Helsinki INT, Winner 2005, judge Mr.
Jeff Horswell, GB
Fortunae Filius won Open Dogs and was BD4 and
Ex Composito was 4th with Excellent
out of ten Champion males. Grata Persona was 4th
in big Junior Class with Excellent, Ad Astra won
Champion Class and was BB3 with resCacib, Ex Bona
Fide was 2nd in Champion Class with Excellent but our wild and
lively Princess Femina Floreat got what she was
after – new title: Finnish Winner 2005! She was BOS with CACIB & CC.
Breeder's Group was BOB and made the first cut out of over 100 breeders groups.
Helsinki INT, Nordic Winner 2005, judge
Ms. Leila Kärkäs, FI
Grosso Modo was 2nd in Junior Class
with Excellent, Donum Regium and
Ex Composito both got Excellent in Champion Class
and Donum Regium was 4th.
Grata Persona did a nice job again by winning
the Junior Class and the title Nordic Junior Winner 2005 & BB2 with CC,
Femina Floreat won Intermediate Class with
Excellent and Ex Bona Fide took over a new title
for herself – Nordic Winner 2005 – as well BOS & CACIB. Well done everyone!
Jyväskylä INT, judge Mr. Arne Foss, N
Filius won again Open Dogs and was BD4 with resCACIB,
Ex Composito won Champion Males and was BD3 with
CACIB, Warum Nicht was 3rd in Champion
Class with Excellent. We had three girls with us this time and they all made it
to the TOP 3, Grata Persona was shown for the
first time in official classes and she won Junior Class and was placed 3rd
in bitches with resCC, Femina Floreat won
Intermediate Class and ended up to the 2nd place with CC & ResCACIB.
The gold medallist of that day was again Ex Bona
Fide with BB1 & CACIB and BOS. Breeder's Group was BOB and BIS-2!
We have got a brand new Canadian
Champion! Generis Sui finished his title with
Brando achieved his Canadian Championship
in 9 days of showing. He was professionally handled by Simone Mullin, Beaubri
Basenjis - thank you Simone and congratulations everyone involved!
Gradu Pleno was shown for the first time in
Official Classes and he went 2nd in Junior Class and later BD4 – what
a nice start! Fortunae Filius won Open Dogs and ended up BD2 with CACIB & resCC
and our gentleman Wer Da was playing on his homefield and won Champion Males and
was placed BD3 with resCACIB. But the sweet winner of the day was our charming
little princess Ex Bona Fide by winning Champion
Bitches and BOB with CACIB and later on BIG-4.
Femina Floreat got Excellent in Open Class.
Breeder's Group was BOB and
later BIS-2! That was such a nice way to spend a birthday! Congratulations
Carpe Diem won her agility run with result +5.
This was Aida's last agility competition before her maternity leave. Now
she's going to concentrate on her new challenges (puppies!) for the next 3
months and make a come back to agility fields in the spring - perhaps
accompanied by her training buddy Nala...
On the same day Quinta Essentia was 5th
with CQ in Lure Coursing in Mikkeli.
Another weekend full of agility action for
Carpe Diem and Lari. Saturday's first run was
disqualified but in the second one Aida placed 2/11 with +10 faults. On
Sunday Aida made a clean run beating the target time with 6,59 secs and
placing 2/11. As this was her 3rd clean run in medi 1 class, she got
a CC and competed already the same day for the first time in medi 2 class with 0
faults from the track but missing the target time with 8,87 secs. Anyway, a nice
start for medi 2, and surely there are more clean runs to come!
Congratulations Lari & Anni!
Tallinn INT, judge Mrs Linda Jürgens, EST
Director Cantus got it all, he was BOB with
CC and CACIB. He finished his International and Estonian Champion titles at the
same time! Femina Floreat was BOS with CC and
CACIB. Congratulations both of you!
Carpe Diem was conquering the agility fields
again, this time with her co-owner Anni. Aida had two nice runs. The
first run was very difficult and only 2 dogs out of 53 made a clean run Aida
being the other one! She naturally won the medi 1 class. In the second run
Aida got +5 faults from the wave poles but placed 4/11.
Grosso Modo hit the Jackpot by being BOB with
CC and later on BIG1. Not bad at all for
the 9,5 month old youngster! Femina Floreat
also had a fine day, she was BOS with CC. Liebe Lenore was BB2 and BOB Veteran.
