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17 December 2008

We would like to wish all our website visitors a peaceful Christmas and a great start for the
New Year.

15 December 2008

It´s been 9 years ago, when a very special puppy was born - today is Leo´s Birthday and we are so happy that he is still fit as a fiddle, both mentally and physically. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear boy, you are really very special to us!
In order to celebrate this day, we did a Birthday-Photoshooting. Enjoy!

Oh yeah, I got a few grey hairs around the muzzle ...

... but hey, I´m still the best-looking guy in town ;o)

Can you believe this, Diva was messing around with me today?!


We really enjoyed ourselves today!

10 December 2008

Finally our litter plans for 2009 have been set, we are very happy to announce the sire to be for our upcoming combination, swedish stunner Ch Rex Ventors Hero to Evergrace! More infos on this exciting litter can be found here.
Thank you to owner Eva Haglund Dackmar and breeder/co-owner Veronica Thorén for their support and making this litter possible!

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Diva and me recently visited Kaya HillValley´s Blossom and her tribe. We all enjoyed it very much and I was able to do some more new pictures. Enjoy!

Kaya at full speed

Above and below: "Kaya" left and her dam "Diva" right

Beautiful Kaya

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And some news from the show front:
BISS HillValley´s African Bhanu Zulu nicely placed
2nd, Ecxellent grading, along with Res.CAC in a huge open class at the international exhibition in Kassel/D under judge Mr Vleugels/B. Once more ... just one place away from his final point towards his title.
Well, big congratulations and we keep our fingers crossed!

16 November 2008

Ani BISS Ch Hillvalley´s Angel for Luanda earns her elusive point for finishing her

Czech Championship Title

at Prague (CZ) on 15th November 2008!!! Big congratulations!!!

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Bhanu BISS Hillvalley´s African Bhanu Zulu takes

Res.CC and Res.CACIB and 2nd Best Dog

at Hannover (D) on 1st November. What a pity, one placement higher would have been his Champion Title. Ok, way to go ;o)!

09 October 2008

Beautiful new pictures of Kaya HillValley´s Blossom are availaibe,
here as well as on her individual page!
Thank you, Melanie and Britta for sending them through ;o)

Also the individual page of Shani HillValley´s Bit of Heaven has
been updated.

06 October 2008

I am still so amazed when I realize
Multi Ch BISS HillValley´s Angel for Luanda has once again moved
up a step higher on the stairs of success. This time Team Luanda went
showing at the FCI-Europen Dogshow in Budapest/H. Ani managed to
win her class of 19 (breed entry 116) under judge Mr Stefan Stefík/SK
and was awarded CAC and CACIB and thus can add the prestigious title

FCI-European Winner 2008

to her name and is qualified for Crufts 2009!

But the icing on the cake was surely Ani´s daughter
Alexis Femme Fatale Luanda winning Puppy of Breed and
Res.Best Puppy of Day. I am sure owners Milada and Tom
are at least as proud as we are and would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to you guys!
What´s next?!?! ;o)

Alexis Femme Fatale and HillValley´s Angel for Luanda with their work´s reward

29 September 2008

I am very pleased to announce Bhanu´s BISS HillValley´s African Bhanu Zulu latest show result from Masstricht/NL under judge Mrs Purkhiser (USA).
He won Open class with "Excellent" grading, along with
Res.CC and Res.CACIB,
which will be transferred into a full CACIB point.
Biggest congratulations to proud owners Silvia & Christian!

photo: Schinkels

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New pictures of Shani, Leo and Diva:

Shani aka HillValley´s Bit of Heaven

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Also for 2009 Milada Krchnavá of Luanda Kennels in Slovakia has created a beautiful Ridgeback-Calendar.
In case you wish to learn more or would like to order, please click
on the image below, this will take you to the MK-Gallery website.

P.S.: among others also Bhanu and Diva have an appearance in
this edition!

18 September 2008

New pictures of Paula HillValley´s Arctic Blue at her site.

Paula, pictured in September 2008

Leo, 9 years old soon

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Ani BISS Multi Ch HillValley´s Angel for Luanda has recently been
very successful again, at the RRCÖ´s Jubilee-Clubshow on
30./31. August 2008 she was awared the Bitch
CC both days.
Judges were Joan Boyd/IRL and Gael Morrison/RSA.

