Mandalay Basenjis

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BCOC National Specialty

Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on February 2, 2018 at 5:25 PM

We are less than 4 months away from the

Basenji Club of Canada's National Specialty!

Held in conjunction with the

Erie Shores Kennle Club,

June 1st-4th, 2018 


on the banks of the

Grand River! 

Lots to see and do!


Friday June 1st

  • ESKC Regular Show / Rally / Obedience
  • All Hound Club of Ontario Specialty Show
  • Erie Shores FREE BBQ for all Exhibitors
  • BCOC Fun Night
  • BCOC Wine & Cheese
  • FREE Reproductive Seminar (7pm-9pm)


Sat June 2nd

  • Caledonia Town-Wide Garage Sale
  • ESKC Regular Show / Rally / Obedience
  • BCOC National Specialty

    Sun June 3rd

  • ESKC Regular Show / Rally / Obedience
  • BCOC Booster

     Mon June 4th

  • ESKC Regular Show
  • Baby Puppy

For more information regarding

this or other upcoming shows please call

Jennifer at 519-697-DOGS(3647)

or visit the following websites:

Erie Shores Kennel Club, The Basenji Club of Canada,

Canuck Dogs, or MJN Show Services.

Join us on Facebook :

Basenji Club of Canada National Specialty 2018

We are still looking for Volunteers to help out at the National.

This is a great way to learn about how Dog Shows really run, get to know other crazy Basenji people and feel like you belong.

If you are interested in helping out

before, during or after the National

please call Jennifer at


Puppy Update

Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on January 17, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (2)

The Puppies have arrived!

Daytona gave birth Nov 16th to 2 Black Boys (Cane & Doppler), 4 Black Girls (Fema,Tide,Breeze & Rain) and 1 Red Girl(Huri)! The Pups are 12wks old and are very busy learning how to be proper Basenjis. They are learning how to be in a crate, not chew on people and how to potty on the puppy pads! They are having fun interacting with their Grandma Amira and Great Grandma Patience. All very important lessons for sure! Pups will be ready for their new homes early March. If you are looking for a pup we have both Show and Non-Show available. Please call us at 519-697-DOGS(3647) for more information



Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on November 9, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

For those who don't know what is takes to be a Breeder, it is a journey of blood, sweat, tears, reading pedigrees, finding the right Stud, showing dogs to their titles, doing health testing, driving ahead of  huricanes to do breedings, shipping semen across the country, rushing to the Vet to insert the semen you just shipped, driving cross country to breed live after the AI did not take the previous year, finding the right homes for the pups, raising them right so the new homes will love them forever....

Ok so most breedings don't involve the crazy hurricanes but this upcoming litters Dam (Daytona) was bred twice during major Hurricanes (Hugo (2016) and Irma (2017))! Since last years litter did not take we tried again and are very happy to learn that she is pregnant and is due in about 12 days!

Puppies will be ready for their new homes around Feb 14th, 2018 and yes our famous "Puppy Party" will take place around the end of Jan / early Feb 2018. Even if you are not interested in purchasing a pup this time around we encourage you to join in the "Puppy Party" fun as you get to meet other Basenji Breeders, Owners (current and future), join in the pot luck and of with PUPPIES!

It is probably not a shock that the theme for this litters puppy names will be storms/hurricanes (not Hugo, Katrina or Irma)!

Daytona (black and white) (AKC/UKC Ch Mandalay's DRMZ2WN With Bluestone) was bred to Jethro (red and white) (MBISS GCHG Akuaba N Eldorado Bungle in the Jungle). All colors are expected with super sweet solid temperments.

Here is more information about Jethro:

Born December 31, 2011

Award of Merit at 2013 National

Grand Championship December 2013

Bronze Grand Championship April 2014

Gold Grand Championship December 2014

Multiple Group One Winner

2 Best in Specialty Show wins in 2014

Ch Reveille Re-up Stud Dog for 2015

Specialed to Number 2 Basenji

by Kim Brown

Ch Reveille Re-up Stud Dog for 2016

Sire of 2017 National Specialty Best of Breed

Sire of 2017 Top Twenty Winner

Jethro is the sire of:

