like Amisi, and they also look just like Mopaya, depending on your angle of view. We have been thrilled, but not surprised, with the consistency of type in our litter. Given their source population, consistency and uniformity of type was predictable.

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11. What has your involvement been with the Basenji Club Of America? Until 2012, I served as a volunteer on the Native Stock Committee and the Health & Research Committee. I have helped with the Archives Committee. I am currently on the Outreach Committee. I have volunteered at two national specialties and one regional specialty. When I am able, I like to go as a worker and learn. But I also enjoy the opportunity to marvel at the gorgeous dogs and skillful showmanship of the conformation ring and performance events, as well as join in the fun of the enthusiastic cheering section at ringside. 12. What are your hopes for the future of BCOA? As technology and science continue to advance, I would like to see our Club get involved in organized, rigorous population studies. One such population study might be to establish the representation of each founder in the current effective population. Following that baseline, the Club might recommend breeding strategies for individual breeders interested in integrating new Foundation Stock dogs into their breeding programs and then establish a follow-up time period to monitor the population status. This would require broad and ongoing education about why and how to effectively use native stock to benefit the breed. Understanding how to maintain breeder diversity and discrete lines would also be a part of this program. The basic principle of maintaining diversity is to retain founder lineage. I would like to see our Club provide guidelines for target breeding age (minimum/maximum), number of litters in the lifetime of a dog/bitch, relatedness of breeding pairs, etc. 13. Are there articles about you and your work that would be of interest to basenji people? Here are a couple links to pieces that other people have written about me: • Why the Bonobos Need a Radio and Other (Unlikely) Lessons From Deepest Congo • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/johnfalk/bonobos-congo.html • Rolex Awards for Enterprise - Rescuing the bonobo • http://www.rolexawards.com/en/the-laureates/ jothompson-the-project.jsp • Rolex Awards for Enterprise - Greatest hope for ape conservation • http://www.rolexawards.com/en/the-laureates/ jothompson_greatest_hope_for_ape_conservation.jsp

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Points System

Personal Opinions of the Advantages and Challenges Presented by the System by Sally Wallis, Zande Basenjis

answer to a request for a brief explanation of the ‘points’ system, (what it takes to make up or finish a Champion in UK) it’s relatively simple. To make up a Champion you need three Challenge Certificates (CC) under three different judges. The Kennel Club currently allows basenjis 17 sets of CCs, dogs and bitches, otherwise known as ‘tickets,’ in any one year at Breed or General Championship Shows. We are allocated three at Club Shows and the rest at General Championship Shows. Basenji classes are also scheduled at most other general championship shows, but in those cases there is no CC on offer. Best of Breed doesn’t seem to have the same desirability here as in some other countries. It’s the CC people are after. The disadvantage to this system is that Champions are shown in Open Class and to get that cherished ticket, you have to beat any/all champions present. When one particular dog gets on a roll this is not always easy; often its well-nigh impossible. Witness Deedles, who received 8 Reserve Challenge Certificates and only one CC. Even in those far off days this was proportionally ‘interesting’! He was beaten almost exclusively by the same two champions every time. Hope, Plessy and Chezz also only achieved two tickets each. Many excellent examples of our breed – both sexes – are denied a

Best of Breed doesn’t seem to have the same desirability here as in some other countries. It’s the CC people are after. The disadvantage to this system is that Champions are shown in Open Class and to get that cherished ticket, you have to beat any/all champions present. crown by the System. And it doesn’t help that the Press publishes ‘records’ – which, of course, are there to be beaten! So champions seeking to take a record are shown at every available Ch Show. There are Championship Shows, Open Shows, Limited Shows and Companion Dog Shows – and to an extent, Afghan Racing – coursing arranged for and by Afghan owners who on occasions also welcome basenjis! Companion Shows are often organised in conjuction with a charity event – to raise funds. Anyone can enter on the day on payment of £1.00 per class. There are normally four ‘pedigree’ classes – Puppy, Sporting, Non-Sporting and Open. Thereafter, come the Variety classes – which depend on the imagination of the organisers! Prettiest Bitch, Most Handsome Dog, Dog Most Like its Owner, Best Mover, Rescue, Veteran. Some dogs (depending on sex, of course), are entered in almost every class and they are great fun to judge! Show leads are seldom used, dogs are paraded in street attire as it were. And often move around the ring as on ‘walkies!’ At more formal events, the earlier classes go by age, Minor Puppy 6 – 9 months; Puppy 6 – 12 months; Junior 12- 18 months. There is nothing to prevent entering a puppy in – say, Open Class. We did with Donner on occasions. Novice Class

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indicates you’ve never had a first in any class at championship level and is something we’ve always avoided. Merely entering says everything to the judge! Thereafter, a dog can get a First in Post Graduate (PG) five times before it must move up to Limit Class. A CC from the

earlier classes means the dog must go direct to Limit, by-passing PG. Limit can be won seven times before a move to Open Class becomes obligatory. Champions can only be entered in Open Class, although they can and often do, just participate in Stakes Classes. Some Shows also schedule Veteran – which is for dogs over 7 years of age - but again, they can go into any other class, depending on what they have already won. More numerically rich breeds have far more classes. Mid Limit, Minor Limit, Under-Graduate, Graduate, etc, but these are not normally seen for basenjis. Limited Shows are normally limited to, for example, members of a particular canine club. Classes run similar to Open Shows. They are all good practice for beginners, dogs and handlers! Open Shows, which you need to enter well in advance as for Championship Shows, are sometimes sponsored by a particular breed club, either as to classes or in general. No CCs, but in some instances BIS can be a Crufts qualifier. Dogs can also qualify for a ShCM (Show

Champion of Merit) based on Best of Breed awards won. At Championship Shows, the judge hands out the CC, RCC and BOB cards in the ring. Thereafter, exhibitors receive larger certificates in the post, along with championship certificate, confirmation of entry to the Stud Book and/or Breeder’s Diploma. We particularly treasure the Irish Kennel Club’s Certificate – it features four Irish Breeds at the corners and lists four majors - along with a CC on which the esteemed judge wrote ‘I am clearly of the opinion that Mr. & Mrs. M.G. Wallis, owned by Ch & Irish Ch Domewood Donner is of such outstanding . . . ‘ NOT as it ought to appear! Back when we were campaigning Donner in Ireland there were as many explanations of the Green Star system as there were Irishmen to ask. Essential was

always 40 points to include four 5-point majors or two 10-pointers. We hung on one year and tore home across Ireland with the caravan swinging dangerously along behind the car – we weren’t sure if we had 39 points or 40 so waited one more show (and one more Green Star major) to be sure. It would have proved very expensive to go back just for one point! The number of points to each Green Star used to be allocated on the percentage rise (or fall) in entries to breed classes at that particular show the previous year. As I recall, 1/6th more entries lead to one extra point. A dog winning the Group took the highest number of points gained by the dogs beaten – this meant a single dog in one breed can still finish with all necessary majors. Crufts lifetime qualifying awards are Challenge Certificates and Reserve Challenge Certificates. These give entry to the ‘Stud Book’ which has absolutely nothing to do with reproduction! It is based solely on awards. In some breeds a First in Open Class at a Championship Show can also mean s/b entry and life qualification. Otherwise, for entry at the next available Crufts dogs need a 1st, 2nd 3rd in Open, Limit, Post Graduate, Junior or Puppy. Some breeds are more restricted. The ‘JW’ after some dogs’ names in the database indicates Junior Warrant. Some years ago it was simple. Between six and 18 months of age, a dog needed 25 points total to be gained - 1 pt for an Open Show class win and 3 pts per class win at Championship level. Then the system was changed a couple of times and as entry numbers sank, especially at Open Shows, it was changed again to the current system. It’s still one point at an Open Show and three points at a Championship Show. . . but there MUST be three dogs entered and present in the Class. There! That’s probably told you far more than you needed (or wanted) to know!h

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INSPECTION What Happens? Why Me?

By Wanda Pooley

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ecently a US basenji breeder received a letter from a Senior Field Inspector for American Kennel Club stating she and her husband’s registration activity qualified them for a general audit of their dogs’ records, an inspection of all the dogs and their housing conditions. The usual AKC policies were cited to support this routine inspection. The letter went on to describe the specific requirements for on-dog identification of the adult dogs and puppies. It’s probably fair to say that anyone who receives such a letter is going to get a bit nervous at the prospect of being examined. This breeder steadied herself by saying, “I have always felt that I am an ethical and responsible breeder. I do rescue, take back any of my dogs at any time in their life for any reason--even the rescues. I health test and keep track of my pups.  They have written guarantees against anything and everything inherited and a boomerang clause--they come back to me.  I spend hours talking and emailing with concerned owners.” She went on to explain why this letter showed up in the mailbox, “Dan and I “qualified’ for the inspection  because we live together.  If you register five litters a year or 20 individual dogs, you get put on the list. We definitely have his and her dogs.  We do not co-own each other’s dogs, and we rarely take part in the care or showing of each other’s dogs--about as

much as two friends. If we had two addresses, we would not qualify.” While AKC may view their inspections as “routine,” there is nothing routine about having an official inspector visit anyone’s home. I spoke to Lisa Peterson who works for the AKC Director of Inspections. She describes the process as a means to educate breeders. In fact, she told me that individuals can even request an inspection to assure themselves they are using an AKC approved record keeping system, meeting the AKC identification requirements for dogs, and maintaining good housing conditions for their dogs. While the inspections are based on random selections, Ms. Peterson acknowledged that breeders who do produce more than four litters and/or register 20 or more dogs in a year are the most likely to be flagged by the department. AKC is inspecting over 5,000 kennels a year. In the US, AKC is the only purebred registry to conduct ongoing kennel inspections. It has a team of dedicated field inspectors who visit kennels across the country to help breeders and to insure proper care and conditions of AKC registered dogs and to verify that its breeders are maintaining accurate records for all their dogs. Since 2000, AKC field inspectors have performed over 45,000 inspections across the country. Kennel Clubs in other countries have similar methods of inspecting breeders.

What happens during an AKC inspection? The particular letter received by the breeder outlined exactly what would happen. First, the owners would undergo an audit of AKC records, then an examination of how all the dogs were identified, and last, an inspection of the dogs and their kennel conditions. On the surface, this does not sound too daunting. We like to think we keep good records, can readily identify our dogs, and they all look healthy. What more does one need to pass muster? The breeder and her husband felt they were ready when the Inspector arrived. She wrote: “The inspector had no questions at all about our facilities and the condition of the dogs--obviously healthy.  And the greetings he got from everyone proved they have a lot of human interaction.  I got a check because my dogs do not have individual IDs on at all times--microchip, tattoo or collars.  Some are chipped, but not all. We are extremely careful, and none of our basenjis have escaped in over 20 years.  Before they [dogs] leave the yard for a trip, they get their collars put on.  Each was born into my hands, so I am sure of their identity!  I have pictures of each in their individual folders, but that was not enough.  Oh well.  I’ll try to find someone to tattoo them all in the next month.” The breeder went on to illustrate the details of AKC required record keeping, “Both Dan and I got checks because we

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did not have an Ownership Record of Individual Dog and a Breeding Record for each dog in our files.  You can get these forms from the AKC website.  This sheet has all the same information as you find on the dog’s registration sheet, plus boxes for any ownership transfers, and if the dog dies and when.  Just the registration and a copy of the contract the new owner signed is not enough.  The Inspector wanted these official sheets. And you have to keep these for five years after you sell the dog or it dies.  You can also do these records on line with AKC’s record management system. The Litter Record is even worse.  You may think that it is just a record of litters produced by your bitch or dog, but it’s not.  It’s a record of anytime your dog had sex with what dog, at what address, and who was attending!  It doesn’t matter if there is a litter or not.  Of course, that info goes on the litter registration.  When we breed, we write the dates of the matings on our calendar.  We have the calendars for the last three years, but that is not enough.  They [AKC] want all the matings recorded.” After learning of the breeder’s experience with her recent AKC Inspection, I pulled files of several of my dogs. A firm believer in structure and order, I was convinced that the paperwork on all my own dogs would be exemplary. Ha! Not so, I soon discovered. Like my fellow breeder, I was not using the official AKC forms, and if it hadn’t been for the fact that I never toss all those old calendars, I would not have been able to recreate some of the required mating information. Lisa Peterson at AKC described the advantages of breeders using the AKC Online Breeder Services. [http://www.akc.org/ services/breeder_records.cfm] AKC offers this free service to all its breeders. It’s a way of keeping all the records of every dog in one central location. Among other features, breeders can complete the pre-filled AKC Dog Ownership Record, Breeding Record, and Litter Record forms. Having this information online assures the breeders they are in compliance and by doing this assists AKC Inspectors as they can preview a breeder’s records before the day of the inspection. One step that did not take place at this breeder’s inspection, yet is always a possibility, was DNA testing, a non-invasive procedure to collect cells by swabbing the inside of a dog’s cheek. Occasionally, the Inspector will take DNA samples to verify the parentage of a litter of puppies. AKC asserts this crosscheck is important to maintain accurate pedigrees and to verify the integrity of their registry. Moreover, AKC’s Frequently Used Sire program requires DNA testing for all males that sire seven or more litters in a lifetime or more than three litters in a year. Over 45 percent of all AKC litters are produced by dogs in this program. Most of us would have undergone some anxiety at the prospect of going through an inspection of our hobby, that thing we all do as a labor of love. Still, AKC emphasizes their focus is on education and cooperation. They describe this as a simple process and assure the breeders that the Inspectors are courteous and respectful throughout the inspection. “Every aspect of our inspection program encourages compliance with AKC rules and regulations regarding recording the identity of dogs and the care

Forms available at http://www.akc.org/pdfs/DogRecord.pdf

and condition of dogs and their kennels.” [AKC Fact Sheet]

In the UK

Reaching across the “pond,” I took some time to learn about the Assured Breeder Scheme used in the United Kingdom. The inspectors are designated as Regional Breeder Advisors (RBA) in the ABS, many of whom are experienced dog breeders, therefore are considered to have an understanding of the issues breeders face and what problems they might incur. While the majority of inspections are successful, if a breeder disagrees with the findings of an RBA, there is an appeals process that might help render a second opinion. Their job covers two main areas: Canine Management and Facilities • number of dogs • housing conditions, proper ventilation, adequate temp for facility • amount of exercise provided • grooming and vet care • daily routine

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food storage, feeding practices how an emergency situation is handled

Paperwork and Documentation • information covering feeding, vaccinations, worming • breeding records - no set requirements but assurance that dogs are identified Breeders who join the scheme agree to allow an RBA to visit their home/kennel. I was not able to ascertain if joining the ABS is voluntary or mandatory for breeders in the UK. However, those who are in the scheme can anticipate a visit at some point. The scheme is open to those who own a single animal that they plan to breed or to those who may have a kennel of 50 or more dogs. Breeders are selected completely at random, but like AKC, priority is given to those breeders who are more active, two or more litters a year, or if a breeder may have given cause for concern. ABS describes the inspection, or visit, process to be the cornerstone of ensuring that its breeders are practicing

responsible breeding practices Living in the US, we breeders are more or less accustomed to submitting paperwork for every dog and every mating. Moreover, with all the requirements they have, AKC is helpful in making ready access to their forms, on or off line. They have made considerable strides in making it easy for us to comply. Going face-to-face to prove compliance will, most likely, always be an intimidating matter. I suspect it is the fear that we might fail that makes us blanche when that letter arrives. At this point, it’s helpful to know that in an AKC survey about their Inspection process, with more than 1,300 breeders participating, 97 percent of the breeders said their overall experience was positive and more than 90 percent viewed the AKC inspections, requirements, and regulations as necessary to ensure good breeding practices. What happens in your country? What are breeders required to have if they are inspected? Do these rules or requirements affect your breeding program? The Modern Basenji - Worldwide would like to expand its coverage on this topic. Send your information to the Editor at themodernbasenji@gmail.com.h

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AS AN AKC BREEDER AKC RULES APPLYING TO REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINE CHAPTER 4 - IDENTIFICATION AND RECORDS SECTION 1. The word “person” as used in this chapter includes any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or organization of any kind. The word “dog” as used in this chapter includes a dog or puppy of any age and either sex. SECTION 2. Each person who breeds, keeps, transfers ownership or possession of, or deals in dogs which are registered or to be registered with The American Kennel Club, whether he acts as principal or agent or sells on consignment, must make in connection therewith and preserve for five (5) years adequate and accurate records. The Board of Directors shall by regulation designate the specific information which must be included in such records. SECTION 3. Each person who breeds, keeps, transfers ownership or possession of, or deals in dogs that are registered or to be registered with The American Kennel Club, whether he acts as principal or agent or sells on consignment, must follow such practices as, consistent with the number of dogs involved, will preclude any possibility of error in identification of any individual dog or doubt as to the parentage of any particular dog or litter. SECTION 4. The American Kennel Club or its duly authorized representative shall have the right to inspect the records required to be kept and the practices required to be followed by these rules and by any regulations adopted under them, and to examine any dog registered or to be registered with The American Kennel Club.