Ani photographed by Katke Tavodovej

Also Ani´s babies from her first litter are already stepping into their parents´ pawprints, please check the website of Kennel Luanda in order to stay up
to date with their progress. Big congratulations, Milada!

16 September

And the celebration goes on, this time it is our A-litter, who turns
3 years old today! Also to you a heartfelt
Happy Birthday and a big
thankyou to all owner-families for offering such loving homes
to "our" babies!

11 September 2008

Our B-litter is clebrating their 1st birthday! Happy Birthday to you
lovely guys, have a great day surrounded by your families, who care so
well for you!

18 August 2008

Last weekend Ani BISS Multi Ch HillValley´s Angel for Luanda received
her elusive point to gain the prestigious title

INTERNATIONAL Champion! Yahoooooo!!!

We are very very proud of this beautiful livernosed girl - thank you,
Milada & Tom for campaigning her in such excellent style!

Pictures/ update coming soon!

10 August 2008

Just after having returned from our summer holidays, we were on the road
again and attained the Specialty Show in Donaueschingen, held in the
picturesque park of the Duke. Lovely surrounding, nice people and good
weather made this a memorable weekend for us, thanks everyone!
We were also extremely happy to meet again our australian friends
Sue&Steve (Ozrhode Kennels) and Toni&John (Ridgesetter Kennels).

Here come our results:

"Diva" Ch Ozrhode Wild Inspiration - Honour Class females - 1st place

"Ani" BISS Ch Hill Valley´s Angel for Luanda - Champion Class females - Excellent, 2nd place, Res.CC-VDH and Res.CC-Club

"Shani" Hill Valley´s Bit of Heaven - Junior Class females - Very Good

"Bhanu" BISS Hill Valley´s African Bhanu Zulu - Excellent, 4th place

Hill Valley´s Kennel in Progeny Group competition
(Diva, Ani, Shani and Bhanu) -
1st place
along with some very favourable comments by judge Toni Comerford.
Thank you for competing with me and running some extra rounds on that
warm summerday ;o)!!

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More pictures of the Specialty, as well as of Bhanu and his mate Bheko
can be found here:


at the gallery by Elisabeth Hammerschmid HERE.

14 July 2008

New pictures at the individual sites of

Kaya Hillvalley´s Blossom

Shani Hillvalley´s Bit of Heaven

Lisa Hillvalley´s Assegai Fire

Khani Hillvalley´s Al`Nair

Umbra Hillvalley´s Ava Ashai

Bhanu BISS Hillvalley´s African Bhanu Zulu

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And we can leave for our holidays with the lovely news that beautiful
Ani BISS Multi Ch Hillvalley´s Angel for Luanda managed to gain the

*Slovakian Champion* + *Slovakian Winner 2008*

Big congratulations to owners Milada and Tom [Luanda Kennels, SK]!!!

photo: Luanda Kennels

26 June 2008

Diva turns 6 years old today! I am very happy about every day we spend
with this lovely girl, she is truly a joy to live with.
And although I did before, I would like to take the oppurtunity and thank
her breeders, Sue & Steve of Ozrhode Kennels/AUS, once more
for this wonderful dog, she is a treasure!

Divie celebrates in true RR-style ;o) - sunbaking

April 2008

photo: Kiki Janson

05 June 2008

We had a very lovely weekend, giving us the chance to meet many of
our offspring and their owners at our Kennel-Get-Together. Thank you all for
a truly wonderful day! I hope to receive some more pictures by others, at
least here comes "my" part. Please click on the image below.

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While we were relxaxing and enjoying each others company,
Bhanu and Ani competed in the showrings, their results are

Bhanu - Neumünster/D, 01 June 08: Excellent, 4th

Ani - Szekesfehérvár/H: Excellent, 1st with CAC

This was the elusive point for Ani to finish her new title

Hungarian Champion!

Photo: Milada Krchnavá

Big congratulations to all of you, but of course especially to Milada
and Ani. Ani has whelped a litter of 14 pups just 10 weeks before
this win and is already on top again, wow, great respect!

