official photo from the Winner Show has come through:
for the lack of updates during this exciting time, our ISP has
been experiencing extensive problems that have only been resolved
today! Below are the latest good news about Fumbaa and Justus,
and also some more information about the Winner Show in Amsterdam.
pieces of good news this week!
elbow score has come back as 0.0 which is what we were expecting
from the vet's prediction.
other bit of good news is that Justus has passedhis aptitude
test in field tracking with the highest possible score! Well
done to Justus, and to Helena for working so hard with Justus.
There are more photos and information on Helena's
website. It is so nice to hear of Ridgebacks doing other
got 2 CCs and 1 CACIB and was
Best Bitch and Best of Breed!
had a nice weekend away in Amsterdam and took in the Winners
show whilst there. Tracey and Georgina also came along, and
we met up with Catharina (Ambaa's breeder), Mary and Sylvia
and enjoyed some good company and nice food. At the show Ambaa
was entered in the Champions class which she won, and she then
went on to take Best Bitch and she was awarded 2 CC's and the
CACIB. She was also Best of Breed against the Best Dog! The
Ridgeback entry was the second largest entry of the day. We
then went into the group ring where Ambaa was shortlisted to
the last 8. It was a long journey but well worth while to achieve
such a prestigious result and that Catharina was there to see
it for herself.
hip score has come back as 3.2 which we are delighted with!
We are still waiting for the elbow score to come back.
from the weekend: We went to Liverpool Kennel Association open
show where Ambaa was Best of Breed under breed judge Nicky Boyd,
and she then went on to take Group 2 under judge Sue Campbell!
Club of Scotland CH show:
gains her 4th CC and goes Res Best in Show at the Rhodesian
Ridgeback Club of Scotland's first Championship show!
judge was Denis Macmillan, all round hound specialist. Photos
was also 3rd in his class.
Midland Counties CH show:
went to Midland Counties Ch show last Thursday where Chris Nutall
was the judge. Ambaa was 2nd in the Open class out of 17 and
Fumbaa was in the Junior class where he was placed 1st!
last 2 weekends saw us abroad in Holland and Denmark. I was
pleased to be asked to judge Ridgebacks in Maastricht at their
international show. I had a good entry of 49 dogs to assess
the third highest entry of the two day show, the entries in
Europe are much smaller than ours in the UK, but it can take
quite a long time as you are required to critique every dog
whilst in the ring. My Best of Breed was Musanga Sanga Mukana
owned by Marjon Eshuis Franke and was delighted to see him win
Group 6. Best Bitch was Vizara Likoma Lechaim owned by Rens
Trappel and Mariette Van Der Veer. The hospitality extended
to myself and Toni was second to none, they made us very welcome
and we enjoyed some very interesting company.
next weekend we were off to Copenhagen were Toni was judging
the Danish Club Show. We had a couple of days in Copenhagen
before we travelled the short journey to the show, again the
Danes made us very welcome and we had a very interesting day.
Copenhagen is a very interesting city with a lot a varying culture,
we decided to do the real "tourist thing" and take
an open topped bus tour around the city this way we took in
as lot more than if we had walked around.
bit of news, some fantastic news from Sweden! Justus has had
the results back from having his hips and elbows scored, they
have come back with a result of A for his hips and clear for
his elbows! Fumbaa and Justus were the first in the litter to
be X-rayed, coincidentally on the same day, but for some reason
it is much quicker getting the results in Sweden than in the
UK so we will wait for Fumbaa's results with our fingers crossed.
Club of Great Britain CH show:
With a record entry of 213 Ridgebacks, Ambaa was 1st in the
Open class from an entry of 17 and she then went on to take
RCC. Fumbaa also won his class from an entry of 15. The
judge was Janet Parker.
and Fumbaa went to Driffield Ch show, from an entry of 23 Fumbaa
won Best Dog and then went on to take BOB! Congratulations to
went to Darlington Ch show on Friday where Trish Wells was judging
Ridgebacks. Ambaa won the Open class from an entry of 11 and
was awarded the Res CC, her 6th.
were at Richmond CH show on Friday where Ambaa was 2nd in Open
and was awarded the Res CC. The Judge was Tom Johnson. Fumbaa
was also 2nd in the junior class.
birthday to Fern, 10 years old today!
