Multi BIS Can/Am AOM Ch/Int/Columbia/Ecuador/Costa Rica/Puerto Rico Ch Terrarust N Akuaba Jamboree, CGN

Dec. 7th, 1999 – April 13th, 2013

It is through tears, that I announce the passing of Jambo. My heart dog, my little Dude Man.

Jambo, thank you so much for being a part of my life for the last 11 years.
You will never know what you have taught me nor what you have shown me.

You will always have my Respect and Love. I will  Always Honor you in what I do. 

Sleep well my heart dog. I love you.

 OFA# BJ-1185G29M-PI - Hips Good
OFA# BJ-PA68/82M/P-PI - Patellas Normal
CERF- BJ755 (2007 Result) - Eyes Normal
DNA # V125260


Jambo. Where do I start.....

You see blacks were my least favourite colour until I met Jambo......

Let's start from the beginning......

I helped whelp this litter. I have in essence known him since the day he was born. I picked out the names for the entire litter. Susan Coe (Akuaba Basenji's), an icon among Basenji breeders, wanted a black and white. She wanted the call name Bree. Hence the name Terrarust N Akuaba Jamboree. At 8 weeks old, off to PA, USA he flew. Susan raised and showed him to his American championship. Along the way he 'met' many lovely ladies!

Susan Coe then sold him to South America. His new owners changed his name to Jambo. Jambo became a globe trotter and earned numerous championship titles in Columbia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Puerto Rica. Along the way he met many more foreign ladies. He was then flown back to his breeder, Terray Boomir, to earn his Canadian Championship.

Cynthia Seeling picked Jambo up at Vancouver International Airport in May of 2002 and  whisked him off to Burns Lake for his first Canadian show. At this show Jambo placed First in group 3 times and second in group once, ending up with a group one and a Best In Show from the classes to finish his Canadian Championship in style!  In actuality, it took longer in hours for Jambo to fly here from South America than it did to finish his Championship!

This is where I come into the story. Terray had to leave for a judging assignment in Sweden and I was hired to take care of the Boarding Kennels. I first met Jambo when I went to feed him his dinner. He was in the house exercise yard with Gizelle. From the moment we met Jambo and I became inseparable. I am not only his handler but his full time house buddy as this sweet boy lives with me and we go everywhere together.

We have attended many dog shows together. Jambo is not always shown, he just enjoys hanging out.



Out of 67 Breed wins Jambo has 40 group placements.

2 Best in Shows, 13 Group 1s, 13 Group 2s, 10 Group 3s and 4 group 4s.

Some of his achievements are:

  • Multi BIS Winner
  • USA BCOA AOM Winner
  • USA Stud Dog Honour Roll
  • Champion in 6 countries
  • First B/W in Canada to win a BIS
  • First B/W in Canada to win Multi BIS's
  • First B/W in Canada to achieve a Hat Trick
  • First B/W in Canada to be an ALL BREED Top Ten Hound
  • The First B/W, AND Canadian bred Basenji to earn the title of Grand Champion.

For two years in a row (2005 and 2006) Jambo has earned an invitation to the AKC/ Eukanuaba National Championship. This prestigious show is by invitation only. Only the finest dogs are considered. It is quite an honour to be invited, especially since Jambo will be a veteran on Dec. 7th, 2006.

Jambo attended his first specialty veteran sweepstakes at 9 years old and won! He so enjoyed himself being a 'show dog' again. Jambo still has it, strutting around the ring like he used to do. He was so happy to hear the applause again.... 

Please click on 'Patches' in order to to see how his youngest son has done in the show ring.

Continuing the family tradition is Jambo's grandson, Zorro.

JAMBO is a True Ambassador Of The Breed.

News Flash:

At the spunky age of 11 years, Jambo earned his CGN ( Canine Good Neighbor) In acquiring this new title, Jambo can now be known as a Grand Champion. As far as I know, he is the first Canadian bred basenji to earn the honor of being a Grand Champion! Even at 11 years old, he's still paving the way in breaking breed records!

At 11.5 years young, Jambo went to the Basenji Club Of Canada’s National held in Fredericton, N.B. on July 31st 2011. He was very happy to be at a dog show, being the center of attention & soaking up the applause. I am sure it brought back wonderful memories of his younger years.
I am very pleased to announce that he was awarded Best Veteran In Speciality as well as he was the only Award Of Merit winner. He also won the 3 Generation class, which consisted of Jambo, his son Patches and his grandson, Zorro.
Despite being diagnosed with Cushings Disease in 2008, Jambo is still going strong, loving life in general and most of all he enjoys being a “show dog” again.

Jambo Memorial

AM CH Palm Desert Lion On The Loose

AM CH Palm Desert Ful-a Charisma
AM CH Arubmec's Chief Happy Peanut
AM CH Palm Desert's Golden Girl
AM CH Palm Desert's Leading Lady CAN/AM CH Akuaba N Terrarust Opening Act
AM CH Palm Desert Fula Zaire Roe,FCh
Akuaba N Terrarust Eclipse
black & white
CAN/AM CH Akuaba N Terrarust On Stage AM CH Kazor's Lime Lite
AM/CAN CH Ahuaba Candu The Jitterbug
AM/CAN CH Akuaba Candu Incognito E-Z AM CH Akuaba In Blacque By Candu
CAN/AM CH Hatua's Akuaba Wildrose

Simone Gaudet
Beaubri Basenji's