26 May 2008

Some new results for Bhanu BISS Hillvalley´s African Bhanu Zulu:

Dortmund/D, 04 May 08, judge Mr Klopsch/D: Excellent, 4th place

Giessen/D, 24 May 2008, judge Mr Boitard/F: Excellent, 1st place, CC

Photo: S&C Schinkels

Big congratulations, Silvia, Christian and Bhanu!
Bhanu now has to win only one more point at an International
Show in order tofinish his Championship Title ... fingers crossed for
you guys!

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Meanwhile Bhanu´s litter sister Paula Hillvalley´s Arctic Blue was busy
with other things. Not kid-napping, not cat-nipping, no - cat-sitting!
Her master Dietmar thought it´s time for some new action at home
and "graced" the family with three (!) kitten.
I wonder if Paula is as fond of them as Dietmar is ... ;o)?!

"Help ... what am I gonna do with them?!"

"Where have the little devils gone now?"

On top of things, Paula´s Cat-Crew

"Aha, here´s one of them, where´s the rest?"

Of course, where all kitten love to sleep - in/on the TV receiver ;o)

Thank you very much Dietmar, for these funny shots!

16 May 2008

A new picture of Shani Hillvalley´s Bit of Heaven, 8 1/2 months old

08 May 2008

We spent the last weekend and bank-holiday with kids´n´dogs in Belgium.
As the follwoing pictures clearly display, we all had a great time ;o)

Diva enjoys the aft deck of "Talofa Lee"

Sophie teaching us some knots?!

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I also had the oppurtunity to fly over to Slovakia and visit Diva´s grandkids, the
very promising
A-litter at Luanda Kennels. See loads of lovely pictures HERE!

"Happy at Hoffer´s"

Thank you very much Milada, Tom and family for your great hospitality
and truly a wonderful day!

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But the day was not over yet ... it was simply too tempting to let the chance to
meet Marcus Hillvalley´s Baboon (Export Slovakia) by. Time was sparse and
I almost missed my flight back home, but the short visit certainly worth it! See Marcus´ updated individual page for new pictures.

Although it took me almost two weeks, here come the shots of our
most recent walk with Diva, Shani
Hillvalley´s Bit of Heaven
and Kaya
Hillvalley´s Blossom aka "the kangaroo" ;o)

Diva "when do we start?"

Shani and Kaya had a lot of fun

while Divie was not much impressed by the kids´ games ;o)

Staying cool at around 10°Celcius ...

International Show in Luxembourg on 30 March

Last weekend we had three dogs from our Kennel competing in
Luxembourg, I am proud to anncounce the following results:

"Shani" Hillvalley´s Bit of Heaven in Puppy Class Bitches
Very Promising, 1st place and Best Puppy of Breed
(unfortunately we couldn´t stay for the finals in the Ring of honour)

"Bhanu" BISS Hillvalley´s African Bhanu Zulu in Open Class Dogs

"Paula" Hillvalley´s Arctic Blue after a long break from the
showrings gained in Open Class Bitches
Very Good

Big congratulations to all!

Grannies ;o)

Diva and I have become "grandmothers" for the first time on March 17/18!
Brave Ani aka
BISS Ch Hillvalley´s Angel for Luanda, supported by
her mid-wives-team, whelped 13 lovely babies, 5 boys and8 girls
(3/2 livernosed) at Kennel Luanda/Slovakia!
Big congratualtions to Milada and of course proud mum Ani and
daddy "Lex" aka Ch Emoyeni´s Grand Zuberi.

For further info or inquiries, please contact the breeder Ms Milada Krchnavá ... after giving her a short break for a nap ;o)

10 March 2008

It was time for a major update for Kanzi Hillvalley´s Amber Lady.
Thank you so much, Jacqueline and Marco!

07 March 2008

Two new shots have been uploaded to Lisa´s Hillvalley´s Assegai Fire
individual site, just click on the picture. Thank you to Carina & Christian!

Happy dog - happy people ;o)

Furthermore, the pages of Kira, Bhanu and Shani have been updated.

