2015 Puppies at Tambuzi?

The Basenji season came exactly a month early at Tambuzi. With Sierra followed by Willow then Halle coming into season. Obviously they had not looked at the calendar! There is much debate about the Basenji, which estrus once a year unlike its domestic counterpart which have two seasons each year. Is the season linked to the number of daylight hours, temperature, food availability or rainfall? Here in central Victoria we have had a very long spell without any ‘ground wetting’ rain. There isn’t any green grass to be found in fact most of the dead shoots have been eaten by birds so the property resembles a ploughed field. Other plants are dead or struggling but that is much like most other years. Days are bright and sunny again most like the average. Temperature has been fairly consistent, we had a number of extreme temperature days earlier in the year.

A mating for Halle (Grand Champion Tambuzi At Light Speed), which will be her last had been well considered. Last year, after seeing him at the Victorian Basenji Specialty, I decided I would approach Ethel Blair of Wuliango Basenjis in Qld to use her dog Ch Wuliango Sweet Dandelion (AI) (Leo). At the Victorian Basenji Specialty in 2014 Leo came in second to my Harry being of a similar type with what the judge considered in her critique as having better angulation than those placed lower in the class. I felt that he would meld well with Halle. Leo’s magnificent pedigree was also a consideration in my selection. I have admired American Grand Ch Reveille Push The Limit To MC SDHR (grand sire) for quite sometime. Although I have not seen photos of all his litter mates all 6 became champions of grand champions. Of those I have seen American Grand Ch Reveille Push Button and American Ch Tricycle Two are also quality Basenjis and a credit to their breeder Damara Bolte. The quality of the pedigree continues with Am Ch C-Quest’s Just Push Play SDHR, Am Ch Reveille Boutonniere SDHR and further back Am Ch Djakomba’s Spotlight SDHR to name just a few. Then to add a little of the ‘unknown’ Leos grandmother Avongara Luka is a recent export from Barango, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Health was another key consideration with both Halle and Leo being normal for fanconi syndrome and late on-set progressive retinal atrophy and Halle being normal for pyruvate kinase deficient (Leo’s test results pending) thus eliminating the prospect of one of the puppies being affected by any of these diseases. Hips and eyes have also been evaluated all with very good results.

Halle progressed her season very quickly with an unusually (for her) steep rise in her progesterone level and was ready before the flight to Brisbane was booked. As a ‘plan B’ not knowing if it would be ‘too late’ when we eventually got to Brisbane I mated Oscar (Tambuzi Totally Taboo) to Halle. However, the likelihood of this mating ‘taking’ is extremely slim. I did a similar double mating in 2010 and on that occasion Oscar did not produce any offspring. All puppies I breed are DNA profiled at about 6 weeks, at the time the microchips are implanted, so identifying parents is not difficult exercise. All puppies will be sold with a parentage verification.

It will be a few weeks before we know if the breeding has been successful. More about this breeding can be reviewed here.

Pedigree (Leo x Halle) including health information

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Basenji Club Victoria Specialty 2015 – 7 March

The Basenji Club Victoria Specialty was held on the 7 March 2015. Breed classes and Best in Show were judged by Mrs Noel Baaser (Mutabaruga Basenjis, Germany). Tambuzi was represented by Ringo, Arthur & Willow. Along with Colleen’s Ch Tambuzi The Sherpaof Annapurna (Tobi). Also Lisa’s Ch Tambuzi The Rinpocheof Qinghai (Ruby). All with respectable results:

  • Tobi was awarded second place in the state bred dog class.
  • Arthur was awarded second place in the intermediate dog class.
  • Ruby was awarded first place in the state bred bitch class and then Best State Bred in Show.  Beating the reserve challenge dog Ch Afrikenji Hunting High And Low for the win and in doing so beating all the dogs entered other than the challenge winner who eventually went runner up in show.
  • Willow was awarded first place in the Australian bred bitch class and was awarded Opposite Australian Bred in Show. The Best Australian Bred in Show Ch Bkela Kobi Askari was also the runner up best in show.

