BEST IN SHOW
Del Valle Kennel Club
- Every woman wants a VERY special Lil Black Dress and "Lil" is a perfect fit here at the Taji M'Hall
- First show entered at 6 months and 3 days of age: Best Puppy in Breed, Best Puppy in Group, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed (over specials) on the first day of the Chicagoland Specialty weekend!
- She was also undefeated in each of the classes that she entered that weekend: PB6-9 on Friday; Open B/W bitch at the Specialty; Bred-by-Exhibitor Bitches with RWB on Sunday.
- July 2007: WVBC Specialty Best Puppy in Sweepstakes under breeder-judge, Tad Brooks (Meisterhaus)
- July 2007: WVBC Specialty WB/BOW/AOM under breeder-judge, Jon Curby (Kibushi)
- October 2007: BCOA National Specialty WB/BOW under breeder-judge, Marianne Klinkowski (Naharin), to finish her championship!
- Finished her CH in nine entries, pointing exclusively on Specialty weekends with the exception of WB under the esteemed judge: Pat Craige Trotter.
- January 2008: WVBC Specialty Award of Merit
- February 2008: Completed JC title
- August 2008: EBC Specialty First Award of Merit
- September 2008: Basenji Club of America National Specialty - BOS (Best Bitch)
- March 2009: New Senior Courser
- June 2010: Cascade Hound Association Group Show: Group 2/Runner-Up Best in Show
- June 2010: Clackamas Kennel Club All-Breed Show: Group 4
- July 2010: Willamette Valley Basenji Club: Best in Specialty Show (like mother like daughter!)
- July 2010: Earned Grand Champion Title
- August 2011: Came out of the backyard ...had a bath...no practice...and showed for the first time in a year...then was awarded Best in Specialty Show at Evergreen Basenji Club over an entry of 75!
- September 2011: We entered the All Hound Club of Bellingham show, just cuz we wanted to support their entry. Again, no practice, no advertising, and was awarded Group 2 (runner-up best in show) under a Canadian judge we had never met or shown to before.
- October 2011: To support the BCONC Specialty weekend, we entered Del Valle KC and made Basenji history:
- Lil is the first black and white Basenji bitch to ever win Best In Show at an all-breed show...and the first breeder-owner-handled black and white Basenji Best in Show winner. She defeated over 2500 dogs in doing so, including many of America's top "special" dogs who are campaigning hard for the honor of winning Best In Show at Del Valle.
- July 2012: First show in 2012 I believe...entered just for kicks... Willamette Valley Basenji Club: Best in Specialty Show (AGAIN!)
- August 2012: Can't NOT play at our local specialty weekend, so Lil enters and wins Evergreen Basenji Club Specialty BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW again !!!
- Lil is a Breeder/Owner/Handled show-quality house pet. She is not, and has never been CAMPAIGNED. Her track record is pretty amazing...especially considering that she's had very very little advertising and no backers.
- Lil floats effortlessly coming, going and on the fly with a board level topline. A truly stunning mover.
- She possesses exceptionally strong type featuring inky dark almond eyes, with abundant wrinkle in a very pretty typey headpiece -- IN BLACK.
- Lil is delightfully charming, very easy to live and travel with.
- AKC Reg #HP246217/02
- DOB: 12/12/2006
- Eyes CERF #BJ-1384/2007- - 4
- Hips: OFA "Good" #BJ-2098G26F-VPI
- Lil will be bred in Fall 2012. Serious puppy inquiries are invited.
DC Berimo's Roustabout, SC, SDHR
Sire: Ituri Klassic Basic Black
Ch Klassic's Sweet Patootie
BIS/4xBISS GCH TAJI'S KLASSIC LIL BLACK DRESS, SC
Ch Penda Taji's Renaissance Man
Dam: BISS Ch Taji's Go For Baroque, JC, BBHR
Ch Taji's Mona Lisa, JC