Congratulations to Graf Gabriel, who is
celebrating his 15th birthday today! See the active birthday boy
Stockholm International Swedish Winner Show, judge Mrs Jeannie Montford (AUS)
We made a nice trip to Sweden with two of our four-legged friends.
Director Cantus won Open Dogs and went BD5 and
lovely little Extraordinaria also won her class
and ended up BB4 with resCACIB.
Helsinki International Winner Show, judge Mr Rainer Vuorinen
What a way to end our show year in Finland! Only five of our team was
presented this time... but they did all and more than we even expected! The star
of the day and the whole year was our charming young gentleman
Ex Composito who ended up BOB with CC, CACIB and
title Finnish Winner 2004. In Champion males Semper
Felix was number one and his young daughter
Femina Floreat ruled Junior Bitches, she was BB2 with CC and is now Finnish
Junior Winner 2004. Ex Bona Fide had a good day
once again, she won Open Bitches and went BB3 with resCC and resCACIB. Her mom
Venia Bona was 2nd in Champion Bitches
with Excellent. Breeder's Group was BOB!
Congratulations everybody and thank you for the year 2004!
Jyväskylä INT 20.11. judge Mr Nils-Arne Törnlöv, Sweden
We had a great day in Jyväskylä. Our young charmeur Fortunae Filius was 2nd
in Junior Dogs with Excellent, Ex Composito had
again a fine day, he won Intermediate Class and was BD3 with resCACIB and resCC.
His daddy Warum Nicht got Excellent in Champion
Our lovely ladies did not left anything for the others, first our promising
Femina Floreat won Junior Bitches, then Ex Bona Fide
won Intermediate Bitches and last of all who else but
Venia Bona won Champion Class. Femina Floreat ended up BB3 with resCC,
Ex Bona Fide was BB2 with resCACIB and CC and
last but not least Venia Bona showed the youngsters
how to do it: she was not only BOB with CACIB but once again a Group Winner too!
Congratulations all of you!
Riga INT, Latvia, judge Mrs Libuse Ubrova, CZ
Anni made another memorable trip to "the south", this time with
Ex Bona Fide. Nala followed her mother
Venia Bona's foot steps and took "Baltic Winner
2004" title back to Finland together with a CC and a CACIB! Well done!
Tartu INT, Estonia, judge Mr Karel Horak, CZ
Carpe Diem visited Estonia and conquered the
judge's heart with her powerful movement. She was BOB and became also an
Estonian Champion! Two shows in two weeks with two champion titles and two
CACIBs, not bad at all! Pity, that Aida and Anni had to hurry to the ship
back home and could not stay for the group finals.
Carpe Diem took part in Finnish Basenji Club's
inofficial agility championships. Out of 8 basenjis, she finished 2nd!
Congratulations also to handler Lari!
Two shows in Seinäjoki and one in Norway!
On Saturday in Seinäjoki INT our judge was Mrs Paula Rekiranta. We had a
really fine day! Ex Composito was BD3 with CC,
Director Cantus had again a great day by
winning BOS with CACIB. Young Femina Floreat was shown for the first time in
official classes and she was BB2 with ResCC beaten only by our charming
Ex Bona Fide who went
BOB with CC and CACIB!
Breeder's Group was BOB and
On Sunday in Seinäjoki Nat judge was Mrs Marja Talvitie. This time it was
Femina Floreat's turn to collect all the prizes, she was BOB with CC.
Ex Bona Fide was BB2 with ResCC.
Ex Composito kept on going, he was BOS with CC.
Reineke Fuchs won the Champion Class and was
BD2. Breeder's Group was BOB.
Congratulations all of you!
In Norway, Tromsö INT judge was Kari Granaas Hansen, Norway,
Semper Felix was BD2 with ResCACIB, well done
Felix and Carina!
Lure coursing, Helsinki
Versatile Carpe Diem was again in action! This
time in lure coursing winning Helsinki Kennel District's Championship.
Carpe Diem and her handler Anni won their
agility club's championship in beginners' class! Hard training has truly paid
In Oulu INT, judge Mr Kari Järvinen, Wer Da was the
only one of our dogs to be shown. And he did quite well being BD2 with ResCACIB!
