2009 Chicago Basenji Specialty

For those attending but not exhibiting here is some basic info for the Chicago specialty from the premium, since I don't believe it is available online. Unfortunately the entire file was too large for me to attach.

GREATER CHICAGOLAND
BASENJI CLUB, Inc.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2009

Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 East Peterson Road
Grayslake, Illinois

SHOW HOURS
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time

DIRECTIONS TO SHOWSITE:

From North or South Interstate 94: Exit Interstate 94 at exit 64 which is Buckley Road/ IL Route 137/Peterson Road. Proceed West on Peterson/Buckley Road about 4.3 miles where Peterson splits right from Rt. 137. Continue right (west) on Peterson approx. 1.75 miles to the Fairgrounds.

Food, Coffee, Soft Drinks, etc. will be available at the Show site.

We had a great time, Hippo managed to not be too much of a turd!! He won his class (he was the only one in it!)

It was really fun meeting Nemo, and Nicole also from the forum. Hopefully we will be able to meet more of you at other shows this year!!!

@Quercus:

We had a great time, Hippo managed to not be too much of a turd!! He won his class (he was the only one in it!)

It was really fun meeting Nemo, and Nicole also from the forum. Hopefully we will be able to meet more of you at other shows this year!!!

Glad you all had fun…and congrats on Hippo winning his class :D.

I won't be able to go to the specialty this year 😞 but if I get a puppy this winter, I will be going to the specialty next year. It's a good excuse to go back home to visit family as well. I can't believe a year after I leave the tiny town, the basenji specialty goes there.

@Quercus:

We had a great time, Hippo managed to not be too much of a turd!! He won his class (he was the only one in it!)

It was really fun meeting Nemo, and Nicole also from the forum. Hopefully we will be able to meet more of you at other shows this year!!!

Congrats! We were there on Saturday for the Specialty! I do have some pictures I will be posting possibly. All the people we met were very friendly. Of course we took Roo with us. We were very happy to see that his behavior was very laid back with the crowds and other dogs that were at the event. I think that part of that goes to working on socialization skills and exposure.

We also met an older gentleman who was working with the judges and had a tie with a Basenji on it. When I asked him where he got the tie he told me he has had it so long he forgot where he found it.

I would encourage anyone who own's a Basenji or who is considering being a potential Basenji Owner to attend one of the shows in the country. It is a great learning experience.

Jason and Miranda

@ComicDom1:

Congrats! We were there on Saturday for the Specialty! I do have some pictures I will be posting possibly. All the people we met were very friendly. Of course we took Roo with us. We were very happy to see that his behavior was very laid back with the crowds and other dogs that were at the event. I think that part of that goes to working on socialization skills and exposure.

We also met an older gentleman who was working with the judges and had a tie with a Basenji on it. When I asked him where he got the tie he told me he has had it so long he forgot where he found it.

I would encourage anyone who own's a Basenji or who is considering being a potential Basenji Owner to attend one of the shows in the country. It is a great learning experience.

Jason and Miranda

Well, shoot! You should have introduced yourself! Was Roo the dog wearing a red body harness? I saw that dog behaving himself very nicely 🙂

Hippo is suffering from some testosterone poisoning which causes him to try to take on every male dog that looks his way…ugh....I took the opportunity to do some counter conditioning with him at the show, and by the end, he was doing a little better. Luckily he LOVES people!

I wish I would have gotten a chance to meet you and Miranda in person.

Is there somewhere online that has the results?

@Quercus:

Well, shoot! You should have introduced yourself! Was Roo the dog wearing a red body harness? I saw that dog behaving himself very nicely 🙂

Hippo is suffering from some testerone poisoning which causes him to try to take on every male dog that looks his way…ugh....I took the opportunity to do some counter conditioning with him at the show, and by the end, he was doing a little better. Luckily he LOVES people!

I wish I would have gotten a chance to meet you and Miranda in person.

Not a Red Body Harness but a Wide Red Martingale with a red leash. Miranda had a pink coat tied around her waist and I was the guy with the big white lens taking pictures and aggravating the women. (Maybe I had some testosterone posioning too!)

