Easter Festival Show 2014 – 19 April

New Australian Champion at Tambuzi

Mrs June Ashton (SA) judged the hound group at this years Easter Festival Show 2014. Mrs Ashton awarded Ch Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon (Arthur) reserve challenge dog. Top breed award, Best of Breed, went to Tambuzi Secret Of Roan Inish (Willow).  A very nice win for Willow against some strong competition. The challenge points awarded to Willow took her total points to over 100. Therefore, winning the points required for her Australian Champion title. Willow attained her Australian Champion Title at this show. Willow was just at a little under 10 months. Congratulations Willow!  Easter Festival Show 2014

Willow Best of Best of Breed – Easter Festival Show 2014

Central Victoria Canine Club 2014 – 12 April

New Australian Champion at Tambuzi

The hound group at the Central Victoria Canine Club 2014 was judged today was Ms Dianne Lee (Vic). Top breed honours went to Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon (Arthur) awarded Best of Breed. The challenge points awarded to Arthur took his total points to over 100. Therefore, winning the points required for his Australian Champion title.  Arthur attained his Australian Championship Title at this show at 9 1/2 months. His sister Tambuzi Secret of Roan Inish (Willow) was awarded Runner Up Best of Breed. Congratulations Arthur!

 

Central Victoria Canine Club 2014

Arthur – Best of Breed
Central Victoria Canine Club 2014

Central Victoria Canine Club 2014Willow – Runner Up Best of Breed
Central Victoria Canine Club 2014

Bulla Oak Show 2014 – 29 March

Today at the Bulla Oak Show 2014 Mr Dennis Lim (Malaysia) presented Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon (Arthur) with Runner Up Best of Breed.

Bulla Oak Show 2014

 Arthur – Runner Up Best of Breed – Bulla Oak Show 2014

Sovereign City Kennel Club 2014 – 23 March

Sovereign City Kennel Club 2014 hound group was judged by Ms Jeanette Lees (Vic). I think this was the coldest day of the year – welcome to Ballarat! Not Basenji friendly weather. Ms Lees presented Tambuzi The Sceret Of Roan Inish (Willow) with Best of Breed. Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon (Arthur) was presented with  Runner Up Best of breed.  And Arthur went on to win Best Puppy in Group. Well done to the puppies!

 

Sovereign City Kennel Club 2014

Arthur – Best of Breed
Sovereign City Kennel Club 2014

Sovereign City Kennel Club 2014Willow – Runner Up Best of Breed
Sovereign City Kennel Club 2014

Mt Elephant and District 2014 – 8 March

The Mt Elephant & District 2014 had a change of Judge. Mrs Norma Zimmerle (QLD) stepped in to judge. The contracted judge was unable to complete the appointment. Mrs Zimmerle awarded Tambuzi Secret Of Roan Inish (Willow) Best of Breed. Later Willow went on to take Best Minor Puppy in Group.

Mt Elephant and District 2014

 

Willow – Best of Breed & Best Minor Puppy in Group
Mt Elephant and District 2014

Basenji Club Victoria Specialty 2014 – 1 March

Property class judge Mr Len Reddie (Redial Basenjis, Australia) placed:

  • Ch Debrak On The Road Again (AI) (Ringo) first place in the prestigious gait class. This is the second consecutive time Ringo has won the gait class at this show. Previously, Ringo was awarded first place by Mr Alan Hunt (Pukkanut Basenjis, Australia).

Basenji Club Victoria Specialty 2014Ringo gaiting at about 12 months old

The Basenji Club Victoria Specialty 2014 breed classes were judged by Mrs Lisa Tyler-Jackson (Shernazar Basenjis, UK). 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 more than respectable results:

  • Ringo was awarded first place in a strong line up of open dogs. He went through to win Opposite Best Open In Show.
  • Tobi was awarded second place in the state bred dog class. This was arguably the most nail biting decision of the show.
  • Arthur was awarded first place in the puppy dog class. He went on to be awarded the reserve dog challenge. And Best Puppy In Show.
  • Ruby was awarded first place in the state bred bitch class. She went on to Opposite State Bred In Show.
  • Willow was awarded second place in the minor puppy bitch class.

The kennel is very honoured with some wonderful critiques.

Congratulations everyone!

Rochester AP Society 2014 – 22 Feb

Rochester AP Society Show 2014 hound group was judged by Mrs G Ford (VIC). Mrs Ford, awarded Tambuzi The Isle Of Avalon  (Arthur)  Best of Breed.  Tambuzi Secret of Roan Inish (Willow) was awarded Best Minor Puppy in Group. Well done kids!