Team Anneli&Anneli headed to Norway Fredrikstad INT. It was a long
trip but worth making. Our judge was Mr Eivind Mjaerum from Norway. First
Director Cantus hit the target being BD1 with
CACIB and CC and later on our little cutie Carpe Diem
went BB1 with CACIB and CC too! Later on Carpe Diem
was BOS and Director CantusBOB and BIG-2! They are both now new Norwegian Champions! Warmest congratulations!
On Saturday in Porvoo our judge was Mrs Gunnel Holm. Our puppy star Femina
Floreat kept on the good work, she was BOB Puppy. Young
Exempli Gratia was shown for the very first
time and she was right away BB3! Our handsome Champion
Donum Regium was the King of the day, he was BOB!
On Sunday we had two shows in Tampere. First show was judged by Mr Hermann
Bürk from Germany. Femina Floreat won the Puppy bitches as usual!
Ex Composito continued his success being again
BOB and this time he went all the way to BIG-2.
Semper Felix was BD4 and Liebe Lenore was BOS
Veteran. Extraordinaria won her class with
Excellent and Caeli Regina was 2nd in
working class with Excellent as well.
Breeder's Group was not only BOB but BIS-2 too!
Group show was judged by Mr Mario Knoll from Brazil. Femina Floreat won again
Puppy Bitches! Ex Composito was a class winner,
he was BD3 with ResCC. Semper Felix was 2nd
in Champion Dogs with Excellent and Extraordinaria
was BB2 with ResCC. Breeder's Group was
BOB and this time BIS-3! Congratulations you all!
Helsinki Nat, judge Mrs Rita Van Mechelen from Belgium
Little Femina Floreat was once again Best Puppy Bitch, she really is a very
promising young lady. Ad Astra was 4th in
Champion Bitches with Excellent. Star of the day was however our handsome boy
Ex Composito, he was
BOB with CC! Congratulations!
A busy show weekend again but worth everything indeed!
On Saturday in Kouvola our judge was Ms Leni Nousiainen. Our babies were first to enter,
Fortunae Filius was 2nd in Puppy Dogs with prize of honour and his
sister Femina Floreat was BOB Puppy. Crede Experto
won Open Dogs being BD3 with CC and he can now proudly present himself as a
brand new Finnish Champion! Director Cantus
won the Champion Class and Reineke Fuchs was
BD2. Graf Gabriel (born 1989!) still had a lot of
fun inside the ring and he was BD4 and BOS Veteran.
Our girls had a fine day too, Ad Astra
won the Champion Bitches, she was BB3, Liebe Lenore
was not only BB2 but BOB Veteran too! Our elegant
Extraordinaria was BOS with CC. In the end
Director Cantus was BOB and BIG-2!
Breeder's Group was BOB and went later BIS-3! Thank you Tuija for your help
in showing and huge congratulations to everybody!
On Sunday in Heinola the judge was Mr Laszlo Erdös from Hungary. Our pups had
a great day, Fortunae Filius was BOB Puppy in a tough competition and his sister
Femina Floreat was BOS Puppy. Ex Composito won
his class, he was BD2 with CC and his sister
Extraordinaria was BB4 with ResCC. Congratulations!
Our running couple, Bene Benedicta and
Quid Novi, was again chasing the bunny in fine
weather. My very own tricolour princess Bene
Benedicta was 1st and Novi was 2nd. Dicta got
an excellent time 24.38 s (280 m) and that was her 5th CC time and
she is now called Finnish Racing Champion! Dicta is the
first Sternhimmels RC Champion - and the third basenji
bitch in Finland to be awarded this title! In Finland the total number of RC
Champions is only six. Her running buddy Quid Novi
has been the first Sternhimmels basenji who got the title LC Champion (year
2001) – aren’t we great hunters?
What a great day we had in Tervakoski! Our judge was Mrs Agneta Kappers from
Sweden. Femina Floreat was BOS Puppy,
Crede Experto won the Open Dogs and was BD3 with
CC and our stylish veterans O Doch Osman and
Liebe Lenore was BOS&BOB Veterans! The Queen of
the day was finally Ex Bona Fide, she was BOB
with CC! Breeder’s Group was BOB.