Such examinations may include physical, saliva, urine, hair, blood test, or other test or procedure at the discretion of The American Kennel Club, with the procedure performed by one or more persons designated by The American Kennel Club. SECTION 5. Each person who transfers ownership or possession of a dog that is registered or to be registered with The American Kennel Club must describe the dog in the records of The American Kennel Club in writing to the person acquiring the dog at the time of transfer, either on a bill of sale or otherwise. The Board of Directors shall by regulation designate the descriptive information required. SECTION 6. The American Kennel Club may refuse to register any dog or litter or to record the transfer of any dog, for the sole reason that the application is not supported by the records required by these rules and the regulations adopted under them. SECTION 7. Any person who is required to keep records and who fails to do so, or who fails or refuses when requested to make such records available for inspection by The American Kennel Club or its duly authorized representatives, may be suspended from all privileges of The American Kennel Club by the Board of Directors. Any person who fails to follow such practices as will preclude any possibility of error in identification of an individual dog or doubt as to the parentage of a particular dog or litter, or who fails or refuses to permit The American Kennel Club or its duly authorized representatives to examine such practices, or to examine a dog that is registered or to be registered with The American Kennel Club, may be suspended from all privileges of The American Kennel Club by the Board of Directors.

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AKC NOTICE CONCERNING POSSIBLE CHANGES THAT WILL AFFECT

ALL HOBBY BREEDERS

USDA/APHIS NOW ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON FEDERAL RULE PROPOSAL

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May 17, 2012, a proposed change to how the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) may administer federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations affecting “Retail Pet Stores and Licensing Exemptions” was published to the Federal Register.  Comments on the proposal are now being accepted by APHIS.  The American Kennel Club continues to believe that the proposed changes have the potential to significantly impact AKC breeders, and encourages all interested parties to review the proposed rule and offer comment.  View the proposed rule at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2012-05-16/pdf/2012-11839.pdf View a USDA Fact Sheet about the proposed rule. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_welfare/2012/ retail_pets_faq.pdf BACKGROUND:  The AWA exempts from federal licensing and regulations “retail pet stores”, which are defined as anyone selling puppies directly to a final customer for use as pets. It is this exemption that enables most small or hobby breeders to currently avoid being licensed and regulated by the USDA. The new proposed rule rescinds the exempt “retail pet store” status of anyone selling pets at retail to buyers who do not physically enter the breeder’s facilities in order to personally observe the animals available for sale prior to purchase and/or to take custody of the animals after purchase.  The primary purpose of this rule is to regulate breeders who sell puppies online. The changes in the rule mean that breeders or others who sell puppies sight unseen, by any means, would now be regulated under USDA regulations.  The proposed rule also increases from three to four the number of a breeding females that a person may maintain on his or her premises and be exempt from the licensing and inspection requirements in the AWA, regardless of how the offspring are sold.  The AKC has a number of concerns, including: In many cases, geographic distance makes it difficult for a purchaser to personally visit or pick up the puppy at the breeder’s kennel. Such scenarios are particularly common for breeders and fanciers of rare breeds and others who may be purchasing a second pet from the same breeder or already have an established relationship with a breeder.  Requiring such individuals to comply with regulations designed for large commercial may not be appropriate. The term “breeding female” is not defined.  It is unclear at what age a female dog might be considered a “breeding female”.  The AKC believes, based on its own experience in kennel inspections and breeding operations that the Regulatory Impact Analysis provided in the proposed rule vastly underestimates 

both the number the of individuals who will be impacted and the expense to occasional breeders  to establish commercial-level facilities. Changes to regulations differ significantly from legislation. Unlike legislation, where entire new laws can easily be developed, the proposed rule (regulations) may only address a narrow scope of how an existing law—the AWA—may be administered by the government. This means that the options for impacting regulatory outcomes are very limited compared to options for impacting legislation. The primary recourse for impacted parties for regulatory change is to provide specific expertise and comment on the proposed rule – which may or may not be accepted by the executive authority interpreting the law. WHAT YOU CAN DO:  The USDA is seeking constructive comment on the proposed rule or alternatives to the recommendations. Individuals concerned about the proposed rule change for retail pet stores have until Monday, July 16, 2012, to comment on the rule. Comments may be made: Online at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APH IS-2011-0003-0001.  Via postal mail to:  Docket No. APHIS–2011–0003 Regulatory Analysis and Development PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8 4700 River Road, Unit 118 Riverdale, MD 20737–1238   AKC encourages you to respectfully share your thoughtful comments through the official public comment site. The AKC will also pursue a multi-pronged approach: 1) In addition to encouraging you to share your concerns directly with APHIS, AKC GR is also interested in your concerns and questions.  You may send these to doglaw@ akc.org .  We will share the most common concerns directly with APHIS (leaving off your contact information). These will also help to inform AKC’s response to these regulations. 2) We will provide formal comments regarding AKC’s position on the regulation. Please note, federal regulations do not supersede state licensing laws: If you meet the requirements for licensing at both state and federal levels, you would be responsible for obtaining both licenses. Some states do not require breeders to be licensed by the state if they are already federally licensed. This is an issue that varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  Individuals should check with their state/local authorities to determine how they would be impacted.  For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or email doglaw@akc.org. 

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The B-LEGAL BLOG By Karla Schreiber

NOTE: For our foreign readers – please note that the legal concepts of “corporation as legal person” and “piercing the corporate veil” exist in many countries other than the U.S.

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picked out a topic for this blog weeks ago, but my plans were sidelined by an email I received last week from a basenji-buddy (and regional club officer). She forwarded me a copy of the AKC Spring 2012 Event Committee Bulletin, which contained an article entitled “Could Your Club Survive a Liability Claim?” Let me start by saying that this article is an excellent short overview of the reasons why purebred dog clubs need sufficient liability insurance coverage, and should make sure to use only official AKC event entry forms with liability waivers prominently displayed. However, what caught my buddy’s eye was the following statement in the article’s first paragraph: “In today’s litigious society, no organization or individual is immune from lawsuits or liability claims. Accidents involving injury to spectators or participants can happen at club activities. In these cases, club directors and officers may be held personally accountable for a loss since they are “acting on behalf of the club.” We all realize that the first two sentences of this statement are true. What threw my friend for a bit of a loop was the final sentence… Whoa! Wait a minute! If the club is sued, directors and officers may be “on the hook” personally? Isn’t that why we incorporate our clubs – so that officers and directors are insulated from personal liability? Yes, the vast majority of the time, officers and directors of incorporated clubs are not at risk of being personally liable for the actions or omissions of the club as a business entity. However, it is very important to understand the facts and circumstances that can, on rare occasions, lead to personal liability for officers and directors. I hope the following discussion shows that, while no one should “fear” serving as a board member or officer of a parent or regional dog club under ordinary circumstances, there are situations that increase potential liability for those who serve in these official capacities. Being aware of these situations, and even more importantly, avoiding them, is critical to attracting and retaining competent board members and officers for our clubs, at all levels

(regional and national). We’ll start with some basic corporate law concepts. Corporations are considered, by law, to be separate and distinct “legal persons.” By virtue of this fact, the people who own (in the case of shareholder corporations) or run the corporations (board and officers) can typically rest assured that they will be insulated from liability. Only the assets of the corporation are typically at risk if claims arise against the corporation (for example, personal injury claims, unpaid financial obligations, or contract claims). However, if a corporation’s assets are insufficient to pay a claim that has been validated in a court of law, there are specific, fact-based circumstances that may allow creditors whose claims cannot be satisfied from corporate assets to attempt to recover the shortfall from corporate directors and officers. This process of “reaching through” a corporate entity to satisfy claims directly from the personal assets of those who operated it is called (rather dramatically!) “piercing the corporate veil.” Piercing the corporate veil is not “favored at law:” in other words, courts prefer to respect the corporate form whenever possible. Also, many scenarios in which courts have pierced the corporate veil are unlikely to present themselves in the ordinary course of operating a volunteer purebred dog clubs ~ but forewarned is, after all, forearmed. In the U.S., State courts employ slightly different “veil piercing” tests, but the two-pronged test used in Illinois is a standard example. Illinois courts use a two-pronged test, and look at several factors to determine if corporate creditors may recover from officers and directors. THE FIRST PRONG IS: 1) have the officers and directors operating the corporation in a manner that shows they disregarded the corporate form themselves [in other words, did they use the corporation as their own personal vehicle to accomplish parochial goals]. THE SECOND PRONG IS: 2) under the facts presented, would refusing to pierce the veil sanction fraud or other injustice. In applying these tests, Illinois courts look at the following factors (I’m only listing the factors that might apply to volunteer dog clubs):

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Was the corporation inadequately capitalized (was it obviously operating with insufficient funds to pay its ordinary-course obligations)?

Did the officers and directors fail to observe formalities of corporate governance, like voting by written ballot on important matters, keeping adequate corporate books and records, etc?

Are there officers or directors who do nothing, and rarely participate in corporate governance?

Does it appear that board members or officers have diverted corporate assets for private uses?

For a well-run volunteer purebred dog club, these questions will ordinarily be answered in a manner that precludes piercing the corporate veil. I think you can see that it is far easier for board members of large, for-profit entities to fall victim to these scenarios than unpaid volunteer board members. That being said, are there things that all incorporated clubs can do to help ensure that the “veil” is protected? Of course! •

Make sure that the club has adequate reserves to meet its anticipated operating expenses;

Keep the best possible records of all board ballots, annual and other minutes, and make sure that the corporation complies with all applicable State and Federal laws;

Ensure that all significant corporate acts are balloted by a quorum of the directors and voting board members (also members, in the case of full membership ballots);

Avoid installing or retaining directors or officers who are just “window dressing” – ideally all elected board members and directors are active participants in governing the club (doing otherwise can give the impression that only a handful of board members actual control the organization);

Make sure that any transactions that benefit (or even appear to benefit) a particular officer, director or any of their close relatives are carefully documented as “at arm’s length” (this means transactions between the corporation and its board/officers must be on terms and conditions that would be fair and reasonable if the corporation was dealing with an unrelated third-party);

Never divert assets for private / non-corporate purposes (this one goes without saying!).

Maintain adequate club liability (event) insurance;

Consider purchasing director and officer (D&O) insurance.

A quick word about D&O insurance.… D&O insurance does not “protect” officers or directors from any intentional bad acts or crimes they may commit. This type of insurance is intended to encourage qualified individuals to serve as board members and officers by providing them with protection against any errors, omissions, misstatements, neglect or breach of duty claims that may arise as a result of their service to the corporation. D&O policies are intended to mitigate some of the potential risks of serving on corporate boards. Although volunteer service is not a defense with respect to wrongful acts or errors committed by a board member or officer, many States exempt volunteers from prosecution if the acts complained of relate to voluntary service on a not-for-profit board. State-based volunteer service statutes, however, don’t provide protection from laws suits brought under Federal law (this is particularly important for not-for-profits that have employees and must comply with Federal laws regarding hiring, firing, harassment, etc.). To sum up, while the AKC article quoted above is accurate – it is possible for volunteer officers and directors to find themselves in hot water by virtue of piercing the corporate veil – the likelihood that this will occur is not great. Most importantly, following very basic guidelines for good corporate governance can mitigate any risk of personal liability considerably.

SOURCES: Staub, David, “Piercing the Corporate Veil: A Primer and Update,” Chicago Bar Association, March 3, 2004. Gallagher v. Reconco Builders, Inc., 91 Ill. App. 3d 999 (1980). Criswell, Paul, “Veil Piercing: Some Practical Guidelines,” The Independent Counsel (2005). www.Guidestar.org

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Mentors, Role Models & Masters The Significance of Adult Figures in Junior Showmanship By Thomas Meade II

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

What

makes an adult a significant figure in junior showmanship? What experiences did the adult facilitate for the junior? Did the adult place a dog from their breeding program with the junior and serve as a mentor? Did the adult demonstrate excellent handling skills, companion skills, and appropriate sportsmanship at dog shows? Did the adult serve as a positive juniors judge in the ring? What character qualities draw juniors towards certain adults in the sport of purebred dogs? How important are adults to juniors in the sport? Adults are everything to juniors in the sport. They are masters, role models and mentors. All serve in developing future generations of breeders, handlers, judges and support staff at dog shows. The mentoring role is the most significant, and the nucleus for all other relationships in the sport. A positive mentoring experience builds the ‘future’ adult participants --- without it there is no future of the sport. Masters are professional handlers, prominent owner–handlers, ring stewards, conformation teachers, superintendents and field representatives. Ring stewards teach juniors the procedures at the show. Superintendents teach juniors how to properly enter a dog, move a dog up to another class, or change an entry for a replacement dog in junior showmanship. Conformation teachers are important in providing learning opportunities for juniors. It is here the junior handlers learn patterns, procedures, and experiment with

–Maya Angelou

new ideas with their dogs. All juniors should experience assisting a professional handler during their years in junior showmanship. It’s an eye-opening experience. I’ve had the opportunity to assist several professional handlers and I have never worked so hard in my life! There is little free time at shows. Early mornings, long days, and repeated maintenance tasks are common practice in professional handling. There is always at least one dog that needs fed, washed, groomed, exercised, or shown in the ring. All professional handlers start their day very early, either at home or on the road. Professional handlers are in constant communication with clients, owners, and other handlers. Some handlers are tougher to work for than others. I moved too slowly for one handler and couldn’t multi-task for another --- they told me so! Their personal work ethic was as high as the level of expectation. One of the handlers moved at the speed of light, and gave directions once before the show started. I had to remember quite a few details during the day. I lived and worked with a couple of professional handlers a few years ago. During this experience, I had the opportunity to assist with daily chores and routines, with both the kennel and house dogs. All three of these experiences shaped a clear understanding and appreciation for the life, the work load, and the responsibilities of the professional dog handler.

Judges serve as role model for juniors. What makes a judge a role model and memorable for a junior? Why do juniors remember certain judges, and forget others? Good judging is about positive relationships in the ring. Good judges develop good experiences with the exhibitors, especially with children in junior showmanship. Juniors are easily influenced by adults in the sport. Adults, in this example, judges, serve as character models and positive examples for juniors. I once showed to a judge who gave out a well-known 5th place black ribbon in the show ring. Does anyone remember this judge? I was in the basenji breed ring at the Hoosier Specialty with a class dog (fourth or so in line). Several dogs had successfully been examined and returned to the end of the line. When it was my turn, I placed my basenji on the table, completed the exam, and then walked towards the judge to begin my pattern. The judge asked me to “Go down and back followed by a small circle clockwise (a little bit away from him so he could see the dog better), then a triangle, followed immediately by a T-pattern, a reverse triangle, and then bring the dog back to me and free stack on this spot.” I listened as best I could overwhelmed at the amount of movement he had requested of me and my dog when others before me had the usual protocol. The other exhibitors were on to the judge and enjoyed the little joke with the junior. He asked loudly if I understood the pattern, or needed it repeated. I stood

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speechless. I didn’t remember how his request even started! He then said, “Actually a lovely down and back will do today, young man.” I was relieved! The judge’s name was George Heitzman (who was married to Barbara Alderman) He passed away a few years ago and was a significant loss to the sport of purebred dogs. The experience at that specialty was the ‘Heitzman Rite of Passage’ in my sport and an experience I will treasure forever. I was awarded the “official’ black 5th place ribbon” presented by Judge Heitzman. It was a well deserved placement. We recently lost another excellent role model in the sport of purebred dogs. Dr. Harry Smith was a kind, gentle, well-mannered judge who always wore a hat in the ring, usually fisherman captain style. He judged Junior Showmanship at the Crawford County Kennel Club in Bucyrus, OH in the spring of 2006. I was a nine-year old Open Junior (very new to the sport of dog showing), showing a red and white petite basenji, CH Meisterhaus Visionary JC (Vivian), bred by Tad Brooks and Joseph Hurt. I had quite a bit to learn about handling, and had two specific goals: 1. Keep the dog attached to the lead at all times. 2. Listen carefully to what the judge asks you to do in the ring. Dr. Harry Smith took excellent care of the juniors in the ring. He made sure we were all aware of his expectations and spoke to us clearly, and with respect. He made little to no adjustment in his judging procedures from the breed to juniors ring. Judge Smith was understanding, patient, and fair in the

ring. I was fortunate to receive a 1st place from him at the Crawford County Kennel Club show (I don’t remember, but I may have even been the only one in my class) and had a win picture taken at the show. I scanned the photo, and posted it on my Facebook page when I heard he had died. I still remember that show in Bucyrus, OH, that picture. and that moment so clearly. It may not seem like a big deal to others, but I felt really good about showing my dog to Dr. Smith. He was very professional and treated us juniors like we mattered. Something very special happened that day in Bucyrus, OH. I showed my dog to Judge Harry Smith. There are experiences in junior showmanship more important than wins, best junior awards, and rankings. Meaningful experiences while showing in Juniors teach us character, ethics and values - and these opportunities are facilitated by adults in the sport. Juniors who are lead to focus on wins will age out of the sports missing the opportunity to develop important life skills far bigger than grooming and handling techniques. The guardianship of adult mentors, role models and masters in the sport are the most important elements in Junior Showmanship, not WINS! The American Kennel Club has some of the objectives correct, but I believe it missed the acknowledgment of significant adult figures in junior showmanship. Without adult mentors, role models, and masters for juniors --- there is no ‘meaningful’ experience for juniors, or the future of purebred dogs.h

AKC OBJECTIVES FOR JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP

The American Kennel Club (AKC) licenses dogs shows (competitive exhibitions in which dogs are judged in accordance with an established standard of perfection for each breed) that test and evaluate the form and function of purebred dogs. In addition, at some shows the AKC offers classes which evaluate the abilities of the participant on the other end of the lead, the young handler. AKC Junior Showmanship classes offer youngsters the opportunity to:

1. Develop their handling skills. 2. Learn about good sportsmanship. 3. Learn about dogs and dog shows. Juniors are important to the future of the sport of dogs and responsible dog ownership. The more they learn, the more valuable they become. The values, attitudes and responsibilities learned through Junior Showmanship will serve youngsters well throughout their lives. By putting time and effort into learning about their dog and how to present it, juniors are rewarded with a win. (www.akc.org). The Modern Basenji - Worldwide - www.modernbasenji.com | 34


FORERUNNERS The Six Ancient Breeds - How have these ancient breeds fared, healthwise, over years of carefully selective breeding from a small number of founders?

