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Hayawani Kamambaa Rangi to Faahac JW

04.08.09, Paignton Ch show
Judge: Mike Caple
Result: CC and BOB (this was Ambaa's 8th CC)

Critique: High quality liver nosed mid wheaten out of the top drawer, held beautifully balanced outline, construction spot on, could not stand wrong, good bone & excellent firm well knucked feet. I know she is well up to size but when she moves she eats up the ground with an easy effortless stride & I could not get past her for the CC & BOB.

29.08.08, City of Birmingham Ch Show
Judge: Kirsteen Maidment
Result: CC and BOB

Critique: Lovely balanced liver with good pigment, plenty of bone and substance but still looking feminine, pretty head with kind eye, good front, lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, good rearquarters, tight feet, very free and straight in movement.

15.06.08, Border Union Ch Show, Kelso
Judge: Jean Malley
Result: CC

Critique: 1 month until her 4th birthday. Won the class on maturity and quality, she stands four squares, moves absolutely soundly. Super feet, good bone, firm through body and well muscled, well turned stifle and upright hocks. She is in wonderful condition and apparently she is only 12 weeks off a litter even though her underline was more or less back to normal. She stood out in this class and deserved her CC.

04.11.07, RR Club of Scotland
Judge: Denis McMillan
Result: CC and R-BIS

Critique: Really nice bitch, intelligent expression, nice head, excellent neck and shoulder, nice straight front, good topline and tuck up, correct length of loin, adequate angulation front and rear, nice knuckled feet, moved really well in profile and coming and going.

25.10.07, Midland Counties Ch Show
Judge: Chris Nutall
Result: 2nd Open

Critique: Lovely quality liver nosed bitch with the very best of pigmentation. Well off for height but balanced, she has ring presence and qualities that command attention. Good head planes with well defined stop, enough length and depth of muzzle and super length of neck. Topline is strong particularly over the croup area. Quarters are clean and muscular, feet are tight and well arched. Movement was strong going around but she lost concentration on the day in fore and aft movement which led to her diverging from the straight forward free and active movement of the winner of the class. Well handled.

23.09.07, RR Club of Great Britain
Judge: Janet Parker
Result: 1st Open, RCC

Critique: Stunning well balanced liver nose albeit tall for a bitch. Good head and body, excellent feet and quarters. Lovely ridge. Coat and eye colour in harmony. Moved and handled extremely well.

31.08.07, City of Birmingham Canine Association
Judge: Julie Bates
Result: 1st Open, CC (Show Champion!)

Critique: A feminine head, correct amber eye and rich colour for a liver. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders and length of body, good hind angulation standing on tight feet, moved with ease. Slightly out of coat but did enough on the day for the CC.

26.08.07, Scottish Kennel Club
Judge: Gavin Robinson
Result: BOB

Critique: Have judged and loved this bitch before, real joy to put hands on, lovely construction, free mover, holds outline at all times, feminine but powerful head, long muzzle, excellent pigmentation for colour.

17.08.07, Welsh Kennel Club
Judge: Dr Sarah Hemstock
Result: BOB, CC, Group 3

Critique: Exceptional liver with correct pigmentation. In fact I would go as far to say that she is the best liver I have ever seen. Very feminine and so sound in construction and movement. Spot on in all departments for substance and bone. Head and expression were teeming with breed type. Could not really fault her, but would prefer slightly harder condition for perfection. Very worthy CC and BOB and went on to win a well deserved Group 3.

14.07.07, Midlands & Northern 35th Anniversary Ch show
Judge: Mrs Sue Simper
Result: 1st Limit

Critique: Tall substantial but elegant rich liver bitch. She scores in her beautiful neck, super front and feet, deep well sprunged ribs carried well back. Good topline. Strong well muscled quarters with excellent bend of stifle. Good head proportions, lovely eye and expression with good ear carriage. Very sound coming and going with good width between hocks. Good length of stride in profile action. Just lost RES CC on shoulder angulations.

01.07.07, Windsor Ch show
Judge: Dagmar Kenis Pordam
Result: 1st Limit

Critique: Beautiful bitch of lovely type. Very nice head and expression, eye colour surprisingly dark for her liver nose colouring. Excellent strong neck, very good shoulder and forehand. Lovely capacious body, excellent firm topline, excellent croup and hindquarters. Moved so steadily and freely. Strongly considered for the RCC.