On Saturday in Joensuu Nat our little sweetie pie Femina Floreat was shown for
the very first time in puppy class. And she did it with such a style being BOB
Puppy under judge Mrs Ritva Raita. Congratulations Saga and Marika!
On Sunday in Raisio our judge was Mrs Eli-Marie Klepp from Norway. Our
veterans had a fine day, O Doch Osman was BD2 and
BOS Veteran and his lively sister Optimaler Opal
was BB3 and BOB Veteran. Ex Bona Fide was BB2
with CC! Congratulations all of you!
A hot and successful show weekend in Kuopio!
On Saturday our judge was Mrs Agnes Ganami from Israel. Young and stylish
Ex Composito had his day of glory, he was
BOB with CC and later on BIG-4!
Sweet Carpe Diem really captured judge's heart by
her feminine looks and she was BOS. Our grand old lady
Liebe Lenore was BOB veteran once again.
Wer Da won the Champion Dogs and he was BD3 and little
Ex Bona Fide was BB2 with CC! Breeder’s
Group was BOB.
On Sunday the show was international and the judge was Mrs Moa Persson from
Sweden and it was again Ex Composito’s turn to be
Best Male with CC and CACIB. Wer Da was right behind
him and he was BD2 with ResCACIB. Liebe Lenore
had again a nice show, she was BOB Veteran. Ex Bona
Fide was BB2 with ResCC and ResCACIB and her best friend
Carpe Diem was BB4.
Breeder’s Group was again BOB, thank you
Heli for your help with showing the group and lots of congratulations to you
Askersund NAT, Sweden, judge Mr John Clark
Nora made a handler trip to Sweden and catched on nicely, our Swedish
princess Ex Oriente Lux was BOB & CC and
Track Racing, Helsinki
What a joyful day – Caeli Regina was 2nd
and got her 3rd CC time (24.34 s, 280m). Also her sister
Carpe Diem ran being 2nd on 350 m race.
Active sisters, congratulations to you both!
Also this year we decided – Leena and I – to have a holiday week in southern
part of Sweden – Ronneby – including four international dog shows on the
beautiful show grounds at Ronneby Park. We spent the week in real sunshine and
hot weather while it was raining and storming at Helsinki.
On the way down to Ronneby we had once again the possibility to enjoy the
great hospitality and company of Helena & Gunnar Strömbert at Faraoland kennels
– thank you!
On Thursday judge was Mrs Marja Talvitie from Finland. And what a start we
had! My very own tricolour princess – Bene
Benedicta – did it! After very limited showing this year – only the
Speciality – she won with her extremely beautiful gait BOB with CACIB in a hard
competition and can now be called an International Champion. - Dicta, I’m
so proud of you! – Now 32 of Sternhimmels basenjis are
International Champions! And my very own grand old lady, Dicta’s mother
Liebe Lenore had an excellent start as well – BB3
and BOB Veteran. Their handsome travelling partner Ex
Composito did well too, he won the Intermediate Class ending up BD2 with CC
On Friday judge was Mrs Jackie Perry from Thailand and young and handsome
Ex Composito held his positions, BD2 with CC and
ResCACIB and Bene Benedicta was BB3.
Liebe Lenore was only sun bathing by the ringside.
On Saturday the judge came from Ireland, Mr Seamus Oates and
Bene Benedicta did it again – BOB, CACIB – and
this time not only by winning the breed but also taking a placement in the Group
– BIG4! Ex Composito had a nice day too, BD3 with
CC while Liebe Lenore was only watching the
On Sunday the judge was Mr Freddie Klindrup from Denmark and
Bene Benedicta kept up the winning spirit and
was again BOB with CACIB and finally BIG4 and her mother
Liebe Lenore was BOB Veteran.
What a week we had! Thank you Leena for all your help and assistance and
company during the week. We also want to thank Jack & Roger for their help and
hospitality on our way back home to Finland.
