Dutch Basenji Speciality

Yesterday was the Dutch Basenji Speciality. Mirtillo was third out of four male pups with a 'very promising' and a very nice judge report (my best translation):

Male of 7 months. Very beautiful breed image, full of nobility.
Beautiful lined head with good proportions. Very fine/nice ear. Almond shaped eyes. Good teeth (bite)
Fine/nice underline and topline. Shoulder could be more diagonal
Tail could be a bit higher and the curl is a bit open.
Fine/nice angulations behind, very good coat. Very good feet.
light movements. Behind without any flaws, in front still a bit unsteady.

In the sweepstakes he won 'best wrinkles' and with 'best head' the judge doubted between him and another male. She choose the other male.

Best wrinkles:

This is why he won :p

We (Mirtillo ;)) also tried lure coursing. He did pretty good for his first time!! The pictures aren't that great.. but we also have some on video. I'll try to post it soon.

Tillo running:

He is sooooo lovely!! Congrats again. 🙂

What a nice looking boy! Sounds like you had fun - that's important

Thank you both 🙂

Here the video of Mirtillo's first lure coursing experience:
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He looks to be having a great time….. way to go... I am curious? Do you all run your dogs with collars? Even with puppies we remove the collar.. as there is too much chance they could get tangled up..

@tanza:

He looks to be having a great time….. way to go... I am curious? Do you all run your dogs with collars? Even with puppies we remove the collar.. as there is too much chance they could get tangled up..

I have no experience.. so.. don't know.. I think most of them had their collars still on. And nobody told me to take it off.. If there is a risk, I'll definitly take it off next time!

Most of us in the US run and practice without collars….

@tanza:

Most of us in the US run and practice without collars….

Like I said.. I do not know how it works here in the Netherlands..

Who was the judge? I love his assessment 🙂 IMO Mirtillo's head is beautiful!!

Mirtillo is such a beautiful dog.

@Quercus:

Who was the judge? I love his assessment 🙂 IMO Mirtillo's head is beautiful!!

Thank you 🙂

Judge was Mrs. A. Th. Stuifbergen-Hoetjes from the Netherlands.

Beautiful wrinkles & coat, great red color. Love the shoes!

Becky & the Ninjas

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