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Our Leo turns 5 years old today - of course he already had his obligatory steak ;o). So let´s do another 2 x 5 years, Leolie, you´re great!

Here some of our favourite pictures of Leo, at which we think he can be seen in his typical way:


I am very proud and happy to announce that our special girl "Diva" aka EW´04 Ozrhode Wild Inspiration (Import Australia) passed her stud approval test on 14th November 2004. She is now registered brood bitch of RRCD (member of VDH/FCI).

For those who are not familiar with the regulations of those tests:
the requirements are HD/ED/OCD-free scores, a mental test, confimation check and gun shot test.

Further announcements concerning breeding plans in due course; we expect our first litter in the second half of the year 2005.

Diva at the test, she was officially measured with 63 cm height.


Today a bit more extended update:

the showresults of the past three weeks have been added to the list under SHOW RESULTS she was awarded

in Hannover (Germany)
07.11. Exc 1st along with CACIB, German and Club CC
06.11. Exc 1st along with German and Club CC -Clubshow-

in Dortmund
17.10. Exc 4th -Bundessiegerschau-
16.10. Exc 3rd -Clubshow-

There´s also a new little photo-set of Leo & Diva, taken in October 2004 HERE - enjoy;o)!

Two pictures have been added to STACKED PICTURES of Diva.

A new link has been added, the webpage of austrian sire Int. + Multi Ch Chipangali´s Kadani under LINKS.


"Almost the Title ;o)!

New show result for Diva:
the 02.10.2004 we´ve been to Friedrichshafen/D at the International Show (CACIB). I handled "Moyo" aka Manzengwenya Nombekoleon of Nombeko Kennels and Diva, who was awarded Excellent, 2nd in class with Reservere CC.

That certificate could have meant the german VDH-Championship title for her, but due to the odd time limit (one year and one day between winning the your first and last certificate) we still have to wait until April 2005 ... we were too fast, Divie ;o)!

Best of Breed was Basha of Harmakhis Wisdom and BOS was Bukuru of Sambesi Waters.

It was a great day and I would like to thank Kiki & Moyo, Susanne and Edgar, as well as Karin and Klaus for great team work, hospitality and lovely photographs!


"Moyo strutting his stuff"


New show results for Diva

Two weeks ago we have been to Pontoise, France to show Diva on the CACIB and specialty. Mrs. Barbara Rupert from the renowned Oakhurst kennels (USA) was judging on saturday and Diva got Excellent, on sunday Diva was placed fourth best dog in her class, again with excellent under Mrs. Ganami-Kertes (Israel).

© V.Moyano

We have been accompanied by youngster Manzengwenya Nombekoleon (Moyo), Australian Import by Nombeko kennel.

© V.Moyano


Diva managed at the international show in Luxembourg to win once again her class and thus was being awarded the Lux CC - there was stiff competition what made me even happier to see her win. Judge was Dalmatian breeder Milan Jovanovi´c from Serbia.

The result can also be viewed here.


I apologize for the delay in publishing Diva´s official radiograph-results ... we are very happy to announce that she is free of hip dysplasia -Excellent, International HD grading A-, free of elbow dysplasia -Excellent, International ED grading A- and is free of OCD.

She was also thyroid tested and graded as normal.

Also big congratulations to Diva´s breeders Sue and Steve!

And we got a new show result from the DZRR-clubmatch in Hellenthal/D HERE.


News from "THE ROCK"

We had a holiday and shows in Spain and Gibraltar and it was wonderful! Diva travelled with us and it became obvious that she is a real profi ;o) - everything went excellent.

At the shows we met Vanessa and her dogs Vulcan and Hidra, as well as some friends of Vanessa. She breeds Rhodesain Ridgebacks in Spain under the prefix "Molema Mua Roo".

Vulcan aka Ozrhode Dia Hot Prospect is a relative of Diva and it was a great pleasure and joy to met Vanessa and her gang! During the shows Vulcan was awarded the elusive CC to become GIBRALTAR CHAMPION!
Mega congratulations, V-V-team!!! ;o)

Vulcan & Diva
Ch Ozrhode Dia Hot Prospect und VDH EW ´04 Ozrhode Wild Inspiration

Diva picked three Reserve G-CC´s - the results can be viewed HERE.