On Saturday Caeli Regina was 2nd
and got her first CC time on track. Way to go Regina! Also on Sunday she did
it, Regina was 2nd with CC time. Congratulations Nora and
Helsinki, judge Mr Ben Nolan Dale, USA
This time we had a very warm and nice weather for a change! Our great-shaped
tricolour gentleman, O Doch Osman, was again BOB
veteran and also BD4. Ex Composito was 1st
in Intermediate Class with Excellent and ResCC and
Dies Faustus 4th in Champion Class with Excellent. Ladies did
well too – Ad Astra ended up BB4 and young and
promising Ex Bona Fide won Intermediate Class
with Excellent & CC. And last but not least the
Breeder's Group was BOB &
Best In Show!
Despite the pouring rain this year's Derby and Veteran Championships were
held together with open competition in Rajamäki. And what a fine day this was
for active Sternhimmels basenjis!
First in open race Ad Astra was 2nd of
14 basenjis and got her first CC! Also Semper Felix
made to the finals being 7th with CQ. In Derby sisters
Caeli Regina and Carpe
Diem were unbeatable taking a nice double win.
Caeli Regina got her 4th CC with the title DVM-04 and
Carpe Diem was awarded CQ. Last but certainly not
least always youthful Quid Novi gained a new title.
Making two fine runs with CQ he can now proudly present himself as Veteran
Champion 2004, VMM-04!
As I was still enjoying the lovely holiday in Wimbledon…
Hyvinkää Track Racing
Carina spent a marvellous day with Bene
Benedicta and Quid Novi.
Bene Benedicta was running two times 280 m
(Derby race) with excellent times. First Qualifying heat with CQ-time 24.48 s
being 2/5 basenjis and in final heat even better 24.43 s, being 2nd
with CC. Bene Benedicta got her 4th CC time – well done Dicta. Novi
was 2nd on Veteran Championship race with time 25.68 and had fun with
the bunny. What a day!
Karjaa, judge Mr Åke Cronander, Sweden
Ex Bona Fide was the only Sternhimmels basenji
visiting Karjaa show - but the little darling did it with a style taking her 7th
CC and BOB!
Kolmården, Swedish Basenji Speciality, Sweden, judge Ms. Rosie Lane, England
Ad Astra was present as well at the Swedish
Speciality this year and in tough competion she was 2nd in Champion
Class & CQ and finally BB3! Astra won also The Best Head at the Show –title
and Millans Trophy for Best Head. Congratulations Astra & Nora!
Visby INT, Sweden, judge Mrs Ritva Raita, Finland
On the same day our Swedish princess Ex Oriente
Lux entered a show ring at Visby Int with owner/handler Roger. Roger did a
nice job by being in the ring for the first time and handling Leylah to
BOB & CACIB & CC and finally BIG3! Well done Roger & Leylah!
Holiday in Wimbledon
We - Anneli and Hanna - had a wonderful summer holiday in England. It
included a lot of tennis, strawberries and champagne in Wimbledon style and of
course we had to go to some dog shows too!
We cannot thank you enough Helena for offering us this lovely time with you
and a rare chance to see the wonderful world of tennis. Helena's dear dogs were
of course with her, our sweet gentleman Summa
Summarum and his little cute friend Jerry.
Summa participated in two shows, first in Blackpool he was 5th
in his class (judge Mr A. Gray, UK) and in Windsor (judge Mr C.Gardiner, UK) he
won his class! Congratulations Helena and Summa!
We would also like to thank Catherine & Cyril, Sally and Irene for your help
and company during the shows.
Our clever junior handler Nora made another trip to abroad, this time to
Sweden and with excellent results! Caeli Regina
was BOS & CACIB & CC and she can now be called a Swedish Champion, just right
behind her Ad Astra was BB2 & ResCACIB. Our Swedish
princess Ex Oriente Lux did well too by winning
Intermediate Class with CQ.
Drammen, Norwegian Basenji Club Speciality, Norway, judge Mr L. Newbold, GB
Ad Astra just could not stop winning ending up BOS
at the Speciality and Caeli Regina did well too
by being BB5. What a way to finish the European Tour! Congratulations!
