ARCHIVES | 2011 News and Show Results


18th - Ch Afrikenji Okavanga sends congratulations to his son Ch Kikongo Oki's Wynta Flash for winning BEST OF BREED over 33 Basenjis at the Dogs NSW Xmas Show ...way to go Ripley & Priscilla!!

Indi - Runner Up In Group

3.12.2011 - Ch Afrikenji Indigo Ice ai has just turned 18 mths old and celebrated her first show up into Intermediate Class with a RUNNER UP BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP (BIG 2nd) win at the Kilmore Show.
Thankyou to Mrs Wendy Boce (hound specialist) for this lovely win for our darling ”Ice Princess”


BIS, BISS, Nor Ch, Nordic W-11, Basenji Of The Year 2010,2011, Doberguards Maya Masterpiece

Daddy Sunny and all of us at Afrikenji send our Huge Congratulations to Jeanette Strand in NORWAY & BISS,BIS Nor Ch, NordicW-11, Basenji Of The Year 2010,2011 Doberguards Maya Masterpiece
for being named BASENJI OF THE YEAR IN NORWAY for the 2nd year running & she accomplished it in only 7 shows!

BIS, DV-11 Basenji Of The Year 2011, Kingwanas Hellblazer At Dguard

We also send Congratulations to Denmark & another of Sunny's offspring - for being named BASENI OF THE YEAR IN DENMARK 2011 - BIS, DV-11, Basenji Of The Year 2011 Kingwanas Hellblazer At Dguard !
Otto was bred in co-operation between Kingwanas & Doberguard Knls in Norway & has just turned 1 year old.


~ November 2011 ~

Leeloo Best In Show
Photo: C.Curnick
Best In Show - Ch Afrikenji Fifth Element
- Mrs S.Langford -

6.11.2011 - Leeloo came out of semi-retirement today and was awarded Best Exhibit In Show at the Basenji Club Of Victoria Open Specialty Show.....

Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight wins another Runner Up In Group in the Perth Show rings. This win makes Cooper Number 4 All Breeds Hound in W.A & also Number 2 All Breeds Basenji in Australia!

~ October 2011 ~

Cooper Runner Up Best Exhibit In Group - Royal Show
Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight - Perth Royal BIG-2

Huge Congratulations to Jo & Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight at the PERTH ROYAL SHOW for going Runner Up Best Exhibit In Group (BIG 2)
Judges were Mrs Brenda Banbury U.K & Mr J. Eberhardt of Germany

Congratulations to Jenni Palmer and her first home bred Champion - "Aust Ch Langarni African Aluko" from daddy Sunny and all of us !!!

~ September 2011 ~

20th Multi Ch Afrikenji Hot Sumabreeze sends Congratulations to her son in Finland who won BEST IN SPECIALTY Show in the Netherlands recently under Mrs E. Upmeijer ( NL) and also gained his International title on the 25th . He is now known as BISS, Int, Fin, Est, Lv Ch, Bulldobas Cream And Sugar - Congratulations Tiina and mum Tuuli!!


Congratulations Joanne and Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight (pictured above) who was awarded BOB, BEST INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW & was also shortlisted for BIS at the Hound Clubs Championship Show in Perth, Western Australia!

Doberguards Ramses Of The Nile
Sunny sends congratulations to his grandson “Doberguard Ramses Of The Nile” for going BEST PUPPY IN SHOW twice recently in Norway !!

~ August 2011 ~

Australian Champion Afrikenji Indigo Ice AI

We have a new Champion
Indi is now known as Australian Champion Afrikenji Indigo Ice(AI)
She is out of our lovely Jinja - Aust Ch Afrikenji Hot Jinja Kiss & sired by BIS Fin Ch, EE Ch Ankhu Baroos At Bulldobas
Thank you to Finny's co-owners Tiina & Ari in Finland and his breeders Carrie & Mike in the U.S.A. for making this lovely international combination possible.
We are absolutely thrilled to bits with our princess!

7th - Cooper had a very exciting day today.
Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight was awarded RUNNER UP IN GROUP (BIG-2) Judge: Mrs Stephanie Rickard in Perth, Australia....
and later in the evening he became a daddy for the first time.....
Cooper has sired a litter of 5 lovely puppies for Kanibaru Kennels in Australia, out of RBISS Ch Kanibaru Del Evita.
Congratulations Cooper, Jo & Davina!!

~ July 2011 ~

Dandenong PKS in Melbourne - Judges were Mrs J. Allitt and Ms S Brown both from NSW


Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight
Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight
9th July  Best Exhibit in Group - Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight at the
Winter International Festival in Perth - Judge was Mr J Rowton Canada
Congratulations Joanne & Cooper!



Otto Best In Show

2nd June - Congratulations to “Kingwanas Hellblazer Of Dguard” above for winning All Breeds BEST IN SHOW in Denmark.
Otto is sired by Gr Ch Afrikenji Hot Sumaknight


Norwegian Specialty 11-12th June

During our European vacation, Helen stopped over in Norway and attended the Norwegian Basenji Specialty Show where they had a record entry of 80 - judged over 2 days by Basenji Specialist Mr Glen Dymock from the U.K. The show was held in a beautiful camping ground in Oslo and most of the exhibitors stayed on the grounds for the weekend so it was a really social, enjoyable weekend!