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the 15,000 to 20,000 years since dogs have been traced back to the wolf, the first six emerging breeds -- the Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Basenji, Chinese Shar Pei, Chow Chow, and Shiba Inu -- might be considered the diverse raw material for all the dog breeds we know today. These original dogs were known only for their type, their use to man, and their ability to adapt in isolated areas, especially at the end of last glacial period when land masses separated into islands with the melting of ice sheets. Once the land masses separated into smaller land formations this greatly restricted the exchange between groups of primitive tribes. Differentiation between the native dogs would have begun with the resulting isolation, and over time, each area’s dogs would have become more suited for an area’s narrower hunting needs. These dogs would also become less generic in appearance as the number of breeding choices decreased. While the Arctic dogs were evolving as they accompanied nomadic tribes in Eastern Asia, remaining on the continent of Africa, one of those first dogs, according to palaeontologists, was very much like the basenji. “The basenji made an appearance in civilization at the dawn of history as a palace dog of the Pharaohs. His likeness is pictured in bas-relief and sculptured in stone dating as far back as 4000 B.C. The Metropolitan Museum

of Arts owns a bronze statue of a man and his Basenji-like dog, including curled tail and wrinkled forehead. This is identified as Babylonian.” [Nature’s Masterpiece] Today, these ancient breeds have provided us with a genetic DNA link to the alleles of the gray wolf that formed an alliance with Man as it scavenged around human settlements 20,000 thousand years ago. So, how have these ancient breeds fared, health-wise, over years of carefully selective breeding from a small number of founders? Do they, as a group, have more health problems than the 10 most popular breeds in the US? Examine the charts and you will see that the basenji stacks up very well against the results of the other 14 breeds shown. This chart, using the five most common health tests gleaned from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, draws no conclusions but does supply us with a glimpse of how breeders have managed these ancient dogs. Each breed column represents the percent of Normal results. Of course, one can single out health issues not recorded on these charts that may affect one breed more than another. It is known, for example, that Fanconi Syndrome is much more prevalent in basenjis [54.8% Clear; 40% Carrier; 5.2% affected] and that degenerative myelopathy has a persistent presence in Alaskan Malamutes and Chow Chows.

AKITA

ALASKAN MALAMUTE

BASENJI

CHINESE SHAR PEI

CHOW CHOW

SHIBA INU

AVERAGE

CARDIAC

100.0%

98.3%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

99.7%

ELBOW

98.6%

96.9%

97.4%

74.6%

49.8%

95.7%

85.5%

HIPS

85.7%

87.6%

96.4%

85.4%

78.5%

93.9%

87.9%

PATELLA

98.7%

96.0%

98.8%

91.7%

89.8%

93.6%

94.8%

THYROID

79.0%

80.6%

83.3%

87.9%

84.9%

93.8%

84.9%

HEALTH TEST

As a comparison, it is interesting to match these results against the 10 most popular AKC breeds -- dogs that grabbed traits from across multiple breeds. HEALTH TEST

Labrador Retriever

German Shepherd

Beagle

Golden Retriever

Yorkshire Terrier

English Bulldog

CARDIAC

99.2%

99.6%

99.5%

99.1%

100.0%

99.8%

97.5%

ELBOW

89.1%

80.7%

100.0%

88.8%

100.0%

61.5%

HIPS

87.1%

79.0%

79.9%

78.0%

92.2%

PATELLA

93.2%

99.4%

95.8%

97.8%

THYROID

86.3%

91.2%

75.4%

82.5%

Boxer Poodle

Dachshund

Rottweiler

Average

99.3%

98.9%

99.3%

99.2%

99.2%

97.0%

100.0%

59.8%

87.6%

26.5%

87.6%

86.6%

90.3%

77.9%

78.5%

75.7%

95.3%

97.4%

95.6%

94.7%

98.6%

94.4%

82.9%

91.7%

69.7%

87.2%

88.9%

85.6%

84.1%

Degenerative Myelopathy has a strong presence in German Shepherd Dogs, Boxers, and several other breeds. The common denominator with so many canine breeds is Thyriodism. Reviewing the results of 93 breeds, regardless of the diversity across breeds, the average rate of hypothyriodism is 16.7% among canines. The Modern Basenji - Worldwide - www.modernbasenji.com | 35


ALL BREED HEALTH CLINICS AROUND THE USA VALLEJO, CA

FRIDAY, JUN 8, 2012

Woofstock Dog Show Cluster All-Breed Health Clinic Saturday June 8 CERF: Dr. Dennis V Hacker DVM and Dr. Mitzi Zarfoss DVM, 9:00am – 3:30pm, $30.00 per dog. Sunday June 9 BAER: D. Colette Williams 10:00am – 3:00pm $50.00 per dog. For questions contact: dcwilliams@ucda​vis.edu Cardiac: Dr. Brian MacKie, DVM, DACVIM, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. $40.00 for auscultation and $150.00 for echocardiogram. Pre-reservation​s must be received by Friday June 1, 2012. For reservations or additional information please contact Robin Remondi at robincrest@mind​spring.com.

DARIEN CENTER, NY SUNDAY, JUN 10, 2012

Golden Retriever Club of Western NY - All Breed Health Clinic Comfort Kennels, 366 Broadway, Darien Center, NY 14040 CERF: Dr. Kimberly Stanz, DVM and Board Certified Veterinary Opthomologist, $30 Call 585-937-6963 to schedule appointments, Walk-In Welcome before 12 noon

SUFFIELD, CT

SUNDAY, JUN 17, 2012 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba Valley All Breed Health Clinic Suffield Veterinary Hospital, Suffield, CT 06078 Time(s): 9:00 am - 4:00 pm by appointment only Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia: Dr. Griffin O’Connor, $175.00 Pre-registratio​n is required by 06/07/2012 $175.00 per dog includes hip & elbow xrays & sedation. OFA submission fee $40 is not included. Microchips also available for additional $35. By appointment only. For more info and registration forms, email Karen Fox foxfirebmd@g​mail.com

OAKLAND, CA

SUNDAY, JUL 8, 2012

Cavaliers of the West All Breed Health Clinic

Hilton Oakland, 1 Hedenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621 Time(s): 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Priority scheduling for Cavaliers. Cardiac by Auscultation: Dr. John Reed, $35 CERF: Dr. Dennis Hacker, $35 Pre-registratio​n required by 7/03/12 Reservations can be made through Toni Wade tprwade@ yahoo.c​om

DULUTH, MN JUL 14 – 15, 2012

Duluth Kennel Club All Breed Health Clinic DECC, Duluth, MN 558-2 Time(s): 900 am - 4:00 pm Cardiac: Dr Janet Olson DVM, DACVM, Auscultation $30, Echocardiogram $225 (Friday and Sunday), Clinic Coordinator Andrea Piper: annie.johnP@q.c​om CERF: Dr Robert Larocca, DVM, Saturday, $30, Clinic coordinator: Barb Peterson scwt.cwc@gmail.​com OFA Thyroid: Dr James Lee DVM, Saturday, $75 OFA Patellar Luxation: Dr Rebecca Prosecky DVM, Sunday, $15 Microchip: Dr. Becky Prosecky, DVM, Sunday, $20 Frozen Semen Collection Clinic, Semen Analysis, Collection and Storage Inver Grover Heights Animal Hospitalcall Mary Phelps directly at 651-451-440 Contact: Barb Peterson, scwt.cwc@gmail.​com

BETHEL, CT

SUNDAY, JUL 22, 2012 Newtown KC All Breed Health Clinic Bethel Village Square Animal Hospital, Bethel, CT CERF: Dr. Eric Ledbetter (Cornell) - $35 AKC DNA: Dr. Frances Paulin - $35 Heartworm Test: Dr. Frances Paulin - $15 – results within 30 minutes Cardiac: Dr. Aaron Wey, DACVIM, Auscultation - $35, Color Flow Doppler - $185 BAER: Dr. Ellis Loew (Cornell), $40 – dogs over 6 months, $35 dogs under 6 months, Reduced prices for litters of more than 4. Microchip: Dr. Frances Paulin - $35, AKC/CAR – includes registration Thyroid: Dr. Frances Paulin - $60, Michigan State complete panel – includes interpretation CHIC DNA: $10 for healthy dogs, No charge for affected dogs Reservations required. Health Clinics list continued on next page

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Health Clinics list continued

Contact: Jane Wooding hnjwooding@aol.​com 203-731-4512 (cell), 203-938-1199 (home) (Overflow 7/21)

FLANDERS, NJ

SUNDAY, AUG 12, 2012 Whachung Mountain Poodle Club All Breed Health Clinic Top Dog Training Facility, Flanders, NJ Time(s): 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M. CERF: Dr. Acquirre, price TBA Optigen DNA 20/20 clinic - swabs Blood draws by Dr. Karen Daschel Pre-registratio​n required, pre-register from 1 May to 8 Aug Eye appts call Candy Vaughan 973-455-0841 Optigen swabs available at clinic Blood appts email onlypoodles@yah​oo.com Blood samples go to Hemopet, results will be analyized by Dr. Jean Dodds

BALTIMORE, MD SUNDAY, AUG 19, 2012

Oriole Dog Training Club All Breed Health Clinic 1718-C Belmont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21244 Time(s): 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

CERF: Dr. Jennifer Hyman - CERF $32 Gonioscopy: $32 Cardiac: Dr. Rick Cober - OFA Heart Auscultation $35; Echocardiograms $200 OFA Thyroid: (Michigan) $90 CBC/SuperChem: $85 Snap4Dx: $35 Lyme Quantitative C6: $85 Parvo/Distemper Titers (Cornell): $85 Pre-registratio​n required by August 3, 2012 Registration forms and detailed event information can be found on our website http://www.pvgr​c.org/KAP/HC201​2main.htm Any questions, contact Janet Kaplan at odtchealth@veri​zon. net

CHAGRIN FALLS, OH SATURDAY, AUG 25, 2012

Sugarbush Kennel Club All Breed Health Clinic w/the Chagrin Valley Summer Classic Dog Show Metropolitan Polo Field, Ohio Route 87 & Chagrin River Road/ Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022 Cardiac: (auscultation) & CERF Contact Susan Sprague SBKC Health Clinics, 3601 Laskey Rd., Rome, Ohio 44085. phone 440563-5291 Email spragrott@ winds​tream.net

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While

researchers still can’t agree on the exact time the dog split off from his ancestor the wolf, mitochondrial DNA evidence places the split in a range from 15,000 to 135,000 years ago. The African basenji dates very close to that split. This places them in the ancient group. As one of the oldest natural breeds the basenji deserves to be preserved in his original state. The basenji, the barkless dog, is considered to be a natural breed because it evolved hundreds of years in isolation without the interference of man. From the split from the wolf the basenji has been shaped by nature and culled by an environment where only the fittest survived. This little hunting dog came to us in a form designed by its function.

A recent misconception is held by some that the basenji was man-made. There are those today who have decided that the basenji breed was created by Veronica Tudor-Williams, claiming that she gathered up various dogs from Africa and selectively bred them into how she wanted the basenji to appear. Perhaps the actual origin of the basenji is best illustrated by the following quote from an article in the July/Aug/Sept BCOA BULLETIN – What is Barkless? Pg 27. “Anyone who has lived with basenjis for any amount of time knows that they are different from other dogs in many ways. Evidence of this is apparent in the evolutionary tree constructed for dogs using DNA markers (Figure 1). According to recent DNA research (Parker et al, 2004) it is believed that the branch from the wolf split in two. One of these splits contains the Asia spitz-like Chinese Shar-Pei, Shiba Inu, Akita and Chow Chow.” Figure 1. Evolutionary tree of dog breeds. (From Parker et, al, Science 304, 1160 (2004) Reprinted with permission from the AAAS.

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breed on it - - the basenji! This puts the basenji in a class by himself and accounts largely for the differences between the basenji and other modern breeds of dogs. Earliest recorded history (1800s) rediscovered the basenji in what was then the Congo. Early explorers (non-doggie people) described the color of these native, barkless dogs as mostly tan, brown or yellow and some “black coated”. (possibly tri colored or Fula recessive blacks?) This is not surprising as these are the colors that appear naturally in the wild. However, by the early 1900s, other breeds of dogs were being brought into Africa. In a1989 letter to the Basenji Club of America, Inc and the American Kennel Club, Veronica Tudor-Williams voiced her concern about the constant influx of foreign dogs mixing with the native basenjis. Her letter, quoted in part, reads: “Major Tiger Wyld, O.B.R. wrote to the controller; Sudan government, London, in 1945 from Yambro, South Sudan, in the country of the Barkless Dogs, where he was the world’s greatest expert on Basenjis as we know them. He wrote, ‘I hope that legislation will be made to stop people bringing other dogs into this area. Otherwise there is a risk they will be spoilt by imported blood. The country of the barkless dog is a small area in S. W. Sudan. There are many native dog to be seen in the surrounding country and they usually reproduce some of the Basenji characteristics both of color, prick ears & curly tail.’ ” As time passes the more likely the chance of contamination of what was once a pure natural breed. Only in the deepest and most remote part of Africa can there be any pure basenjis today. The second misconception is that the gene pool is too small. If this was true wouldn’t one expect to see signs of inbreeding depression? In the 1980s some breeders panicked when Fanconi syndrome was wiping out a lot of their extended family of basenjis. Their concerns were heard over those who said they had little or no Fanconi in their lines/ families. At that time, based on a nationwide survey of basenji health and studies by Dr. Kenneth Bovee, Dr. Russell Brown, and Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, it was assumed Fanconi was probably prevalent in about 15% of basenjis. However, this also meant that 85% of the breed was not affected. In 2007, more than 20 years later, an

indirect marker test for Fanconi was developed. Consequently, in those same years through careful breeding practices, the incidence level of Fanconi, using this new test, is revealed to be about 6.5%. This is probably an underestimated figure because owners who had basenjis with Fanconi did not use the test because they already knew the their dogs’ results. Fortunately, today, there is now a direct gene DNA test that, if used properly, could even wipe out Fanconi in a few generations. Fanconi syndrome is caused by the wrong combination of genes; it is not a sign of inbreeding depression. One popular sire produced at least four direct tail male popular sires and his very large family contained many affected and carrier basenjis. This group was largely responsible for the spread of Fanconi syndrome throughout this country and abroad. However, some still theorized our problem was because basenjis did not have enough diversity because of too few founders. Let’s examine that theory. Dr. Phillip Sponenberg,DVM, PhD, Professor Pathology and Genetics, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, indicated that the minimum founder number could be somewhere around 10, but more would be better. Dr. Robert C. Lacy PhD, Conservation Biologist, suggests the number at 20 founders to build a viable population. According to Kevin Willis and Raymond E. Willis, (How Many Founders, How Large a Population, Zoo Biology) 20 randomly selected individuals will supply 97.5% of the source population diversity while 30 founders increases it to only 98.3%. So where does the basenji breed stand in all of this? There were nine founders from 1936 through 1941. They were Basanga, Bashele, Bereke, Bokoto, Bongo and Bungwa all ‘of Blean’. Also, Bakuma of Blean later known as Phemister’s Bois. Others were Amatangazig of the Congo in 1938 and Kindu and Kasenyi in 1941. Wau of the Congo was added in 1952. Fula of the Congo joined the gene pool in a big way in 1959. ‘Tiger’.(Binza of Laughing Brook) was brought out at the same time as Fula and he went to Rhodesia, S. Africa. He had daughters in England and a great grandson came to the USA. Kiki of Cryon was added in 1960

and Taysenji Tahzu in 1962 bringing the dominant black into play. Phemister’s Congo joined the gene pool in 1975. With the addition of Tex of Alexandria the founder count was at seventeen, certainly enough for a viable population. But there were more to come. When the stud book was opened there were six Avongaras registered from the 1987 importation and two from the 1988. At this time Esenjo (imported in 1978) and her offspring were admitted to the registry. In 2006 six more were brought out with the Avongara prefix. One Lukuru basenji was admitted that year as well. The year 2007 saw five more Avongaras added as well as one more Lukuru basenji. From the ‘80s through 2007 twenty two more founders were added to the gene pool making the total count thirty nine. This is probably many more than most breeds. Basenji breeders do a good job of keeping on top of health problems, and to date, there have been no reports of problems attributed to inbreeding depression. It is more important than ever to be selective about what is being bred in order to protect Nature’s Masterpiece. Is there really a need to add to the contamination of this ancient natural breed by using questionable dogs in the name of diversity? To quote Malcolm B. Willis, “ The good of the breed’ is the most oft quoted lie in Dogdom.”