Virkkala, judge Mrs Anneli Sutela, Finland
On Sunday the weather as well as the results were very warming. Young and
handsome Ex Composito did it again,
BOB & CC and
BIG-4, Dies Faustus was BD2.
Venia Bona entered the show ring after a little
break and as usual conquering the first place, BB1 & BOS, followed with her
beautiful daughter Ex Bona Fide, BB2 & CC.
Breeder’s Group was not only BOB but also
Neumünster INT, judge Mrs Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen, Finland
On the way back up north Ad Astra and
Caeli Regina had a great stop in Neumünster Show,
Astra was BOS & CACIB and Regina was 2nd in Open Class
Finnish Basenji Speciality, judge Mr Kari Järvinen
It was once again a lovely day in our own Speciality! It was so nice to meet
our young and old ladies and gentlemen with their owners.
In dogs young Ex Composito was first to enter the ring and he was 2nd in
Intermediate Dogs with Excellent. In Champion Class handsome
Dies Faustus was
1st with BD3, and Warum Nicht 4th, also
Semper Felix got Excellent.
Nomen Est Omen
competed first time in Veteran Class and boy did he have fun! He won Veteran
Dogs followed by O Doch Osman who was 2nd with Excellent.
Aatu's Cup for the best R/W dog in Intermediate Class
Sternhimmels Ex Composito
Furahan Cup for the Best Veteran
Sternhimmels Liebe Lenore
Pippa's Trophy for the Best Mover
Silentium Faida's Trophy for the best tricolour
Sternhimmels Liebe Lenore
Tucker's Cup for the best tricolour bitch
Sternhimmels Liebe Lenore
Saarbrücken INT, judge Mr Luis Pinto Teixeira
At the very same day family Lindqvist started their European Tour and what a
start they had!
Our little gazelle Caeli Regina was BOB with Cacib and CC and lovely
Ad Astra won Champion Bitches with resCacib and CC. Thank you Uschi Grewe for showing
Astra in Best Bitch!
Rauma, judge Wera Hübenthal, Norway
In Rauma the sun wasn't shining brightly only to us but also to handsome
Director Cantus, who was BOB and BIG-4, and to
our sweetheart Carpe Diem who became a new Finnish
Champion by taking her 6th CC and BOS!
Again a good competion for Regina, this time 2nd
Helsinki INT, judge Säde Hohteri, Finland
Our basenji gentlemen were well represented in Aptus Show:
Dies Faustus was BD2 with ResCACIB and
Semper Felix BD4! In bitches lovely
Ad Astra took BB2 and ResCACIB as well and was
followed by our pretty youngster, Ex Bona Fide,
BB4 and got her 5th CC! Caeli Regina
got also Excellent. Breeders group was BOB!
Tampere, Track Racing
Bene Benedicta was practising her favourite
hobby after maternity leave with Quid Novi. Dicta
won the start and Novi came 2nd.
Rajamäki, Suomi Cup 2004, Lure Coursing
Caeli Regina was invited among the other TOP Lure
Coursers in this competition and she was indeed the Winner! She won the race in
tough competition, got a CC and is now CVM-04! Congratulations!
Mynämäki, judge Soile Bister, Finland
What a nice day we had in Mynämäki
despite the cold and windy weather! The show started with
Director Cantus winning the Open class,
receiving his 8th CC, and thus becoming a new Finnish Champion from
the first possible show. Now the whole D-litter has champion titles! This brand
new Champion was also BD3. Reineke Fuchs won the
Champion class being BD2.
Girls did well, too. Ex Bona Fide won junior
class with CC and was BB2. Her sister
Extraordinaria was BB4. Their Mom Venia Bona,
who was shown for the first time this year, was back in business and took first
BOB and later BIG-1! To conclude
the fine result, Breeders group was BOB and BIS2!
Stormy weather didn't stop our youngsters to show their best, first
Donum Regium won the dogs with CC and he became a
proud new Finnish Champion in a first possible show! Little cutie
Extraordinaria was first in bitches with CC. Later on
Donum Regium was BOS and
Extraordinaria not only BOB but BIG-4 too!
Congratulations both of you!
