News 2016

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December 2016 AKC National Championship week, Orlando, Florida

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" finished his US Champion title in style on his first try/show in Orlando, Florida, by going Winners Dog, Best Of Winners and BOS over specials for a 5-point major under Mr. Gareth Morgan-Jones! His litter sister Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" won Best Of Breed in a nice entry!

 

The next day Storm was shown as a special for the first time, and went BOS once again for a 5-point grand championship major!!! Litter sister Summer won BOB once again! Summer finished as Number ONE Pharaoh Hound (breed system) in the USA for 2016!!!! Huge congratulations to Summer's owners Pam Haig & Robert Newman, and to Summer's talented handler Grahm Miller!

Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" won BOB twice in Orlando in nice breed entries,

and finished the year as Number ONE Pharaoh Hound in the United States!

 

 

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" finished his US Champion title in sunny Orlando with a 5-point major!

He already had a 5-point major from the PHCA National Specialty 2014, 4-point major & BOS at Westminster 2015,

and 1-point & Award of Merit at Westminster 2016 - and he has been breeder-owner-handled by me every step of the way!

 

 

December 10th 2016, Helsinki Winner Show 2016, Finland

One of our highlights every year - the winner shows in Helsinki, Finland! Only two Bazinga Pharaoh Hounds were entered in a quality entry of 22 Pharaoh Hounds from Finland, Norway, Russia & Sweden under Mr. Perttu Ståhlberg (Finland) - and we did the double!

 

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" won Best Male, CACIB & the Helsinki Winner title, and his sister Ch. Bazinga A Song Of Ice And Fire "Isla" won Best Bitch, CACIB & the Helsinki Winner title! Storm was finally BOS and Isla was BOB.

 

The group was judged by Mr. Markku Kipinä (Finland). Isla showed beautifully and to our big surprise she went on to WIN the group! We were speechless...

 

Best In Show was judged by Mr. Stefan Sinko (Slovenia). The Best In Show line-up was truly power-packed, so we had absolutely no expectations. We were simply glad to be in the ring together with such star quality dogs. Isla was a pleasure to show, and she really got to show off her beautifully balanced, ground-covering gait in the huge main ring. We enjoyed every second of it! And we were absolutely thrilled when the speaker announced that Isla won Best In Show 3rd - in an entry of 6700 dogs!!! Huge congratulations to Isla's owner Emilia Kanerva! Isla finished the year as Number ONE Pharaoh Hound in Finland!

Storm & Isla - brand new Helsinki Winners 2016!

 

Ch. Bazinga A Song Of Ice And Fire "Isla" winning Group 1st at the Helsinki Winner Show!

Photo by talented Kaire Meristo!

 

Isla going Best In Show 3rd at the Helsinki Winner Show among 6700 entries!

Thank you to the judges - Perttu Ståhlberg (breed), Markku Kipinä (group) and Stefan Sinko (BIS).

 

 

 

November 21st 2016, Norwegian Winner Show 2016, Lillestrøm, Norway

What a day! 11 Pharaoh Hounds were entered under Mr. Harto Stockmari, Finland, at the Norwegian Winner Show (7000+ entries in total) in Lillestrøm. Izzie went BOB and gained her third (!) Norwegian Winner title at 7,5 years of age! Her son Storm went BOS, defending the title Norwegian Winner title for the second year in a row!

 

Storm & Izzie - brand new Norwegian Winners 2016!

 

My stunning foundation bitch Ch. Mesmerizing Made In Heaven "Izzie"

can now add her third (!) Norwegian Winner title to her name.

 

November 6th 2016, Nordic Winner Show 2016, Herning, Denmark

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" gained yet another title: NORDIC WINNER 2016! 13 PHs entered. Judge was Mr. Andrzej Stepinski, Poland.

Storm - Nordic Winner 2016!