If we knew what Hippo looked like its possible that I might see him and you in a picture I shot that day. What color dress or pants did you have on and what color is Hippo.

Jason

@Quercus:

We had a great time, Hippo managed to not be too much of a turd!! He won his class (he was the only one in it!)

It was really fun meeting Nemo, and Nicole also from the forum. Hopefully we will be able to meet more of you at other shows this year!!!

It was cool meeting you too. Hopefully we'l bump into each other again at another show…and I should have Zoni with me in the future.

@ComicDom1:

Congrats! We were there on Saturday for the Specialty! I do have some pictures I will be posting possibly. All the people we met were very friendly. Of course we took Roo with us. We were very happy to see that his behavior was very laid back with the crowds and other dogs that were at the event. I think that part of that goes to working on socialization skills and exposure.

We also met an older gentleman who was working with the judges and had a tie with a Basenji on it. When I asked him where he got the tie he told me he has had it so long he forgot where he found it.

I would encourage anyone who own's a Basenji or who is considering being a potential Basenji Owner to attend one of the shows in the country. It is a great learning experience.

Jason and Miranda

Good grief, I didn't make the connection when I was there. I talked to Miranda for a little while and I never caught Roo's name at the time and it maybe it would have clicked. Roo is very nice looking and he was really well behaved, very sweet too. Hope to see all of you again at another basenji function.

The show was a great learning experience for me for showing, most of the all breed shows in the area usually have only two to three basenjis at most in them, and the basenjis I saw before were really extremely well behaved. It was nice to see that a decent number of them weren't perfectly behaved, so I think there is some hope for me and Zoni. :p

@ComicDom1:

Not a Red Body Harness but a Wide Red Martingale with a red leash. Miranda had a pink coat tied around her waist and I was the guy with the big white lens taking pictures and aggravating the women. (Maybe I had some testosterone posioning too!)

If we knew what Hippo looked like its possible that I might see him and you in a picture I shot that day. What color dress or pants did you have on and what color is Hippo.

Jason

Maybe that is what I saw….I saw something red 🙂 So Hippo was the only red class dog, I think? All the others were black or tri. And I was wearing a blue dress...and we were the crazed people with the double stroller on corner of the ring. My DH Tim was sitting, reading the entire time :rolleyes: though he did mark most of the catalog, and give the twins some snacks 🙂

@Quercus:

Maybe that is what I saw….I saw something red 🙂 So Hippo was the only red class dog, I think? All the others were black or tri. And I was wearing a blue dress...and we were the crazed people with the double stroller on corner of the ring. My DH Tim was sitting, reading the entire time :rolleyes: though he did mark most of the catalog, and give the twins some snacks 🙂

Were you the one in the light blue jacket with the flowers on her dress with the Red and White?

Jason

This is a 15 year old Veteran that was at the Show

http://www.pbase.com/comicdom1/image/113793419/medium

What a great pic Jason…..........

@ComicDom1:

Were you the one in the light blue jacket with the flowers on her dress with the Red and White?

Jason

That was Carrie. Andrea was wearing all blue.

Nice picture of the veteran too…I just wanted to hug that little dog, it was so sweet.

Here a Pic of Blade getting Judged. The handler's name is Erin and she is nationally recognized. It looks like even the judge is enjoying herself.

http://www.pbase.com/comicdom1/image/113793802

Jason

This image is of a Handler from the Champaign IL area. I probably should be spanked for this because I cannot ever remember his name.

http://www.pbase.com/comicdom1/image/113793619

Jason

I thought I would throw in one more of the Veteran who is 15 years old with the owner.

http://www.pbase.com/comicdom1/image/113793277/original

@ComicDom1:

This image is of a Handler from the Champaign IL area. I probably should be spanked for this because I cannot ever remember his name.

http://www.pbase.com/comicdom1/image/113793619

Jason

That would be Lou Dibello and Ally! 🙂

Glad everyone had fun, wish I could have been there!

I think I might have spoken to Andrea. I do remember a very muscular Red and White I was very impressed with near a lady in Blue. His name was Max I think.

Jason

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