Today was fun!

We had an outdoor show today and it was great fun! Tillo did.. ok.. He was second in youth class with an excellent. He got a nice judge report, but made me work for it.. He was whining and sat on the table while being judged.. sigh.. he even 'growled' a bit when the judge was touching his male parts.. I just smiled and told him how good he was with an extra loud voice and had my hand so he couldn't move his head.. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Don't think the judge noticed anything.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So.. why was today fun..? Haha.. just because the weather was GREAT! There were 10 basenji's, which is A LOT! I made lots of pics (almost 700..) of a lot of different breeds.. I met some great people! Even the coordinator of the lure coursing training I had emailed before.. I made some pics of his dogs and he told me about lure coursing etc. I asked some questions and told him I was going to train with my B.. He said: who are you then.. I told my name.. he said: well, nice too meet you then, I spoke to you via the mail!! What a coincidence! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Now I'm even more looking forward to the training! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Also: Tillo and the other male in his class (who became BOB, yeay! I'll add some pics of course, he looks really nice :)) are for some reason best friends and just love eachother.. so sweet to see them play together..

Yes.. today was fun.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Before I forget, Tillo's judge report:

16 months. Very nice breed image. Noble male head, good in proportion with a nice ear, eye and a good bite. Slender neck. Back has to become a little tighter. Tail is a bit open. Very nice coat. Very good angulations on both ends. Fluent and free movement, that's a bit loose in front. Very nice wrinkles.

And some pics of Tillo:

More pics, here: http://mirtillo.weebly.com./mirtillo-shows-2009.html (you have to scroll down :))

haven't uploaded a pic of BOB, but I'm working on it ๐Ÿ™‚

Wowโ€ฆtail is a bit open? Really? His tail looks fine to me ๐Ÿ™‚ And what does 'tighter in the back' mean? His topline looks solid in the pic...but maybe it means something else?

Hmm yeah I was wondering what she meant by "tighter in Back" looks good to me and also his tail looks fine๐Ÿ˜•
Glad you had a nice day:D

@Quercus:

Wowโ€ฆtail is a bit open? Really? His tail looks fine to me ๐Ÿ™‚ And what does 'tighter in the back' mean? His topline looks solid in the pic...but maybe it means something else?

Funny you mention.. I was first planning to say I didn't agree with the judge.. haha.. but I thought.. no.. don't say it..

Well, here it is: I don't agree with the judge ๐Ÿ˜‰ His back is solid.. all judges say it is.. but maybe because he sat down on the table and was a bit 'don't feel like it'.. he pushed his back away when she touch it? He does that sometime, like when the leash touches his back and he wants it to go away.. don't knowโ€ฆ

And his tail.. well.. I think it's ok.. ๐Ÿ™‚

I just love his eye shape and colorโ€ฆ one thing I have notice here in the US is way to many Basenjis are getting a rounder eye instead of almond shaped...

And my only comment about his tail would be that it sits a bit low, could be set higher, But I don't get the "open".... comment.

And I think his top lines looks great... but if the comment about him being a bit loose in front moving... maybe she thinks that gives him a softer top line also?..

Okโ€ฆso now after seeing the pics and all the comments about Tillo (whom I've always loved), I'm dying to see the BOB...

BTW, is he the first dog you've shown? Your pics always look like you are so comfortable and relaxed.

@renaultf1:

Okโ€ฆso now after seeing the pics and all the comments about Tillo (whom I've always loved), I'm dying to see the BOB...

BTW, is he the first dog you've shown? Your pics always look like you are so comfortable and relaxed.

I was uploading mr. BOB.. but then photobucket told me I'm over my limitโ€ฆ :eek: I can't upload anymore.. ๐Ÿ˜ž
But I'm going to get another account now ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have some great pics of all the B's entered and I will post them all ๐Ÿ™‚

And yes, Tillo is my first 'show dog'. I'm really not that relaxed and of course only post the pictures in which I look very professional ๐Ÿ˜‰ :p

@tanza:

I just love his eye shape and colorโ€ฆ one thing I have notice here in the US is way to many Basenjis are getting a rounder eye instead of almond shaped...

And my only comment about his tail would be that it sits a bit low, could be set higher, But I don't get the "open".... comment.

And I think his top lines looks great... but if the comment about him being a bit loose in front moving... maybe she thinks that gives him a softer top line also?..

