Australian  Champion 

Tambuzi The Tamperer (AI)

Meja

Bio

Meja is a very special Basenji at Tambuzi. She is from of the first Tambuzi Basenji litter born on the 16 May 1999. The litter was the result of a frozen semen artificial insemination using Am Ch Jamila’s Madahiro Re (SDHR). An AI litter was another first for Tambuzi Basenjis.

Meja enjoyed great success in the show ring becoming my first champion and first best in group (BIG-1) winner at the same time. The best in group award was a wonderful way to finish her title, especially in view of the quality dogs in the group line up that day.

At 14 years her energy is truly amazing. She is now mistaken for a 5 year old and has the antics of a 12 month old puppy. Observing her mother, opening the fridge is now her favourite game – if only she would learn to close the door!

As a mother she was just fantastic. In fact she baby sat Lindi’s second and third litters and thoroughly enjoyed the puppies trampling all over her. Her quality shines through in her progeny. Seven of whom have gone on to attain their conformation titles. Including Jensen who became a Dutch and German champion.

Most of the photos taken in Meja’s gallery below were taken on the eve of her 8th birthday.

Parents & Date of Birth

Sire: Am Ch Jamila’s Madahiro Re (SDHR)
Dam: Aust Ch Tamsala Fire And Ice

Date of Birth: 15 May 1999

Health Results

Fanconi Syndrome: Normal
PPM: Normal
Coloboma: Normal
PRA: Normal
Cataracts: Normal
AVA Hip Score: 2:2 Score 4
Thyroid: Normal

DNA Profiled: Yes

FS

OFA 2011Normal BJ-FAC501/151F-VPI
OFA 2007: Carrier BJ-FAC501/99F-NOPI

Eyes

Dr Robin Stanley 2010:  Normal, not affected by PPM ACES 08833 [Final Exam at 10 years]
Dr Robin Stanley 2004: Small iris to iris PPM left eye 
Dr Chloe Hardiman 2003:
 No evidence of PRA or cataract, one very fine iris to iris PPM in left eye only
Dr Robin Stanley 2000: Very slight PPM

Hips

Dr Roger Lavelle 2001: 2:2 Score 4
(breed average at time of test 8.73)

Thyroid

UoS 2006:
tT4: 18 [18-40]
cTSH: 0.56 [0.1-0.45]
Cholesterol: 6.8 [3.9-7.8]
H.Crit: 1.48
Tested for University of Sydney thyroid research – result considered breed specific Normal 

Titled Litter Mates

Aust Ch Tambuzi Take That (AI)

Titled Progeny

Aust Ch Tambuzi Maximum Ovadrive
NL/Ger Ch Tambuzi Jetset Jensen (exp NL)
Aust Ch Tambuzi Gubraithian Fire
Aust Ch Tambuzi Secret Keeper
Aust Ch Tambuzi Isleof Azzkaban
Aust Gr Ch Tambuzi At Light Speed
Aust Ch Neut Ch Tambuzi Slip Stream