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Welcome to Mzalia's new look blog site. Here you will find all the latest news and happenings in our part of the world. You won't be reading just about our dogs - there will be items about our racehorses, comedy and motor racing interests. Variety is the spice of life. Enjoy!

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Capri finishes her Baby career in style

Posted By on November 8, 2010

This weekend, at the Millicent Kennel Club Shows, my darling little girl Capri (Eilsta Eilov Capri) had her last shows as a Baby Puppy, and she finished her Baby Career in style.

At each of the three shows, Capri won Baby in Group, and at the last of the shows, Capri went on to win her 3rd Baby Puppy in Show!

The judges in this show were Mr Geoff Maudlin (Group) and Mrs Doreen Duffin (in Show).

Capri & I, just prior to winning Baby in Show at Millicent

Capri & I, just prior to winning Baby in Show at Millicent

As a Baby, Capri won 5 x Baby in Groups and 3 x Baby in Show awards.

Capri turns 6 month old today, so next time out, she will start competing against the big girls.

Many thanks to Capri’s breeders – Stan & Eileen Laycock of Eilsta Basenjis – for allowing this gorgeous girl to share our lives.

In addition to Capri’s stellar weekend, Wil (Mzalia Comedy Club) won Dog Challenge at all shows (2 with Best of Breed), and Marilyn won the Bitch Challenge (with 1 Best of Breed).

Capri wins another Baby in Show

Posted By on October 18, 2010

We ventured over to Mildura for a couple of shows last weekend and we had some lovely results.

The star of the weekend was our darling Capri (Eilsta Eilov Capri) who won Baby of Breed at both shows, and on the Saturday went on to win Baby in Group under Mrs Doreen Duffin (Makuba Basenjis, Vic) and then took the ultimate prize of Baby in Show under Mr John Lowbridge of NSW.

Capri and I with her sash for winning Baby in Show

Capri and I with her sash for winning Baby in Show

At the same show, auntie Tina (BIS Aust Ch Mzalia Private Dancer) was Best of Breed and went on to win Australian Bred in Group under Mrs Duffin.

We didn’t show Tina at the second show on the Sunday (she gets bored with doing too many shows these days), and under Mr Summers of NSW, Wil (Mzalia Comedy Club) won Dog Challenge and Best of Breed, with Marilyn (Mzalia Playing The Part) winning Bitch Challenge and Runner-up Best of Breed.

Tasha in the Press

Posted By on October 14, 2010

Just wanted to take this opportunity to share this lovely advert of Tasha that appeared in the September/October 2010 issue of  Basenji Bi-Monthly, the official publication of the Basenji Club of Victoria.

Tasha's Sep/Oct 2010 Basenji Bi-monthly Advert

Tasha's Sep/Oct 2010 Basenji Bi-monthly Advert

Thanks to Tasha’s owner Annika Kass (Ashiki Basenjis) for allowing me to use this lovely photo of Tasha, and thanks to Adam Druce (Tambuzi Basenjis) for the fantastic advert design.

Marilyn wins Aussie in Group at Port Elliot

Posted By on October 9, 2010

With Wil (Mzalia Comedy Club) still getting over the muscle strain he suffered a couple of weeks ago, we only ventured down to the Port Elliot show today with just the two kids; Capri and Marilyn.

Under judge Mr Bill Godfrey (SA), Capri (Eilsta Eilov Capri) won Baby of Breed, and sweet Marilyn (Mzalia Playing The Part) won Best of Breed and then Australian Bred in Group.

Marilyn at the very same show in 2009

Marilyn at the very same show in 2009

Due to my recent illness, David handled Marilyn for both the breed and her Class in Group win, making this the first time that David has handled a Class in Group winner at a Champ Show.

Perhaps he should have the job of handling Marilyn on a full time basis!

Capri wins Baby in Show!

Posted By on September 20, 2010

We are delighted to announce that at yesterday’s Murray Valley Kennel Club show, our beautiful baby Capri (Eilsta Eilov Capri) won Baby Puppy in Show under Mr Frank Waring from Western Australia.

Training Capri to work on the lead has been an interesting exercise, but I think now she is really starting to get the idea.

Below is a photo we took of Capri just before she won Baby in Show.

Capri @ 4 months - just before winning Baby in Show

Capri @ 4 months - just before winning Baby in Show

 Thank you Stan & Eileen for allowing this beautiful girl to join us at Mzalia.

Tasha’s Photo Album goes on line

Posted By on September 20, 2010

I have just created an on line Photo Album for our beautiful Norwegian export Tasha (Int/Nor/Swe Ch & DKV-09 Mzalia Making Headlines).

To view Tasha’s Photo Album, click on this link.

Many thanks to Tasha’s owner Annika Kass (of Ashiki Basenjis) and Jeanette Norgren of Twigas Basenjis in Sweden for sending me the lovely photos of Tasha that appear in the album.

Tasha becomes a Swedish and *International* Champion

Posted By on August 9, 2010

I have just heard fantastic news from Sweden, that the beautiful Tasha (aka Mzalia Making Headlines) went Best of Breed at the SKK Svenstavik Int Show under Torbjörn Granheim from Norway.

And in the process, Tasha also became a Swedish and International Champion!

Huge congratulations to Tasha, and her owner Annika Kass of Ashiki Basenjis on this fantastic result. We are so proud of you!

And many thanks to Jeanette Norgren of Twigas Basenjis in Sweden for sending me the photo (below) of Tasha from the day.

Tasha with her awards. Photo by Jeanette Norgren.

Tasha with her awards. Photo by Jeanette Norgren.

Capri’s Photo Album goes on-line

Posted By on July 25, 2010

I have just created an on-line photo album for our darling new girl Capri (Eilsta Eilov Capri).

To see Capri’s Photo Album click on this link.

Farewell Anni / Welcome Capri!

Posted By on July 25, 2010

After spending a wonderful week down in Longford, Tasmania with my dear friends Stan & Eileen Laycock of Eilsta Basenjis, I was delighted to return home with a beautiful new addition to our kennel.

Capri (Eilsta Eilov Capri) is a gorgeous red and white daughter of the handsome brindle boy Tigga (Aust Ch Yysur Eyemeoff), and our own Goldie (BIS Aust Ch Mzalia Private Benjamin). I am sure she will make a wonderful addition to our kennel.

Capri (left) playing with a piece of bark, with her litter brother Wombat

Capri (left) playing with a piece of bark, with her litter brother Wombat

At the same time, we had to say a fond farewell to Keke and Tina‘s beautiful daughter Anni (Mzalia Casting Couch), who will be staying in Tasmania as part of the Eilsta show team.

Anni at 8 weeks

Anni at 8 weeks

We will miss our sweet girl, but we know that she will be well loved by Stan & Eileen, and wish them success and good times with our girl.

Tina & Keke’s babies arrive!

Posted By on May 18, 2010

We are delighted to announce the safe arrival earlier today, of Tina and Keke‘s beautiful babies.

There are 4 boys and 1 girl – all red & white.

Canine mum and bubs are doing well – human mum and dad need to catch up on some sleep though.

Photos to follow soon.