23.06.07, Blackpool Ch show
Judge: Denys Simpson
Result: 1st Limit

Critique: Nice and feminine, good head and expression. Nice length of neck on well laid shoulders. Nice body construction. Ribs of good length and cage of good length. Firm loin. Nice well muscled quarters. Strode out well on the move. Lots to like about her.

19.06.07, Cheshire County Open show
Judge: Mike Caple
Result: BOB and Group 4

Critique: High quality liver nosed mid wheaten bitch, held a beautiful balanced outline, spot on construction, good bone, excellent firm feet, effortless movement.

16.06.07, Border Union Ch show
Judge: Jean Blandford
Result: 1st Limit

Critique: Lovely nape of neck going into well laid shoulders. Strong topline and powerful shoulders.

20.05.07, Scottish Kennel Club Ch show
Judge: Jan Coppens
Result: 1st Limit, RCC

Critique: Liver nose of excellent type, maximum size and substance, excellent head, good ear, bite and correct eye, strong neck, good outline and balanced angulation, very good deep chest, good ridge, bone and feet excellent mover.

14.04.07, The Hound Association of Scotland
Judge: Paul Singleton
Result: BOB and CC

Critique: I wanted to find a typical outline for the breed, coupled with breed specific construction, good condition both in coat and musculature to help the animal make the most of itself on the move and last but certainly not least the breed specific details that are the hallmarks of the breed.

The limit bitch winner who eventually won the CC & BOB was almost exactly what I was looking for in terms of breed type, outline and construction. She fitted my impression of the standard very well. She is so sound, both on the stack and moving. She was shown on a loose lead and just couldn't stand wrong. Although under control she was not robotic, she had a lovely vibrant active attitude which also exuded well being. A very typical bitch which exactly the outline I was looking for, lithe action and bang on form.

09.04.07, Accrington show (596 dogs entered)
Breed judge: Gavin Robertson, Hound specialist
Group judge and Best in Show: Mr Mike Vincent
Result: BOB, Group 1, **Best in Show**
07.04.07, Rochdale show
Judge: Mrs K Barrett
Result: BOB and Group 2

24.03.07, Midlands and Northern RR Club open show (91 Ridgebacks)
Judge: Mrs Sue Pollock Yule
Result: **Best in Show** and Best Liver Nose

Critique: The star of the show and beat some very good bitches to go best. In superb condition, beautifully sculpted muscles, flowing outline. Well shaped nape, clean arched neck and withers. Excellent body and width of quarters she covered the ground with minimum effort.

10.03.07, Crufts
Judge: Capt Hogg from South Africa
Result: 2nd in Limit Bitch

18.02.07, Ashton under Lyne Show (580 dogs entered)
Breed judge and group judge: Keith Pursglove, hound specialist
BIS judge: Chris Thomas
Result: BOB, Group 1, Res Best in Show

This win gave Ambaa enough points to claim her Show Certificate of Merit!

17.02.07, St Helens and District show (300 dogs entered)
Judge: Frank Whyte
Result: BOB, Res Best in Show

Critique: Feminine quality bitch, good head and earset, good expression, strong neck, holds good topline, good ridge, well proportioned quarters, good coat colour and condition, holds good outline on the move well presented in good condition.

11.02.07, Northwich Canine Society
Result: BOB and selected for the last 6 for Best in Show.

Critique: Nice head and expression, correct amber eye and pigmentation. Would like a better lay of shoulder, good depth of brisket, well ribbed back, level topline, good ridge and crowns. Excellent on the move and in superb condition.

13.01.07, Huddersfield & District Open Show
Breed Judge: Helen Mansfield
Group Judge: Mike Lancaster
Result: BOB, Group 1

Critique: A consummate showgirl. Liver with correct pigmentation and good eye colour. Kind Head leading to long clean neck. Good width and depth of brisket. Strong loin. Level topline at all times. Movement balanced, true and with drive coming from well angulated muscular hind quarters. Would like a bit more lay of shoulder. Superb feet and lovely bone throughout. BOB and thrilled to see her go group 1.

Critique from group judge: Headed a strong group, excelled in breed type with super confirmation and balance. Sound on the move covering the ground with ease and purpose. Well presented and handled.

12.11.06, Border Counties Hound
Judge: Shirley Rawlings
Result: **Best in Show**

Critique: My final choice was between the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Pharaoh. Both showed well and presented a picture of true breed type, my choice for best in show was the Rhodesian.