And last but not least a new potential mating for Bhanu has
been added to the
planned litters section.

03 March 2008

It was a long Ridgeback-weekend ...

... and a very successful one, too! Me and "my girls" Diva, Kira and
Shani had met up for a long walk with Bhanu and Bheko, attained
the compulsory breeders seminar and the next day performed at a
Specialty Show.

Bhanu BISS Hillvalley´s African Bhanu Zulu went all the way and took the
top honours, by winning open class and the
best male competition along
CC-VDH and CC-Club. He can proudly call himself now
RRCD Clubwinner West 2008".
In the final round for the Best of Breed, he went
RUBISS out of
approximately 70 competing dogs and thus missed his 3rd BISS title
sooo close ;o).

Bhanu and Silvia happily celebrate their new title "Clubwinner West 2008"
Photo: Christian

Our Shani Hillvalley´s Bit of Heaven had her debut in the showring
and performed beautifully and self-assured together with friend Bheko at the inofficial puppy parade. Both received very favourable words from judge
Mrs Timmy U. Ralfe from South Africa.

The wild child, Shani, and me in the ring
Photo: Christian

Despite a beautiful performance Kira Hillvalley´s Ardent Spirit somehow
wasn´t what the judge was looking for that day and received a honourable
"Very Good", perfectly handled by Slivia.

"Kika-Kira" in front of the judge´s table
Photo: Christian

Many thanks to Silvia and Christian for their hospitality and giving me
a hand when needed and of course to all involved, who made this show so
pleasant in- and outside the showring ;o)

20 February 2008

On the way to our holidays I had a stopover at the National Show in
Rheinberg/D. I was very pleased to see our handsome offspring dog
BISS Hillvalley´s African Bhanu Zulu pick
Excellent, 2nd place along with Res.CC
from a large open class under judge Mrs Birte Möller-Hansen from Denmark.
The class winner later went on to win BOB.
Bhanu and Silvia did an excellent job, big congratulations!

10 February 2008

Diva is becoming grandmother for the first time ;o) ... our sincerest congratulations on our offspring-girl BISS Ch Hillvalley´s Angel for Luanda
(Export Slovakia) and her owners Milada and Tom on Ani´s confirmed
pregnancy. The proud daddy-to-be is Multi Ch Emoyeni´s grand Zuberi
from Sweden. Needless to say we keep fingers and toes crossed for a
happy and healthy bunch of puppies in March at Luanda Kennels!
We expect livernosed babies from this combination.

Photo: Kirstin Janson

* * *

And finally some news from overhere: we received the 2008 confirmation
by VDH for being registered breeders with RRCD and thus breeding
according to their regulations and Code of Ethics.

06 February 2008

Last weekend we paid a visit to one of the beautiful B-litter girls
Hillvalley´s Blossom and her family. We had a great time and
of course did some pictures, too. Also, Kaya´s personal site has
been updated.

from left to right: Kaya, Leo and Diva

Kaya found herself a new idol ;o) -Leo!

28 January 2008

The Show in Castrop-Rauxel has always been a good venue for
BISS Hillvalley´s African Bhanu Zulu, together
with his owners Silvia and Christian we celebrate another

Exc 1st place, CC-VDH plus CC-Club RRCD!

BISS Hillvalley´s African Bhanu Zulu

* * *

There are lovely new shots of Kira Hillvalley´s Ardent Spirit in her
own section, many thanks to Daniela Trompka/Marondera for these
beautiful photographs!

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"Shani" Hillvalley´s Bit of Heaven, 4 months of age

14 January 2008

We updated the individual pages of ...






09 January 2008

Ani BISS Ch Hillvalley´s Angel for Luanda topped her very successful
year 2007 by being awarded

Best Bitch 2008 of SKCHR
Vice Top Dog of RR-Sport-Club in Czech Rep.

both through pointscore system.

We are wishing Milada all the best for her litter plans with Ani in 2008!

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We spent our winter holidays in beautiful Normandy/France and I simply
couldn´t resist popping up some pictures to our webpage. Hope you will
enjoy them >>HERE, preferably utilize the slide-show by clicking on the corresponding button.

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