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Countdown to Gettysburg! Things to do now for 2012 Nationals

The BCOA 2012 National is scheduled for July 9-15, 2012 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. July will be here before you know it. Here’s a list of things to do to get ready for your trip to Nationals. 1. Make hotel reservations Summer is peak season for Gettysburg, so go ahead and make your reservations now. Except for lure coursing, all of the events are at the hotel – and there are many fun things planned for evenings and off times. By being on-site, you won’t miss a thing. To make reservations by phone, call the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center at (717) 334-8121 and ask for reservations. Be sure to mention that you are with the Basenji Club of America to get the special rate. You can also go to the Nationals website for the link to online reservations. 2. Consider bringing the family This is a summer National, and in a peak vacation area near Washington DC, Baltimore, and Amish Country, right in the middle of dozens of historical, cultural, and entertainment sites. Even non-doggy spouses and kids will have plenty to do. Also, be sure to go to Fun Night, and bring the kids to this evening version of MABC’s always popular Fun Day. With a costume contest, yodeling contest, trick dog contest, rawhide run race, t-shirt race, and more, for a flat entry fee of $5.00 per dog, it’s a beloved tradition at Mid-Atlantic, and inexpensive fun for the whole family. If you’ve always had a great idea for a Basenji costume, if you have a special trick, if you want to have a casual good time with friends, or want to have fun with your kids and your Basenji, here’s your chance to show off and win a prize. 3. Make an auction donation Are you artistic or crafty, and willing to help? Have too many old Basenji items and need to cut back? Have more than one of a really pretty trophy but can’t bear to throw the extra one out? Consider making a donation to our Specialty auction. The auction helps pay for Nationals, and helps support all the good work BCOA does. Contact Lisa Auerbach at itzyu@prodigy.net for details. 4. Make a basket We are putting together themed baskets to raffle or auction off.

Basket themes could be for your club (Mid-Atlantic), a theme (Salty Dog Chesapeake Bay basket), your state (Pennsylvania treasures), a season (Basenji Spring), a holiday (Christmas in July), a hobby (Basenji crafts), a favorite food or beverage (Basenji wine with engraved glasses) – there are more ways to put together a basket than you can imagine. Can’t manage a whole basket by yourself? We’re taking donations of individual items for baskets, too. Our basket mavens will put them together. To donate a basket or items, contact Karen Terry at kebaroo@yahoo.com 5. Sponsor a class Have a favorite class? One you won before or that you’ve always just loved? Consider sponsoring a class for Nationals. Conformation, junior showmanship, obedience, rally, agility, AKC and ASFA lure coursing, the African Exhibition -- all need sponsors. This is a very tangible way to help our National. If you’d like to sponsor a class, contact Kim Noel at kanoel@ bellsouth.net 6. Sign up for events and activities The Specialty Flyer is coming out soon. Look for details on the banquet, t-shirts and hats, Fun Day, Top 25, RV parking, trophy sponsorship, auction, and much more! The flyer will be posted soon, both on the website and will have a link on our Facebook page. 7. Keep up with the news Follow us on Facebook, check our web page, visit our blog, and subscribe to our blog’s RSS feed. The website is http://www.2012bcoanational.org/, the blog is News under that website, and the website has a link to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ pages/2012-BCOA-National-Specialty/286857904689555 Having trouble finding the Facebook page or website? Having trouble with the RSS feed instructions? Email Lisa Auerbach at itzyu@prodigy.net, and she’ll help you get signed up. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the show. Meet us in Gettysburg! The Mid-Atlantic Basenji Club and 2012 host group for BCOA Nationals

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Vacationing in

Puerto Rico By Michelle Smith-Barbour MIBRE’S BASENJIS

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vacations are usually working vacations simply because we never go anywhere without an agenda that involves a dog show. This year our vacation was attending the International Dog shows in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 29, 30, 31 and April 1st. Jennie Behles and I traveled together and stayed at San Juan Water Club, a resort set on the beach complete with a night club on the Terrazzo and sheltered open air bar. As one is not allowed to take dogs on the beach to exercise them, we had to be very creative. Our spacious room was on the 9th floor with a view overlooking the Atlantic. It was gorgeous and very relaxing. Hotels in Puerto Rico typically do not take dogs. If they do, and then only small dogs, they charge an extra fee for more than “X” number of dogs. Jen is expert at this so everything went smoothly. The key was to not cause any problems that might get us evicted from our room The International shows that weekend offered five separate and distinct titles: the Federacion Cynologique Internacionale (FCI), Pan American,

Sociedad de Intercambio de la Canofilia Latinoamericana (SICALAM), and Federation Cinofila de Puerto Rico (FCPR). The fifth title is the PRGCH after earning the Puerto Rican Championship (CACP). Puerto Rico, as a US territory, is the only US location where these titles can be earned. These International titles are recognized by all other FCI recognized kennel clubs in Europe, Asia, Central and South American countries. These shows are different than the International All-Breed Canine Association (IABCA) shows offered in any US mainland state. FCI recognizes one kennel club per country. In the US, AKC is the official Photo by Hector Rodas registration needed to compete at a foreign show. The exception is Federación Canófila de Puerto Rico (FCPR). Because Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA, all dogs with AKC and other FCI registrations must provide a certified pedigree and obtain an FCPR number before entering in FCI approved

competition. Ring instructions are the same as AKC conformation except they are given in Spanish or whatever the local language is. This also applies to any public announcements. For those of us who do not speak Spanish, the directions are a bit challenging. The judging program provides only the start time for breed judging to allow show-giving club the

freedom to shift the breeds around whenever necessary. Exhibitors must pay close attention to their assigned rings because the length of time it takes for a judge to evaluate a dog is longer and varies with each exhibit. This is quite different from the usual 2-minute-a-dog

FCI GRADING SCALE: EXCELLENT may only be awarded to a dog which comes very close to the ideal standard of the breed, which is presented in excellent condition, displays a harmonious, well-balanced temperament, is of high class and has excellent posture. Its superior characteristics in respect of its breed permit that minor imperfections can be ignored; it must however have the typical features of its sex. VERY GOOD may only be awarded to a dog which possesses the typical features of its breed, which has well-balanced proportions and is in correct condition. A few minor faults may be tolerated but none of a morphological nature. This award can only be granted to a dog that shows class. GOOD is to be awarded to a dog that possesses the main features of its breed however showing faults provided these are not concealed. SUFFICIENT must be awarded to a dog which corresponds adequately to its breed, without possessing the generally accepted characteristics or whose physical condition leaves something to be desired. The Modern Basenji - Worldwide - www.modernbasenji.com | 41


pace at an AKC show. four basenjis and the Dogo Argentino and got them moved into A dog earns a CACIB (Certificate d’Aptitude au the building which had plenty of stairs but no ramp. People were Championnat International de Beauté) by receiving a grade of carrying crates up a long flight of stairs. I discovered this Excellent 1st. Any grade lower does not qualify. A CACIB title Coliseum was directly behind the Government Center of Trujillo requires four Excellent scores from four different FCI Judges. Alto. All Government buildings by law need handicap ramps. I There are four classes - Intermediate, Open, Working, and located the ramp and moved the crates using it. Sometimes one Champion -- recognized to earn a CACIB for dogs 15 months or has to use common sense and rely on experience to get the job older. The Intermediate class is for dogs from 15 months up to 24 done. So the routine began for getting us, our dogs and our months; Open Class is for dogs of all ages; dogs in all the equipment into the building every day. Free parking was a block Working breeds are eligible for the Working class, and dogs that away at the end of the government building. have earned a CH title in their own country’s recognized registry Since some US Judges are familiar with many of the are eligible to enter the Champion class. International breeds the judging order changed daily. The judges’ Dogs under 15 months old are not eligible to hold the title program does not list a time for dinner breaks. They just make the even though they may compete and earn the proper grades. announcement when it is time and say judging will resume in one However, they may be entered in classes designated by age hour. Combine that and no judging time for sets and you can categories of Baby - Up to 6 Months, Puppy - From 6-9 Months, begin to understand why even seasoned dog show vets like Jen or Junior From 9 to 18 months. If a dog entered in the Junior and I found it challenging to show successfully at these shows. class is 15 months or older it may be eligible to earn a CACIB. The Thursday judge was from Spain. He judged quickly as This is dependent on a country’s he was familiar with the grading Photo by Hector Rodas requirements for the minimum system because FCI shows in age a dog may earn the title. Europe use the same CACIB. Stella, my 5-month old basenji, Groups began immediately was too young to hold any titles, followed all the breed judging. yet could compete in her class, in FCI has different Group Puppy group and Best Puppy in designations than AKC. Basenji Show for receiving an Excellent is shown in Group 5, Primitive grade in her class. Fiesta was and Spitz against dogs like the entered in Joven/Junior, Justice Mexican Xoloitzcuintle, the was entered as an Open-male, Husky and the Thai Ridgeback. and we put Magic in Champion This is very different from class as she is an AKC showing in the Hound group at Basenji - Cirneco dell’Etna - Thai Ridgeback (The Thai is not AKC Champion. Depending on the an AKC show! Magic had won breed, but it is now listed in the AKC Foundation Stock Service) size of the groups, the Puppy Best of Breed and our other groups (6-9 Cachorro A, 9-12 CachorroB) may be combined so basenjis all received Excellent grades towards their CACIB. there’s no BPIS. Three placements are awarded in all group Magic and I finished the night by going Group 3. By this time it competitions was 11:pm. I imagine Best in Show did not happen until 12:30 Thursday, the first day, the show began at 5:00 pm. Simple am. The Cirneco de Etna, from Group 5 went BIS the first night. right? I told Jen because I know traffic in San Juan, I wanted to The second day of the show Jen was suffering from jet lag leave at 12 (noon). Jen never argues about leaving early for a dog and a problem with her foot so she stayed at the hotel. I went off show. It took three trips from the ninth floor of the hotel to load to the show with the dogs (sans the GPS). My friends from other the dogs and equipment in the van. We had never been to the breeds helped me show all the basenjis. Magic won another Roberto Muniz Coliseum where the show was being held. There Group 3, and Stella got a Group 2 against a large number of are several coliseums in San Juan, but this one had an address the breeds in the ring. I made sure the ratings were marked correctly GPS didn’t recognize. All signs in Puerto Rico are in Spanish. on the dogs’ scores. I knew that tomorrow newly made Puerto Jen set the GPS for One Trujillo Alto and so off we went. We Rico Champions could move up to compete for points towards arrived at first GPS destination only to find a lawyer’s office and GCH of Puerto Rico. no coliseum. We then set the GPS on my phone but it directed us The third day, Saturday, was a morning show. Thank you, on a 20 mile ride to Bayamón, PR. Turns out this was a different Lord!. The dogs showed well. Magic took a Group 2. Roberto Coliseum. Luckily, this coliseum was next door to a The last day, Sunday, was beautiful, clear and hot, and police station. The police there were not familiar with the another repeat performance by Magic in the show rings. Coliseum we wanted but called the Trujillo Alto police, who also At the end of our “vacation,” we had gained three new did not know of the Robert Muniz coliseum. However, we did International champions: verify we were 30 miles away from the Trujillo Alto address. So • PanAmerican, Las American, Puerto Rican Grand Champion we started back through now was rush hour traffic. The GPS AKC Ch Ahmahr Nahr’s Magic Fantasia AT Mibre (Magic) redirected us to that lawyer’s office at One Trujillo Alto. From there we asked the people around that area for directions to the • PanAmerican, Las American, Puerto Rican Ch. AKC Ch Coliseum. A lady selling cold water and bread on a street corner Ahmahr Nahr’s Law West of the Pecos (Justice) told us exactly where it was located and gave us directions. Just • PanAmerican, Las American, Puerto Rican Ch AKC GCH amazing! Ch Ahmahr Nahr’s  Reason to Celebrate (Fiesta). We finally arrived at 4 pm and found place to unload our The Modern Basenji - Worldwide - www.modernbasenji.com | 42


SPECIALTY SHOWS DEFINED ALL-BREED SHOW. Competition for all the AKC recognized breeds. These shows are held by all-Breed clubs that are member clubs of the AKC, such as a local kennel club. SPECIALTY SHOW. A Specialty Show features only one breed in competition, i.e., basenjis only. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW. These are held by individual Parent Clubs. AKC Parent Clubs are those formed to represent one breed and maintain a membership with AKC. Basenji Club of America, Inc. (BCOA), the Parent Club for basenjis, holds one independent National Specialty Show per year. An independent show is held separately from any other club or group of club shows. The BCOA annual National Specialty is considered the premier of dog shows for basenjis. Since 1979 the Basenji Club of America, Inc. has held stand-alone national specialties that span over several days. Performance trials such as AKC or ASFA lure coursing, obedience, rally, agility, and other racing events are offered as time allows. Because of the rich heritage of the basenji and the opportunity we have to import native basenjis, the BCOA, since 1994, holds an African Stock Exhibition during the week of the national specialty. This week is also coordinated with the BCOA Annual General Meeting -- that one time each year when the members participate in club business discussions, review the Club’s financial state, and take the opportunity to bring up new ideas. The national specialty rotates each year throughout three regions of the US - eastern, central, and western. [see map] COMBINED SPECIALTY SHOW. Several breed clubs, regional or national, combine efforts to create a show consisting of several single breed Specialty shows. Combining shows helps reduction of costs for the individual clubs as they share space and resources. Best of Breed winners in each specialty do not compete against each other for further points or honors at these shows. REGIONAL/AFFILIATE CLUB SPECIALTY. BCOA has 19 affiliate clubs of which 11 are licensed by AKC to hold specialty shows. Some of these clubs hold independent specialties while others join with a Combined Specialty Group or designate their breed judging during an all-breed show as their specialty. The one advantage of a designated specialty within an all-breed show is that the Best of Breed winner can advance to the Group Judging and possibly go on to Best in Show competition. DESIGNATED SPECIALTY. The club (either Parent or Affiliate) designates the breed entry at an all-breed show as its Specialty. This might be done during a prestigious show such as the AKC Eukanuba National Championship show or a Hound Group Specialty LOCAL INDEPENDENT SPECIALTY SUPPORTED BY PARENT CLUB. Parent Clubs may support any affiliate clubs, not licensed by AKC, that would like to hold a specialty. This may be an independent show, a specialty show held in conjunction with a National Specialty, or in conjunction with an all-breed show; or in association with other specialties in a combined specialty

BCOA AFFILIATE CLUBS LICENSED BY AKC Basenji Club of Cincinnati Basenji Club of Northern California Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin Basenji Fanciers of Greater Phoenix Dallas-Ft. Worth Basenji Club Evergreen Basenji Club Greater Chicagoland Basenji Club Hoosier Basenji Club Indian Nations Basenji Club South Coast Basenji Fanciers Willamette Valley Basenji Club

Ohio California Wisconsin Arizona Texas Washington Illinois Indiana Oklahoma California Oregon

show. SUPPORTED ENTRY. A breed club (parent or affiliate) that has held at least one successful AKC sanctioned B-level breed match may support in some fashion the entry of its breed at an all-breed or Group club event. Support can consist of sponsoring ribbons, prizes, or other items for winning dogs. A Sweepstakes may be held with a supported entry. Parent Breed Club. Each AKC-recognized breed has one club, the Parent Club -- also may be referred to as the National Breed Club or the National Specialty Club-, which represents a single breed. The Parent Club for each breed is a member of the American Kennel Club, which is a “club of clubs,” and whose rules and regulations govern the activities of the member clubs in such matters as holding dog shows and trials Regional Or Affiliate Breed Club. Also called Local or Affiliate Breed Clubs, these clubs usually have memberships that, by AKC rules, are limited to a particular geographic area within a state. After fulfilling requirements set by AKC they may be licensed to hold breed specialties in their AKC defined territory. AKC may, on occasion, grant permission to a local club to hold a specialty outside their territory.