How time flies!!
of Birmingham Canine Association:
got her third CC under judge Julie Bates!
a good day!!
also had a good day, he was in junior dog and won his class
from an entry of 8. He was also the youngest in the class at
12.5 months old.
is a resumé of how Ambaa gained her title:
CC's and 5 Res CC's
& BOB -Hound Association (Paul Singleton)
& BOB - Welsh KC (Sarah Hemstock)
Group 3 - Welsh KC (M V Pinto Teixeira)
The only liver nosed to achieve a group placing in the UK
- City of Birmingham (Julie Bates)
Group 3 - Three Counties (Marianne Nixon)
also has 6 Best in Show, 3 at breed club shows
thanks to all judges who thought so highly of Ambaa
and to friends for their congratulations!
to Scottish Kennel Club show, we have no CC's at this show but
Ambaa was again BOB and shortlisted in the group. The breed
judge was Gavin Robertson and the group judge was Jill Peak.
will see what happens next weekend when Julie Bates (Gunthwaite)
is judging at Birmingham, fingers crossed!
got the CC (her second) and BOB under breed judge Dr
the went on to get Group 3 under Mr M V Pinto Teixeira.
© Alan V Walker
Fumbaa was placed 2nd in Junior, this was his first time in
that class as now he is over 1 year old so it was a very good
result. Frank Kane was judging.
is the birthday of Fiyaa's puppies, they are 1 year old and
I cant believe how time has flown! Some new photos of Justus
on their pages.
Hound Association CH show:
went to the Hound Association CH show on Saturday 4 Aug at Stafford.
Liz Cartledge hound specialist was judging and she placed Ambaa
3rd in a large Limit class.
now has 2 CC's and is waiting for that elusive 3rd which we
all hope is not too far away! We all have our fingers crossed
her and thank those judges who have thought so highly of her.
and Northern RR Club Ch show:
won Limit class and got Best Liver nose in show under Sue Simper.
Windsor CH Show:
won her way out of the limit class (7 wins in this class ) at
Windsor CH show under judge Dagmar Kenis Pordham. Ambaa now
has to join Fiyaa in Open!
Blackpool CH Show:
again won her class, she now has just one more win in this class
before she has to go up into Open.
Border Union CH Show:
again won her class and Fiyaa was 3rd in Open class, at the
same show Fumbaa (Faahac Fumbaa ann N'Gai) was Best Puppy Dog,
and Tia (Faahac Fauziya aan N'Gai ) was Best Puppy Bitch. Lena
(Faahac Faleena aan N'Gai) was 2nd in her class and Tia was
declared Best Puppy in Breed.
three puppies have now qualified for Crufts 2008!
Crewe Open Show:
was again Best of Breed, this time under breed specialist Lynn
Chester City Open Show:
was Best of Breed and Hound group 1 under all-round judge Moray
Armstrong, she then went on to take
all-round judge David Guy. At the same show and under the same
judges Fumbaa (Faahac Fumbaa aan N'Gai) was Best Puppy, Puppy
group 1 and
PUPPY IN SHOW!
Scottish Kennel Club CH Show:
was 1st in Limit class and RCC under breed specialist Jon Coppens.
Birmingham National CH Show:
was placed 3rd in Open class under Hound specialist Kieth Thornton.
was 2nd in Open Bitch under Breed specialist Mary Adams.
Hound Association of Scotland:
were off to Scotland for a weekend. Our first show was The Hound
Association of Scotland on Saturday were Paul Singleton was
judging Ridgebacks for the first time, Ambaa won limit bitch
and then the CC (her 1st). She also went BEST of BREED.