Pictures of our holiday can be found either directly HERE oder via the photogallery.

We are looking forward for a re-union with Vanessa (with a little bit more time then ;o)!) und wish her all the best for the future.


We have finally uploaded new pictures of Diva´s lovely success in Dortmund, use this direct link HERE, or click on "VDH-European Winner Show ´04 in the photo gallery.

Many thanks to Karin and Klaus Möller - Singita RR´s and Kathrin Beerbom-Stöppler - Imara Jabali RR´s for the beautiful pictures!

We have further news: the SHOW RESULTS have been updated (Kirchheim and Saarbrücken).

My "personal highlight" ;o) that weekened was to meet ASIR aka Ridgesetter Oz Design and his familiy at a show. I am very glad to have that Australian bred boy and Diva pictured together on a photograph, that´s always something special to me.

Asir is a particularly friendly and balanced dog, who is also used for hunting purposes.

from left to right: Diva, Kathrin, Asir´s owner Mrs Walcher and Asir "himself" ;o)


Last weekend´s show marathon is over and we are very very proud of Diva, who managed excellent results:

at the RRCD specialty on Friday she won Open Class with CC and Reserve Cerficate towards her German Clubchampionship Title, judge was Mr Walter Schicker, Germany.

The following day at Germany´s most perstigious show in Dortmund she was awarded under Mr Michael Sosne/USA the title


with CACIB, Bitch CC and Certificate towards her German Clubchampionship Title and was BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX!

(These and further results are already put up on Diva´s showresult page.)

More details and photographs to come during the next days ... please stay tuned and pay us another visit!


A great success ...

for Diva and us today at the RRCD Clubshow in Wermelskirchen/D: she won the Open Class with "Excellent" champion-quality grading and managed to beat the Champion Class winner in competition for the CAC Club and Certificate towards her German Championship Title (CC). Judge was Mrs U. Ralfe from South Africa, who was impressed by Diva´s easy and ground-covering gait

- way to go, Divie ;o)!

Kathrin, Diva and judge Mrs U. Ralfe, RSA

The result can also be found in the archive HERE.


The Show season has started for us again after the baby-break: new show result for Diva, please click HERE.

Two Aussies in Germany...

Moyo alias Manzengwenya Nombekoleon and his owner Kirstin Janson paid us a lovely visit.

Moyo -like our Diva- comes from Australia and is a very promising young livernose male (pink nose).

Moyo standing, Diva in front

At this picture Moyo, 7 months to the left and Diva, 21 months at the right

More pictures of Moyo and his buddies can be found at the website of Kennel Nombeko, HERE the direct link.


New stacked pictures of Diva in our photo gallery oder click here.


After we´ve been questioned by several guys ... no, he is not ridged, but as you can see he enjoys to wear a coat ;o)!

Philipp in his favourite poses: sleeping ... and doubting ;o)

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We are very very proud and glad about the arrival of our little son PHILIPP, born on 27 January 2004!

Just after having entered this world he has already started to break records ;o): he weighed respectable 5000 g with a length of 57 cm.

Mum and Baby are doing very well - now it´s time to relax and recover!

Here first pictures of our "little" boy - new ones to follow certainly during the next days:

We would be very happy to receive a message for Philipp (or us of course) in our Guestbook!

Kathrin & Richard


Together with our special girl Diva, aka Ozrhode Wild Inspiration, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Sue & Steve Codognotto, Ozrhode Kennels/Australien, whose youngest generation of Ridgies was born last weekend!

Proud parents are Diva´s mum "Gypsy" (Aust. Grand Ch Ozrhode Ari Mystic Gypsy E.T.) and "Mojave" (USA & Aust. Ch Camelot´s Code Red), who currently resides in Australia.

We wish the little ones a good start to their life!

Please click here to get a direct link to Ozrhode-Kennels!"

Our Divie as a puppy in the arms of her breeder-dad Steve ;o)

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