BIS & Multi-BISS GCH & Can Ch

Eldorado N Akuaba Dream Lover

– Specialties and Best in Show wins

Ch Eldorado N Akuaba Dreamcatcher

Ch. Mata Hauri Winterlight

Ch Akuaba N Eldorado Heart of Gold

Ch Akuaba N Eldorado Heart Full of Soul

Ch Akuaba N Eldorado Heart Skips a Beat

GCH Mata Hauri Summer Storm

– Group Placing

Ch Akuaba N Eldorado Queen of Hearts

Ch Akuaba N Eldorado Hearts on Fire

Ch Kaleonahe's Extrovert

Ch Mata Hauri Autumn Breeze

– Finished Title with Group Placement

Ch Kaleonahe's Enchanted

Ch Mata Hauri Spring Rain

GCH Kaleonahe's Empress for Relic

MBISS GCH Relic's Big Bang Theory of Dagoba

– Group Winner

2017 National Specialty Best of Breed

and Top Twenty Winner

Ch Relic N Khani's Prelude to a Kiss

Ch Kabar Khani's Mib Agent K

Ch. Mata Hauri Rumble in the Jungle

Ch. Mata Hauri Serenade in the Jungle

Ch. Relic N Khanis Opening Act

Ch. Kivu Torchio

Jethro's Pedigree

GCH Eldorado's Intrigue

Ch Kaleonahe's Eldorado This Is It

Ch Khani's Written In The Stars

MBISS GCHG Akuaba N Eldorado Bungle in the Jungle

Ch Illusion's Tex Son

Ch Eldorado N Akuaba Unchained Melody

Ch Eldorado's She's A Keeper

To see pictures of Jethro please visit Eldorado Basenjis.

To learn more about the breed, inquire about purchasing a pup or to join the Puppy Party please call us at 519-697-DOGS(3647) (7am-8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)

Welcome To Mandalay Basenjis!

Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on November 2, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Welcome to Mandalay Basenjis, a small smoke free Family run kennel located in Durham Region, Ontario. Our dogs are registered with CKC, AKC, UKC, NAMASCUSA & MASCA. Please take a moment to view our website and all it has to offer.


We have been in Basenjis about 30 years and are currently owned by 3 Basenjis: Patience (12) Amira (8) and Option (3 years) and 1 North American Shepherd (Novi 7 years).


We here at Mandalay are proud that all of our dogs have multiple titles and participate in various activities such as Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility, Racing, Weight Pull, Barn Hunt, Flyball & Lure Coursing. Our dogs participate at various venues such as CKC, AKC, UKC, RBCOSWO, MASCA, NAMASCUSA, ASCA, ICKC, CARO & CARA. We take the time to find out where each of dog excels and let them participate in the activites that they enjoy. I am here to answer any of your questions you may have and if you are interested in participating in our Dog Sports then I will help you get started.

If you are still researching the breed then I would also recommend the Basenji Club of America and Basenji Club of Canada websites. Both sites offer tons of info on this unique breed. Contacting breeders (check out,,, or For The Love OF Purebred Dogs) [;)] and going to dog shows to meet the breed are also great ways of learning to see if this is the breed for you. If you feel that the Basenji is the dog for you then please call us at 519-697-DOGS (3647). We accept phone calls Mon-Sun 7am-8pm EST. If long distance is a concern for you then I can call you (email your phone number to [email protected]).

This is not a fancy website, there are 2 pages to see (this page and the photo albums). To get all the info please read what is on this page (there is a lot of scrolling to do). Once you get into the albums you can click on each album to open it. To make the picture bigger just click on it. If have any questions please call us at 519-697-DOGS(3647) Mon-Sun 7am-8pm EST.

Hope I have been able to answer your questions.



Oh Me is now a Champion!

Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on May 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We here at Mandalay are very excited to announce our newest Champion. Oh Me finished her UKC title in just 1 weekend with 2 Gr 2nd, 1 Gr 3rd and 1 Gr 4th. She is my first to ever finish in one weekend (Daytona and Option came very close) and she is the second dog from our "O" letter to finish. I would like to Thank her Co-Breeder / Co-Owner Sue Wilcox for handling her to her 2 Group 2nd wins and to my Husband for "finishing" what Sue started. We are every proud of her and can't wait to see what the future holds. Oh Me is now:


Ch. Duara Oh Me Oh My Mandalay

Daytona is now an AKC Champion!

Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on March 10, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Daytona is living up to her name of "Dreams To Win" as she is now a dual Champion. We are so proud of her and Scott who handled her to everyone one of her 15 points which included a 4 point Major and 2, 3 point Majors. She is the first Mandalay Basenji to become an AKC Champion. What's next for this "Little Girl"? Hopefully she will come back to Canada to obtain her CKC and CGN Titles then she will be bred. We are still searching for a Stud Dog for her so check back often for updates. Daytona is now AKC/UKC Ch. Mandalay's DRMZ2WN With Bluestone.

Option is a Champion!

Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on October 23, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Well Option is living up to his name "Only One Option" as he finished his UKC Ch in only 5 shows with 2 Group Firsts and 3 Group Seconds with some stiff competition! The Judges can't get enough of this Boy. Even people from other Breeds are just in love with him. He is the complete package. Looks, temperment, movement and is oh so correct. We can't wait to breed him in a couple of years. Option is now:

Ch.Mandalay Only One Option Duara CGN

Option Got His CGN!

Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on July 19, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We are proud to announce that Option now has his CGN Title (Canine Good Neighbor). He is our youngest Basenji to earn the title just 1 day after his First Birthday! He is now

Mandalay Only One Option Duara CGN.


Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on October 22, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)

We tend to get alot of people calling with the same questions so I thought I would answer some of them on our site. Hope these help. If you still have questions please call us at 519-697-DOGS(3647) Mon-Sun 7am-8pm EST.

1) How much do they cost? - Most Purebred Dogs currently cost around $1200.00-$1500.00.

2) Why do you charge more for Non-Show?- We feel that people who Show can use a break on the price. The money they "saved" on the purchase price of the Dog will help cover the Show Fees. At Mandalay we typically charge $1100.00 for a Show Home and $1300.00 for a Non-Show Home.

3) Why do some Breeders charge different amounts? - Each Breeder is in charge of setting their own price. Keep in mind though the going rate is around $1200.00. Why pay more if not needed. Make sure you do your homework and find out if the $2000.00 Pup is better than the $1200.00 Pup. Our Dogs go home with food, toys, blanket, pictures, Breeder after care, free Babysitting and much more. Do other Breeders offter that? Do your research.

4) Why do you only breed every 3-4 years when other Breeders breed 3-4 times a year?  -  We here at Mandalay feel that over breeding (over breeding is having 1 or more litters/year) any Breed of Dog is not good so we only breed every 3-4 years. This helps prevent over populating and helps us not have too many Dogs at our home. Basenjis are a harder Breed to re-home so it is not uncommon for us to have a Pup with us until 9 months or longer. It also gives our Pups time to develop so we can decide if we want to use the Sire or Dam again with another prospect (we do not do repeat Breedings).

5) Why do you not do "Repeat Breedings"? Repeat Breedings are where you use the same Sire and Dam. We have been taught from various Reputable Breeders that if you like what you got the first time you will not get it again by doing a repeat Breeding. Every time you breed a litter you are suppose to be improving on the Parents. Using the same Dogs over and over again will not improve anything, infact it could make it worse.

6) Why do you not take deposits? - Simple answer is "We are not scared". If you really want a Puppy from us you will make sure that we know that you want a Puppy from us. We DO NOT believe in the "First Come First Serve" method that other Breeders use because we take the time to match the Puppy with the right home. Before the Pups are born we cannot predict number, gender, color or personalities so why would we take money from People only to find out later we do not have a Pup for them. It is easier to not take money and we will match up the Pups with the right homes from those who show me that they are serious about our Pups. We have heard too many horror stories about Breeders (from various Breeds) who take Deposits and never contact the People again or people who were given a Puppy that did not suit their home only because the Breeder did "first come first serve".

7) Why do your Pups go home after 12 weeks? - We take the time to raise our Pups correctly. Breeders that are in it for the money like to see the Pups go by 8-10 weeks. All Pups go through a phase called "Puppy fear" between 8-10 weeks. We help them get though it. If you get a Puppy at 8 weeks you won't know how do deal with Puppy Fear and therefore could be setting  your Pup up for failure. Starting at 5-7 weeks we start Socializing our Pups. We take the time to take them on trips both local and long distance and get them use to all sorts of situations. Keeping them until 12 weeks also lets the Adult Dogs and their Siblings teach them right from wrong. Nothing is better than watching the Pups learn life lessons from the Adults because the lessons seem to stick better then if we Humans tried to teach them. We also make sure the Pups have their shots so all you have to do is Rabies at 6 months of age.