Read the critique on
show critique page.
RR Club of Scotland Open Show:
day saw us going further north to the Ridgeback Club of Scotland's
open show where Eddie Patterson from Ireland was judging an
entry of 60. He placed Ambaa 1st in limit and Best Bitch she
then went on to take
think we floated home that night!
is Ambaa's 5th Best in show and the 3rd in as many weeks. I
am very proud of her.
Monday and we were off to Accrington show. This is always a
much bigger open show, this year there were 596 dogs entered.
Our breed judge was Gavin Robertson Hound specialist. He gave
Ambaa BOB again.
then had to wait for the groups to be judged which was quite
a long wait. All groups and Best in Show were being judged by
Mr Mike Vincent. He gave Ambaa Group 1 and then awarded her
is the second Best in Show Ambaa has had in the last 2 weeks.
I am very proud of her and she gives me her all when in the
ring. She now has a total of 4 Best in Show and 2 Res Best in
Show, all but one achieved this year.
Saturday saw us at Rochdale show. Not a big entry or show but
Ambaa went BOB and Group 2 under Mrs K Barrett.
goes to his first show in Sweden and wins BOB AND GROUP 3! Well
done to Helena and Justus. Read more on Justus'
and Northern RR Club open show:
fantastic weekend. Midlands and Northern RR Club held their
open show at My Pet Stop Leeds where there was an entry of 91
Ridgebacks for Mrs Sue Pollock Yule to judge. We started off
well when Fumbaa (Faahac Fumbaa an N'gai) won Minor puppy dog
from an entry of 5. He then went on to win BEST PUPPY DOG and
RES BEST PUPPY IN SHOW! Well done to Georgina and Fumbaa. In
Minor puppy bitch Tia (Faahac Fauziya an N'gai) was placed 1st
and Lena (Faahac Faleena an N'gai) was 2nd from an entry of
7. Well done to Andrew and Tia and Dorothy and Lena!
to put the icing on the cake Ambaa was
She won a lovely sash and memento from Karen and Diane from
Australia, this was presented by the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
of Victoria. Thank you it certainly was a day to remember!
is placed 2nd in her class, limit bitch. The judge was Capt
Hogg from South Africa.
Helens and District show:
a weekend we had! On Saturday we went to St Helens and District
show where Ambaa went Best of Breed under judge Frank Whyte.
He was also judging Best in Show and awarded her
the critique on
show critique page.
under Lyne show:
the Sunday we were off to Ashton under Lyne Show which was judged
on the group system. Again Ambaa was Best of Breed and she also
won the Hound group under hound specialist Keith Pursglove.
Lena was there as well - she won the puppy class and got Best
Puppy and she also went on to take Puppy Group 4! Congratulations
to John, Dorothy and of course Lena!
a lot of waiting around it finally came to BIS where Ambaa was
judge Chris Thomas.
gives Ambaa enough points to claim her Show Certificate of Merit!
11th February saw the puppies at their first show. The breed
judge was David Bates and he placed Lena (Faahac Faleena aan
N'Gai ) 1st, Fumbaa (Faahac Fumbaa aan N'Gai) 2nd and Tia
(Faahac Fauziya aan N'Gai) 4th, all in the puppy class. Ambaa
took Best of Breed and was selected for the last 6 for Best
in Show. We all had a lovely day meeting up with the puppies
again and look forward to their successes at future shows. Well
done to you all!
their own pages.
puppy pictures on their litter pages, click
for the puppies making their show debut in early February!
is placed 1st in Open bitch and then goes on to gain the **CC**
from an entry of 129. This is Fiyaa's 2nd CC so hopefully
that elusive 3rd will not be too far away! Judge was Patricia
Huddersfield & District Open Show:
first show of the year!
wins Best of Breed under breed judge Helen Mansfield, and goes
on to win the Hound Group. A good start to the year!
Ambaa's critiques on her show