After a long journey up north we had the hottest day of the summer in Nivala!
We had a true celebration day, first Summa Summarum
went BOS with CACIB and he gained his International Champion Title! Then our
ladies got everything, Ex Bona Fide was BOB with
CACIB, her sister Ex Oriente Lux was BB2 with
res CACIB and finally my very own Liebe Lenore
was BB3 and BOB Veteran and BIS 3 Veteran. Also
Breeder's Group was BOB. Congratulations
Kokkola, agility Carpe Diem and Lari made a trip to the west coast
and participated in KLAG agility tournament (5 runs). The weather was not the
most suitable for basenjis as it was raining quite heavily the whole weekend.
Anyhow Aida took her first clean run beating the target time with 6,10 seconds!
Ypäjä, judge Mr Jarmo Vuorinen
foreign guests had a great day! Summa Summarum
was BOS and our Swedish Princess Ex Oriente Lux
was BOB with CC. She is now Finnish Champion and in the end of the day she went
BIG2 despite thunder and lightning! Ad Astra was
BB3. Congratulations everybody!
was Winners Dog and Best of Winners under judge Mrs Constance M. Barton, USA.
was again BOB Puppy and Summa Summarum started
his Finnish show career with great style: he was
BOB with CC, got his Finnish Champion
Title and finally went BIG-3! Well done, Summa!
Festina Lente won the Open Class and went BB2
with resCC. Congratulations all of you!
On the same day in Tammela SVKL
specialty Ex Composito was BOS!
Gradu Pleno was 2nd in Puppy Class with
HP. Ad Astra was BB4 and
Ex Bona Fide 4th in Champion Bitches with Excellent. Judge was
Mrs Margaret Martin from Ireland.
Hyvinkää, judge Mrs Paula Rekiranta
Pleno was BOB Puppy once again! Congratulations!
Visby INT, judge Mrs Tina Permo, SWE
We started our summer holiday in beautiful Visby. Helena, Summa and little
Jerry were travelling with us. Summa Summarum
had a great start, he was BD2 with CC and CACIB and became Swedish Champion!
Ex Bona Fide was
BOB with CC and CACIB and she gained
her International Champion title as well as the title of Swedish Champion. She
went later on BIG-5! So we had a Triple Champion Party in the evening!
Gaudete Igitur was shown for the first time and he was 2nd in
Puppy Class with Prize of Honour. Fortunae Filius
was BD2 with resCC. His sister Festina Lente
really had her day, she went BOB with CC and finally BIG-2!
Ex Bona Fide won Champion Bitches and she was
BB2. Breeder's Group was BOB and that was
not all, it was finally BIS-1! Congratulations everybody!
Närpiö, judge Mrs Ing-Marie Hagelin, SWE
started his show career very nicely, he was BOB Puppy.
Fons Et Origo was shown for the second time, and
he won his second CC with BOB and BIG-4! Causa Vera
was BOS this time. Congratulations!
Lammi, judge Mr Jarmo Vuorinen
Our promising youngsters had a nice day
again, Gradu Pleno was BOB Puppy and sister
Grata Persona BOS Puppy.
Ex Composito continued his good work, he was
again BOB! His pretty sister Extraordinaria won
Champion Bitches and was BB2. Liebe Lenore was 2nd
in Veteran Class with Excellent. Congratulations all of you!
Besides agility Ex Bona Fide has been training
obedience with Anni. Today she proved her skills by passing Canine Good Citizen
test. What a good girl Nala!
Rauma, judge Mr Esko Nummijärvi
Et Origo was shown for the first time ever and he was BOS with CC!
Causa Vera was shown for the third time in her life
and she got her third CC and Finnish Champion Title, awesome! She went finally
BIG-3, congratulations! Our grand old lady Liebe
Lenore was BB2 and BOB Veteran.
On the same day
Carpe Diem took part in Stadi Games agility competition in Helsinki with her
handler Lari. She had two runs with nice results: in the first one she got +5
faults and placed 7/16 and in the second one +11,86 faults with placement 5/16.
puppies started the day very nicely: Gradu Pleno
was BOB Puppy and sister Grata Persona BOS
Puppy. Ex Composito won the Open Dogs and went
BD2 with CC and resCACIB and he is now Finnish Champion! Our ladies had an
excellent day, too. Ex Bona Fide won Champion
Bitches and went BB2 with resCACIB and our young Princess
Femina Floreat was BB1 with CC and CACIB and
she went all the way BOB! Congratulations everybody!