Berwick and District A&H Society 2015

I was delighted to be asked to judge the hound group (group 4) at the Berwick and District A&H Society Championship show which took place on the 21 February 2015.  Considering DOGS Victoria has also programmed a double championship show less than 80km away at the Bulla Complex the 542 total entries at this show was an excellent result. General Specials would be judged by Mr W Mooney (VIC)

I was very pleased with the 63 entries in the hound group with Whippets being the biggest breed with 21 entries. Judging commenced at 8.30am, thankfully as it was bound to be a very hot day. I was very pleased to award my best in group to the Saluki, Ch Tiana Cressida owned by A&M Watt and bred by Sue Perkins. A beautiful exhibit, who I had considered for group more than a year ago. The time had given her some maturity and her type, balance, movement and foot fall was first class. She wasn’t concerned by the heat. And she had the ring presence to cap off a well deserved win. The Saluki was automatic Best Australian Bred in Group. Runner Up in Group went to the Whippet Ch Rosiel Pax Tothe Rafters owned by N Harris and A Wills and bred by A Wills. He was also form the Australian Bed Class. Best Baby Puppy in Group went to the Rhodesian Ridgeback Kipsigis Chokozi owned and bred by G Jane, surprisingly the only baby exhibited. Best Minor went to the Whippet Ingwe When Irish Eyes R Smilin owned and bred by Ingwe Kennels She later went on to Best Minor Puppy in show. Best Puppy in Group went to the Afghan Alaqadar Wellington owned by C Mibus and bred by Alaqadar Kennels. He went on to be awarded Best Puppy in Show. My best Junior in Group was the Rhodesian Ridgeback Huntingbridge All Overthe World (AI) owned by King & Brennan and bred by D Brennan. Intermediate in Group went to the Whippet Ch Rosiel Royal Secret owned by N Harris and A Wills and bred by A Wills. She went on to win Best Intermediate in Show – the third of my class in groups to be awarded a class in show award, Given Mr Mooney is a whippet breeder/judge this was a very nice result. I later discovered that my Whippet Best of Breed and Runner Up of Breed were litter mates out of NZ & Aust BISS Ch Rosiel Royal Scandal who I have previously awarded top group awards to. Best Open in Group went to the Foxhound Gr Ch Foxgully Perfectly Timed owned and bred by K&K Austin.

I had a wonderful day at Berwick. And was pleased to go over some quality dogs. I was particularly pleased with the whippets with, in my opinion, some very promising young dogs and bitches coming on.

Berwick and District A&H Society BIG Saluki Tiana CressidaCh Tiana Cressida –  A&M Watt
Best In Group

 

Berwick and District A&H Society RUBIG Whippet Rosiel Pax Tothe RaftersCh Rosiel Pax Tothe Rafters –  Harris/
Wills – Runner Up Best In Group

Rising Star Basenji Victoria 2014

Rising Star Basenji Victoria 2014. Dogzonline has announced that Ch Tambuzi Secret Of Roan Inish (Willow) is the number 1 Rising Star Basenji Victoria 2014. Willow is proud of the certificate she received (pictured below). Willow was also placed 4th in Victoria in the Hound Group Rising Star Point Score. The certificate is awarded by Dogzonline. This is a very nice award for Willow. She follows in her grandmother and mother’s paw prints. Grandmother Grand Champion Tambuzi At Light Speed (Halle) was the number 1 Rising Star Basenji for not only Victoria but Australia in 2008.In the Rising Star Point Score in Victoria  Halle was also number 1 Rising Star Hound and came 3rd All Breeds. In the National Rising Star Point Score Nationally Halle came 3rd in the Hound Group and was placed 13th All Breeds. Willow’s dam Ch Tambuzi How Soon Is Now (Sierra) was the number 1 Basenji Rising Star for Victoria in 2011. Sierra was placed 3rd in the Hound Group for Victoria and in the top 30 All Breeds.

Rising Star Basenji Victoria 2014

The winner of the Dogzonline Rising Star competittion for Victoria 2014 was the Saluki Ch Talkabout Son Of A Gun from the Hound Group. The over all winner nationally also from the Hound Group was the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Ch Goldtreve Reymundo.

