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Lovely new photgraphs of

Bhanu *HV´s African Bhanu Zulu*
Amber *HV´s Amber Lady*
Abeni *HV´s Abas Abeni*
Angel *HV´s Angel for Luanda*


Our boy Leo has his 6th Birthday today, which of course will be celebrated with the obligatory Steak ;o). We look forward to at least another six years with you, mate!


The puppy gallery has been finished and pics of week 7 have been added. Many thanks to Silvia and Christian Schinkels


Individual stacks of week 9 added HERE


New pics of week 9 HERE. Again heartly thanks to Miriam Kirchner for lovely photosgraphs. (Pics of 7th + 8 th Week to follow soon)


Mega-Thanks to Miriam Kirchner for the wonderful photographs of our six week old A-Babies! Please click HERE, to view the pictures.

Also the mixed shots of the 6th week were uploaded, click HERE.


More pictures from the 5th week HERE


Puppy pictures from the 4th week were completed and we also have shots from the 5th week of our A-litter available, please click HERE


Individual pics and stacks HERE


Pictures from the 4th week HERE


More pictures from the 3rd week HERE


New puppy pictures of the 2nd and 3rd week HERE


New pictures from the A-litter HERE. Section A-litter has been revised


New pictures from the A-litter HERE


We are here!!!

We are extremely happy about the arrival of our first litter. Diva has given birth to 2 males and 8 females, mum and kids are doing very well and the puppies are all healthy and already very active.

Here are some impressions from the first hours after birth


Diva is still in excellent mood and is relaxed looking forward to her motherhood. Our living-room is already prepared for the arrival of the Babies and we eagerly await the end of September.

On request here come all placements from our Open Show Parade on 7th August:

Best head:
1.) Asali Huntress of Didingwe
2.) Enaala vom Moerser Schloß
3.) JCh Ikimba Waitimu
4.) Namilanga´s Oribi

Best gait:
1.) ESgr.´04 Ch Ozrhode Wild Inspiration
2.) JCh Ikimba Waitimu
3.) Enaala vom Moerser Schloß

Best ridge:
1.) JCh Ikimba Waitimu
2.) Ipyana of Ka-Ul-Li´s-Ridges
3.) Nyati

Best feet:
1.) Ipyana of Ka-Ul-Li´s-Ridges
2.) Enaala vom Moerser Schloß
3.) Manzengwenya Nombekoleon

Best Handling:
1.) Kathrin Sonnenberg/Diva
2.) Georg Johannes Marek/Wantu
3.) (shared): Miriam Kirchner/Naala - Sepher Doustdar/Simba

Many congratulations to all breeders and owners!!


First pictures of our A-Litter ;o), as well as Diva being in whelp.

day 30

day 40

Between day 30 and 40 we have a plus of 10 cms waist circumference...


Diva's pregnancy is confirmed - further information under planned litter

Review of Anatomy-seminar and Show-Parade at 06./07. August 2005 in Kirrweiler/Germany can be found here


RR-seminar and Show Parade on 6./7. August in 67489 Kirrweiler/South-West Germany!!!

How should an anatomically well-biult Ridgeback look like? The breed-standard gives us a frame, but there´s plenty of room for interpretation ...

When is a croup "steep" and how looks like a correct shoulder?

We are very happy that the australian breeder-/judge couples Cameron-Codognotto (Ozrhode Kennels) and Comerford (Ridgesetter Kennels) will give us the opportunity to discuss these and similar questions in a Breed Clinic Seminar and Show Parade during their stay in Germany.

By the help of pictures and guest dogs we´re goig to talk about themes regarding anatomics and functionality of our breed. Afterwards there´ll be an open questioning time, in which our refernents are available for you individual questions.

On Sunday an Open Show Parade will be held, which should also arouse the interest of those, who normally don´t (want to) show. Every Ridgeback -also those with cosmetic faults- are welcome, to every participant a detaild written critique will be handed out, along with small australian gift. Our judges will be again our australian guests. Those who want can also get some handling-tips ...

An unique event for all interest in Ridgerbacks, especially breeders and owners.

This is an official open event by RRCD


Diva paid a visit to Gianni and was mated 19./20.07.

Detailed information about this combination can be found in the Planned litter section or via eMail to me:

We enjoyed our stay so much, that we decided to create a special picture folder, click HERE


Vive la France!

we are especially glad about Diva's big success yesterday on international show Douai, France:

Exc 1st place, French CAC, CACIB and "Meilleur de Race" (BOB)

Diva now only needs one more CACIB for her international title!


Showtime ...

we attended the Specialty in Hellenthal/D on 9th July. It was a great day with nice folks (special thanks to Kiki, Susanne and Bente) and gorgeous dogs - Diva had a break and stayed at home, but it was a great honour and joy to handle two other Ridgebacks. Here are treh results of

Manzengwenya Nombekoleon (Imp. AUS), Kennel Nombeko/D: Intermediate Dogs Exc, 2nd along with German Res.CC and Club Res.CC - thus ended up as 2nd best male overall!

Rex Ventors Iving (Imp. SWE), Kennel The Ridged Viking/NOR: Intermediate Bitches Exc, 1st along with German and Club CC - thus making her Best Bitch and BOS!