Breeder's Group was also
Caeli Regina had a great day in the field, she
won the Suomi Cup and can now proudly call herself CVM-05! Congratulations!
Lahti INT, judge Mr Simon Parsons, GB
Filius won Junior Dogs with Excellent, Ex
Composito was 3rd in Open Dogs with Excellent and our
Warum Nicht - nowadays seldom seen guest in the
ring – was 2nd in Champion Dogs ending up nicely BD4.
Femina Floreat won Intermediate Bitches with
Excellent and finished BB4 with resCC. Extraordinaria was 3rd in
Open Bitches with Excellent and my very own Liebe
Lenore won Veteran Bitches with Excellent ending up BOB Veteran.
Helena, Summa and little Jerry
invited us, Anneli and Hanna, to spend some quality time in
beautiful Monte Carlo, Monaco. After flying quite some time over cloudy Oslo we
finally reached our destination in Nice. We had an awesome time doing some
shopping and sightseeing until it was of course time to do some dogshows too!
On Saturday Summa Summarum entered the
Monaco INT Show and did he have a great success there – he finished his Monaco
Champion title and he is now the very first Sternhimmels Monaco Champion! He was
BOB with CC and CACIB under Mrs Liliane de Ridder-Onghena from Belgium and he
was also awarded for the Best Basenji by HRH Princesse Antoinette of Monaco
herself – not bad at all Summa!
On Saturday we headed to Fréjus INT in France, judge was Mr Mattera from
France. Summa did well in this show too, he won Open Dogs with resCACIB and CC.
Congratulations Helena and Summa and thank you once again for your
great hospitality, we hope to see you soon!
Carpe Diem had a little spring break and visited
Riga INT show with nice results. Aida took her 3rd CACIB and added
another champion title in front of her name: she is now also Latvian Champion!
Cruft's, judge Mr Robin Searle, UK
Our friend Helena
invited us to spend holiday in Birmingham and to participate in world's
biggest dog show with Summa Summarum who was
qualified to Cruft's after last year's success in Windsor show. We, Anneli
and Carina, packed our bags and we surely had a memorable visit in
England. On Thursday it was Summa's turn to enter the ring and he finished 5th
in Limit Dogs. Helena and Summa also gave an interview to BBC, though mostly it
was Helena who took care of talking part and Summa did what he is best at –
looking graceful and elegant and of course behaving like a real gentleman! Thank
you Helena for the great opportunity to show the very first time
Sternhimmels Basenji at Cruft's.
Finnish Basenji Club awarded the most successful dogs of the
Caeli Regina was also by far the highest ranked basenji in Finnish Sighthound
Club's lure coursing ranking for year 2004. She has also for the second year in
a row got the highest total points in a single competition.
Turku INT, judge Dagmar Kenis-Pordham, GB
Fortunae Filius started the day by being
second in dogs' junior class with Excellent. Ex
Composito was the winner in the Open class and also BD4 with resCC.
Last one of this year's puppies
left to his new home. Good luck Gaskar
as well as all the others: Rosso, Brando, Jökö,
Paavo, and Vega. Thank you Nora and Vesa
for taking such a good care of this litter and as well Tuija and Urpu
for all the help with the puppies!
Kajaani INT, judge Mrs Paula Rekiranta
The show year 2005 started with celebrations! We are proud to present the
Finnish Champion under Sternhimmels prefix: FIN CH BaltW-04
Sternhimmels Ex Bona Fide. She took her 15th
CC that made her a new champion in the first possible show. And on top of that
she took also her 5th CACIB and BOB. Others did well too:
Semper Felix won Champion class and was BD2 with
resCACIB. Sternhimmels Ad Astra did the same in
bitches. Astra was followed by Caeli Regina,
who was BB3. Breeders group was BOB.
Later that night Carpe Diem participated for the
first time in an official agility competition. She had a great time with handler
Anni but missed one jump in the beginning and was disqualified due to
that. Better luck next time! :-)