Brandon : 12/03/1997 - 02/12/2008. Ch. Undercover's Barnburner SDHR (DC Bojak's Undercover Kojak FCH. SDHR ex. Ch. Undercover Lady From Anubis FCH. BBHR) Brandon was a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime dog. He was owned since he was 8 weeks and handled by Hayley Thompson. During Brandon's show career, he completed his championship at seven months, was a multiple Group First winner, a multiple Basenji Club of America National Specialty Award of Merit winner, and a junior showmanship dog extraodinaire. He also sired 18 AKC champions and champions in Canada and Uruguay. He was bred and co-owned by Gale Whitehurst of Undercover Basenjis. (Fanconi DNA Test: affected)
Ch. Undercover Lucky Lady in Red. (Ch. Bojak's Undercover Kojak ex. Undercover Mary Beth Lacy). "Ladybug" (born 08/13/1993). In her short life, Ladybug became my first Basenji, a National Specialty Award of Merit winner, a family junior showmanship competition dog, a loved pet, and a wonderful introduction to the breed. She was a very special dog to many.
Currently Residing at Solivia: Tra
Ch. Solivia's TradeBark (Ch. Calaz Abba Jabba Lost Ten SDHR ex. Ch. Solivia's Burn Baby Burn) "Tra" born 12/2002. Bred and owned by Hayley and Susan Thompson. (Fanconi DNA Test: probably carrier) Champion producer.
Tra at home in Florida
Tra completing his championship (again!).
Residing Elsewhere: Erin, Aria, Rory, Destiny, and Sherry
Ch. Solivia's Burn Baby Burn. (born 02/1999)Completed her championship, breeder-owner-handled, in style with two five-point majors and two wins over specials. Champion producer. Retired in Tennessee.
Ch. Solivia's Listen To Your Heart (Ch. Undercover's Barnburner ex. Ch. Solivia's Burn Baby Burn) "Aria" born 12/2001. Aria is co-owned by Martina Cortez, Cynthia Austin, and Hayley Thompson, and bred by Hayley and Susan Thompson. (Fanconi DNA test: probably affected) Champion producer.
Ch. Solivia's The Heart of a Lion. (Ch. Undercover's Barnburner ex. Ch. Solivia's Burn Baby Burn) "Rory" (born 12/2001). Completed his championship, breeder-owner-handled, before his first birthday with two five-point majors and a win over a special. A group placer. Champion producer. Bred by Hayley Thompson and Susan Thompson. Now owned by Meredith Carr in Florida.
Ch. Solivia DP Jokuba Heart Of Fire - "Destiny." (Ch. Tazamisha DP Ace of Spades ex. Ch. Solivia's Listen To Your Heart) born 12/2004. Co-Breeder/Owner/Handler: Hayley Thompson. Co-Owned by Russella Bowen. Bred by Martina Cortez and Cynthia Austin of Devilspeak Basenjis in Oregon (kennel name is often abbreviated as "DP", see website at www.dpbasenjis.com) Destiny won a Group 3 from the classes; Thank you Melissa Forneris for your particpation in Destiny's show career. (Fanconi DNA test: probably carrier). Destiny is retired and living as a family pet in Tennessee.
Destiny winning the breed over specials as a puppy.
Destiny completing her championship.
Ch. Jokuba Gestu Et Fama JC SC (Ch. Solivia's Tradebark ex. Ch. Jokuba Undercover Ab Initio BBHR) "Sherry" born 09/2003. Owned by Russella Bowen (Jokuba Basenjis, see online at www.jokuba.com) and Hayley Thompson. Bred by Russella Bowen, Lisa Myers (Asias Sharpeis and Basenjis), Jordan Goldblatt (Kendra Dobermans and Basenjis), and Hayley Thompson. (Fanconi DNA Test: Indeterminate Between Carrier and Normal)
Sherry had puppies! Two red and white girls, one tri girl, and two red and white boys born mid-November 2008. While I am listed as one of the co-breeders of the puppies, the litter is with primary co-breeders Cindy Russell (C-Quest Basenjis) and Russella Bowen (Jokuba Basenjis) - see www.jokuba.com or www.cquestbasenjis.com for further information.
While Erin's actions caught in this photo illustrate how Basenjis have come to be known to have a bit of a wild side ...
... Brandon reveals the softer side of Basenjis ...