18.06.06, Border Union
Judge: Anna Ringer
Result: 1st in Postgraduate

Critique: A most pleasing liver nose, with correct head proportions, feminine expression, correct amber eyes. Good strong clean neck into well angulated shoulders. Correct depth of chest and forehest, Good strong loins and hindquarters with correct rear angulation and tailset. Good tight feet. Moved and showed well.

11.06.06, RR Club of GB open show
Judge: Lynne Hewson
Result: 1st Postgraduate, Reserve Best Bitch, Suntracker Sovereign Memorial trophy for the most outstanding liver nose of the year

Critique: Elegant liver nosed bitch that I have admired for some time. Lovely head and intelligent expression with good eye colour. Long clean neck, well laid shoulder. Good width to front with strong straight bone. Deep ribs, strong loin. Well muscled quarters which matched her front construction. Moved soundly and steadily. Well arched toes and strong pasterns. Unobtrusively handled giving a clear view of her lovely outline.

29.05.06, Bath
Judge: Aitkin Johnson
Result: 1st Postgraduate

Critique: Lovely quality bitch. Excellent head proportions, strong foreface, correct stop. Strong neck into well angulated shoulders. Super topline and hind angulation, showed in her free easy movement keeping her topline.

28.04.06, Welks
Judge: Janet Nolan
Result: 1st Postgraduate

Critique: 21 month old liver nosed bitch with good pigmentation and coat colour. Lovely head, amber eye, very alert expression. Good shoulders, strong boned legs and super feet. Deep brisket, well ribbed up, strong topline and quarters, good tail set. Happy and exuberant mover when settled moved out freely and accurately coming and going. Another I wouldn't want any bigger but loved this young lady's character!

23.04.06, RR Club of Scotland Open Show
Judge: Liz Storey
Result: 1st Postgraduate, Best Bitch, **Best in Show**

Critique: At 21 months, this bitch is maturing well and has so far fulfilled all the promise I saw in her when I judged her at 10 months. Beautiful head with correct eye for a liver nose. Good length of clean neck into correct lay of shoulder. Standing on a very impressive gun barrel front and tightest of feet. Good depth all through. Strong topline held on the move and fabulous ridge. Very strong quarters and, when viewed from above the deep capacious ribcage and rear quarters correctly show same width. Low set hock and well muscled, she powered around the ring so effortlessly – a good match for my best dog. And what a showgirl - most of us can only dream of having such a show off in the ring. Expertly handled she took a very well deserved Best in Show. What a bright future this bitch surely has in front of her.

08.04.06, Hound Association of Scotland
Judge: Chris Nuttall
Result: 1st in Postgraduate

Critique: Very impressive feminine liver nosed bitch of very good pigmentation. Liked her head, eye colour harmonising perfectly with coat colour, good ear set and lovely body conformation, front is nicely developed, angulation of shoulder placement is a trifle upright. This bitch excels in depth of brisket and spring of rib, super hind quarter but does not need to have any more muscle tone in this area, excellent turn of stifle. A very elegant bitch that has all the ingredients to go to the top. Moves freely with accuracy. Good ridge and crowns. 

25.03.06, Midlands & Northern Open Show
Judge: Mr P Broadbent
Result: 1st in Postgraduate

Critique: Dark liver nose. A little over big for my preference, but in context sound through, moved cleanly but lazily on good tight feet. Nice turn of stifle, strong hocks, crowns were poorly defined.

10.03.06, Crufts
Judge: Ben Reynolds Frost
Result: 2nd in Special Yearling

Critique: Another really lovely bitch of quality and unlucky to meet 1, didn't have it quite all together as 1. I feel she is a little upright in neck but has good topline and quarters.

10.12.05, LKA
Judge: Pat Thorne
Result: 2nd in Junior

Critique: Liver nosed bitch, nicely proportioned head, correct eye colour, very good pigmentation, good bone and tight feet, strong neck and topline, very powerful quarters that power her around the ring effortlessly.

06.11.05, RR Club of Scotland
Judge: Debbie Fuller
Result: 2nd in Junior, 1st in Postgraduate, 2nd in Limit

Critique: Liver nosed 14 months. Different type of bitch in super condition, both coat wise and muscle tone. Lovely head, correct eye. Good depth of brisket, excellent feet. Good top line, which she maintained on the move, a difficult decision.

