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Saadani Rhodesian Ridgebacks

CH Sonstraal Chocolate Storm ShCM

It is with great sadness we said goodbye to Elvis on 13th July 2019. He went to sleep at home, in my arms in the sunshine after a year long battle with Lymphoma. 

He was the best dog that anyone could have wished for and an amazing introduction to the breed for us and many others who made the decision to get a Ridgeback after meeting him. There will never be another quite like him. 

Until we meet again, our special boy. Thank you for the memories.


Sire: Ch/Aust Ch Chilolo CJ Someday Sam (Imp)

Dam: Sonstraal Miss Marple of Gabisa

DOB: 02 September 2007

Hips: 4/2=6

Elbows = 1

DM DNA Test - Clear (2 copies Normal)

JME test - N/N (Clear) by Laboklin

EOAD - High Confidence Clear

KC Good Citizen Bronze & Silver Awards

Photo courtesy of Helya Ridge RRs

Elvis is our first Ridgeback and is responsible for getting us hooked on the breed. He was entrusted to us by his Breeders, Sharon Rossiter and Anthea Fox of the Sonstraal Kennel for which we will be eternally grateful. We waited 2 years for Elvis after meeting his Dad Sam and half brother Luke at the RRCS fun day one year. They stood out as the type of Ridgeback we wanted and we were taken by their wonderful temperaments. Elvis has proven to be worth the wait!

He has exceeded our expectations in every way, having won 16 CC's - 10 with Best of Breed, 10 x RCC's, a Group placing at Championship show level, Multiple BISS, BVIS, RBISS and RBVISS wins, RBIS at an all breeds general Open show.

He has sired 5 beautiful litters among which we have a UK Champion, Champion of Hungary and Czech Junior & Adult Champions. One of his Czech sons is search and rescue trained. Above all he has passed his fabulous temperament on to his offspring which in a large breed dog is so important.

Elvis' Pedigree