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Saadani Rhodesian Ridgebacks

2016 Show Results

We started showing late this year as Sharon (Sonstraal) was judging Crufts and so we were not exhibiting. Our first show was in April...

Thank you Gillian Mulligan & Lena Piehl for all the fabulous photos taken at the shows! 

April - RRCS Open show. Red's first show! Red wins Puppy Dog, Elvis wins the Veteran class and ends up BVIS & RBIS. Red is BPIS! Thanks to Judge Mr Russell Mosedale

May - SRRA Champ show - Red 3rd in Minor Puppy, Fonz 2nd in Mid Limit and Elvis 1st in Veteran Dog. Thanks to judge Mr Kelvin Barnes (Diamondridge).

  • SKC Ch show - Fonz is VHC in Limit dog, Elvis wins Veteran Dog and is awarded the RDCC & BVIB.

June - Border Union Champ show - Red VHC in Puppy & 1st Novice Dog, Elvis wins Veteran Dog, Takes his 14th CC, Best of Breed and Best Veteran in Breed - Fabulous day! Thank you to our breed specialist judge all the way from Australia Patrice Johansen (Jomeja) for thinking so highly of Elvis!

July - Midland & Northern RR Club champ show - Elvis wins Veteran Dog, and is then awarded his 15th CC! He wins RBIS to his half-sister Porenn and is awarded Best Veteran in Show! Fabulous day, thank you to our well respected judge Mr Gavin Robertson (Soletrader) - this was the 2nd CC that Elvis has won under the same judge - 5 years apart. So proud that he still felt he was deserving after all those years! Critique...

'1st Aitken & Reid’s Ch Sonstraal Chocolate Storm ShCM, quality dog who is in super condition, lovely type & balance, athletic outline, correct head planes , well placed ears, strong neck, excellent front assembly, long ribcage, easy free side gait. Dog CC, Best Veteran In Show & Reserve Best In Show.'

August - Hound Association Ch show - Fonz wins a large limit dog class, and Elvis wins Veteran dog and goes on to be awarded RDCC by breed specialist International Judge Mr Jan Coppens (Jocular). Thank you for the wonderful comments and thinking so highly of my boys!

  • Paignton Ch show - Fonz is VHC in Limit Dog, Elvis wins Veteran Dog and is awarded the RDCC under Judge Ms D. Kenis-Pordham. We were thrilled to then watch as Elvis' Daughter Iris 'Kamili Coat of Many Colours' is awarded her 2nd CC with Best of Breed! Well done Kate and thank you to our judge for a memorable day!
  • South West Hound Club open show - Fonz is placed 2nd in the Post Graduate D/B class and Elvis wins the Open Dog class & is awarded RBOB by our breed specialist judge Kim Hodge (Colkeririn)

November - RRCS Championship show - Fonz is 3rd in Limit dog, Elvis wins Veteran Dog under breed specialist Helen Mansfield (Shingwidsi).

  • The RR Club of Great Britain held an Inter-Club Challenge Match where all 4 RR clubs competed for the top prizes. Fonz won a few of his heats but the star of the show was Elvis who won Reserve Best in Match from the Veteran section - a huge THANK YOU to our International judge from Spain, Vanessa Moyano for thinking so highly of our dogs! (pictures below with thanks to Lena Piehl)