The Basenji Club of America African Stock Project

Imports prior to 1987


Bereke of Blean

Call name: "Bereke"
Sex: Female Color: Red and White
Approximate date of Birth: June 1935
Date of importation to U.K.: Christmas Eve, 1936
Area discovered in Africa: Belgian Congo

Sire: Kikongo (Mnugwa x Kentu)
Dam: Mutani (N'Gashi x Tango)

Breeder: Fumu Koy

Importer: Mrs. O. Burn


Health testing and history:

Date of Death: Unknown

Cause of Death:

Comments: From Veronica Tudor-Williams 1946 book: "My memories of Bereke are not very clear as I only saw her a few times several years ago. But she stands out in my mind as being small and an excellent type, possessing a dark red coat, dark eyes and black nose. Her ears were exceptionally good, and her body was short and compact. Her tail was well-curled, but was too low-set, and her head was inclined to be "doggy" as she grew older."

Photo of Bereke from June 1937 AKC Gazette.
Photo of Bereke from June 1937
 article in the AKC Gazette by Mrs. Burn.

Litters produced:

January 28, 1937  - 2 males and 3 females  - red and 
white - Breeder: Mrs. O. Burn
            Moko
J'Joku
Fiote
Sire: Bongo of Blean
Manjan Ja
Tisandu
Sukari
 

 

Comments: Males: Bachwa of Blean and Crowned King - Females: Bakuti of Blean, Basashi of Blean, K'Impi later renamed K'Impi of the Congo. Bachwa of Blean had two litters by Bokoto of Blean and Foxie of Blean (1937-1938, six puppies). Crowned King had no litters. Bakuti of Blean had one litter sired by Bashele of Blean in 1937 (three puppies). K'Impi of the Congo had litters between 1938 and 1940 from these sires: Bashele of Blean (one puppy), Kobbi of the Congo (four puppies) and Simolo of the Congo (one puppy).

December 26, 1937 - 1 males and 3 females  - red and 
white - Breeder: Mrs. O. Burn
            Moko
J'Joku
Fiote
Sire: Bongo of Blean
Manjan Ja
Tisandu
Sukari
 

Comments: Dog: Kwango of the Congo - Females: Balika of Blean, Butani of Blean and Bakilu of Blean. Kwango of the Congo sired these ten litters betwen 1939 and 1941 from: Chloe of the Congo (three puppies), Vix of Greengold (two puppies), Senji of the Congo (five puppies), Bokoto of Blean (one puppy), Koo Koo of the Congo (six puppies), Kasui of the Congo (four puppies), Kinkajou of the Congo (one puppy), Arminta (two puppies), Kaoli of the Congo (five puppies), and repeating to Chloe of the Congo (nine puppies). Bailika of Blean had a single puppy litter by Bosandi of Blean in 1940. Butani of Blean had no progeny. Bakilu of Blean had two litters with these sires: 1938, Bosandi of Blean (four puppies) and 1940, Silvercaul Solomano (two puppies).

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