BOB was awarded to JCh Heshima Ya Kimba Energy of Red, "aunty" Heshima Ya Kimba Dizzy Scooby-Dee won Open class Bitches and gained the elusive point for finishing her German Championship-title! Very well done!

At last someting completely different: there is a new Internet-Shop online, selling Ridgeback-clothes - lovely motifs! You´re most welcome to drop in at "Naala´s", click HERE.


Since we´ve been travelling during the weekend (without the dogs - shame on us *lol*), here come our Birthday greetings for DIVA ... delayed.

Many congratulations on your 3rd Birthday on 26.06, Miss Divie!!! We couldn´t have asked for a lovelier girl!


The potential pedigree of the planned litter has been revised!

Picture links of the ancestors to follow soon.


Like announced we had to have a change regarding the sire-to-be for our a litter, we have updated the corresponding section Planned litter and added an introduction of the dog.


We have lots of beautiful new pictures added - I´d like to thank Kirstin Janson, Nombeko RR´s, Miriam Kirchner and Sven Märdian, who did these photographs and were so kind to let me publish them!

So we have two new sections in our picture gallery "Ridgebacks at the Isle of Ruegen" and "Spring 2005 with friends".

In Diva´s corner at the section "stacked pictures and movement" also two new photographs were added.

And of coures we updated our results page with some news from the show front ...

And there was a lovely surprise at the evening before the RRCD-Clubmatch at 15.05.: at the announcement of the RRCD Show-Top 10 for 2004 Diva was ranked as # 9! Really excellent, even more since we only attained five RRCD Shows last year - Diva was honoured with a rosette, diploma and a bag of goodies ;o).

Our Links page has been updated and the new banner is now available there!

And last but not least I´d like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Diva´s halfsister "Misty" aka Ch Ozrhode Divine Mystique (Ch Camelot´s Code Red x Grand Ch Ozrhode Ari Mystic Gypsy ET), who gained her Championship status over the last weekend - excellent work by her owner Dawn Redman/Shelridge Kennels, Australia!


Back from a very successful weekend at the Isle of Ruegen (Germany)!

I am very very proud of our australian "Diva", who managed to be awarded her elusive point towards her German Championship Title under judge Mr Walter Schicker last weekend! Here first pictures from our short trip to Ruegen, where the RRCD Specialty was held in Samtens:

EW-04 Dt.Ch. Ozrhode Wild Inspiration

Special congratulations to Sue and Steve Cameron-Codognotto from Ozrhode Kennels - this makes also the first Champion-kid for both her parents Gypsy and Rusty ... but I´m sure there are more to come very soon ;o).

But my heartiest thanks goes to my husband Richard, whose support only makes it possible for me to live my hobby - may it be to take part in dog-activities or exhibitions!

But Sunday wasn´t over and the good fortune for the Show-Team continued: also our friend Manzengwenya Nombekoleon succeeded in Intermadiate class and thus was awarded Dog CC along with Res.CAC-Club (third best male overall) - many congratulations to his owner Kiki Janson / Nombeko Ridgebacks, it was once again a pleasure to travel with her ;o).

Manzengwenya Nombekoleon - Moyo

But of course we didn´t forget to have fun and we enjoyed the entertaiment program, that some club-memebers were offering throughout the weekend - many thanks!



we are very happy to announce the FCI-protected name of our kennel:

We hope that during the years to come, that name will become a synonym for healthy, functional and adaptable Ridgebacks.

For all who are interested is now our new banner available:

The a litter page has been updated and the sire is announced.

In this section you´ll also find detailed information on the parents to be and a potential pedigree of the puppies of this combination.

New show results from Schwarzenbek/D and Luxembourg/Lux have been added HERE.


It was time for a big update ...

we´re planning a litter fom our special girl Diva, therefor we have cretead to brandnew sections:

Breeding and Upcoming litter.

We hope our offspring will develop as beautifully as the babies from Kennel Nombeko´s A-litter.

Divie´s individual page has also been revised, read more about our Aussie-lady HERE.

And last but not least we have a new show result from the Munich-Dog Show/D HERE.


Equipped with Snickers and Caffeine...

the Show-Team was on the road again - and we came back with lovely results from the "Festival of pure-bred dogs" in Castrop-Rauxel/Germany. Diva succeded in Champion class with "Excellent" quality grading, along with german CC and Reserve Club CC. As usual the result can also be viewed HERE at the list. Judge was Mrs Timmy Ralfe from South Africa.

Big congratulations also to "Moyo" and owner Kiki Janson of Nombeko Kennels on a second place with champion-quality grading and Reserve Dog CC from the first start in Intermediate class!

Sorry folks, no pictures!


The year started nicely ...

Our congratulations to Sue and Steve on another success for Diva´s dam "Gypsy". On 8/1/05 in Barwon - Werribee KC under judge Mrs A Watt (VIC) she went Best of Breed with her six years :o).

Nice job!

Aust Grand Champion Ozrhode Ari Mystic Gypsy E.T. taken in January ´05

New show result for Diva.

New pics added at Diva's gallery.

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