 

 

November 5th 2016, Danish Winner Show 2016, Herning, Denmark

Bazinga Behold The Dragon's Inferno "Santana" made her show debut today (4,5 months old) , and went all the way to BEST IN SHOW BABY at the Danish Winner Show! Total entry of over 6000 dogs. Breed judge was Monika Blaha, and the BIS Baby judge was Hanne Laine Jensen. Way to go, baby Santana! :)

 

Bazinga Behold The Dragon's Inferno "Santana" BIS Baby at the Danish Winner Show 2016!

 

September 24th 2016, Høstprøven Trøgstad, Norway & LC trial in Finland

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" was 1/5 with his crowning Norwegian lure coursing CC at the International LC trial in Trøgstad today, making him a Norwegian, Swedish & Finnish lure coursing champion!!!

 

Storm with some of his lure coursing rosettes!

 

In Finland, Ch. Bazinga A Song Of Ice And Fire "Isla" placed 2/9 at a lure coursing trial, and sister Ch. Bazinga A Feast For Crows "Halla" won her second lure coursing CC in a row! :)

 

September 16-17th 2016, St. Louis, MO, USA - PHARAOH HOUND CLUB OF AMERICA NATIONAL WEEKEND

Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" won BOS in a quality entry at the Pharaoh Hound Club of America National Specialty on Friday September 16th under Debra Thornton! The following day she won BOB in an entry of 38 Pharaoh Hounds under respected judge Bill Shelton! She went on to win a Group 3rd! Congratulations, Pam, Robert & Grahm!

 

Meanwhile in Finland, her sisters Bazinga A Feast For Crows "Halla" & Bazinga A Song Of Ice And Fire "Isla" competed at a racing competition, placing 1st and 2nd respectively! Halla even won the title JK-16. On Sunday, Isla & Halla competed at a lure coursing trial in Finland, at which Isla placed 1st with her 5th and crowning Finnish lure coursing CC, making her a Finnish LC Champion and TRIPLE CHAMPION!!! Halla was 2nd with her very first Finnish LC CC! Congrats, Emilia & Henna-Kaisa!

 

September 4th 2016, Helsinki Group Show, Finland

Bazinga A Feast For Crows "Halla" gained her third and crowning CC today, finishing her Finnish Champion title! She also won Best of Breed (4 PHs entered). She is now the sixth champion in our litter of seven (Bazinga A-litter). Congratulations to Halla's owner, Henna-Kaisa Wigren!

 

The new champion, Ch. Bazinga A Feast For Crows "Halla", here pictured

after winning her first CC and BOB at the Helsinki Winner Show 2014!

 

 

September 2nd 2016, FCI World Racing Championship, Toulouse, France

Ch. Bazinga A Song Of Ice And Fire "Isla" won the Gold Medal at the FCI World Racing Championship in France today, and can add the "World Racing Champion 2016" title to her name. Way to go, Isla & Emilia!!!

 

 

 

 

August 14th 2016, International KC Show, Lillehammer, Norway

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" won Best Of Breed at the International KC Show in Lillehammer today under Mr. Martin Croeser, South Africa. His sister Penny, Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones, won Best Bitch 1st & BOS with her crowning CACIB, making her an International Champion! :-) Storm was shortlisted in a very competitive group (group judge Geir Nordahl Pedersen).

 

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" - a brand new International Champion (C.I.B.)!

She will be bred in January, see the breeding plans here.

 

June 19th, Farkkushow, Finland

Today one of the biggest Pharaoh Hound specialties worldwide was held, the official "Farkkushow" specialty in Finland, with 33 Pharaoh Hounds entered under breed specialist Mrs. Annette Bystrup from Denmark... And I am happy to announce that

Ch. BAZINGA A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE "Isla" went all the way to Specialty BEST IN SHOW!!!

 

In the competition against the BOB winning Ibizan Hound smooth (18 entries) and wire (3 entries), Isla was placed BIS-1! Huge congratulations to owner Emilia Kanerva!

