Akmar Meritamen of Bushwacker
(Ir Sh Ch Horsley's Sir Udo x Zordia's Queen Nefertari for Akmar)
Bred by Paula Steele 1 RCC
Health Tests : Clear of PPM
We tried not to have one, but were won over by a little madam named Jali !
Horsleys Sir Udo was bred by the late Jayne Wilson Stringer but was whelped and raised with the Bushwacker basenjis (www.bushwackerbas.co.uk). He is linebred from Horsley and Bushwacker lines and was awarded the RCC by Zena Thorn Andrews at the Northern Basenji Club in 2007. Zordia's Queen Nefertari for Akmar was bred by Val Allen. She has 3 RCC's including Crufts 2006. This mating is an outcross and we have high hopes for their daughter 'Jali'.
Her parents are both tested clear for Fanconi. Jali has been tested clear of any eye conditions and will be hip scored and screened for Fanconi before breeding.
Jali is an outgoing, confident little miss. She lives with John and Marie, who she wraps around her little finger!
Photos aged 4 months.
Jali has had an excellent start to her show career.
Southern Counties Championship Show 1st Limit Bitch 'Elegant R/W bitch who moved with arrogance. Correct ear & eye placement. Overall she makes a nice picture' Judge Lesley Chalmers
Basenji Owners and breeders Association 1st Limit Bitch " Excellent bitch. Lovely head, probably the best on the day. Well constructed, moves very well." Judge Sigurd Wilburg
Crufts Championship Show 2010 Ist Limit Bitch
" perhaps not the flashiest but a very good honest bitch that I’d be happy to award a CC, unusually true on the move, firm & well made all through, super shoulders & complementary hind angles, good head type, very good side gait, liked her a lot " Judge Simon Parsons
Basenji Club of Great Britain 1st Limit Bitch, Best Bitch Best Opposite Sex
Basenji Owners and Breeders Association Championship Show 1st limit bitch, 1st not bred by exhibitors, Reserve Challenge Certificate ' ....she was quite stunning combining elegance with gazelle like grace with excellent construction, the general appearance clause of the Standard came to mind, lightly built, finely boned aristocratic looking, high on leg compared with her length, typical head, proudly carried with small very well set hooded ears, very good neck, straight front and rear, not as flashy as some, single curl to tail but correct in all respects & breathtaking on the move' judge Kim Ellis
Windsor Championship Show 1st postgraduate bitch '1 Akmar Meritamen of Bushwacker, r/w, good proportions & excellent head, ears & eyes, good coat texture. Tail could be tighter. Excellent, accurate movement' judge Frank Kane
Blackpool Championship Show 1st postgraduate bitch 'Akmar Meritamen of Bushwacker, nice outline, right head proportions & wrinkles, good placed ears from good size, good ribcage, moves with correct drive' Judge Herr Siegfried Peter
Hound Association of Scotland Championship Show Ist Junior bitch. Judge Andrew Brace
Northern Basenji Open Show Ist Postgraduate bitch, Reserve Best Bitch. Judge Helena Strombert
Crufts Championship Show 2009 1st Junior bitch (8 entries) 'Very attractive r/w, pleasing head, eye and ears, good neck, shoulders, front and feet, well made hindquarters' Judge Ferelith Somerfield.
Manchester Championship Show 1st Junior bitch 'feminine, well proportioned R/W with a typical head and good ears and expression. Good straight front with well laid shoulders and neat elbows. Good topline and compact loin. Good rear with wide thigh and long second thigh. Relaxed her tail when stacked but curled it correctly on the move. Good mover' Judge Anne Macdonald. 4th in Junior Stakes
Boston Championship Show 2nd Junior bitch (AVNSC, no breed classes), 2nd in Junior Stakes.
Coventry Ladies Kennel Association open Show. 1st junior bitch. Judge John Thirwell.