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DFWBC SPECIALTY - March 23-2012

REGULAR CLASSES - JUDGE: Ms Theresa L Hundt

FT WORTH TEXAS

PUPPY SWEEPSTAKES JUDGE: Mr Mike Graves JUNIOR DOGS 12 MOS & UNDER 15 MOS . 1/BSS (257) Stilwell’s Heritage Of The Wind. Breeder/Owner: Linda Stilwell & Anita White & Joann Linebaugh. JUNIOR DOGS 15 MOS & UNDER 18 MOS . 1 (255) Berimo N Taji’s Sunday Silence. Breeder: Pat Marshall Katie Campbell. Owner: Tammy McQuigg Pat Marshall Katie Campbell. JUNIOR BITCHES 12 MOS & UNDER 15 MOS . 1/OSS (260) AB Taking Texas By Storm.. Breeder/Owner: Wanda K Pooley. JUNIOR BITCHES 15 MOS & UNDER 18 MOS . 1 (284) CH Meisterhaus Neon Nights. Breeder: A Tad Brooks. Owner: Joe Stewart & A Tad Brooks. 2 (278) CH Meisterhaus Neverwinter Nights. Breeder: A Tad Brooks. Owner: Lisa Stewart & A Tad Brooks. 3 (256) Sonbar’s Yoko Yodel. Breeder: Sally Wuornos & Laura Caldwell. Owner: Kathleen Standing. Agent: Dave A Slattum, AKC Reg. Handler.

VETERANS SWEEPSTAKES - JUDGE: Mr Mike Graves DOGS 7 YRS & UNDER 10 YRS . 1/BSV (267) CH Khamsin Imani In A Great Spot. Breeder: Michael Jameson MD & Erin Roberts & B & N Williams. Owner: Sherry Heath. 2 251 DC Stilwell’s Ok Redbud Of Zande Sc. Breeder/Owner: Linda & Richard Stilwell. DOGS 10 YEARS AND UNDER 13 YEARS . 1 253 CH Zande Charaza Sc. Breeder: Mr & Mrs Marvin G Wallis. Owner: Linda & Richard Stilwell. BITCHES 7 YRS & UNDER 10 YRS . 1/OSV (268) DC Berimo Here Comes The Sun Sc. Breeder: Pat Marshall. Owner: Fran Medley. BITCHES 10 YEARS AND UNDER 13 YEARS . 1 250 CH Berimo N B N Matchpoint. Breeder: Pat Marshall & Susan C Smith. Owner: Anita C. White.

SWEEPS - BEST PUPPY REG CLASSES - RESERVE WINNERS DOG

TWELVE TO EIGHTEEN MONTH DOGS . 1 255 Berimo N Taji’s Sunday Silence. Breeder: Pat Marshall Katie Campbell.Owner: Tammy McQuigg Pat Marshall Katie Campbell. BRED-BY-EXHIBITOR DOGS . 1/R 257 Stilwell’s Heritage Of The Wind. Breeder/Owner: Linda Stilwell & Anita White & Joann Linebaugh. 2 261 Signet Sunrise Shoulda Been’a Cowboy. Breeder: Annette Muenter & Brenda J Cassell. Owner: Brenda J Cassell. 3 259 Dharian’s Starry Knight. Breeder/Owner: S Anne Humphreys & Bill Humphreys. OPEN DOGS ANY OTHER ALLOWED COLOR . 1/W 263 Dafinas Rogue Wave.. Breeder: Tami Neargarth.. Owner: Tami Neargarth. AGENT: Erin J Roberts. 2 265 Dharian’s Midknight Rider. Breeder: S. Anne Humphreys and Bill Humphreys. Owner: Thomas (Lee) Ginn. AGENT: Chris Ann Moore. TWELVE TO EIGHTEEN MONTH BITCHES . 1 252 Ahmahr Nahr’s Dancing Queen. Breeder/Owner: JD Behles & RJ Walley. 2 256 Sonbar’s Yoko Yodel. Breeder: SALLY WUORNOS & LAURA CALDWELL. Owner: KATHLEEN STANDING. AGENT: Dave A Slattum, AKC Reg. Handler. BRED-BY-EXHIBITOR BITCHES . 1/W/BW 260 AB Taking Texas By Storm. Breeder/Owner: Wanda K Pooley. 2 258 Signet Secret Rendezvous. Breeder/Owner: Brenda & Ciara Cassell. 3 262 Dharian’s Rhiannon JC. Breeder/Owner: S Anne & Bill Humphreys. OPEN BITCHES RED & WHITE . 1/R 264 AB Lone Star Of Texas. Breeder/Owner: Wanda Pooley. OPEN BITCHES ANY OTHER ALLOWED COLOR . 1 266 Jerubbesheth More Abundant Life From Sisco. Breeder: Zee DaSilva and Nigel DaSilva. Owner: Starr D Zovak and David C Kempf. AGENT: Kari Smith. VETERAN DOGS 7 YRS & UNDER 10 YRS . 1 267 CH Khamsin Imani In A Great Spot.. Breeder: Michael Jameson MD & Erin Roberts & B & N Williams. Owner: Sherry Heath. VETERAN BITCHES 7 YRS & UNDER 10 YRS . 1 268 DC Berimo Here Comes The Sun SC. Breeder: Pat Marshall. Owner: Fran Medley. BEST OF BREED COMPETITION . BOB 271 CH G CH Ahmahr Nahr’s Lost Angel Gabriel. Dog. Breeder/Owner: JD Behles Florine Havens. BOS 284 CH Meisterhaus Neon Nights. Bitch. Breeder: A Tad Brooks. Owner: Joe Stewart & A Tad Brooks. SEL DOG 267 CH Khamsin Imani In A Great Spot. Dog. Breeder: Michael Jameson MD & Erin Roberts & B & N Williams. Owner: Sherry Heath. SEL BITCH 280 CH Signet Meisterhaus Gossip Girl. Bitch. Breeder: A Tad Brooks Joseph Hurt & Brenda J Cassell. Owner: Edna Johnson S. Middlebrooks B. Cassell &T.Brooks. AGENT: Erin J Roberts.

SWEEPS - BOS PUPPY REG CLASSES - WINNERS BITCH/BOW

SWEEPS - BOS VETERAN

SWEEPS - BEST VETERAN REG CLASSES - SELECT DOG

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DALLAS FORT WORTH BASENJI CLUB (Continued)

BEST OF BREED

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

SELECT BITCH

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WINNERS DOG

RESERVE WINNERS BITCH

Sweden SSUK Eskilstuna National February 12, 2012 Judge: Domare: Liz-Beth C Liljeqvist, Sverige BÄSTA HANE BIR/BIS-1 NORD JV-10 NORD V-10 NORD V-11 Enigma Just Watch Me.... Excellent 1 ökk, ck, 1 bhkl, Cert, BIR, Ny SE UCH! Bh2 Sundevil’s Howlingfjord..................................................................................... Excellent 2 ökk, ck, 2 bhkl, R-Cert Bh3 Nganga’s Clark Kent.................................................................................................... Excellent 1 junkk, ck, 3 bhkl

BÄSTA TIK BIM Bt2

Chagmas Rose To Faraoland.......................................................................Excellent 1 junkk, ck, 1 btkl, Cert, BIM SE UCH FI UCH NORD VV-11 Yulara Itichika................................................................. Excellent 1 vetkk, ck, 2 btkl

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Basenji Club of Victoria

Results and Critique of the 45th Anniversary Championship Show - Saturday, 3rd March, 2012 By Judge Sally Wallis, UK

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hank you all for coming and for taking my decisions in such good humour. I had a wonderful day ! I was delighted to find so many super (real) basenji heads - Side wrinkle, cushions, small ears and correct skull shape abounded ! Well placed ears help ensure diamond wrinkle which was not lacking. It was great that handlers didn’t have a habit of stretching their dogs out – almost in Boxer stance. That is often a sign they have something to hide ! Most of the basenjis today had adequate but not over exaggerated angulation, sound construction and elegance. As I’ve said before, ‘adequate’ is adequate ! Stacked with hocks pretty well perpendicular under the shelf gives a dog a better outline. Stretched back, basenjis tend to lean into their shoulders and this distortion completely spoils the picture. If I pay particular attention to heads and rears, look at it this way. . . take away the correct head and rear assembly, tail and shelf from a basenji and what do you have ? NOT a basenji, just a little brown (tri or brindle) dog. I was privileged today to go over some real basenjis Exhibitors obviously paid attention to feet because the many cat-like examples were, in the main, well manicured. Teeth too – I didn’t find any anomalies but the ivories were (again most of them) pearly white. A few lacked the elegance called for in the Standard but made up for it with sound construction and good bone. As I explained to the Dog Challenge line-up in the ring, some of the class placings might have been different had the weather been kind enough to allow us outdoors. But the rain was unremitting and I was just as glad to be inside. Movement is never the same on different surfaces and seeing basenjis float around on grass is one of the joys of judging. Movement was slightly better in the bitches and some of the boys failed to carry their toplines when gaiting. I’m sure, from the construction of these boys, that it was a symptom of the conditions and that, on another day in better weather, the promised gait would have been manifest. A couple of second thighs were a tad soggy but most of the dogs here today were nicely muscled and showed signs of being properly exercised ! However, being inside was the same for everyone (never an expression which gives me any comfort. . . ) so I could only judge what I saw on the day. On the move a couple were throwing one leg and a couple more were going very wide behind. I mentioned this to the handlers in the ring so there is no need to rehearse it again in these notes. Its never easy to write a totally different critique for every dog. So many good features that caught my eye were duplicated in the exhibits here today and if I don’t mention a particular aspect that you would have expected me to in your dog, it is not to say that I overlooked it. Just that, in order not to be too boring, I try to vary my comments somewhat. You will see from this preamble what I was looking for !

BEST IN SPECIALTY

RESERVE BEST IN SPECIALTY/ BEST DOG

BEST IN SPECIALTY

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RESERVE BEST IN SPECIALTY


BASENJI CLUB OF VICTORIA, INC - AUSTRALIA Challenge Dog - Best of Breed / Best in Show...................................................................Gr Ch Afrikenji Hot Sumaknight Challenge Bitch - Best Opp. Sex in Show................................................................................. Ch Zanzipow Red Ladybird Reserve Challenge Dog - Reserve Best of Breed.................................................................................Ch Barzoom Jigsaw Reserve Challenge Bitch.............................................................................................................. Ch Gaelifrey Wynter Kyss

BEST BITCH

3 Baagna Iman Impala Prince. Slightly wider in front but with level topline. Good coat and colour. Short coupled. Correct angulation. 4 Nonaym Irulekatsdrool. Unsettled. Dark coat colour. Lovely head and expression. Neat feet. CLASS 5 – INTERMEDIATE DOG

1 Ch Kikongo Okis Wynta Wolf. (AI) Movement slightly erratic but OK when settled. Lovely short muzzle and dark eyes. Sound construction. Square outline. Good depth of brisket. Correct tuck. 2 Ch Bkela Omaji. This boy was very nervous – could be he wanted to be outdoors ? Strong head, good front assembly, level topline – best mover but unhappy to be here today. CLASS 8 – LIMIT DOG

1 Kohom Flying Scottsman. Slightly larger dog. Sound construction, moved true, with front reach and drive. Beautiful arched neck and good flow into well laid shoulders. Correct angulation. Good depth of brisket. Bright coat, pliant skin. Neat feet. Well set on tail. 2 Barzoom Captain James T. Typy dog. Smaller but in proportion. Good crest / neck flow. Slightly straighter in shoulder. Held topline on the move. CLASS 9 – STATE BRED DOG

L-BEST BITCH

R-BEST DOG/RBIS

CLASS 2 – MINOR PUPPY DOG

1 Kanibaru Fudge Caramello. Lovely square young man with super head. Neck flows nicely into shoulders. Good angulation, not over exaggerated. Brisket dropping well. Correct tuck. Very bright coat and pliant skin. Well set on double curled tail. A little unsettled on the move but he’ll learn! 2 Remwin Cheeky Liasons. Slightly longer cast than 1. And even less settled but indoors is unusual for some of these basenjis. Another good head, slightly narrower skull but with maturity it should ‘break’. Great promise shown by both these youngsters. CLASS 3 – PUPPY DOG

1 Tamsala Great Balls of Fire. Typy head and expression. Square outline with good front fill. Brisket dropping well. Nice tuck. Elegant neck and front assembly, adequate angulation. Moved OK once settled but he didn’t help his handler! Super cat-like feet. Bright coat. Tail set OK, nicely curled against haunch. One to watch! 2 Zandeena a Twist Of Fate. Good head. Very dark eyes. Well angulated front and back with correct tail set. Level topline. Chest needs to drop but he’s only a baby yet! Moved okay. Young man with a great deal of promise.

Handlers in this class did stretch their dogs out backwards. Shame because this practice obscures correct rear angulation, and can tend to tip the dog forward into its shoulders. 1 Ch Tambuzi Secret Keeper. Large dog, rangy. Good topline, held on the move. Good front assembly, well laid shoulders, good spring of rib. Muscled second thigh. Moved okay. 2 Ch Unomee Ultra Million. Smaller than 1. Well angulated but stacked too stretched back so appeared straight in rear and slightly laden over the shoulders. Needs watching in presenting this boy because his topline sagged some. 3 Ch Unomee Jumpnjack. Typy head and expression. Not quite the depth of brisket I was looking for and moved slightly erratically. Good colour and skin. Neat feet.. CLASS 10 – AUSTRALIAN BRED DOG

1 Ch Remwin Little Bit Of Cheek. Taller dog, super bone. Lovely typy head, high-set ears. Good spring of rib and depth of chest. Nice tuck. Good construction, sound mover coming, going and around. 2 Ch Bayenzi Sugar Minott. Tri. Aware that the season seaon is approaching and that the survival of the breed depends on HIM! Correct angulation, good second thigh. Well set on double-curled tail. Neat feet. 3 Gr Ch Taqsim Smoke and Mirrors. Tri. Slightly less well defined markings. Short coupled. Adequate angulation. Typical wedge head. Good wrinkle. Good spring of rib. Level topline. Sound dog, moved true. 4 Ch Kikongo Okis Wynta Flash. (AI) High on the leg, square outline. Very level topline on the move, sloping slightly when

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stacked and I would prefer a tad more rear angulation. Typy expression. Dark eye. CLASS 11 – OPEN DOG

There was some confusion in this class. I realised the dogs were not placed as I had pulled them out and my otherwise very efficient steward hadn’t spotted it. I apologise 1 Ch Barzoom Jigsaw. Every time I looked at this man he was stacked better! Small boy, but oh so sound. Typy head with short muzzle, good side wrinkle and cushion. Neat feet. Super neck / shoulder flow and front assembly. Good spring of rib, plenty of heartroom. Moved true, drove well around the ring and held his topline. Reserve Challenge Dog - Reserve Best of Breed 2 Ch Zanzipow Eskimo Joe Smart. Tri. Level topline. Needs to be stacked on a slightly slacker lead on the floor because his neck appeared foreshortened. But on the table he was fine! Good rear angulation. Elegant. Correct depth of brisket. Moved well and with drive. 3 Ch Bkela Suni Mokobi. Tri. Smaller dog, short cast. Good spring of rib. Neat feet. Well placed small ears, far-seeing expression. 4 Ch Kanibaru Vanilla Fruche. Elegant dog. High on the leg. Level topline. Slightly longer in muzzle. Moved true. CLASS 12 – VETERAN DOG 7 – 10 YEARS

1 Gr Ch Afrikenji Hot Sumaknight. These older dogs can still show the youngsters how to move! As soon as this man came into the ring he caught my eye and when he moved around the ring he didn’t disappoint. Sound and true. I’m sure these words have been used time after time to describe this worthy Champion. Good front reach, drive, correct free swinging gait. OK, so with age he has slightly weaker pasterns but the overall balance, condition and movement of this dog made him undisputed Top Dog – Challenge Dog - Best of Breed / Best in Show 2 Gr Ch Baagna Alpha Cheek. A year older than 1 but still in super condition. Another veteran who moved with drive. These two are a great credit to their owner/breeders. A pleasure and a privilege to see them in the ring today. CLASS 2A – MINOR PUPPY BITCH

1 Tamsala Frost and Fire. Leggy little lady. Lovely head and expression, very dark eyes. Well developed second thigh. Brisket well dropped. Good tuck. Moved out well with drive. Pliant coat, good colour. Terrific promise. 2 Zandeena Girl On The Go. Tri. Another showing great potential. Small ears set high on head. Tight back feet. Correct angulation, moved true once she settled. 3 Kanibaru Miss Tutti Frutti. Petite little lady. Square outline. Pretty head, typy expression, neat feet. Moved okay. CLASS 3A – PUPPY BITCH