 

This is the second year in a row that a Pharaoh Hound from kennel Bazinga wins Specialty BIS at this prestigious specialty, as Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" went SBIS (and BIS-1) last year under Mrs. Gabriela Veiga, Portugal, in an entry of 55 PHs (and 26+8 Ibizan Hounds).

 

Isla is now the third(!) SBIS winner in the Bazinga A-litter:

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" SBIS in Norway & Finland

Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" SBIS at the PHCA National Specialty in the USA

Ch. Bazinga A Song Of Ice And Fire "Isla" SBIS in Finland

 

Bazinga A Feast For Crows "Halla" won a big open class and ended up as Best Bitch 4th with the reserve-CC! Congrats, Henna-Kaisa!

Ch. Bazinga A Song Of Ice And Fire "Isla"

 

 

June 18-19th 2016, International Dog Show, Krakow, Poland & Erfurt, Germany

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" was Best Of Breed with A Polish CAC and CACIB at an International Dog Show in Krakow, Poland, on her way home from the European Coursing Championship in Slovakia. Thanks to Astrid Joensen for handling her!

 

On Sunday Penny was shown at the International Dog Show in Erfurt, Germany, where she went BOB yet again with a German CAC and CACIB. Thanks to Regine Jensen for handling her! A clean sweep for Miss Penny! :-)

 

June 17th 2016, European Coursing Championship 2016, Velke Pole, Slovakia

*** PENNY IS A BRAND NEW EUROPEAN COURSING CHAMPION!!!! ***

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" ran two outstanding heats at the European Coursing Championship 2016 and went straight to the top, gaining the title EUROPEAN COURSING CHAMPION 2016!!! What a fantastic achievement! Huge congratulations to Penny's co-owner who travelled all the way to Slovakia with Penny and Storm as I had to stay at home with Sansa's newborn litter. Storm ended up on an honorable 5th place in stiff competition among 15 males!

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones - European Coursing Champion 2016!!!!!

 

 

June 14th 2016, WELCOME TO THE WORLD, BAZINGA B-LITTER!

Pleased to present the next generation Bazinga Pharaoh Hounds! Sansa gave birth to two handsome boys and three pretty girls early this morning - all very big and strong. All is well with puppies & their proud mom. Sansa is a natural!😊🎉

 

Sire: Number 1 Pharaoh Hound USA (all breed) 2014 & 2015 US CH GCH GCHG Norwegian & Danish Ch. Multi BIS

FARAO ANUBIS INFERNO "Tawfik"

 

Dam: Number 1 Pharaoh Hound bitch Norway 2014 & 2015 Number 1 LC PH Norway 2015 Number 1 LC PH bitch Sweden 2015 International, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish & Finnish Ch. Norwegian Winner 2015

BAZINGA A DANCE WITH DRAGONS "Sansa"

Sansa and her beautiful litter

 

 

June 11th 2016, Nordic Racing Championship 2016, Finland

Ch. Bazinga A Song Of Ice And Fire "Isla" won her 5th track racing CC today and gained her Finnish track racing champion title! She even won 1st place and is now a Nordic Racing Champion 2016! Huge congratulations to Isla and her owner Emilia!

Isla - new Finnish Track Racing Champion & Nordic Racing Champion 2016!

 

 

May 27-30th 2016, New Castle, PA, USA

THREE GROUP WINS IN THE USA!

Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" won three (!) Hound Group 1sts at show cluster in New Castle, Pennsylvania, under Mr. Hal Biermann, Mr. Dana P. Cline and Mrs. Patti Widick Neale! Congratulations, Pam, Robert & Grahm!

Summer

 

 

May 2016

 

Pharaoh Hound puppies expected in June!

Ch. Bazinga A Dance With Dragons "Sansa" 5 weeks in whelp.