Thank you for your comments. I also love his eyes.. I can watch that first pic for hoursโ€ฆ (but why should I.. I can look at the real dog actually.. ;))

You're definitely right about his tail.. It should be set higher.. about the open.. maybe she wants a double curl? and next time the judge writes something I don't understand.. I will ask her personally... haha..
I don't think it has anything to do with his movement, because the judge reports are always written in the same order as her judging: On table: age, head, teeth, body. Then the movement. You have to stack you're dog after doing all this in front of her and she tells her writer what she thinks..

Well done Janneke & Tilo. I think he looks great - thats a real basenji expression - in my opinion.

Congrats on the fun day! The last point will comeโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ (i know!)

The pics are great!!

And the coursing.. We want to come also... but I really can't open the site..
(kan ik iemand een berichtje sturen via internet om iets te vragen?)

Ok, for everyone interested.. Mr. BOB Chandu, Bari Napsugar Africa Chandu, import from Hungary:

@Janneke:

Ok, for everyone interested.. Mr. BOB Chandu, Bari Napsugar Africa Chandu, import from Hungary:

Hey Janneke ! Congrats to you and Tillo of course !:)
As I look at the picture of "Mr. BOB" I get the impression the judges are going for the more muscular type or am I wrong ? This of course would be great news for us as Bendji is quite firmly build.:D

I remember meeting his litter sister at Hannover Garbsen so you would have seen her too she was in Belle's class. He looks a nice dog and has had some nice wins.

@tsjoe007:

Hey Janneke ! Congrats to you and Tillo of course !:)
As I look at the picture of "Mr. BOB" I get the impression the judges are going for the more muscular type or am I wrong ? This of course would be great news for us as Bendji is quite firmly build.:D

Not 'the judges' of course, but this judge ๐Ÿ˜‰ and not more muscular.. If there's one pup muscularโ€ฆ then it's mine ๐Ÿ˜‰ :p
And don't mistake muscular with Bendji's firm body ๐Ÿ˜‰ :p :p Haha.. just kidding of course :p (has he lost some weight already?)

Chandu is very elegant looking, high on his legs compared to the other. I will upload pics of the other basenji's in about half an hour.. there are also a couple of Aboteres.

@basi:

I remember meeting his litter sister at Hannover Garbsen so you would have seen her too she was in Belle's class. He looks a nice dog and has had some nice wins.

Yes, his sister won that class, didn't she? I believe the whole litter looks very nice.

@Janneke:

Yes, his sister won that class, didn't she? I believe the whole litter looks very nice.

Yes:( I prefer him to her as he has a better length of leg to height ratio.

@basi:

Yes:( I prefer him to her as he has a better length of leg to height ratio.

Ah yesโ€ฆ not good for you of course.. ๐Ÿ˜ž But Belle had a nice second place. I spoke to the judge afterwards and she told me she really liked the female puppies. (opposed to the male puppies ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜‰ :p :()

@Janneke:

Ah yesโ€ฆ not good for you of course.. ๐Ÿ˜ž But Belle had a nice second place. I spoke to the judge afterwards and she told me she really liked the female puppies. (opposed to the male puppies ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜‰ :p :()

Yes she said that she enjoyed the bitch puppy class and it was a hard decision between Belle and the other girl, she actually has a write up about the show on her website.

@Janneke:

And don't mistake muscular with Bendji's firm body ๐Ÿ˜‰ :p :p Haha.. just kidding of course :p (has he lost some weight already?)

YOU NAUGHTY GIRL !!! Laughing at my little Bendji !!!;)
And no, I have put him on a daily 400 kcal diet but he remains on the heavy side โ€ฆ Maybe due to the lack of running opportunities he has were we live. But I arranged with Alain to visit the doggy yard 3 times a week instead of only once a week... this will help him burn the puppy fat more easily I hope. :rolleyes: He has to be in top shape by the end of this month for he will be performing on his first show !!!:eek:

Chandu is very elegant looking, high on his legs compared to the other.

Hum, heard somewhere his feet are pointing outward โ€ฆ so he's not a match for Bendji hahaha:D
Just kidding. He's very beautiful indeed.:)

@tsjoe007:

YOU NAUGHTY GIRL !!! Laughing at my little Bendji !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ€ฆ...He has to be in top shape by the end of this month for he will be performing on his first show !!!:eek:
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Hum, heard somewhere his feet are pointing outward ... so he's not a match for Bendji hahaha:D
Just kidding. He's very beautiful indeed.:)

Hahaha.. yes.. better than crying about it.. isn't it ๐Ÿ˜‰
What show are you going?

And.. no dog is perfect..

Edit: all B pics online in 5 minutes..

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