1 Barzoom Black Magic. Very dark brindle. Well constructed and sound. Good front assembly, lovely head with sidewrinkle. Correct angulation. Moved with drive. Good reach. CLASS 5A – INTERMEDIATE BITCH

1 Ch Karamo Mopanzi. Brindle. Lovely head with side wrinkle and cushion. Dark eyes, quizzical expression. Good depth of chest. Heart-room. Neck into shoulder flows. Moved true. 2 Ch Lomar Zabrina. Petite bitch, good head, ears & crest. Very dark eyes. Short coupled, good spring of rib. Well set on tail. Sound mover. 3 Ch Remwin Showsomecheek. Pretty head, typical basenji

expression. Pliant skin. Good depth of chest and tuck. Move Okay. 4 Ch Kanibaru Black Forest Gateaux. Black & White. Slightly longer cast. Correct angulation front and back when not over stretched! Well set on double curled tail. Moved OK CLASS 8A – LIMIT BITCH

1 Kimondo Jungle Jane. Dark brindle. Square outline. Super head and expression, dark eyes. Good front fill. Moved with reach and drive. 2 Lomar Zahara. Rangier bitch. Good bone, well developed second thigh. Correct angulation front & back but she had a tendency to lean into her shoulders when stacked on the floor. 3 Unomee Unique Stunna. Black.Ears a tad flyaway and I’d prefer better rear and tailset. She is a little straight. CLASS 9A – STATE BRED BITCH

Sadly in this class one little lady was NOT happy. We did settle her but I couldn’t really consider her when making my placings. This doesn’t detract at all from the winner 1 Ch Karamo Nkuba Pale. Brindle, well marked and with pliant skin. Nice square outline. Good crest – neck – shoulder flow. Well laid shoulders. Good depth of brisket and spring of rib. Typy expression with dark eyes. Moved with front reach and drive. 2 Ch Taqsim Smoke Onthe Water. Black. Carrying a little more weight than the ideal (true for judges too!) But she is approaching Veteran status so can be forgiven. Nice head with quizzal expression. Maybe a little short in the forearm. 3 Ch Afrikenji Indigo Ice. (AI) Tri. Lovely little bitch with much to like but this was not a happy day for her. Another time, out of doors, I’m sure she’ll shine. CLASS 10A – AUSTRALIAN BRED BITCH

1 Ch Zanzipow Red Ladybird. Of slightly longer cast but still a very balanced bitch. Lovely head, quizzal expression, small high-set ears, dark eyes. Good front, adequate angulation. Crest and neck flow into well laid shoulders. Well set on double curled tail. Very sound girl. Moved true. Challenge Bitch - Best Opp. Sex in Show 2 Ch Gaelifrey Wynter Kyss. Very typy bitch. Super front fill. Well sprung rib cage. Good depth of chest. Her pasterns are starting to relax but this doesn’t detract from her quality. Back feet still cat-like. Moved with drive. Reserve Challenge Bitch 3 Ch Remwin African Deity. Petite. Correct angulation front and back. Good front assembly. Moved well. 4 Ch Kanibaru Del Evita. When keying this girl’s progeny into the database I didn’t realise I’d also met Mom! Lovely bitch, super spring of rib. Moved Okay. CLASS 11A – OPEN BITCH

1 Ch Wazazi High Definition. Smart little bitch – expression typical basenji. Pretty head. Dark eyes. Good coat, pliant skin. Sound, good bone. Correct angulation. Moved out well with drive and front reach. 2 Ch Baagna Elofa. Natural Cute expression, pretty bitch. Good rear construction, shelf and well developed second thigh. Topline not her fortune today. 3 Ch Afrikenji Fifth Element. Pretty girl, perhaps a tad straight front angulation, although crest and neck flow well into shoulders. Moved well. 4 Ch Kanibaru Caramel Fudge. Nearly 7 years old but still showing her quality. Super head shape. Good colour. Moved well.

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CLASS 12A – VETERAN BITCH 7 – 10 YEARS

1 Gr Ch Remwin Senajay. Approaching 9 years old. Longer cast than some and stacked her topline slopes just a bit. Good shoulder lay-back and angulation in general. Dark coat. Good depth of brisket. Moved very well. 2 Ch Karamo Kokolo. Also almost 9 years old and slightly plump but her quality shines through. She still has enough tuck. Correct angulation. Beautiful tailset and curl. Moved well. 3 Ch Zanzipow Bush Gem. 7 years old and still in lovely condition. Petite, elegant lady. Lovely typical basenji expression. Slightly slack on her pasterns. Moved OK, carrying her topline. 4 Ch Yysur Watchemstopnstare. Brindle. 10 years old this year. Starting to show her age but still moves out well. CLASS 13A – VETERAN BITCH 10 YEARS & OVER

1 Ch Nonaym Ultra Unique 2 Ch Nonaym What A Stunner. Litter sisters – tri and r/w - and almost 12 years old. The tri girl is on the plump side while the

r/w lady could use a little more weight. Both are starting to show their age (understandably) but are still sound and move well. Wonderful to see them out in public and enjoying themselves! A great credit to their owners and breeder. CLASS 18 NEUTERED DOG

1 Ch Gaelifrey Silent Majority. Almost 12 years old and still in super condition. Well constructed and still moves true. Gallant old man. CLASS 18A NEUTERED BITCH

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Ch Pukkanut Wirra Wirra Ch Gaelifrey Syncopation Ch Nonaym Dark Mythic. Placing these mature ladies was well nigh impossible and who am I to pass judgement on these wonderful old ladies ? They are all within a couple of months of becoming teenagers (reaching ten years of age) and have earned their retirement from maternal duties. Movement is still sound and condition super. Their owners and breeders can be justly proud!h

Back-to-Back General Australian Championship Shows

The

day after judging the Victoria Basenji Club Specialty at Bulla, Doreen Duffin took me to another canine specialty site the other side of town, at Westernport Highway. This gave me a chance to relax with some of the exhibitors and to learn more about Australian Shows. There were two Championship Shows, back to back run by the Yarra Glen Kennel Club. The first show in the morning was rapidly followed (judges played musical chairs and moved over to a different Group) by a second show. Judges are not asked for a critique, even of the winner of each class, and the most hard-working person in the ring seems to be the steward ! With a judge who knows what he is doing and an efficient steward, judging the breeds proceeded apace. After the second Show, Groups of the earlier one were called into the ring and that is where things went well away from what I’m accustomed to! At the Victoria Specialty, after Best of breed / Best in Show and Best Puppy, I was asked to select the ‘best’ from each pair of classes. So Best Minor Puppy, Best State Bred, Best Limit and so on. This often occurs at Club Shows the world around. But here at the General Championship Shows, the judges also declared a ‘best’ from each dog and bitch classification in the Breeds. And the Groups continued the practice. All the BOBs from, for example, the Hound Group were assessed and this produced a Group Winner. Then followed a ‘Group’ judging of the best of each class, Right the way through the Agenda ! And here I should mention that there is a set number for each available class, Minor Puppy, Puppy, Junior etc right through the classifications. Not every show offers every class for every breed so you can quite easily find Class 6 (6a for

Bitches) followed by Class 9. It means the classification for Classes 7 & 8 are not on offer that day. To revert, Group judging is by no means over in a couple of minutes! There is space in the catalogue for exhibitors to note Best Exhibit in (Hound) Group, Runner-up in Group, Best Baby Puppy, Best Puppy, Best Intermediate, Best Open, Best Minor Puppy, Best Junior and Best Australian Bred. Not every breed in this Group fielded a ‘best’ because numbers entered didn’t justify allotting the entire classification. Nevertheless, it did mean the Group being assessed on nine different levels. Then on to Best in Show. Having gone over the seven Group Winners and declared a Best in Show, the BIS judge went on through the lists and declared Best (***) in Show for each classification. I was delighted to see a basenji win Best Minor Puppy in Show! Then the whole thing begins again with the Group judging for the second show of the day. Champions seem to be entered in Open, Australian Bred and Intermediate Classes. To finish a Champion it takes 100 points and these are allocated to the Challenge/BOB at the rate of five plus one for every animal entered in that Breed. BOS/ Challenge winner gets five points plus one for each entrant of that gender. The award of Grand Champion was introduced into Australia in January 1998 and is earned by a dog attaining 1000 challenge points under the Australian National Kennel Council’s approved system. I love the idea of two shows back to back. The single catalogue indicates AM/PM (or just one or the other) along side each dog’s name. The catalogue numbers ran above 860, so it seems to have been well supported. With two different judges, it means less travelling to individual shows.h

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Hound Association of Scotland

Birmingham National

Championship Show

Championship Show

14th April, 2012 Judge - Keith Thornton

13th, May, 2012 Judge: Rosie Lane (Chaanrose)

DOG CC...... Eng Ch Tokaji American Gigolo at Embeau JW ShCM DOG RESERVE CC........................................ Tokaji Kentucky Blue BEST OF BREED/BITCH CC........................................................... ................................. Eng Ch Kissangani Dream Maker at Djoser BITCH RESERVE CC.................. Irish Ch Amastunner at Swanwite

Dog CC .............................................................. Marzuku Mzuri Dog Reserve CC ......................................... Tokaji Kentucky Blue Bitch CC/Best of Breed ..................... Tokaji California Dreaming Bitch Reserve CC .Tokaji American Dreams of Silverbriar (SHCM) Best Puppy ......................................Shadiki Summer Sensation

DOG CLASSES

DOG CLASSES

JUNIOR DOG (3/3) 1/RCC Tokaji Kentucky Blue, Hardy & Hallam 2 Memetuka Juakali, Gaskell 3 Am/Can Ch Africanadian Zen Of AhmahrNahr (at Zigoyrox), Thomson

PUPPY DOG (1/1) 1 Shadiki Summer Son by Marzuku. Baseley

LIMIT DOG (3/4) 1 Tokaji Texas Ranger, Cullen & Agnew 2 Zordia’s Ajani ShCM, Hanna 3 Elsco Amatillyson , Wright’ & Wilkinson OPEN DOG (2/2) 1/CC Ch Tokaji American Gigolo At Embeau, Grayson 2 Memetuka Jabali, Gaskell

BITCH CLASSES JUNIOR BITCH (1/1) 1 Tokaji California Dreaming , Hardy & Hallam LIMIT BITCH (2/2) 1 Kissangani Only Dreaming, Adams 2 Kissangani Broken Dreams, Thomson OPEN BITCH (3/3) 1/CC/BOB Ch Kissangani Dream Maker at Djoser, Drummond 2/RCC Irish Ch Elsco Amastunner At Swanwite, Legget 3 Ch Akmar Queen Ankhesenamun, Steele

JUNIOR DOG (2/2) 1/RCC Tokaji Kentucky Blue , Hardy & Hallam 2 Memetuka Juakali. Gaskell LIMIT DOG (4/4) 1/CC Marzuku Mzuri, Baseley 2 Tokaji Texas Ranger, Cullen & Agnew 3 Elsco Amatillyson, Wright’ & Wilkinson 4 Zordia’s Ajani ShCM, Hanna OPEN DOG (2/3) 1 Tokaji American Gangster At Tenfield, Ellis 2 Ch Tokaji American Gigolo At Embeau, Grayson

BITCH CLASSES PUPPY BITCH (2/2) 1/BP Shadiki Summer Sensation, Eydmann 2 Emmzar Royal Destiny, Bradley JUNIOR BITCH (1/1) 1/CC/BOB Tokaji California Dreaming, Hardy & Hallam LIMIT BITCH (3/3) 1 Kissangani Only Dreaming, Adams 2 Woodella Northern Dashiki, Eydmann 3 Elsco Amatiger, Wright & Wilkinson OPEN BITCH (3/3) 1/RCC Tokaji American Dreamz of Silverbriar JW ShCM, Baker 2 Ch Kissangani Dream Maker at Djoser, Drummond 3 Irish Ch Elsco Amastunner At Swanwite, Legget

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EUROPASIEGERSCHAU DORTMUND WITH BKD-SPECIAL SHOW MAY 11, 2012

Judge: Alan Bennett (CAN) Veterans: Peter Machetanz (D) Group V: Jorge Nallem (UY) MALES YOUTH CLASS Nganga’s Clark Kent INTERMEDIATE CLASS Mutabaruga’s Lion of Judah CHAMPION CLASS Ch Drimmeyker Ch Bulldobas Blockbuster OPEN CLASS C-Quest Jokuba Dandy Shandy Kokojambo’s Ghali Golikipa Don Luka Obangi-Kashore Thando’s Akiro Malik Magoma ti-n Abou Teka

Exc 1, J-VDH-Ch.A., J-Klub-CAC, VDH Europajugendsieger Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC, R-CACIB Exc 2, R-VDH-Ch.A, R-Klub-CAC Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC, CACIB, VDH-Europasieger, BOB, BOG-2 Exc 2, R-VDH-Ch.A, R-Klub-CAC Exc 3 Exc 4 VG

[Left] C-Quest Jokuba Silent Surface, VDH –Europasiegerin 2012 [Right] C-Quest Jokuba Dandy Shandy, VDH-Europasieger BOB, BOG-2 Photo by Noel Baaser

FEMALES VETERAN CLASS Ch Wordsworth Image of Gossip YOUTH CLASS Obsidion Autobot Ticca Chagmas Rose to Faraoland INTERMEDIATE CLASS Kokojambo’s Hala Hisia CHAMPION CLASS Ch C-Quest Jokuba Silent Surface Ch Bulldobas Rockin’RedHead OPEN CLASS N’Focus Northen Lights

1st Place, V-VDH-Ch.A., V-Klub-CAC, Best Veteran + Dt. Veteranen Champion Klub Exc 1, J-VDH-Ch.A., J-Klub-CAC, VDH- Europajugendsiegerin, BOS Exc 2, R-J-VDH-Ch.A., R-J-Klub-CAC Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC, CACIB, VDH-Europasiegerin Exc 2, R-VDH-Ch.A, R-Klub-CAC, R-CACIB Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC

NRA DORTMUNDGERMAN-BRITISH SHOW FESTIVAL WITH BKD-SPECIAL SHOW MAY, 12, 2012

Judge: Michael Quinney (GB) Veterans: Martha Heine (D) Group V: Erwin Deutscher (A BIS Britische Breeds: A. Wright (GB) MALES YOUTH CLASS Nganga’s Clark Kent INTERMEDIATE CLASS Mutabaruga’s Lion of Judah CHAMPION CLASS Ch Drimmeyker OPEN CLASS C-Quest Jokuba Dandy Shandy Abuluka Jenge Thando’s Akiro Kokojambo’s Ghali Golikipa Don Luka Obangi-Kashore

Exc 1, J-VDH-Ch.A., J-Klub-CAC, CC, BOS VG 1 Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC, CAC {neutral) RCC Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC, R-CAC (neutral) Exc 2, R-VDH-Ch.A, R-Klub-CAC VG 3 VG 4 G

FEMALES VETERAN CLASS Ch Wordsworth Image of Gossip YOUTH CLASS Chagmas Rose to Faraoland INTERMEDIATE CLASS Kokojambo’s Hala Hisia CHAMPION CLASS Ch C-Quest Jokuba Silent Surface OPEN CLASS Abuluka Ikuzu

[Left] Chagmas Rose to Faraoland [Right] Nganga’s Clark Kent, BOS, VDH-Europajugendsieger on Saturday

1st Place, V-VDH-Ch.A., V-Klub-CAC, RCC, Best Veteran + Dt. Veteranen Champion Klub Exc 1, J-VDH-Ch.A., J-Klub-CAC Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A, Klub-CAC, R-CAC Exc 1, VDH-Ch.A., Klub-CAC, CAC., BOB, British-German Show Festival BOD-1, BIS-2 The Modern Basenji - Worldwide - www.modernbasenji.com | 51