 

 

 

May 16th 2016, Sjælland, Denmark

Ch. Farao Anubis Inferno "Tawfik" is making his way through Scandinavia like a true champion! Today he gained his Danish Champion title at a Danish KC national show in Køge in Sjælland under Mr. Carsten Birk. Way to go, Tawfik! Congratulations, Debbie & Barth!

 

Tawfik is a brand new Danish Champion!

 

May 15th 2016, Nørresundby, Denmark

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" won 1st place and a Danish lure coursing CC at the International lure coursing trial in Nørresundby, Denmark! Way to go, Penny!

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" has won three BOB wins on the field this year

in three different countries on only three starts!

 

 

May 7th 2016, Ålesund, Norway

Ch. Farao Anubis Inferno "Tawfik" won Best Of Breed & CACIB at the International KC Show in Ålesund, Norway, under Professor Zeev Trainin from Israel! Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" won BOS & CACIB, and Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" was Best Male 2nd, all with great critiques. Tawfik later won Group 2nd under Sighthound Specialist Dr. Miklos Levente from Hungary! Congratulations to Tawfik's owners Debbie Cooper & Barth Clooten - thank you for sharing this lovely boy!

 

Penny & Tawfik in beautiful Ålesund!

Photo by Regine Jensen

 

April 29-30th 2016, Bear, Delaware, USA

Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" won Back-to-Back Group Firsts under Sharon Clark and Marjorie Martorella at the show cluster in Bear, Delaware! Thank you to talented handler, Grahm Miller, and huge congratulations to owners Pam & Robert!

US GCH CH RBIS National SBIS Westminster BOB x 2 Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer"

beautifully pictured by Lexie Ditlow.

 

 

April 24th 2016, International lure coursing trial, Slitu, Norway

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" won 1st place at the International LC-trial in Slitu with her first Norwegian LC CC!

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" winning her first Norwegian coursing CC!

 

 

April 23rd 2016, national all breed show, Letohallen, Norway

Ch. Farao Anubis Inferno won BOB under Mr. Des Manton, Ireland, at an all breed show in Letohallen on the outskirts of Oslo. He later won Group 3rd under Mr. Per Kristian Andersen, Norway. Way to go, Tawfik!

US GCh Norw. Ch Multi BIS Farao Anubis Inferno "Tawfik"

 

 

April 17th 2016, Bergen International KC Show, Norway

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" was Best Of Breed at the International KC Show in Bergen today. His litter sister Ch. Bazinga A Dance With Dragons "Sansa" was Best Of Opposite Sex. Our American visitor Ch. Farao Anubis Inferno "Tawfik" won the male CC and gained his Norwegian Champion title! Congratulations to his owners Debbie Cooper & Barth Clooten! Pharaoh Hound judge was Mr. Francisco Salvador Janeiro.

US Grand Champion Gold FARAO ANUBIS INFERNO "Tawfik" pictured in front of a Norwegian fjord on our way to Bergen.

 

 

April 10th 2016, Sjöbo Lure Coursing Trial, Sweden

Our lure coursing season started today, and the Penny & Storm had a great time! Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny" won 1st place with her second Swedish lure coursing CC! Storm was 3rd. 7 PHs entered.

Ch. Bazinga A Game Of Thrones "Penny"

 

April 2nd 2016, Lahti International KC Show, Finland

Ch. Bazinga A Song of Ice and Fire "Isla" won Best of Breed with CACIB at the International show in Lahti under Esa Ruotsalainen, Finland. Isla was also shortlisted in the group. Congrats, Emma & Isla!

 

March 23rd-27th 2016, North Carolina, USA

Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" won Best Of Breed all five days at a cluster in North Carolina, USA. Well done, Summer & Grahm!

 

March 26th 2016, Imatra International KC Show, Finland

Ch. Bazinga A Song of Ice and Fire "Isla" was Best Bitch and BOS with the CACIB in an entry of 11 PHs under Mr. Panos Demetriou, Cyprus, at Imatra INT. Congratulations, Isla & Emma!

