UDX is a high level obedience title. And I believe that UDXII means that has completed the qualificiations twice? Either way, it is the highest obedience title ever attained by a Basenji. I think there are less than 3 or 4 Basenjis that have attained a UD title at all (the X, or excellent, indicates a certain number of high scores during the road to the title).
The first title in Obedience is CD (Companion Dog), then UD (Utility Dog), and then OCH (or Obedience Champion). I think that you have to complete the requirements for UD three times over to get the OCH…I am sure someone here will correct me if that is inaccurate.
Wow! That's fantastic! Congratulations to Sparky and Mary! btw the fact that it has something to do with obedience probably explains why i had no idea what it was. ha ha. tayda and lenny are not the most obedient.
Yeah…I think there must be something WRONG with that B JUST KIDDING!
I'm going to try to add a little here to folks who have not been in basenjis for a million years. The owners of Sparky (Aljor's Back to Sonbar) are Mary and Gary Langula of St. Paul MN. When I got my first Basenji in 1983 they had already been in obedience with basenjis forever.
You are right - excellent trainers. At one time there was a basenji club in MN and they were members. I have some old newspaper photos of their basenjis as part of an Obedience Training Centers parade drill team. They are doing a sit - off leash - on handlers to be seen. How's that for scary! At one parade it was alleged that someone tossed a firecracker at the dogs and they scattered - except Col Benjamin = the basenji of Gary and Mary.
Nothing in my house is obedient - children, spouce or dogs - however I am amazed when others can do this kind of stuff.
And I agree, one of my puppy owners and now a co-owner of Kobey… has put a CD and RN on her first bitch that she got from me... and leg 1 of her RA in Rally (from the Nationals)... I totally respect her and what she has done... it is the home to "die" for... IMO.... me on the other hand is the typical Basenji person... NO I am not obedient!