South Eastern Kennel Club 2014 – 9 January

Officiating at the South Eastern Kennel Club 2014 championship show for the Hound Group was Ms Mariko Harasa (Japan). From observation it appeared the judge had a keen eye on front construction with correct angulation and good fill, not too narrow and movement. Against lovely competition I was delighted that Ms Harasa awarded all of my entries first in class. With Best of Breed to Ch Tambuzi The Isle Of Avalon (Arthur) and Runner Up Best of Breed and Best Minor Puppy in Group to Ch Tambuzi The Secret of Roan Inish (Willow). Reserve bitch challenge went to Ch Tambuzi The Rinpocheof Qinghai (Ruby) 

Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon

Arthur – Best of Breed
South Eastern Show – 9 Jan 2014

Tambuzi Secret Of Roan Inish

Willow – Runner Up Best of Breed
South Eastern Show – 9 Jan 2014

Dogs Victoria NYE Show 2014 – 31 December

Mr Theo Horchner (Vic) was a ‘change of judge’ for the Hound group at the Dogs Victoria NYE Show 2014. Mr Horchner awarded breed honours, Best of Breed to Ch Tambuzi The Isle Of Avalon (Arthur) and Runner Up Best of Breed to Ch Tambuzi The Secret of Roan Inish (Willow). Arthur was given a run for best in group and was awarded Best Australian Bred in Group. Ch Tambuzi The Rinpocheof Qinghai (Ruby) was awarded reserve bitch challenge – her paw was a little better.

Tambuzi The Isle of AvalonArthur – Best of Breed
DOGS Victoria NYE Show 2014

Tambuzi Secret Of Roan Inish Willow – Runner Up Best of Breed
DOGS Victoria NYE Show 2014

Dogs Victoria Amenities Show 2014 – 30 December

At tonight’s Dogs Victoria Amenities Show 2014 the hound group was judged by Mr George Gaut (Vic). Mr Gaut awarded Best of Breed to Ch Tambuzi The Secret of Roan Inish (Willow) and Runner Up Best of Breed to  Ch Tambuzi The Isle Of Avalon (Arthur). It was the first time back in the ring after several months for Ch Tambuzi The Rinpocheof Qinghai (Ruby). However, rather unfortunately she went lame. When I examined her paw whilst the other bitch in the class was being examined. I found she had a rather nasty gash in her pad.

Tambuzi Secret Of Roan InishWillow- Best of Breed
DOGS Victoria Amenities Show 2014

Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon Arthur – Runner Up Best of Breed
DOGS Victoria Amenities Show 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy 2015

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Passed Gundog Group Assessment

Heard today that I passed my practical assessment on the Gundog group. So very pleased!  It’s been a steep learning curve getting to know all the wonderful breeds in this group. I thank all of the people that allowed me to go over their dogs week after week – I certainly could not have passed with out that practical hands-on experience. Also our mentors who have freely given their time up to run and assist me and the other trainees at the breed lectures, field days, practical and revision nights.

Hound Club of Victoria 2014 – 2 November

The Hound Club of Victoria’s Championship Show 2014 was judges today by Mrs T Carter (Canada) and Mr W Shelton (USA). Basenjis were judged by Mr Shelton who awarded Runner Up Best of Breed to Ch Tambuzi The Secret of Roan Inish (Willow)

Ch Tambuzi Secret Of Roan Inish

Willow – Runner Up Best of Breed
Hound Club of Victoria 2014

Bendigo Agricultural Show Society 2014 – 25 October

Today we attended one of our more local shows the Bendigo Agricultural Show Society 2014. The judge was Ms Meredith Clegg  (Vic). She presented Runner up Best of Breed and Best Australian Bred in Group to Ch Tambuzi The Secret of Roan Inish (Willow)Ch Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon (Arthur) was awarded the reserve dog challenge.

Tambuzi Secret of Roan Inish

Willow- Runner Up Best of Breed
Bendigo Agricultural Show Society 2014

Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon

 Authur – Reserve Dog Challenge
Bendigo Agricultural Show Society 2014

Romsey Kennel Club 2014 – 19 October

The judge today was Mrs Lesley Childs (NSW) at the Romsey Kennel Club 2014.  This was Mrs Childs’ first appointment in Victoria. She presented Best of Breed to Ch Tambuzi The Secret of Roan Inish (Willow)Ch Debrak On The Road Again (AI) (Ringo) was awarded the reserve dog challenge.

Seymour A&P Society 2014

Willow- Best of Breed
Romsey Kennel Club 2014