 

March 19th 2016, Swedish Sighthound Specialty, Sweden

Ch. Bazinga A Song of Ice and Fire "Isla" won the bitch CC & Best Of Breed at the Swedish Sighthound Specialty in Northern Sweden under Sighthound specialist Eli-Marie Klepp today, gaining her Swedish Champion title! Isla is now a Nordic Champion. Huge congratulations, Isla & Emma!

 

 

March 13th 2016, NKK Kristiansand, Norway

Storm and Sansa were shown at the International KC show in Kristiansand, Norway, today. Storm was Best of Breed, and Sansa was BOS under Britt Nyberg, Norway. Storm later went Group 3rd under Terje Lindstrøm, Norway! Way to go, Storm & Sansa!

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords going BOB & Group 3rd at Kristiansand INT KC show 2016!

 

 

February 20th 2016, NKK Bø i Telemark, Norway

Storm and Sansa were shown at the first International KC show of the year in Norway. Storm went BEST OF BREED & CACIB, and Sansa won BOS & CACIB under Vigdis Nymark (Norway). Storm went on to place Group 3rd in a strong line-up under Anne Indergaard (Norway)! A great start to 2016!

Simon, Storm & Sansa

 

 

February 15th 2016, 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York City, USA

16 Pharaoh Hounds were entered under Barbara G. Pepper, USA, at the prestigious Westminster KC Dog Show in New York. Two Bazinga Pharaoh Hounds were entered, and they did not disappoint us!

 

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords "Storm" won Winners Dog for 1 point, and was later awarded an AWARD OF MERIT!

Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" was awarded BEST OF BREED for the second year in a row!!! Not bad for a bitch who is not yet 3 years old. Huge congratulations to Summer's owners, Pam Haig & Robert Newman, and kudos to her talented handler & best friend Grahm Miller!

US GCh. SBIS RBIS Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia "Summer" going BOB

at the 140th Westminster KC Dog Show under Barbara G. Pepper!

 

Ch. Bazinga A Storm Of Swords wins an AWARD OF MERIT and Winners Dog,

and Ch. Bazinga A Dream Of Spring For Mia wins BEST OF BREED at Westminster KC 2016!

 

 

 

Summary of 2015

 

2015 has been nothing less than an incredible year for us... both on the coursing fields and in the show rings!

 

The year started out with Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, where Ch. Bazinga A Storm of Swords "Storm" was Best of Opposite Sex with a 4-point major from the Bred-By Exhibitor Class, and his litter sister US GCh. Bazinga A Dream of Spring for Mia "Summer" was BEST OF BREED, as the first Pharaoh Hound bitch to win the breed at WKC in 10 (!) years!

 

Ch. Bazinga A Storm of Swords "Storm" had yet another amazing year in the show rings, and made an incredible debut year on the coursing fields. He finished his International, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish Champion titles during the year. He won Group 1st at Bergen INT KC Show in Norway, and won multiple other group placements at the Norwegian KC Shows.

 

In August Storm won Specialty Best In Show at the official Finnish Pharaoh Hound breed specialty, which had the biggest Pharaoh Hound entry in the world during 2015 - 55 entries! A few weeks later he won Specialty Best In Show at the Norwegian Podenco Specialty (breed specialty for Pharaoh Hounds, Ibizan Hounds, Cirnechi, Podenco Canario and the Podengo Portugues breeds - 80 entries). He even won Specialty Best Of Opposite Sex at both (!) Swedish Pharaoh Hound Specialties this year.

 

On the coursing field, Storm won CCs from Norway, Sweden and Finland, and will hopefully win his crowning CC during 2016 (the CCs must have been won during two separate years for the champion title). Storm's biggest accomplishment during 2015, for me personally, was when he became a FCI European Coursing Champion 2015 in Finland in June in truly stiff competition, following in his dam's pawprints as Izzie won this title in the Netherlands in 2011.