30.10.05, Midland Counties
Judge: Julie Bates
Result: 2nd in Junior

Critique: Liver bitch, good head and eye colour, excellent pigmentation, long neck, longer cast than 1st, good ridge, tight feet, just didn't move as freely as 1st and coat not in as good condition.

15.10.05, Driffield Ch Show (no CCs)
Judge: Michael Boothroyd
Result: 1st in Junior

Critique: Different type but has superb conformation, lovely neck, front and outline. Sound powerful mover. Great show girl, who will go onto reach the top.

16.09.05, Darlington Ch Show
Judge: Kim Cairns
Result: 2nd in Junior

Critique: Taller type than winner. Very attractive liver nose, good clear colour. Very appealing head. Hind angulation good. Well proportioned. Straight in shoulder which affected her front movement. Also didn’t like the cold wind.

25.09.05, RR Club of GB
Judge: Ellis Hulme
Result: 1st in Junior and Best Untitled Bitch

Critique: Pleasing outline and balance, good head and ears, lengthy neck, firm level back, well set and carried tail, straight forelegs, strong hindquarters, compact and, moved with freedom and accuracy, bright willing showgirl in best coat and condition.

10.09.05, Richmond Ch Show
Judge: Cath Davies
Result: 2nd in Junior

Critique: 13 Month liver nosed bitch with very feminine expression. Eye in keeping with coat colour & correct liver pigmentation to nose with a glorious coat colour. Good length of neck with straight front, good bone &tight feet. Well proportioned body & very good rear angulation & turn of stifle.

19.08.05, Welsh Kennel Club
Judge: Charlotte Strickland
Result: 1st in Junior and RCC.
Result Junior Stakes class under Ellis Hulme: Winner on Hound and Gundog day

Critique: Excellent pigmentation to this liver bitch. Sound straight front, boned through pastern to excellent feet. Liked her head type. Shoulders well laid back with correct return of upper arm. Length of ribbing correct. Well turned quarters with low set hock. Overall balance of this bitch was easy on the eye. Moved soundly all round.

13.08.05, Bournemouth
Judge: Sue Campbell
Result: 1st in Junior and RCC
Result Junior Stakes class under Monica Boggia Black: 2nd

Critique:  Liver nosed bitch, super head and expression, excellent pigmentation, good eye colour, head of good proportions, strong topline held on the move, when settled could cover the ground but was really enjoying herself, good bone, excellent feet in super fit condition.

06.08.05, Hound Association
Judge: Harry Brown
Result: 1st in Junior

Critique: The best liver nose I have ever judged. Tall but very impressive, beautiful outline, very feminine, lovely coat, good pigmentation, long reach of neck, clean shoulders, straight strong forelegs, plenty of depth, well tucked up, level topline, hind quarters well defined and muscled. Moved beautifully.

23.07.05, Leeds
Judge: Betty Webster
Result: 2nd in Puppy class

Critique: Beautiful liver nose, very elegant and striking in appearance, moved well with a long stride, needing more maturity against the winner.

17.07.05, Midlands & Northern RR Club Ch Show
Judge: Marianne Nixon
Result: 1st in Puppy class, Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show, RCC

Critique: Extremely impressive liver nosed pup, just a week under 12 months. Lovely outline which she kept on the move. I liked her head, eye, ear set and reach of neck. Good angulation to front, nice legs and feet, well sprung deep ribcage, strong hindquarters. Moved true and freely. Showed really well.

25.06.05, Blackpool
Judge: Jack Selby
Result: 1st in Puppy bitch class, Best Opposite Sex Puppy

Critique: A really outstanding liver nosed bitch from Sweden. Moved, shown and handled well.

14.06.05, Three Counties
Breed Judge: Liz Storey
Group Judge: Marianne Nixon
Result: 1st in Puppy bitch class, Best Puppy, 3rd in Puppy Group

Critique: Well grown 10 month liver bitch with excellent bone and feet. Pretty head with nice expression. Correct pigmentation for a liver all through, coat in glorious bloom. Strong topline held on the move. Chest still needs to drop. Well ribbed back, correct croup and tail set. Good angulation front and rear. Once settled strode out effortlessly showing true for and aft. Shown well she makes her handler work hard but the end result was Best Puppy followed by 3rd in the hound puppy group. Well done and good luck for the future, she is a cracker.

Critique in Group: 10 months one that could not be overlooked, pleasing type that has all the essentials well balanced head strong neck good topline and ridge, sound front, nice body and hindquarters moved well.