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AKC TOP 20 BREED STANDINGS

AS OF APRIL 30, 2012

RANK

BASENJI NAME

POINTS

1.......................... GCH CH Ahmahr Nahr’s The Lost Angel Gabriel.................................................................................................... 196 2.......................... GCH CH C-Quest Jokuba Zensational..................................................................................................................... 163 3.......................... GCH CH Jasiri-Sukari Win Tin Tin............................................................................................................................ 158 4.......................... GCH CH Signet Meisterhaus Gossip Girl................................................................................................................. 93 5.......................... GCH CH Platinum Nelson Jewel Of D’Nile SC.......................................................................................................... 70 6.......................... GCH DC Atarasi’s D’Lucks Edition SC....................................................................................................................... 70 7.......................... GCH CH Taji Goes Platinum JC................................................................................................................................. 50 8.......................... GCH CH Klassic’s Slam Dunk.................................................................................................................................... 45 9.......................... CH Salish Sea’s Supernatural Superserious Man..................................................................................................... 39 10........................ GCH CH Reveille Push Button.................................................................................................................................. 37 11........................ GCH CH Meisterhaus Happy Hour At Signet........................................................................................................... 36 12........................ GCH CH Akuaba N Eldorado Xtra Special Edition.................................................................................................... 31 13........................ GCH CH Reveille Push The Limit To Mv JC............................................................................................................... 31 14........................ GCH DC Bantu’s Playing Rochambeau SC................................................................................................................ 29 15........................ GCH CH Karnak’s Pure And Simple Allure............................................................................................................... 28 16........................ GCH CH I Am Jacob The Beloved JC........................................................................................................................ 26 17........................ CH Dagoba’s Runako............................................................................................................................................... 25 18........................ GCH CH Undercover Meisterhaus Hi Ho Quianna By Signet JC............................................................................... 24 19........................ CH Mata Hauri Ruby Red Beez................................................................................................................................ 22 20........................ GCH CH Alapocas Simon Says................................................................................................................................. 21

AKC TOP 20 ALL-BREED STANDINGS AS OF APRIL 30, 2012

RANK

BASENJI NAME

POINTS

1.......................... GCH CH Jasiri-Sukari Win Tin Tin........................................................................................................................... 1462 2.......................... GCH CH Ahmahr Nahr’s The Lost Angel Gabriel.................................................................................................... 962 3.......................... GCH CH Signet Meisterhaus Gossip Girl................................................................................................................ 545 4.......................... GCH CH Klassic’s Slam Dunk................................................................................................................................... 392 5.......................... GCH CH Reveille Push The Limit To Mv JC.............................................................................................................. 288 6.......................... GCH CH C-Quest Jokuba Zensational..................................................................................................................... 276 7.......................... GCH CH Reveille Push Button................................................................................................................................. 204 8.......................... GCH DC Atarasi’s D’Lucks Edition SC...................................................................................................................... 202 9.......................... GCH CH Epic Select Tri For Da In Zone SC.............................................................................................................. 169 10........................ GCH CH Taji Goes Platinum JC................................................................................................................................ 123 11........................ Klassic Zdars Amore Dei Amari.............................................................................................................................. 113 12........................ GCH CH Teazer Signet Bad Romance...................................................................................................................... 109 13........................ GCH CH Platinum Nelson Jewel Of D’Nile SC......................................................................................................... 103 14........................ CH Dagoba’s Runako.............................................................................................................................................. 100 15........................ CH Jokuba C-Quest First Round Knock Out............................................................................................................. 82 16........................ Laurel S’Simply Shocking Sabrina............................................................................................................................ 81 17........................ CH Ahmahr Nahr’s Magic Fantasia At Mibre........................................................................................................... 76 18........................ CH Illusion’s Jelani Rio............................................................................................................................................. 67 19........................ CH Sundiata’s Desert Cowboy................................................................................................................................. 52 20........................ GCH CH Akuaba N Eldorado Xtra Special Edition.................................................................................................... 52

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AKC TOP 20 GRAND CHAMPIONS STANDINGS

AS OF APRIL 30, 2012

RANK DOG NAME SEX 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20

GCH POINTS

GCH CH C-Quest Jokuba Zensational...........................................................................Dog........................................ 96 GCH CH Ahmahr Nahr’s The Lost Angel Gabriel..........................................................Dog........................................ 94 GCH CH Jasiri-Sukari Win Tin Tin.................................................................................Dog........................................ 71 GCH CH Signet Meisterhaus Gossip Girl.....................................................................Bitch....................................... 49 GCH CH Karnak’s Pure And Simple Allure...................................................................Bitch....................................... 49 GCH CH Tammen’s Sparks Will Fly..............................................................................Bitch....................................... 33 GCH DC Atarasi’s D’Lucks Edition SC............................................................................Dog........................................ 33 GCH CH Meisterhaus Happy Hour At Signet...............................................................Bitch....................................... 31 GCH CH Taji Goes Platinum JC....................................................................................Bitch....................................... 30 GCH CH Undercover Meisterhaus Hi Ho Quianna By Signet JC..................................Bitch....................................... 29 GCH CH I Am Jacob The Beloved JC.............................................................................Dog........................................ 28 GCH CH Alapocas Simon Says......................................................................................Dog........................................ 27 GCH CH Akuaba N Eldorado Xtra Special Edition.........................................................Dog........................................ 27 GCH CH Starfyre’s Rock’N With Danica.......................................................................Bitch....................................... 26 GCH DC Akuaba N Eldorado’s Speed Shot SC.............................................................Bitch....................................... 26 GCH CH Platinum Nelson Jewel Of D’Nile SC..............................................................Bitch....................................... 25 GCH CH Jumoke Khani Baru Rumba............................................................................Dog........................................ 24 GCH CH Reveille Push Button......................................................................................Dog........................................ 23 GCH CH Reveille Push The Limit To Mv JC...................................................................Dog........................................ 21 CH Ahmahr Nahr’s Magic Fantasia At Mibre..............................................................Bitch....................................... 18 GCH CH Epic Select Tri For Da In Zone SC....................................................................Dog........................................ 18

AKC TOP 20 GRAND CHAMPIONS ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS AS OF APRIL 30, 2012

RANK DOG NAME SEX GCH ACHIEVEMENT POINTS LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

GCH CH Signet Meisterhaus Gossip Girl GCH CH Jasiri-Sukari Bucking The Trind GCH CH Karnak’s Pure And Simple Allure GCH CH C-Quest Jokuba Zensational GCH CH Wakili Signet Dooney GCH CH Meisterhaus Dazzle ‘N’ Daze GCH CH Ahmahr Nahr’s Ryder Of The Voodoo Child GCH CH Undercover Meisterhaus Hi Ho Quianna By Signet JC GCH CH Jasiri-Sukari Win Tin Tin GCH CH Reveille Push Button GCH CH Starfyre’s Rock’N With Danica GCH CH ‘Tis-A Arubmec’s Circle Of Life GCH CH Eldorado N Akuaba Never Surrender GCH CH Klassic’s Slam Dunk GCH CH Taji Goes Platinum JC GCH CH Ahmahr Nahr’s The Lost Angel Gabriel GCH CH Emerant’s The Navigator JC GCH CH Victory Meisterhaus The X Factor GCH CH Ahmahr Nahr’s Harlequin Cassanova Jack At White Wa GCH CH Bantu’s Playing Rochambeau SC

Bitch Dog Bitch Dog Bitch Bitch Dog Bitch Dog Dog Bitch Dog Dog Dog Bitch Dog Dog Dog Dog Bitch

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438 262 242 216 203 197 196 188 176 170 167 167 127 122 115 110 108 104 94 85

GOLD SILVER SILVER SILVER SILVER BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE BRONZE


AKC Lure Coursing - Top 20 - as of

April 13-2012

RANK

REGISTERED NAME

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 11 12 13 13 13 16 17 17 19 19

CH Baraka Jumoke Salish Samish P Root/W Bowlus/B Gregory/L Gregory/L Saban DC Meisterhaus Neon Nights, SC J Stewart/T Brooks FC Taji's Alster Echo, SC M Chaffin DC Meisterhaus NeverWinter Nights, SC L Stewart/T Brooks FC AB Tanza Life In The Fast Lane SC P Fragassi/W Pooley/T Judd FC Emerant's Heez Got Gusto, SC L Hart/B Hart DC Emerant's Sheez Gotcha,SC L Hart/B Hart FC Nelson Platinum Onyx Of Amun SC, D Nelson/J Lange/L Nelson DC Meisterhaus Deal Or No Deal, MC, RN, LCX L.& J.Stewart/A.T.Brooks Skyhi's Native Infinite Hope A Sumita/G Fukuma CH Baraka Jumoke Salish Lummi P Root/W Bowlus/B Gregory/L Gregory/L Saban Baraka Bama, SC P Root/W Bowlus CH Bushbabies Redmarsh Black Eyed Pea SC, K Marshall CH Songwe's Rock Star Legend   S Schroeder FC Zuri's Trii Me MC LCX2 CAA D.Sehm/D.Troyna Kugawa's Robin The Boy Wonder S Sher/S Sher/C Zapata/P Burkhart FC Apu Tri Roo Of Ganesa MC, RN L. Stewart Sherwoods Late Harvest Napa Rain M Sullivan/N Sullivan/R Dubbert GCH CH Platinum Nelson Jewel Of D'Nile SC,  D Nelson/M Quinnett New World Baridi Ngano J Brader

OWNER

BOWEN PTS

BOB

BIF

43 3 33 5 31 1 25 5 23 3 21 20 19 18 18 5 16 15 14 2 14 2 14 13 1 11 11 3 10 10

CORRECTION - AKC LURE COURSING FINAL DEC. 31, 2011S STANDINGS FOR FIRST 9 DOGS SHOULD READ: 1 2 3 4 4 6 7 8 8

FC Ntomba Mosika FC Platinum Nelson Sardonyx Lady SC, FC Taji's Alster Echo, SC FC Emerant's Sheez Gotcha,SC GCH DC Akuaba N Eldorado's Speed Shot ,SC Emerant's Heez Got Gusto, SC FC Fopaw's Black Pearl SC DC Akuaba N Eldorado's Speedster, SC FC Zuri's Trii Me ,SC, LCX2, CAA

B Gregory/L Gregory E Monzon/M Quinnett M Chaffin L Hart/B Hart J Johnson L Hart/B Hart S Pintar/T Leimback J Johnson D.Sehm/D.Troyna

129 89 75 66 58 55 54 47 47

6 2 2 1 10 1 3 7 8

1

2 1

ASFA Lure Coursing - Top 20 - as of April 6- 2012 Rank Call Name Dog Name

Owner

1 Zuri 1 Merlin 3 Winter 4 Mosika 5 Rio 5 Searsha 7 Domino 8 Banh Mi 8 L’Ox 10 Robin 10 Cleo 12 Tempest 12 Echo 14 Trii Me 14 Isis 14 Sophie 14 Firefly 14 Rally 19 Nate 19 Remi 19 Bama 19 Jules 19 Xander

T.Colbert J.Brader J. Brader B & L Gregory L. Voss, S. Stump K.Sanders J. Johnson Hamilton/Campbell/Kim/Farnsworth L Voss, S. Stump S.& S.Sher/C.Zapata/P.Burkhart V Mantz J Stewart, T. Brooks M.E. Chaffin D.Sehm/D.Troyna J Bayley, D Nelson L Voss, S Stump, P Fragassi S & S Sher, N Roisum Voss, Stump D & J Kahl L.& B.Hart P. Root, W. Bowlus J Johnson

6 8 8 1 2 8 8 6 2 8 1 5 1 2 1 2 8 2 5 1 1 8

16 16 15 14 10 10 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4

2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L & J Stewart, A.T. Brooks

5

4

0

0

GCh,DC Jerlin’s Our Zuri Pupin, LCM,VFCh,MC, SGRC,VB,LCX FC Thor’s Kikozi, LCM2,SC New World Baridi Ngano Ntomba Mosika FC Kinetic Sourcery, Fch, SC, JOR GCh,DC N’Focus Santa Baby, LCM,SC,GRC, CGC, VB GCH, DC Akuaba N Eldorado’s Speed Shot, SC DC Taji’sBanhMiOntheRunwaytoBlueno, FCh,SC Kinetic Interesting Times Kugawa’s Robin The Boy Wonder, Fch FC Mantz’s Cleopatra, Sc DC Meisterhaus Neon Nights, SC FC Taji’s alster Echo, Sc FC Zuri’s Trii Me, LCM,SC,LCX,SOR Platinum Nelson Blue Diamond FC Kinetic-Tanzas Soul Music, Fch, SC, JOR Kugawa’s Firefly DC Sherwood’s Shadow of the Moon, LCM, VFCH, MC, JOR DC Jadaka National Security, FCH, SC FC Emerant’s Heez Reminiscent, SC Baraka Bama DC Eldorado’s Made You Look, SC, MC, LCX, RE, BN DC Meisterhaus Deal or No Deal, LCM, MC, LCX, RN, VB, SOR, ORC, GRC

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Region

Pts

BOB BIF


LGRA as of April 23, 2012 RANK

CALL NAME REGISTERED NAME

OWNER

1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8 8 10 11 11 11 14 15 15 15 15 19 20 20

Ari Zuni Tutu L’Ox Jules Velvet Zuri Daximillan Scarlet Rocky Dax Sophie Tempest Fern Harley Remi Searsha Tucker Guy Noir Duffy Gus

Colbert Garel/Sapios Christensen Voss Johnson Johnson Colbert Sauceda Marsicano Ladick Gamble Voss Stewart/Brooks Marsicano Haggard Smith/Hart Sanders Haggard Marsicano Sauceda Smith/Hart

DC Jadaka’s Independent Spirit SC SGRC SORC FCh VB Astarte’s Zuni Breeze at Sun River CGC, GRC, JOR Apu Pi De Deux SGRC Kinetic Interesting Times GRC DC Eldorado’s Made You Look MC, LCX, RE, BN, GRC Ch Akuaba N Eldorado’s Speedster GCh DC Jerlin’s Our Zuri Pupin MC LCX SGRC2 ORC LCM VFCh VB 5 Star Dax De Fax Apu PiNache RN JC SGRC2 Kiroja Chicago Hood At Jaroufa SGRC6 Sundiata’s Curzon Dax Kinetic Tanza Soul Music GRC DC Meisterhaus Neon Nights, SC Apu Painted Sand RN JC SGRC Sam’s I’ll Tri Anything Emerant’s Heez Reminiscent N’Focus Santa Baby GRC De’s Bib and Tucker Apu Guy Noir RA CGC TDI SGRC 5Star Stepping Stone Ode to Kazor, JC Emerant’s Heez Got Gusto

POINTS 12.00 7.00 6.50 5.50 4.25 4.25 4.00 3.00 3.00 2.50 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.50 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.75 0.50 0.50

NOTRA as of April 24, 2012

RANK

CALL NAME REGISTERED NAME

OWNER

1 2 3 3 5 6 7 7 7 10 10 12 12 14 14

Ari L'Ox Dax Jada Zuri TuTu Dax-S Rio Trii Me Remi Rocky Echo-C Ian Aubrey Rusty-C

Colbert Voss Gamble Cook/Hayek/Harmon Colbert Christensen Sauceda Voss/Stump Sehm/Troyna Smith/Hart Ladick Chaffin Christensen Cook/Gahgan Cook/Hayek

DC Jadaka's Independent Spirit SC SORC SGRC FCh VB Kinetic Interesting Times SOR ORC Sundiata Curzon Dax JOR Kiroja's Loving Every Minute NA NAJ GRC SORC3 GCh DC Jerlin's Our Zuri Pupin MC LCX ORC SGRC2 LCM VFCh VB FC Apu Pi De Deux SC GRC SORC 5Star Dax De Fax JC FC Kinetic Sourcery SC SOR ORC Zuri's Trii Me SOR ORC Emerant's Heez Reminiscent UKC-CH Kiroja Chicago Hood at Jaroufa SGRC2 SORC Taji's Alster Echo FC Apu the Answer MC LCX SGRC4 ORC DC Rafikis Twilights Last Gleaming RE SC OA OAJ LCM JOR GRC ORC Vinaka's XIV Karat Goldn Boy NA NAJ FCh SGRC SORC

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POINTS 14.00 6.00 4.00 4.00 3.50 3.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.25 0.25