Maya Best In Specialty Show

BIS Nor Ch Doberguard's Maya Masterpiece was first of all judged excellent with a CK and won the Champion Class and then went on to win Best Bitch and eventually after a long rain delay in which we were freezing and the rain did not ease up
Maya was eventually awarded BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW!

Photo:K. Espeland

Sire: MBIS, MBISS Aust. Grand Champion Afrikenji Hot Sumaknight
Dam: Nor Ch Matabichi Dee-Dee Dazzling Diamond.
Critique “Outstanding feminine Bitch, very good fine wrinkle, typical long forearms. Clean bone, outstanding fine coat, pliant skin, excellent topline, outstanding tail,set & curl, very reachy hindquarters. The absolute embodiment of gazelle like grace. A top class specimen, full of Quality, could stride out slightly more, very difficult to fault....”

Top Basenji in Norway 2010
BIS, BISS Nor Ch Doberguard's Maya Masterpiece
Maya here with her happy breeder/owner Jeanette Strand

Norway's Basenji Of The Year 2010 - Maya
After the show was over on the 2nd day the presentations were made for the Top Basenji in Norway 2010 which also went to Doberguard's Maya Masterpiece !! Congratulations Jeanette & Maya & thankyou for presenting me with the trophy to keep which you can see here proudly hanging on my wall at home! I just fell in love with Maya, such a pretty and typey very sweet girl!

Puppies & Special Classes 12th June

Bred by Liv Irene Lie in co-operation with Doberguard Kennels
Sire: MBIS, MBISS Gr Ch Afrikenji Hot Sumaknight
Dam: BISS Nor Ch Vicita's Mystic Shadow Of Giza

Haki was shown against the adults in the special classes and also won BEST HEAD AND BEST GAIT. I must say that I was very impressed with him and would have loved to have been able to smuggle him home with me. He has easy, sound & effortless movement, true coming and going an excellent short shiny coat and a head to die for.

Haki moving
Haki Best Head

Link to Youtube video of Haki at the Specialty made by Liv Lie

Helen with SBOS Nor Ch Kingwanas Entertaining Story from Sunny's 1st litter in Norway. Mille shared my bed with me during the specialty, snuggling up and keeping me toasty warm! Such a sweet gentle girl .... I fell in love with Mille too!

I had such a wonderful time and I got to meet so many wonderful people in person and many of Sunny's kids & grandkids and some of Pitsi's grandkids too so it was a real thrill!!!! Thankyou everyone for such a wonderful time and so many lovely memories.


16-17th Sunny sends congratulations to 2 of his sons at opposite ends of the globe this weekend for some nice results!
- Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight attended the Hound Club Of Western Australia shows and was awarded
RUNNER UP IN SHOW in the Open Show and in the Champ show was awarded BEST INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW
… and in Norway “N U Ch JWW-08 Kingwanas Exhausting Federal EXpress” won BEST IN GROUP and went on to win BEST IN SHOW-2nd!!

3rd - Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight went BEST OF BREED & BEST JUNIOR IN GROUP in Western Australia
here in Victoria Afrikenji Indigo Ice (ai) went RUBOB and BEST PUPPY IN GROUP!

12th - Congratulations Jo & Ch Afrikenji Hot August Knight for BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP & BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW at the B & A Championship Show in Perth Western Australia.
Judges: Mrs E Walmsley / Mr G Maudlen. This was Cooper's 3rd BEST In Group award... and still only a Junior!!

~ March ~


Afrikenji Indigo Ice AI Indi  gaiting at the specialty show


5th We attended the 2011 Basenji Club Of Victoria Specialty Show judged by Kathy Britton of Khani's Basenjis of USA.
We had our 3 girls Indi, Tanji and Leeloo entered and Dorothea & Muir bought Mokobi along as well.
Afrikenji Indigo Ice (AI) won her Puppy Bitch Class & Reserve Bitch Challenge and was very close up for the Challenge.
Ch Bkela Suni Mokobi was 2nd Intermediate Dog
Ch Afrikenji Tanjerine Dream came 3rd in Limit Bitch
Ch Afrikenji Fifth Element won her class & ended up BEST STATE BRED IN SHOW !


~ February ~

Mokobi BOB at Canberra Royal
Ch Bkela Suni Mokobi

26th - We received a lovely phone call from the Canberra Royal Show today where Mokobi who is co-owned with Dorothea & Muir
Ch Bkela Suni Mokobi was BEST OF BREED from an entry of 20 Basenjis.

New Champion Tanji
13th -A lovely weekend for Afrikenji.
Firstly, We have a new Champion  Afrikenji Tanjerine Dream who achieved her final points in style with
BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP/JUNIOR IN GROUP at the Berwick All Breeds Show!! Congratulations Tanji baby

The day before at the Sunshine K/C show our little tri princess Afrikenji Indigo Ice A.I won her first