Elvis was my ideal tricolor male basenji. He had an incredibly short coat, a lot of red markings and he was a compact little dog- in fact, he looked like a tricolor version of his grandfather, Brenn, but with the marked increase in substance that came from his sire, Ch. Jerlin's Braveheart. As the only son of Spaz, he was very well behaved when it came to female basenjis- since his mom would clean his clock if he misbehaved. Elvis was minored out in the Conformation ring, just looking for those elusive majors, but he shined on the coursing field, finishing his AKC Lure Coursing Championship at the Basenji Club of America's 2007 National Specialty Trial and followed that up by winning the Open class at the National ASFA trial the next day. The following May, he stopped eating, lost weight quickly, and began vomiting. He was diagnosed with Lymphosarcoma and passed away May 7, 2008 at only 3 years and 4 months of age. Elvis will always remain the what could have been dog in my mind.