Recent Wins2013 was a great year. Wrinkle finished his AKC and ASFA field championship and now needs just one point for his show championship. Red Hat needs just 1 point on the field to gain his dual championship. Dennie finished her AKC and ASFA field championships and her show championship to become another Suddanly Dual Champion/ASFA Field Champion. Flare was a slow starter in the show ring, but finished up in the summer with 3 consecutive wins and 3 majors to become a dual champion/field champion. Cori started both his ASFA and his AKC coursing titles and has all his placements. Due to a career change, then a few blown discs in my neck and pretty severe neuropathy in my left arm, we were unable to compete in the fall and winter of 2013, but watch for us again in 2014. We are really excited about seeing all our friends again.
2013 International Invitational, April 13-14, 2013, Muncie, IN
The weather was horrible--freezing cold, wet and windy, but the runs were awesome. I "borrowed" Ginger and Red Hat from Bill and Mary. I also took Eagle (of course), Breeze, Dennie and Flare. We came home with 3-2nd's, 3-3rd's, 3-4th's and 2-NBQ's. And then there was Ginger! She had a great day on Saturday taking 1st in the Open stake and then running against some of the top basenjis in the country, she took Best of Breed and the Merv Baur Award! Thank you Bill for trusting me with your dogs for the weekend! It was a real thrill to slip such a great new courser. We expect more great things from Ginger in 2014.
Basenji Club of America National Specialty, July 11-15, 2012, Gettysburg, PA
Wow. We had a very successful and wonderful week at the National this year. We got to meet our friend, Helene Roos, from Sweden in person, (finally)! Helene was in the States to pick up her new pup, Kenset Suddanly Phoenix, Sunny, and check out our specialty show. It was wonderful spending time with Helene, although there always seemed to be dogs that needed to be walked, or taken in the ring! It was a very busy week. Check out the pictures of all the Suddanly winners!
SHOT ASFA Lure Coursing Trial, April 21 and 22, 2012
We had a great time, even though I got chiggers and poison ivy. Our friends Ann and David Bach and John and Ford Hinck were there. Eagle took 1st in the open stake both days and BOB both days to finish his championship! Breeze took 1st in the field champion stake both days for 16 points towards her LCM. On Saturday, Dennie took 2nd place and Sassafras 3rd! That afternoon, Flare and Wrinkle certified so they could join the fun. On Sunday, it was a 3 way tie for first place in the open stake between Eagle, Flare and Wrinkle. It was a rainy cold day, but all ran well. Dennie was 4th and Sass NBQ out of 7 dogs.
Piedmont Kennel Club Show, April 8, 2012
What a thrilling day! Dennie took Reserve, and Eagle went Best of Winners, Best of Breed over 4 specials and Best Bred By Exhibitor! Then, he continued to float around the ring to take a Bred By Exhibitor Hound Group 1! Well, he wasn't done even then and went on to clean up with Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show! We could not be more proud of our Eagle.