Hunting Dogs of Ancient Egypt used to be a very good show and well supported by Basenji people. Entries have been dropping there for some time now for all the usual reasons. It's such a shame.
I definitely won't be going this year as we are supporting a local Open show on that day. I've no knowledge of the judges and I'm surprised that they still split the classes between two judges when commonly Basenji entries are low.
The dog judge loves basenjis and has done well for Maya in the past (so he's not against tri's!), I dont know who the bitch judge is though.
Unfortunately, we have 5 dogs entered at the other open show so it will need both of us to handle them all and I wont be able to enter this one
Lukris, HDAE is is no longer a big show unfortunately, it has been going for many years and used to be supported by most of the then Basenji exhibitors.
Numbers have declined severely and hence this years entries. I find that nowadays UK exhibitors seldom support open shows to any great extent. Very sad and not conducive to judges gaining experience.
I can remember the time when Basenjis outnumbered Beagles in the show ring!!!
It is sad that the numbers have reduced so much. We enter lots of open shows up here in Scotland since there are few Basenji classes anyway here. There are only two Championship shows in Scotland with CCs on offer too. We try to make as many shows south of the border as possible but with fuel costs etc it's just impossible.