I have been quiet on my blog... but we have been busy! Maddie is going to her new forever home this weekend. And then just wait till July - I expect many reports about my puppies in the ring - winning, playing, making a fool out of me, giving kisses to the judges, playing at shows... In fact, the group are headed to a show in May to see all the dogs, get microchipped, and see what this "dog show" thing is all aRead More →
FIRST HOMEBRED GRAND CHAMPION
Blow the trumpets! Alert the media! Raise your glass! Announcing GRAND CHAMPION MARJANI NOTAVIVA! Jazz completed her AKC Grand Championship this weekend with yet another win over specials (other champions). Jazz is the first puppy that was bred here, and carries solely my kennel name, to achieve this honor. When asked what she was going to do next, she said "Chew on my rawhide." (Much less expensive than gRead More →
Who are you? What’s your name?
Well, her name has officially changed.... Jazz is now AKC CH/mRBIS UKC CH Marjani Notaviva. That's right, baby Jazz has taken the next step in her career, and earned her AKC Championship - finishing with 3 majors. Good friend, Carolyn Boutchyard, showed her in her last show as an "open bitch" while I was in a class on dog behavior. I am so thrilled! Tomorrow, Jazz debuts in as a Special. Time to work on herRead More →
Bob – He’s no slacker!
Jazz, Bob and Tommy competed in a UKC conformation event this past weekend. Bob and Jazz were in four shows, and Tommy was in two. They went head to head, competing to see who was the best Basenji champion. Bob is proud to announce that he walked away with THREE Champion wins - showing his Dad (Tommy) that he's no slacker! What made the event even more fun is that three Scherzingers were in the ring - Rich haRead More →
Introducing: AKC CH Marjani The Price Is Right
Little Bob (Marjani The Price Is Right) became Marjani's first home-bred champion! Bob (or Bobbles, or Bobaloooo, as he is known by his friends) will now take some time to grow up and fill out before coming back to the ring for his Grand Championship. Go BOB!Read More →
Introducing: UKC CH Marjani Notaviva
It was a great weekend for the Marjani basenjis and miniature dachshund. Jazz completed her UKC championship title, Bob and Tommy are close to completing theirs, and Gloria was Group 1 in the scenthound group at each of the 4 shows - Anna and Isaiah took turns showing her to this placement. Anna and Isaiah also showed in Junior Showmanship and did a fabulous job!Read More →
Bob, Jazz and Gayle had a marvelous weekend at the dog shows in Millwood, VA. After a slow start on Friday, Jazz went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners on Saturday for a 4 point major. Gayle was Winners Bitch on Sunday. And Bob was Winners Dog for a 4 point major on Saturday, AND Winners Dog and Best of Winners on Sunday for another 4 points. All of this over a weekend with miserable weather - 45 degrees, windyRead More →
UKC – for the first time
For the first time, I went and showed at a UKC conformation event. Gloria went Best of Breed and Group1 (Scenthound) at both shows. And Tommy went Best of Breed and took a Group 1 at one show. Gloria made people laugh when she rolled over in the ring, asking for a belly rub. It was a good day!Read More →
Bob and Jazz, again…
Another day, another dog show.... Bob was WD and BW today again. I'm so pleased with this boy, he is trying to figure out what this "show stuff" is all about, why all these dogs are around, and why he is being asked to stand in a line with all of them. So much for his little brain to absorb. Jazz was RB today. She had a "blonde moment" on the table, and could not remember for the life of her what she was supposedRead More →