On friday september 4th we did and ultrasound to check if we are indeed expecting puppies. And it was more then clear we did! We saw many many embryo's so fingers crossed for some lovely & healthy puppies this fall!
We are very proud to announce our planned Mafinga J-Litter for this autumn.
Initially we had planned this litter for autumn 2021, but nature usually doesn't stick to our plans ;-)
Itayi & Inghinn are siblings (sisters) from the same litter, we planned for both of them to have their first litter in 2021, one in spring/summer and one in autumn. But this time they came in heat at the same time and therefore it is likely it will be the same next cycle. Because we do not want 2 litters at the same time, we decided to plan Inghinn's litter this time around. We already decided that Sambo would be the male we wanted to use, so no problems there.
We have found a fantastic match for Inghinn in SAMBO: CH Wakati Mzuri Jazua Aike
Sambo is a son of our "own" Hunter (Mafinga Hombarume) and lovely Zola ( Wakati Mzuri Finest Xoxo Zola) I have followed Sambo & his siblings over the last few years and I am impressed with how they turned out.
Sambo always stood out to me. He is a very nice, super balanced and sound dog with an interesting pedigree. He is nice and average in size but still very masculine and has strong bone. I also love his great movement. On top of that he has a wonderful stable & relaxed temperament but with the proper hunting instinct, which reminds me of his daddy Hunter ;-)
He has done incredibly well in the european showrings throughout the years, but also in "real life" he is a winner, being a stable and lovely family dog for his family of 3 young kids.
We have very high hopes for this litter and are very excited to see what this lovely combination will bring.
Thank you Jenny Bieker & Britta Kasbach for your trust!
We are so happy with our new family member - Wakati Mzuri N’joy Nenji for Mafinga! She is absolutely lovely, sweet, smart & cheeky. She knows what she wants & the whole world is her playground. Itayi & Inghinn are also in love & fully accepted her. They love playing & cuddling with her
A huge thanks to Britta & Achim of Wakati Mzuri Ridgebacks for entrusting us with this amazing girl
Introducing Mafinga's next generation (hopefully)!
We are so incredibly proud of and happy with our "Ijaba-Litter" (Mafinga Chikara Chikumbi x Kangelani's Impressive Ino by Ascot), all such lovely pups! For a long time we wanted to add a Chikumbi puppy girl to our pack but we just couldn't decide between these two stunning girls, so these 2 will stay with us:
left to right:
* Vizara Luangwa Ijaba (CH Vizara Glenara x Je Yapha Ben Shemen)
* Mafinga Inghinn Ijaba (CH Mafinga Chikara Chikumbi x CH Kangelani's Impressive Ino by Ascot)
* Mafinga Itayi Ijaba ((CH Mafinga Chikara Chikumbi x CH Kangelani's Impressive Ino by Ascot)
* Mafinga Chikara Chikumbi ( CH Vizara Luangwa Ijaba x CH Noldor Majestic Sinbest
Annemarie made some more lovely photo's, see them below:
We are very happy to announce the arrival of the MAFINGA IJABA LITTER (Chikumbi x Ino). We have 11 beautiful pups ( 6 f - 5 m). The delivery has not been an easy road because 1 pup blocked the "exit" and so today the pups are born by C-section. We are so relieved Chikumbi & pups are doing well!
Chikumbi started her heat on Friday 11th november.
We are very much looking forward to our trip to Norway to meet Ino and the Kifani pack!
Family fun & photo's
Together with Hans & Laura and the Mafinga pack of 6, we spent a few days in the always lovely Bourscheid. We had a relaxed time, made lovely walks in the forest and took the time to make some nice family photo's of the dogs. For us as breeders it is so special to have all these family members together and seeing the resemblance in exterior and also very much in character.
RRCL Clushow: BOB Mafinga Dziya Mushana - BOS Mafinga Hombarume 'Hunter"
Then on sunday we attended the RRCL clubshow and this day turned out to become a breeders dream come true!
Our girl Mafinga Dziya Mushana was Best Bitch and BOB and her son Mafinga Hombarume 'Hunter' was Best male/BOS. How special to have mother and son compete for BOB! For Hunter this is the second year in a row to win Best male and now the Heike Will trophy comes home to the Mafinga team again ;-)
Even more special is the fact that Dziya's mother Ijaba won BISS RRCN Speciality (dutch clubshow) under the same judge in 2010! So we made a lovely group photo with miss Hapaaniemi and her "winners" Dziya - Hunter & Ijaba. Again a very special moment!
The rest of the family also did a fantastic job at the RRCL clubshow:
- Mafinga Chikara Chikumbi 2 exc CH class with ResCACL
- Mafinga Dhunduru 2 exc CH class with ResCACL
- Mafinga Funidza 'Cooper' shortlisted to last 7 of strong open class
Thanks to judge E. Hapaaniemi for this memorable day and nice words about our dogs.
Thanks to the RRCL for a lovely organised show with a great atmosphere.
You can check out all the photo's of the show below:
Another BOB & BEST IN GROUP win for
MAFINGA HOMBARUME 'HUNTER'
at int. dogshow Maastricht (Nl) :
🏆 CAC / CACIB
🏆 BOB & BIG2 !
🏆 he is now also DUTCH CHAMPION !
Many congrats Hans & Laura, WOW!