 

Rochester AP Society 2014

Arthur – Best of Breed
Rochester AP Society 2014

Rochester AP Society 2014Willow – Best Minor Puppy in Group
Rochester AP Society 2014

Sunshine Kennel Club Show – 15 Feb 2014

Judge Mr Graham Cruse (NSW) awarded Tambuzi Secret of Roan Inish (Willow) reserve bitch challenge and Best Minor Puppy in Group.

Bendigo Kennel Club Show – 7 Feb 2014

We were pleased that this show was held inside a large pavilion given the temperature outside. Hounds were judged by Mr G Markotany. Tambuzi The Sherpaof Annapurna (Tobi)  took the dog challenge and gained the final points he needed to become an Australian Champion – congratulations Tobi and owner/handler Colleen!  Tambuzi Secret of Roan Inish was awarded Runner Up Best of Breed. Willow was later awarded Best Minor Puppy in Group and then under judge Miss B Watt, against quality competition, went through to win Best Minor Puppy In Show. What a fantastic evening we had!

Australia Day International – 27 Jan 2014

The second of two shows commemorating Australia Day. Today the judge Mr N Erodotos (Cyprus)) had a dog challenge line up of sire Ch Debrak On The Road Again (Ringo) and two of his sons; Tambuzi the Sherpaof Annapurna (Tobi) and Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon (Arthur). Today Arthur beat dad (Ringo) for Dog challenge and he was later awarded Best of Breed. with a good entry of 10 Basenjis. Tambuzi Secret of Roan Inish (Willow) was awarded reserve bitch challenge and went on to be awarded Best Minor Puppy in Group. A great day for the kids!

Australia Day International Show – 25 Jan 2014

The first of two shows commemorating Australia Day. Today the judge was Mrs M Supronowicz (Poland) had a dog challenge line up of sire Ch Debrak On The Road Again  (Ringo) and two of his sons; Tambuzi the Sherpaof Annapurna (Tobi) and Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon (Arthur). Dog challenge and Runner Up Best of Breed. was awarded to Ringo and reserve to Authur. Tambuzi Secret of Roan Inish (Willow) was awarded reserve bitch challenge and was later run for best minor puppy in group, Authur was run for best puppy in group.

Vale Ch Tambuzi Totally Trifik – Triton

22 June 2001 – 18 Jan 2014

Triton – steadfast and true – the gentleman of the Tambuzi pack.

Triton-front

Triton did not like the pomp and ceremony of the show ring and so we made a pact that as soon as he was titled he could retire and stay home to watch over the others. And that’s exactly what we did. Never a nasty word, always quite a gentleman. He would not show affection in the company of other Basenjis or wag his tail until he was alone with me. He considered himself ‘boss’ and a ‘true’ Basenji, and he considered it not in the Basenji handbook to do that warm and fuzzy sort of thing – at least not in public or in front of the other Basenjis!

He had the most magnificent tri-colour coat with amazingly rich tan. I recall being at the Syndey speciality and one breeder, who shall we say had been in the breed for many years was taking a keen interest in Triton as I waited to go into the ring. I was wondering, with trepidation, as I knew this person did not mince words, what was going thorough said persons mind being totally transfixed so it seemed. Then a  pointy finger and the words “that is the most correctly marked tri-colour I have seen in more than 20 years”. I remember that so clearly and considered it a huge compliment.

Triton was diagnosed with cancer in late 2013. A lump being removed from his throat in November and later his tonsils which were considered the primary cancer source. A few weeks later tumours appeared on both lymph nodes. Although my vet had discussed options including chemotherapy, which I wasn’t keen to subject him too, it suddenly seemed the only option for his best chance. He had a full blood panel which was all fine and chemo on New Years Eve. I collected him on New Years Day. But a few days later things were not good he had a very high temperature and I rushed him back to the vet. He was placed in a drip for the next 3 days. The tumours had gone, but he was suffering acute renal failure amongst other side effects of the chemo drug. He came home, getting him to eat proved difficult but we got there. He was eating, started playing with the pups and telling them off. But in the space of one afternoon an acorn sized tumour grew under his jaw. Then a heatwave hit. Severe temperatures of 43 degrees, a powercut for almost a whole day after which my air conditioning totally failed. I took Triton back to the vet, he had not eaten for 12 hours and his temperature was elevated. On Saturday 18 January I spoke with my vet, there was a small improvement but he was not well enough to come home. The following morning my vet rang to tell me the terrible news that he had gone out for a final pee before bed late on Saturday night following which he had collapsed and died. He was in the best place and I thank the staff at McIvor ROad Veterinary Centre for their wonderful care. I also thank my neighbours for taking me to  the clinic,  my car had broken down just before new year and of course parts could not be sourced until after the holiday’s, and friends for ferrying me to Bendigo and back to go visit and sit with Triton whilst he was under my vets supervision.