Saadani Rhodesian Ridgebacks
2008 show results and critique
Elvis' first show...
SKC Champ Show 16th May 2008 (Ingliston) 1st Show – 2nd place and Crufts qualifier
Judge – Charlotte Strickland (Voortrekker)
"Aitken & Reid’s Sonstraal Chocolate Storm, a young hound to type with super head & kind eyes, scored strongly for front assembly, well filled in forechest of which the point was viewed well in profile, long clean neck & well placed shoulders, ribbing & length as 1 but a little weaker through second thigh, movement was sound. Quite unschooled to the show ring but so worth pursuing with"
Dundee Canine Society Open Show, June 28th 2008, Camperdown park. 1st & BP & BOB, Judge - Tony Coddington
"Junior - Aitken & Reid's Sonstraal Chocolate Storm, very boisterous 9 months old dog, good head, expression & reach of neck, shoulders fine, ribs deep & well laid back, front & rearquarters correct, moved well, has great potential. BOB"
Greenock & District Kennel Association, Saturday 12th July 2008 (Magnum)
1st AV Hound Puppy – Mr Dudley Chadwick (Sofico & Kazaba) Class of 12
Fife Kennel Association Open Show, July 20th 2008 (Kirkcaldy Ice Rink)– 1st A.V. Hound & 1st Puppy Stakes – Judge Mr E. Paterson (Camargue)
"Puppy Stakes - Aitken & Reid’s Sonstraal Chocolate Storm, strong well made Ridgeback, good head & eye, excellent front assembly, firm body, sound both ways."
Kirkcaldy & District Kennel Club – Sunday 3rd August 2008 Open Show (Kirkcaldy Ice Rink)
2nd AV Hound Puppy – Judge Miss Averil Cawthera-Purdy.
SKC Champ Show – no CC’s – 23rd August 2008
Judge Mrs C.I Pollock-Yule (Bencleves) placed 2nd, Judge noted in critique that she found it difficult to separate the first two.
Shortlisted in very large AV Hound Puppy Stakes, Judge Mr J.S Thirwell (Ferndel)
“Aitken & Reid’s Sonstraal Chocolate Storm, most promising red wheaten with good head, correct flat skull & strong muzzle, good neck flowing nicely into shoulders, good body & bone & muscular second thigh giving plenty of drive on the move”
Lothian Canine Society Open Show – Saturday 6th September 2008, Larkhall Leisure Centre.
Judge - Mr Nicholas Boyd - 1st RR Junior, Class of 11.
“Sonstraal Chocolate Storm, handsome upstanding dog of good substance, well balanced, lovely head, beautifully crested neck into well laid shoulders, good depth of brisket & infill, good length & return of upper arm which was apparent on the move, excellent length, feet, ridge, topline & tailset, excellent condition, well muscled, well angulated & well let down hocks, moves like a dream.”
Darlington Dog Show Society Champ Show – Friday 12th September 2008, Newby Hall, Ripon.
3rd in Junior Dog, Judge – Mr Graham Hill.
R.R.C.S. Champ Show – Saturday 11th November 2008, Lanark, professionally handled by Sharon Rossiter - thanks Sharon!
1st in Yearling dog, 3rd in Junior. Judge Mr John Siegve-Berg, Norway
“Aitken and Reid's Sonstraal Chocolate Storm - Masculine dog, excellent head, well set ear, little light eye, muzzle excellent, good neck, well set shoulder, little short in upper arm, excellent topline, little steep in croup, moves very nice, good depth of chest for age, excellent bone, compact feet, excellent mover. Correct ridge.”
West Lothian Canine Society Open Show – Saturday 6th December 2008, Bathgate Sports Centre.
1st in Junior, 2nd in Post Graduate. Judge – Mrs V. Bourhill
“Good strong dog, masculine head, good neck, shoulders & front, depth in chest, well sprung ribs, nice shaped loin & hindquarters, moved soundly”.
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30th December 2013