How do you differ from other Breeders? - Very simple every Breeder is different. It is up to you to do your research and decide who you want to deal with for the next 15 years. There are Breeders out there who are just in it for the money and those who truly care about the Breed. We here at Mandalay are about the Breed. You can tell because we Show our Dogs, we only Breed every 3-4 years, we keep our numbers low at home in case we get a return or take longer placing a Puppy, our Pups go home after 12 weeks, we keep in touch with our Pupy people, we have references from our Puppy People and much more. The choice is clear to me but at the end of the day it is your decision. Do your homework and pick the Breeder that is right for you.

9)Why do you not like email? -  We find talking on the phone is much better as we can tell alot about a person over the phone. Email is not professional and very "cold". If you decide to email us we will reply with our phone number for you to call us back at so you might as well just call us from the start.

10) Why do you want phone calls 7am-8pm EST?- Since we get up early (we are up by 4am) we also go to bed early (usually 8:30pm) therefore we don't want to be woken up. This of course is different for our Puppy People. Once you buy a Dog from us we will accept calls 24/7. We do this because we feel it is important to be available to our Puppy people incase one of our Pups is sick or needs our help. Calling outside of these hours will result in us not selling you a Dog.

11) What is the difference between a "Registered Breeder" and a "Certified Breeder"? - Nothing. Some people and websites (Kijiji) use these terms but they are incorrect. As a Breeder our Kennel Name and our Dogs are Registered with the Canadian Kennel Club but we are not. We pay a yearly membership to the CKC but it has nothing to do with our Breeding programs. No one from CKC, UKC, AKC or Ag Canada comes over to check us out. There aren't any rules about how to raise Puppies. It is like becoming a Parent. You do the best you can with what you've got.

12) What is the difference between a "Puppy Mill or "Backyard Breeder"? - Nothing. A Puppy Mill or Backyard Breeder are what we call those "Breeders" who are in it for the money. They usually breed multiple times per year (either using the same Bitch or having a few Bitches for breeding), they breed multiple breeds, they sell the Pups before they are 10 weeks old, they don't socialize Pups, they tend to have multiple litters at the same time or always seem to have Puppies. PM's or BYB's may still Register their Dogs with the CKC, AKC or UKC. Just because the pup comes with papers doesn't mean it is a Reputable Breeder. Do your research.

13) Do you have Puppies/When are you having Puppies?

Puppies will be here in the next couple of weeks (by Thanksgiving). Please read above post.

Please call us for more information. 519-697-DOGS(3647).

Hopefully these FAQ'S helped you with our search for a Basenjis. We look forward to speaking with you. Please call us at 519-697-DOGS(3647)(M-S 7am-8pm EST).

How To Purchase A Pup From Us

Posted by Jennifer Hamaba on December 31, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

So you have done all your research (reading, visiting Breeders, going to dog shows and talking to Basenji owners) and you have decided on adding a Basenji to your home. Now what?


1) Read over my website and then contact me by calling 519-697- DOGS(3647). If long distance is a concern for you then I can call you back or you can email me your phone number. This gives us both a chance to answer any "upfront" questions we may have for each other.

2) You will then be welcome to come and meet the pups/adult dogs. At this time you will recieve "Puppy Pack" #1. This will give you more info about Basenjis and you can go home and think about which pup you liked best.

3) After we decide that a Mandalay Basenji is for you then you will recieve "Puppy Pack #2". This includes info about how to prepare for your new arrival, crate training, housebreaking, feeding, basic training and lots more.

4) We encourage you to visit the pups often (if you can) so you can watch the personalities develope and make an informed decision. Remember this new family member will be with you for about 15 years.

5) We will then make arrangements to get together to go over the contract and tidy up any outstanding paperwork. I prefer to have paperwork done before the pup goes home as there is so much excitiment when bringing home your pup I don't want you to misunderstand anything you will be signing.

***** Depending on the situation you MAY be able to bring your pup home at this stage. *****

6) A few days later I will deliver your new Pup to your home. Now you are ready to enjoy your new Mandalay Basenji!