Sleaford & District Canine Association Open Show Best of Breed, Best Puppy and 2nd in the puppy group. Judges A Rowell & Katherine Herrington
Ladies Kennel Association Championship Show 2nd in Proplan Puppy Stakes (97 entered) 'unlucky to meet one as this too is a lovely bitch full of quality. Ideal for size and build and definately has a gazelle like appearance as required. Lovely head with dark almond eyes obliquely set, small erect ears, lengthy neck well crested, shoulders well laid back and muscular, straight forelegs with fine bone, level back, strong quarters, hocks well let down, small compact feet, in fine condition, superb mover and looked a picture standing.' Judge Sarah Hatrell
Basenji Owners and Breeders Association Open Show Reserve Best Bitch, Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show 'Breathtaking little bitch, balanced head, good wrinkle, well placed hooded ears, neat eyes, beautifully balanced body, crested neck, well laid shoulders, elegant waist, well placed tail, moved very nicely' Judge Roy Baker
Sedgley and Gornal Canine Society Best of Breed, Best puppy, 'Alone but brimming full of quality, really well chisled head, good dark eye and dark nose, good flow of reachy neck into finely sloping shoulders, correct straight front, firm topline, moved true fore and aft with elegance' Judge Jonathan Daltrey. Shortlisted in Hound Group, won the Hound Puppy Group. Well done Jali !
Basenji Club of Great Britain Open Show 1st puppy bitch, 1st junior bitch, Best Puppy in Show. ' r/w what a little spanker, quite on her toes, excellent earset, dark eyes and wrinkle. Correct neck and shoulder, short loin and well set tail, moved like a dream with attitude to spare'. Judge Ted Adams.
Basenji Owners and Breeders Association Championship Show 1st puppy bitch ' typical basenji, naughty but nice, square outline, good front fill, short back, high tail set, good shoulder layback, super coat colour. Movement is good and will settle down with maturity, ( maybe!)' Judge Sally Wallis.
Driffield Championship Show 1st AVNSC puppy bitch, Best Puppy.'Super puppy who should go on to greater things. Very feminine, lovely expression, good eye placement and wrinkle, correct ear carriage. Good shoulder placement, depth of brisket and topline, hindquarters and shelf. Pliant skin. Moved on a lengthy free stride. BP' Judge Sandra Marshall.
Basenji Club of Great Britain Championship Show 1st puppy bitch, Best Minor Puppy in Show, Best Opposite Sex Puppy in Show ' well balanced r/w bitch with nice head and expression. Good neck with deep well filled brisket. Elbows held well in. Well ribbed, fine bone, good feet and pasterns. Moved out very well. Level back, single curled tail, good hindquarters.' Judge Barbara Brooker.
Darlington Championship Show 1st puppy bitch. Also 2nd in Proplan/Dogworld Pup of the Year Competition.'Impressive basenji of 9 months. Again a good head, eye, reach of neck, topline and gereral conformation. Presented a balanced picture with a free flowing movement.' Judge Peter Taylor.
Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show 1st puppy bitch ' Balanced overall with a pleasing expression in her well proportioned head. Good front and body is developing well with good brisket and firm loin.Well formed rear, moved easily and well and has a promising coat.' Judge Ann Arch
Leeds Championship Show 2nd puppy bitch ' 6 months - just out of the nest - Miss Personality, she led her owner a 'Meri' dance! Very feminine, with lovely expression, super eye placement, wrinkle and muzzle. Dark eye and correct ear carriage. Good neck and decent topline. Good rear quarters, nice shelf. Coat and condition were excellent with plenty of pliancy. Movement again was choppy, but I don't expect much else with babies, as time and maturity should rectify this. Also would suggest using a different show collar. A tip given to me from another breeder - to lunge everyday is good training - I tried this and it does work'. Judge Irene Horner. Also 4th in Minor Puppy Bitch Stakes - Judge Patricia Clayton
East of England Championship Show 1st puppy bitch 'Good overall balance and proportions with good depth of brisket for age. Pleasant head. Good neck and topline. Moved ok but needs to settle down.' Judge Pauline Varley. Also shortlisted in the Puppy Stakes Judge Terry Nethercott
Northern Basenji Championship Show 2nd minor puppy bitch ' yet another youngster who has bags of quality, scores heavily in all departments, head, neck and body giving off a lovely profile. On the stack felt [1st] just had the edge on maturity.' Judge Martin Sanders