 

During the course of the year, Storm won other titles such as: Norwegian Winner 2015, Danish Winner 2015 and Helsinki Winner 2015. He ended the year as:

 

Top Winning Pharaoh Hound in Norway 2015 (all systems)

Top Winning Lure Coursing Pharaoh Hound in Sweden 2015

Top Winning Lure Coursing Pharaoh Hound male in Norway 2015

#12 Among ALL BREEDS in Norway 2015 ("Bamselisten")

 

Ch. Bazinga A Dance With Dragons "Sansa" had a great year on the fields and in the show rings as well. She finished her International, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish Champion titles during 2015, and won multiple lure coursing CCs in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

 

She was BOB at the Norwegian Winner Show 2015, and a few weeks later she went BOB and Group 2nd at Herning INT KC show in Denmark, finishing both her C.I.B.-title and Danish Champion title at this show (app. 4000 entries in total). She was also Best Bitch 2nd in a lineup of app. 30 bitches at the Finnish Pharaoh Hound specialty!

 

Sansa ended the year as:

 

Top Winning Pharaoh Hound bitch in Norway 2015 (all systems)

Top Winning Lure Coursing Pharaoh Hound in Norway 2015

Top Winning Lure Coursing Pharaoh Hound bitch in Sweden 2015

 

Ch. Bazinga A Dream of Spring for Mia "Summer" (exp. USA) had yet another fabulous year in the American show rings. She started the year by winning an impressive BOB at Westminster KC Show, not even two years of age. She won BOB at multiple shows during the year. She went BOB at the National Dog Show, a show that is broadcasted on national TV during Thanksgiving. She ended the year by winning BOB at the prestigious AKC Eukanuba National Championsihip in Orlando, Florida.

 

Summer ended the year as:

 

Top Winning Pharaoh Hound bitch in the USA 2015 (breed system)

 

Ch. Bazinga A Game of Thrones "Penny" won the Swedish Pharaoh Hound Club Derby with a Swedish LC CC in May. She even won a Finnish LC CC at the FCI European Coursing Championship in Finland. In the show rings, Penny finished her Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish Champion titles during the year.

 

Ch. Bazinga A Song of Ice and Fire "Isla" (exp. Finland) had a great year in the show rings as well as on the coursing fields and racing track. She won CC, CACIB, BOB and Group 4th at the Tallinn Winner show in Estonia, gaining the Tallin W-15 title. She also went to Tromsø INT KC show in Norway, going BOB with CC and CACIB. She also went Group 1st at two group shows. She became a Finnish, Estonian and Norwegian Champion during the year. She ended in 2nd place in stiff competition at the FCI European Coursing Championship, and a few months later she became a FCI European Track Racing Championship 2015 in Germany!

 

Isla ended the year as:

 

Top Winning Track Racing Pharaoh Hound in Finland 2015

 

Bazinga A Feast for Crows "Halla" has not been shown much during 2015, but has instead focused on other things... she passed all her exams and is a certified diabetic alert dog! Hats off to owner Henna-Kaisa Wigren for guiding Halla to this accomplishment! Halla was shown at the Winner Shows in December, and was Best Bitch 4th at the Helsinki Winner Show 2015 with the res-CC, and Best Bitch 2nd at the Finnish Winner Show with the CC and res-CACIB. She also won a big open class at the Finnish Pharaoh Hound Specialty, and finished as Best Bitch 4th with the res-CC among app. 30 bitches.

 

Storm, Sansa, Isla and Penny took part in the Bazinga Breeders Group that went Best In Show Breeder at the Strömsholm ("Skokloster") Summer Show in Sweden in July - one of the biggest Sighthound Specialaties worldwide!

 

Thanks to all my wonderful puppy buyers for taking excellent care of your Bazinga Pharaoh Hounds. This would not have been possible without you!

 

 

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