Philadelphia dog show

Hubby just told me there is some kind of dog show in Philadelphia this weekend. If i'm off work Sunday hubby says we can go. Is there anyone else on here who is either going or showing in this event.

Hi Forever Amber, Sunday should be a good day to go. According to Infodog, 6 basenjis are supposed to be there. It's a benched show which means that the dogs have to stay there for a certain number of hours each day.

Looks like Basenjis show at

Basenjis 8:30AM

yes we are heading out early just for that. Philly is a little under an hour from us. I have never been to a dog show before but I'm looking forward to it.

We just got back from the show. It was a nice time. There turned out to be 5 bs this morning in the ring, 3 r/w a tri and a trindle. New to this so not sure what went on but I think a r/w took first. So many interesting dogs and everyone was friendly my daughter loved getting to pet all the different dogs. I talked to one of the Basenji owners before we left and she was really nice. She was very helpful and gave me her e-mail address. We will post pics later.

Are they easing up on the showing of trindles now? Heard some stories that it was frowned on to show a trindle.

@AJs:

Are they easing up on the showing of trindles now? Heard some stories that it was frowned on to show a trindle.

No different then years ago with B&W;s and Tris…. depends on the judge, some like color some don't. While color should not be a factor in judging, it can and/or does sometimes make person, even judges, look at a dog differently. Lets face it, Reds typically always show more wrinkles then do Tris or Blacks, just the nature of the coloring. It was never "frowned" on, just not that many made it to the show ring. Winners Bitch/Best of Winners at the Nationals was a Trindle. As with all things, comes down to preference...

I have a trindle and at a hound specialty show there were four basenjis in the ring including us. Instead of announcing the placements as one, two, three, four, the judge pointed at the dogs and said one, two, three, and then pointed at my dog and said - "whatever." Didn't feel good at all….

@Kebasmom:

I have a trindle and at a hound specialty show there were four basenjis in the ring including us. Instead of announcing the placements as one, two, three, four, the judge pointed at the dogs and said one, two, three, and then pointed at my dog and said - "whatever." Didn't feel good at all….

IMO…you should report that judge. The AKC has made it VERY clear that we don't need to change our standard because in their opinion trindle is just another variation of black, tan and white. Trindle is not a fault, and shouldn't be treated as one. I wonder what that judge would say if he/she knew that bitch was WB at the National Specialty!!!

Not to mention, that is completely rude, and poor behavior from a judge...if he/she had a problem with the color, there is a much more polite way to let someone know your opinion.

It was just obvious by the fact that the judge placed you 4th out of 4, doubt that any comment was necessary. And that is their right to place a class as they see fit, but certainly not to be rude…. But then been there, had that with a Tri many years ago when in California 99% of all the dogs being shown were Reds... Many times I would have gotten a better look had we been standing on the interstate waiting for a bus!.. but that is dog showing

@Kebasmom:

I have a trindle and at a hound specialty show there were four basenjis in the ring including us. Instead of announcing the placements as one, two, three, four, the judge pointed at the dogs and said one, two, three, and then pointed at my dog and said - "whatever." Didn't feel good at all….

I would like to know who the judge was so I can mark my judge's book to remind me never to support this judge with an entry.


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Kebasmom, I am so sorry to hear that, it would make me crumble to hear that comment..out of a judge's mouth too. I understand my dog might not win, come in second or third or..but "whatever"..that is sorry behaviour..IMO.
I am glad you had a good time ForeverAmber,
We just went to a dog show yesterday, it was our first time too. Didn't see any B's showing, but saw one really pretty, very deep red/white boy named Mack, sitting ever so B-like in his excer pen.

We mainly went to take Moses, Our podengo grande into the atmosphere and to meet his brother, Fiz. Next time I will bring Otis..I think Otis would like the attention, but the noise level was hard on me..very barky and loud, open venue. My kids loved it however, for about an hour, then they were ready to blow that popsicle joint..if you know what I mean.

Yes, there are lots of "barking" dogs at a dog show….

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…and Moses was definitely not one of the most quiet ones in there...no, he had top make himself heard..

That is what I liked about the B that was there, he just sat there and looked at everything and anybody walking by, no noise no nothing...very B-like and poised..

@Forever:

We just got back from the show. It was a nice time. There turned out to be 5 bs this morning in the ring, 3 r/w a tri and a trindle. New to this so not sure what went on but I think a r/w took first. So many interesting dogs and everyone was friendly my daughter loved getting to pet all the different dogs. I talked to one of the Basenji owners before we left and she was really nice. She was very helpful and gave me her e-mail address. We will post pics later.

Looks by the results that all 6 entered did show. One was excused for threatening behavior towards the judge. And it must have been so, I have shown to the Judge, Betty Stites many times and she is not afraid of the breed.

alot of these are blurry but I picked the best of the Bs.as the day went on hubby got better but unfortunately no more bs. We had borrowed my sons camera for the day.







sorry took so long had to wait for my son to help me out and he was ready to kill me by the time we were finished.

There was only 5 in the ring though we did see a brindle later and talked to the owner that b wasnt there at that time

@tanza:

Looks by the results that all 6 entered did show. One was excused for threatening behavior towards the judge. And it must have been so, I have shown to the Judge, Betty Stites many times and she is not afraid of the breed.

Yes we talked to one of the Bs owners right before we left her name was Laura (Tammen's Basenjis) She helped me out alot talking to me about zoe i'm so glad I met her.

There was a fuss after the showing that delayed the next breed (a whippet owner was very upset about that) we asked laura about it and she mentioned that about the behavior.

Forever Amber, I'm glad you had a good time. Showing dogs and going to dog shows can be a lot of fun. My husband and I enjoy it a lot. There are some really great people involved with our breed.

@Basenjimamma:

…and Moses was definitely not one of the most quiet ones in there...no, he had top make himself heard..

That is what I liked about the B that was there, he just sat there and looked at everything and anybody walking by, no noise no nothing...very B-like and poised..

Trust me, you go to enough dog shows and you will see plenty of basenjis NOT being quiet. It is quite entertaining when they all get going together. 😃

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