Ryan loves cuddles with him mum and dad - when he comes inside from a run in the paddock, he launches himself onto your lap - so you need to be sure you are ready for him! And when you are trying to groom him, he will roll onto his back, go flat-head, smile and wave at you with his front paws.
Like his sister Tina (aka BISS Aust Ch Mzalia Private Dancer), his favourite toys are tennis balls and squeaky toys, and his favourite game is to play "hide and seek" with his humans when bedtime comes around.
1 European Specialty Best Bitch-2 (Reserve Bitch) winner
2 dogs that have received Group Placements in Norway
Class in Show winner and multiple Class in Group winners
Ryan has some pleasing results during his show career - especially at Breed Specialties and under International Judges. He has been a Reserve Challenge and Runner-up Best of Breed winner at the Royal Adelaide Show (South Australia's largest show of the year), and a multiple Specialty Class winner.
In addition to this, Ryan was also the 2004/2005 Spitz Breeds Club of South Australia Spitz Puppy of the Year.
Ryan has been a very easy dog to show, as he carries himself with great poise and pride - but he has one very interesting little habit - once during every appearance in the ring, he has to come to a dead stop and refuse to move without a gentle tug on the lead. This would normally happen as he would enter the ring, or just after been examined in the table.
What a character this boy is!
"Very typey dog, lovely head and expression, good wrinkle, used his ears well, long neck, good forehand. Hind movement could have more width. Fine bone, stepped out well."
Mr Glen Dymock (United Kingdom/Australia, Afrika Kennels)
Basenji Club of Victoria Inc Championship Show - 25 March 2007 2nd Place - Intermediate Dog Class
"Red and white of super type with a classical head, eye and expression, strong neck with an overall refined, but nonetheless masculine appearance. His front assembly could be improved upon, but he moved with great style and freedom to win the class."
Dr Ron James (United Kingdom)
Basenji Club of New South Wales Inc Championship Show - 08 October 2005 OPPOSITE LIMIT IN SHOW
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Summary of Results
2 x Runner-up in Group
8 x Classes in Group
13 x Best of Breed
13 x Runner-up Best of Breed
29 x Bitch Challenge
28 x Reserve Bitch Challenge
2004/2005 Spitz Breeds Club of South Australia
Spitz Puppy of the Year
Specialty Show Highlights
2007 Basenji Club of New South Wales Inc
Shortlisted (final 2) - Best Gait
Judge: Mr Ted Pickering (New South Wales)
2007 Basenji Club of Victoria Inc
2nd Place - Intermediate Dog Class
Judge: Mr Glen Dymock (United Kingdom/Australia - Afrika Basenjis)
2006 Basenji Club of Victoria Inc OPPOSITE INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW
Judge: Mr Wayne Douglas (Victoria)
2005 Basenji Club of New South Wales Inc OPPOSITE LIMIT IN SHOW
Judge: Dr Ron James (United Kingdom)
2005 Basenji Club of Victoria Inc
3rd Place - Limit Dog Class
(youngest entry in the class at just 8½ months)
Judge: Mrs Elizabeth Jackson (Western Australia - Debrak Basenjis)
Specialist Show Highlights
2005 Spitz Breeds Club of South Australia Inc
Judge: Ms Di Cuthbert (South Australia)
2004 Hound Club of ACT Inc
Baby Puppy of Breed
Judge: Mr Nigel Trainor (New Zealand)
Royal Show Highlights
2006 Royal Adelaide Show
1st Place - Intermediate Dog
Judge: Mr Chan Weng Woh (Malaysia)
2005 Royal Adelaide Show Reserve Challenge Dog & Runner-up Best of Breed
(from the Junior Class)
Judge: Mr Fred Peddie (Canada)