Celebrating Rita!
  • "Rita" is a true breeder's keeper representing the 6th generation at Taji.
  • Proving that pinnacle quality endures over time, Rita finished her championship with 18 points and four majors at age 2-1/2 shown exclusively by me at Specialties and only from the fiercely competitive Bred-By-Exhibitor Bitch class.
  • Besides her adorable personality, I admire Rita's effortless gait, abundant wrinkles, small hooded ears, dark far-seeing almond eye, and notable cushion. She's a real show pleaser.
  • Linebred upon Taji with ¼ Australian stock and 1/16 new African stock
  • AKC registration #HP080218/02
  • DOB: 12/10/03
  • Hips rated "Good" OFA #BJ-1789G32F-PI
  • Now that Rita is finished, we will taste other venues of play and competition to enjoy together. In the meantime, she'll be my beloved pet as I try to refrain from spoiling her.
  • Photos shown were taken at 6 weeks, 4 months, and at shows listed below:
  • 2007 EBC Specialty Award of Merit under breeder-judge, Chuck Bagnell
  • 2006 Hoosier Basenji Club Specialty Winners Bitch
    under breeder-judge, Terri Gavaletz - 5 points
  • 2006 WVBC Summer Specialty Best Bred-By-Exhibitor in Show
    as well as Winners Bitch and Best of Winners
    under hound-specialist, Carol Spritzer - 4 points
  • 2006 BCONC Spring Specialty Winners Bitch and Best of Winners
    under breeder-judge, Chuck Bagnell - 4 points
  • 2005 EBC Best in Maturity
    under breeder-judge, Sue Kite
  • 2005 BCONC Spring Specialty Best Puppy in Sweepstakes
    under breeder-judge, Terri Gaveletz
  • 2005 BCONC Spring Specialty Reserve Winners bitch
    under breeder-judge, Cheryl Myers-Edgerton
  • 2004 BCONC Fall Specialty Winners Bitch and Best of Winners
    under breeder-judge, Diane McCarty - 5 points
  • 2004 BCONC Fall Specialty Puppy Sweepstakes BBEB class winner
    under breeder-judge, Kathy Jones
  • 2004 EBC Best Bred-By-Exhibitor in Show
    under breeder-judge, Marianne Klinkowski
  • 2004 WVBC Summer Specialty Best Puppy in Sweepstakes
    under breeder-judge, Julie Jones
  • 2004 WWHA Best in Match
    under hound-specialist/judge, Sandy Frei
  • Rita whelped a litter of 7 (2M/5F) on 12/02/07 sired by our Group placing "Bristow" CH TAJI PLATINUM MAN OF ACTION, (link at left) consisting of:
    • 1-R/W male
    • 1-R/W female
    • 1-Tri male
    • 1-Tri female
    • 3-B/W females
    • Inquiries are welcome for this exciting litter that has been ACVO/CERF and also Fanconi tested for buyer assurance. Fanconi testing was run on the entire litter with no p.Affecteds as we would expect at Taji. Three of the puppies were determined to be p.Carriers and were all placed in spay/neuter homes. One p.Clear puppy was placed in a companion home as three of his littermates superceded him in breeding potential quality. All three of our conformation quality Keepers were tested as p.Clear. In line with CPP protocol, test results will be publicly posted as the puppies become AKC registered by their owners (I like for the owners to have a say in what the name is rather than me dictating that upon them.) CPP paperwork is available, of course, upon request!


Ch Zuri's Nassor Nantambu

Sire: Ch Taji's Happy Hour

Taji Star in Stripes Furever (¼ new African)


Helios Taji Aussie Rules (imp AU)

Dam: Can Ch/Am DC Taji's Spice Girl, SC, RN, CGC

Ch Taji's Cinnamon Swirl, BBHR