Our kennel was established in 2005. Its name Asthenia is inspired by medical name and it's mean weakness for Basenji. Our Basenjis are primary loved members of our family and then also show dogs just for fun. Basenjis are just unique!
As time passes by our pack has increased in number of 10 but not all share the same home together. Geasy, Abanda and Kotten live in a village Křivoklát with my parents (Mirek and Pavlina) and my sister Aneta and her daugter Rozalie. Buju, Masai, Kwame, Ebun, Fula, Nzangi and two cats share home with me and my husband Petr in a small village Újezd nad Zbečnem. And our latest addition to our pack Dapper lives with Petr´s sister Míša in Ryšín about 15 mins away from us.
First Basenji (and first dog ever) came to us in 2001. We were looking for dog for a long time and one day we found breed named Basenji in dog encyclopedia. This african dog who can't bark caught our attention immediately. We found one breeder who were planning puppies and went to look at this breed personally. When we saw two bitches at breeder's house we felt in love with them and reserved a red/white boy. Geasy grew into beautiful and elegant male. He has been very successful in show rings and has become one of the most successful Basenjis in Czech Republic ever. Geasy is father of four litters. Geasy left us in age of 16 years and 5 months on 19th June 2017. He will be missed but never forgotten.
In 2003 Lucie Junova asked us if we would want a female to co-ownership (Lucie´s Don daughter). Although we didn´t plan another dog we said yes. And then after two months Abanda came to us. Geasy and Abanda got along great together and they love each other. Abanda is mother of three litters and champion on many countries. Now she is retired of shows and breeding and enjoys her pack.
Buju is daughter to our Abanda and english gentleman Kwame (Gooses Burnt Ember). She got after his daddy a lot - she is very calm, sweet, cuddly and dependent on her pack. And same as her daddy she lacks enthusiasm for showing. I think she doesn´t find that out so interesting as running off leash in forest with pack or lying on couch. Buju is mother of two litters and Czech champion-that is enough for her and us too :)
Masai came to us in the beggining of 2009 from Sweden. Since his arrival to our pack it was evident he is going to be the head of our pack. Masai is the most hyperactive basenji I have ever seen but at the other hand he is very obedient, cuddly and good boy. Masai can be seen on shows a lot and has already own some championships. He also loves races so sometimes we go for a race training with him. Masai sired some lovely litters full of handsome pups.
Kwame was born in November 2011 in Moravia. He got along with our pack perfectly. He is also very obedient, good, cuddly, hyperactive and happy boy. He is the biggest eater of our pack which is good for us as because of that he can run off leash for most of the time at our walks. Kwame is a "show buddy" to Masai since baby class and he is doing great in show rings so far. He also loves running so he already met race oval too.
Kotten is the newest member of our pack. He was born in the same kennel in Sweden as Masai. In spring 2012 he came to us from Ekibondo kennel in Moravia. Kotten is already adult boy and you can see that on him. He is very calm, good, cuddly and he is very dependent on his owner Aneta. Kotten is champion of many countries and father to some nice litters. We plan to enter Kotten to some show in future again.
Ebun was born in November 2013 in Liberec ar Salasirian. We brought her to our pack in January 2014 and he got along with Buju, Masai and Kwame very quickly and without problem. So Masai and Kwame has a new companion for their plays and Buju is a brand new "adoptive" mom. We would like to attend in lure coursing, races and also some shows, if she will like it.
Fula was born to our Buju on a Christmas Eve 2013 and as she was born as a first of six pups (and with a little help from me) we decided in a minute that she is the one we keep. Together with Ebun we would like to attend in lure coursing, races and also some shows, if she will like it.
Nzangi came to us in January 2016. Her sire is black/white "domestic" dog and dam is red/white female from African Congo. She got along with our pack without problems, she is very happy and contact girl and we are curious to see if there really are any significant differences between Africans and our "domestic" basenjis.
Dapper arrived in November 2016 from USA. He is very sweet and easygoing boy. Dapper gained some champion titles in USA when he lived with his breeder Katie Campbell and we hope he will gained some in Europe as well. Dapper is well built male with excellent movement and he is of the lovely "old school" basenji type I like. Let´s see what future bring to him in his new European home.
In Dec 2012 we brought our very first cat of a shelter to our home. Her name was Lucinka but for us she is just Cat (Kočka). As basenjis are called as a catlike our Cat could be called doglike or basenjilike. She is as crazy as basenjis can be and she get along with our pack (Buju, Masai, Kwame) great since the first day.
In July 2013 we brought our second cat from a shelter to be a companion to our first cat. Tomcat (Kocour) is the same as a Cat. he get along with our basenji pack very well. He is very cuddle and friendly boy.