Canada A Canadian Kennel Club Charity Event March 9, 10, 11, 2012

SHOW RESULTS: Friday, March 9 - Judge David Ojalvo, Argentina Best of Breed....................................................................................................... Ch Gala’s own The Podium Saturday, March 10 - Judge: Mr. William (Bill) Shelton, California USA Best of Breed..................................................................Ch. Akuaba N Eldorado’s Speedshot, Jane Johnson Best of Opposite Sex...................................................................Ch. Bushwacker Cor Leonis, Christine Frost Winners Dog................................................................................. Blackwings Jack be Nimble, Kathie Upton Winners Bitch/Best of Winners...............................................Habari’s Dream a Little Dream, Arlene Bacon Sunday, March 11 - Enrique Filippini, Argentina Best of Breed..................................................................Ch. Akuaba N Eldorado’s Speedshot, Jane Johnson By Christine Frost, Canada The Basenji Club of Canada held its first booster of the year at the Canadian Kennel Club’s Purina National 2012, a charity event featuring three all-breeds shows, obedience trials, rally trials, junior handling, an international panel of judges and over $40,000 in prize money. The venue was the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, minutes from the international airport in Toronto. This made it convenient for travel. Two of our exhibitors flew in from the US. This CKC flagship show is well-publicised, promoting itself as a family-oriented dog extravaganza. This is fast becoming a very popular event in Toronto. The public has much to see and do, including the PawsWay neighbourhood, with family friendly activities such as face painting for the kids, giveaways and spin-to-win prizes. The emphasis was on education, but in a fun kind of way. Another very popular (and noisy) feature was the relay race, conducted through an obstacle course at regular intervals during the day by a team of enthusiastic dogs and handlers. Even with all the hoopla, this is still a serious dog show. The CKC had asked all breed clubs to make Saturday, March 10th, a booster for their breed. As an incentive CKC offered a $50 cash prize for the Best of Breed to all clubs whose booster events achieved a minimum entry. The rings were large, carpeted, and easily viewed by those sitting on both sides of the hall in the grandstand. Group judging was a black tie event, featuring some very well turned-out judges, stewards and exhibitors. An informative commentary was provided for each breed detailing their history, breed points and character. Each narration emphasised the positive aspects of each breed, not to mention the hard work and dedication of breeders past and present. As an Englishwoman, I have to contrast the CKC’s positive

and supportive attitude towards dog breeders with that of my native Kennel Club, who on the very same weekend at Crufts were willingly throwing 15 breeds to the lions to appease the anti-dog brigade. The KC gave appointed veterinarians the opportunity to disqualify legitimate Best of Breed winners, thus preventing those dogs from representing their respective breeds in the Group on the basis of intrusive “health tests.” One of the disqualified breeds was our national emblem -- the British Bulldog! Shame on the English KC for turning on its own breeders and exhibitors, many of whom health test their stock following the recommendations of the very same KC and the BVA, only to find that the health checks at Crufts did not distinguish between hereditary illness and previous injury. An interesting comment by one of the UK’s best known judges on the KC decision can be found here http://tinyurl.com/ cruftsdqarticle. But back to Purina ... Free booth space in the breeders’ village was also on offer to each club holding a booster. The Basenji Club of Canada took advantage of this offer to meet and educate the public on our breed for the three days of the show. The rotating team of basenjis on duty at the BCOC booth willingly rose to the occasion and behaved impeccably throughout, greeting visitors from their perch -- a grooming table draped with African cotton print. Huge thanks must go to all the helpers on the BCOC booth who did a marvelous job sharing their knowledge of the breed and representing the club so well. A great deal of preparation went into this project beforehand. BCOC vice president Kathie Upton and member Deb Lobo produced an illustrated information leaflet on the basenji which proved very popular with visitors to the booth. Deb and her sister Vanessa worked hard to produce mounted photos of basenjis

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engaged in all kinds of activities. These were used to decorate the booth and created a lot of interest. Our newsletter editor, Arlene Bacon, provided back copies of The Latest Wrinkle for visitors to look at and take away with them. The Basenji Club of Canada offered ribbons & medallions for BOB, BOS, BOW and BP, plus gifts for WD, WB, RWD and RWB. In addition, the BOB winner also took home a hardback limited edition (No. 19 of 20) “Basenji Champions 1978-1989” by famed breeder Jayne Wilson Stringer, inscribed and signed by the author. This is Volume two of the well-known three-volume English paperback series, now out of print and difficult to find. The hardback versions are very rare and only came to light after her death. Deb and Vanessa Lobo put together goody bags for all the basenjis entered. Nobody went away empty-handed. It was a great team effort, and particular thanks must go to Deb and Vanessa, Arlene Bacon and Sue Wilcox who helped man the booth on both days of a very busy weekend. It was Kathie Upton’s idea to make the Purina National the BCOC’s first booster of the year. She worked extremely hard to make this happen. We hope to repeat the effort again next year, and perhaps next time more exhibitors will make the trip. Finally, extra special thanks must go to Pluto, Wonka, Tilly, Kami, Johnny, Rose, Donald and Spades for welcoming all visitors to the booth and being such good ambassadors for our breed.h

CANADA

BREED STANDINGS - AS OF APRIL 30, 2012

Rank

Dog Name

All Breed BOB Specialty BOB

Points

1

Ch Akuaba N Eldorado’s Speed Shot(F)

2

0

16

2

GCh Ahmahr Nahr’s Hallelujah Makes A Joyful Noise(F)

19

0

11

3

Ch Duck Sauce Itapuca(M)

14

0

5

4

Ch Gala’s Own The Podium(M)

1

0

5

5

Sphinx Sizzlin Red Hot Looker

1

0

2

6

Ch Orru’s Heart N Soul(M)

2

0

0

6

Ch Ahmahr Nahr’s Magic Fantasia at Mibre(F)

3

0

0

ALL-BREED STANDINGS - AS OF APRIL 30, 2012 Rank Dog Name

Sex BIS GP1 GP2 GP3 GP4 Points

1

GCh Ahmahr Nahr’s Hallelujah Makes A Joyful Noise (F)

0

7

7

8

4

422

2

Ch Duck Sauce Itapuca

(M)

0

0

3

1

2

151

3

Ch Orru’s Heart N Soul

(M)

0

0

0

1

0

64

4

Ch Akuaba N Eldorado’s Speed Shot

(F)

0

0

0

0

0

16

5

Ch Ahmahr Nahr’s Magic Fantasia at Mibre

(F)

0

0

0

1

0

14

6

Ch Gala’s Own The Podium

(M)

0

0

0

0

0

5

7

Sphinx Sizzlin Red Hot Looker

0

0

0

0

0

2

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Australia Top Basenjis 2012 ALL BREED STANDINGS RANK DOG’S NAME

OWNER

POINTS

Ranking is based on Best of Breed/Runner Up to Best of Breed in Group Wins. 1

Aust Ch Remwin Littlebitofcheek (NSW) ...........................................Lyn Hughes..................................................................379

2

Aust Ch Obsidion Decepticon (SA) ....................................................Mr B Luxton.................................................................120

3

Aust Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight (WA) .........................................Miss Joanne Stewart...................................................101

4

Lomar Zahara (QLD) ..........................................................................L Marsden .....................................................................99

5

Aust Ch Remwin Kissmycheek (NSW).................................................Lyn Hughes....................................................................70

6

Wazazi Diamonds are forever (QLD)..................................................Tammy Mobley............................................................ (49

BREED STANDINGS Ranking is based on Best of Breed and Runner Up of Breed wins at Championship shows. 1

Aust Ch Remwin Kissmycheek (NSW) ................................................Lyn Hughes ................................................................166

2

Aust Ch Remwin Littlebitofcheek (NSW) ...........................................Lyn Hughes ................................................................117

3

Aust Ch Unomee Ultra Million (VIC) ..................................................Mick Lydsey ...............................................................113

4

Wazazi Diamonds are forever (QLD) .................................................Tammy Mobley ............................................................56

5

Aust Ch Obsidion Decepticon (SA) ....................................................Mr B Luxton .................................................................52

6

Katimbari Hell Razor (QLD) ................................................................Mrs L R Thompson .......................................................50

7

Glendawn Runnamuck (QLD) ............................................................Mrs L R Thompson .......................................................37

8

Lomar Zahara (QLD) ..........................................................................L Marsden ....................................................................32

9

Aust Gr Ch Afrikenji Hot Sumaknight (VIC) ........................................D & H Veless ................................................................25

10

Unomee Sweetly Smug (VIC) .............................................................S Egan & M Lindsay .....................................................21

11

Aust Ch Wazazi High Definition (NSW) ..............................................J Cook and J Lumb .......................................................20

12

Aust Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight (WA) .........................................Miss Joanne Stewart ...................................................18

13

Remwin Cheeky Liasons (NSW) .........................................................Lyn Hughes ..................................................................14

14

Aust Ch Bayenzi Sugar Minott (NSW) ................................................J P Cook & J M Lumb ...................................................13

15

Aust Ch Yysur Lookbutdontouch (QLD) .............................................A J & F Paterson ...........................................................10

BEST BREEDER STANDINGS Recognises the top breeders in this breed based on various wins and titles earned by dogs that they have bred. 1

ZANDEENA .........................................................................................Millissa Fox....................................................................52

2

REMWIN ...........................................................................................Lyn Hughes ...................................................................24

3

LOMAR .............................................................................................L Marsden .....................................................................12

AFRIKENJI .........................................................................................D & H Veless .................................................................12

4

OBSIDION .........................................................................................Ben Luxton .....................................................................7

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Sweden - Top Basenjis 2012 As of April 28, 2012

TOP MALES PLACE NAME OWNER TOTAL 1 NORTH JV-11 Kenjaali Heeere’s Johnny Birgitta Prahl & Emma Prahl 37 2 NORTH V-11 NORTH JV-10 NORTH V-10 SE UCH Enigma Just Watch Me Madelene Maple & Sofie Maple 35 3 King Khufu Cardhu Susanne Berg 25 4 Sundevils Howlingfjord Elisabeth Wennerbo & Linda Ekman 20 5 NO V-11 SEE V-11 Kimwitu’s Valentino Therese Kindberg & Anna Söderholm Bjurström 17 6 Nganga’s Clark Kent Yvonne Adolfsson 10 7 Elsco Amabrawyin Anneli Alanko, Ingrid Sjölin, Helena Power bert, Cecilia Johansson 9 * Senjisfinx Malkiel Jeanette Norgren 9 9 Karimba’s Colin Cocky Heléne Roos 8 * (V) VWW EUW-10-10-11 SE UCH M Wami’s American Fortune Hunter Birgitta Prahl 8 11 Enigma Dreamcatcher Anders Gryhed 7 12 SE UCH UCH DK Kenjaali Verro-Vigilante Naranja Persson & Britta Ericson 6 *

Sundevils Icemist

Michelle Oljemark

6

TOP BITCHES PLACE NAME

OWNER TOTAL

1 2 * 4 5 * 7 8 9 * * * 13

NORTH JV-10 NORTH V-10 SEE V-11 SE UCH Kimwitu’s Zolotaya Chagma’s Rose To Faraoland C.I.B NORD UCH SEE V-05-06-07 NETHERLANDS V-08-09 Kenjaali Kaya-Kayenna Twigas Darjeeling Darling SE UCH SEE V-10 NORTH JV-09 Khani’s Midnight Star NORTH VV-11 SE UCH FI UCH NORD V-11 Yulara Itichika SE UCH Enigma After Me Please NORTH V-11 Senjisfinx Norea Kenjaali “Frankly My Dear US CH Meisterhaus Seal Outofyour League Suntribe’s Sparkling Supernova Zahleka Kazor Drama Queen Chimeloxx Melona

Therese Kindberg Helena Power bert Naranja Persson Minna Rångeby Madelene Maple & Sofie Maple Mia Löwbeer Madelene Maple & Sofie Maple Anna Gunnarsson Naranja Persson Michelle Oljemark Linda Ekman Anna-Karin Bengtsson Cecilia Halfvars

14

Enigma In Your Dreams

Annika Jonsson

24 22 22 13 11 11 9 8 7 7 7 7 6 5

TOP VETERANS PLACE NAME

OWNER

1 2 3

C.I.B NORD UCH SEE V-05-06-07 NETHERLANDS V-08-09 Kenjaali Kaya-Kayenna Naranja Persson V EUW-10 V WW-10-11 SE UCH M Wami’s American Fortune Hunter Birgitta Prahl SE UCH, NO UCH Singing In The Rain Out Of Africa Susanne Berg

4

SE UCH FI UCH NORD V-11 Yulara Itichika

Mia Löwbeer

TOTAL 11 4 3 2

TOP LURE COURSERS PLACE NAME

OWNER

1

SEE LCCH Shahrans Incredible Speed

Lisa Dalin

34

2

Yulara Okapi

Mia Löwbeer

23

3

JUN WW-10 Yulara Noni Morinda

Monica Massih

20

4

SEE LCCH Avongara Angali

Mia Löwbeer

17

*

SEE LCCH Shahrans Muzzle’s Gone

Maria Todd

17

6

SEE LCCH Shahrans Jingle Bell Rock

Therese Kindberg

14

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TOTAL


United Kingdom Provide by Sally Wallis, Zande Basenjis

2012 Standings

RANK.................. NAME....................................................................................................................................... SEX..................... CC..................... RCC...................BOB 1.......................... Ch Kissangani Dream Maker at Djoser (tri) ............................................................................. B.......................... 2........................ 0...............................1 2.......................... Ch Tokaji American Gigolo at Embeau JW SHCm................................................................... D......................... 2........................ 0...............................1 3.......................... Tokaji California Dreaming....................................................................................................... B.......................... 1........................ 2...............................1 4.......................... Tokaji Texas Ranger................................................................................................................. D......................... 1........................ 1...............................1 5.......................... Ch Akmar Queen Ankhesenamun ........................................................................................... B.......................... 1........................ 0...............................0 6.......................... Marzuku Mzuri.......................................................................................................................... D......................... 1........................ 0...............................0

Norway – Top Basenjis Standings 2012

RANK.................NAME...................................................................................................................................................................................................................POINTS 1.........................Ch. Kingwanas Fairy Of Tails........................................................................................................................................................................................ 40 2.........................Moyomema Zelda Waridi.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 21 3.........................Doberguard’s Ramses Of The Nile............................................................................................................................................................................... 20 4.........................Shahrans Phantom Of The Opera................................................................................................................................................................................ 18 5.........................Catatau Itapuca............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 5.........................Doberguard’s Nile Of Chocolatte.................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 6.........................Ch. Kingwanas Foxy Femme Fatale............................................................................................................................................................................. 11 7.........................Ch. Doberguard’s Maya Masterpiece............................................................................................................................................................................ 10 8.........................Ch. Kingwanas Exhausting Federal Express.................................................................................................................................................................. 9 9.........................Doberguard’s Coconut Clown......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 10.......................Ashiki’s One In A Million.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7 10.......................Int.Ch. Mazalia Making Headlines................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 11.......................Ashiki’s You Could Be Mine............................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

Brazil - Top Basenjis - 2012 ADULTS RANK. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  

NOME Kazor’s Take Me All The Way Diva Touchless Itapuca Coronel Itapuca Klassic’s Guri Itapuca Arubmec’s This Is It At Itapuca Dom Dom Itapuca Daslu Itapuca Dama De Vermelho Itapuca

JUNIOR ( 9 -15 MONTHS) PROPRIETÁRIO/HANDLER PTS. Savio Picanço Steele 414 Savio Picanço Steele 158 Savio Picanço Sttele 31 Savio Picanço Steele 30 Savio Picanço Steele 14 Abelardo Ribeiro 9 Airton Rodrigues Pinto Junior 3 Savio Picanço Steele 2

RANK. 1 2 3 4 5  

NOME Kazor’s Take Me All The Way Diva Touchless Itapuca Daslu Itapuca Dom Dom Itapuca Dama De Vermelho Itapuca

PROPRIETÁRIO/HANDLER PTS. Savio Picanço Steele 187 Savio Picanço Steele 145 Airton Rodrigues Pinto Junior 9 Abelardo Ribeiro 3 Savio Picanço Steele 2

PUPPY ( 6 – 9 MONTHS) RANK NOME 1 Djalma Itapuca 2 Djade Itapuca

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PROPRIETÁRIO/HANDLER PTS. Alex Piffer Claudio Cruz 126 Savio Picanço Steele 13


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Upcoming Events – Around the World Date

Country

Event

June 1-2, 2012

Canada

June 9, 2012

France

French Basenji National Specialty Chartres, France Judge: Mr. Medard Ringuet

June 9-10, 2012

Finland

Finnish Basenji Specialty Nurmijärvi, Finland Judge: Christian Jouanchicot, France

June 16, 2012

Czech Republic

Basenji Klub Bohemia - with titles CAC, Club Winner Location: Dol u Blatne, Judge: Anneli Pukkila (Finland)

July 9-15, 2012

USA

Basenji Club of Canada National Specialty Caledona, ON June 1 - Sweepstakes Judge: Ms. Ann Smith June 2 - Breed Judge: Mr. Eugene Blake

Basenji Club of America National Specialty Independent Specialty In historic Gettysburg, PA Eisenhower Hotel and Convention Center www.2012BCOANational.org

Breed Judge: Mr. John Reeve-Newson, Canada Sweepstakes Judge: Mrs. Carrie Jones, MN July 22, 2012

Germany

Basenji Klub Deutschland Specialty

July 27, 2012

USA

Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin - Independent Specialty Ixonia, WI Breed Judge: Cheryl Myers Egerton, Canada Sweepstakes Judge: Mrs. Patricia Marshall, TX

August 4-5, 2012

Sweden

Swedish Basenjisällskapes High Chaparral, Killtorp, Sweden Judge: Leila Kärkäs, Finland Entries close on July 6, 2012

August 18, 2012

USA

Hoosier Basenji Club - Designated Specialty with Muncie Kennel Club Muncie, Indiana Superintendent: Roy Jones Dog Shows

August 18, 19, 2012

Ukraine

International Dog Show 2012 CACIB Bozdosh Park, Uzhhorod, Ukraine

Oct. 5-7, 2012

Rumania

European Dog Show - European Section Bucharest, Romania

Oct. 27, 2012

USA

South Coast Basenji Fanciers - Independent Specialty Perris, California Superintendent: Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows

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