Skara Nat (Sweden), judge Mrs Ritva Raita, Finland
Our charming Swedish Princess Ex Oriente Lux
was BOB with CC, many congratulations Jack & Roger!
At the same day our handsome Northern Star Wer Da was
shown in Oulu Nat, he won the Champion Class and was BD2, judged by Mr Markku
Lahti INT, judge Mrs Myrna Shiboleth, Israel
The nice day started with Ex Composito winning
the junior class in dogs. In champion class Warum
Nicht was 3rd and Dies Faustus 4th,
both with Excellents. Our great-shaped tricolour gentleman,
O Doch Osman, was shown for the second time in
Veterans and took also his second BOB veteran this year!
On Saturday Jenna won her group in JH competition with
Donum Regium and finally went 2nd.
Stockholm INT, judge Mr Stephen Wheeler, Australia
Some of our basenji ladies decided to spend their Easter holiday in Swedish Showring! Young Ex Oriente Lux won
her class and ended up BB3, and Ad Astra won Champion Class and was placed BB2 with resCACIB. Congratulations!
Lappeenranta Nat, judge Mrs Eva Ekstam, New Zealand
Traditional Lappeenranta Easter Show was kept this year in somewhat cold circumstances, but results warmed
our gang! Handsome Dies Faustus was BD and BOS and our young and pretty Ex Bona Fide
was BOB with CC and in the finals she went BIG-2. Warmest congratulations to both of you! Breeder's Group
was BOB and later on BIS :)!
Lure Coursing in Karkkila, Chief referee Mr Pentti Örn
Lure Coursing season started with great results! Four out of six finalists were Sternhimmels, it is wonderful to see all our runners
in such a great shape after a cold winter. Alter Ego was 1st with CC, Caeli Regina
3rd with CQ, Tua Sponte 5th with CQ and Semper Felix 6th.
Congratulations to you!
Last one of this year's puppies left to
her new home. Good luck
Titi as well as all the others: Filius, Rudi, Nico, Saga, Kaneli and Fia! Thank
you Tuija and Carina for all the help with the puppies!
Tampere INT, judge Mrs Elina Tan-Hietalahti
Our boys had a great day in Tampere. Young Ex
Composito won Junior Dogs and got resCC, our handsome Champions did well too,
Dies Faustus was 4th with Excellent and
Warum Nicht started his show year so well, he was
BOS with CACIB! Congratulations boys! Breeder's Group was BOB!
was honoured to receive Finnish Dog Breeder's Association SUKOKA (Suomen
Koirankasvattajat ry) Breeder's Award with the highest points ever!
Finnish Basenji Club awarded the most successful dogs
of the year 2003:
What a great day we had! All our sweeties truly showed their best and we had
a lot of success. Dies Faustus mastered the day,
he was not only BOB with CC and CACIB but also finished his Finnish Champion
title and was later on that day BIG! Young Ex
Composito won Junior Dogs and was BD2.
Good news from Sweden, little Ex Oriente Lux
was shown in inofficial show and she was BIG-1! Congratulations Leylah!
Turku INT, judge Mrs Phyllis Poduschka-Aigner, Austria
Our boys and girls had a fine day in Turku! Young
Ex Composito won Junior Class with CC and he was BD2.
Dies Faustus won Open Class and was BD3 with
resCACIB and resCC. Our handsome O Doch Osman was
shown the very first time in Veteran Class and he still got the looks, he was
BOB veteran and BD4! Wer Da was 2nd in Champion Class
Ad Astra won Champion Bitches and ended up BB2
with resCACIB. Carpe Diem won again Open Class and
she was BB3 with resCC. Little Ex Bona Fide was
2nd in Junior Bitches with Excellent. Breeder's Group was shown first time this
year and it was BOB! Congratulations everybody!
Kajaani Nat, judge Mr Markku Mähönen
The first show of the year went very well! Nora made a long trip up
north with little Caeli Regina and they did have
a lovely day. Caeli Regina was shown in Open
Class and she finished her Fin Ch title in first possible show. She was also BOS!
Nora also showed our gentleman Wer Da who won
Champion Class and was BD2. Good work guys!