Open Show 19th October 2013
Judge Mr Nicholas Boyd
I would like to thank the SRRA committee for inviting me to judge their open show. It was a pleasure to judge so many wonderful ridgebacks. The overall quality was excellent, and I was delighted with my final line up. Thanks to all the exhibitors for such a fantastic entry.
 
Minor Puppy Dog (2) 2
1st Mrs. A Bowlus, Villagedogs Magnificent Madison (Imp)
Promising seven month old. Handsome head - with kind expression. Good reach of neck. Nice topline, which held on the move. Well sprung ribcage with strong loin. Good angulation and overall, a substantial puppy with nice balance for one so young. Handled well.
 
2nd Mr. K C Stait, Simangele Capsicum
Nice wheaten puppy, clean head, with pleasing expression. Good topline and length of loin, good bone and strong pasterns good angulation and hocks well let down.
 
Puppy Dog (2) 2
1st Mrs. L Piehl & Mrs. L Poelman, Kiromol Khulani
Masculine head with nice round eye, good reach of neck and depth of brisket with ribs moderately well sprung, good length of loin and well muscled. Moved well, sustaining topline.
 
2nd Mr. K C Stait, Simangele Capsicum
(As Above)
Junior Dog (4) 3
1st Mr. A P & Mrs. S A Geeves, Roseridge Royal Romeo (Swed Imp)
Handsome upstanding male, which caught my eye every time. Beautiful outline with strong reach of neck into clean, muscular shoulders. Clean lines with super topline. Good length of body with well angulated hindquarters and correct breadth of 1st & 2nd thigh. Well let down hocks. Compact feet and good ridge. Moved & handled well.

2nd Mrs. C D Vincent, Mutokos Lionheart From Jematti
Nice head, with good depth of muzzle and strong jaw with correct ear set. Clean neck. Good bone and depth of brisket. Correct ridge.
 
3rd Harambee Ku Kujo
Novice Dog (2) 2
1st Mr. A P & Mrs. S A Geeves, Roseridge Royal Romeo (Swed Imp)
(As Above)
 
2nd Mr. A P & Mrs. S A Geeves, Sonstraal Dream On
Handsome red wheaten, with nice level top line, good depth of brisket with nice straight font and infill, well muscled.  Strong in substance, good mover.
Post Graduate Dog (5) 5
1st Mr. A P & Mrs. S A Geeves, Roseridge Royal Romeo (Swed Imp)
(As Above)
 
2nd Mrs. H C Walker, Amahle Don’t Stop Me Now
Nice head – good parallel planes, with good topline. Good ridge and tail set. Nice free mover with reach and drive.

3rd Ozubi’s Best Mate of Voortrekker
Res Brenwill Meki Boy
VHC Zejak Chibu
Limit Dog (6) 4
1st  Mrs. N D Raymond, Sofala Fine Design
Nice head, with clean neck into well laid shoulders, nice straight front. Good topline and depth of brisket. Moved well with low sweeping action.
 
2nd Mrs. G Mitchelson, Diamondridge Damocles of Voortrekker
Upstanding, well balanced dog, with strong head, kind expression. Good length of neck into strong topline. Good angulation – well defined with good bone. Sound overall.
 
3rd Zenzele’s Chase The Ace
Res Brenwil Meki Boy 
Open Dog (2) 2
1st Mrs. L Piehl, Ch Kiromol Kubwa Mno JW Sh.CM
This strong handsome four and half year old, light wheaten, with the best of heads. Good reach of neck into lovely shoulder placement, with excellent reach and length of layback. Deep capacious brisket, with strong back and muscular loin. Well-defined muscle tone, with nice angulation and hocks well let down. Superb movement – straight coming and and going, free and active. Overall well proportioned and balanced. Handled well. I was delighted to award him Best Dog and Reserve Best In Show.

2nd Mrs. S & Mr. J Hicks, Nuthouse Manhatton
Red wheaten with nice head and good eye shape. Tight feet with good topline and angulation. Well muscled.
Veteran Dog (2) 2
1st Mr. A P & Mrs. S A Geeves, Ch Matabelle Masterpiece
Handsome well balanced - hard to believe he is a veteran. In good condition, beautiful front with lovely lay of shoulder, straight, strong and tight elbows. Good spring of rib and depth of brisket. Good turn of stifle. Moved well with ease. Pleased to award him Reserve best dog.
 
2nd Ms. H Mansfield & Mr. J Kirby Shingwidsi Tshepa Riva (ai)
Nice head with alert expression. Lips clean and close fitting. Good, clean - reach of neck, good bone and spring of rib and straight front. Good infill, with well-knuckled feet. Moved well.
 
Minor Puppy Bitch (8) 7
1st Mr. P & Mrs L Storey & Mrs. L Piehl, Kiromol Kendi
Beautiful puppy, with lovely head and kind expression. Good bone and substance. Straight forelegs standing on tight feet. Good ribbing with strong topline and tail set. Moved well.  
 
2nd Mrs. N D Raymond, Sofala Goodness Gracious
Another lovely puppy, with kind expression. Long neck. Good forequarters and topline. Good angulation and ribbing. Moved with long easy stride.
 
3. Villagedogs Mystic northern
Res. Kalunda Khaluah at Umhlandia
VHC Khamioka Born Of Emma
Puppy Bitch (5) 3
1st Mr. P & Mrs L Storey & Mrs. L Piehl, Kiromol Kendi
(As Above)
 
2nd Mrs. N D Raymond, Sofala Goodness Gracious
(As Above)
 
3rd Kalunda Kahluah at Umhlandla
Junior Bitch (5) 4
1st Mrs. E Taylor, Tokwe Truly Scrumptious
Lovely young bitch, with feminine expression, clean long neck, good topline with good angulation and tail set. Moved well.
 
2nd Miss. L Holloway, Tokwe After Eight
Sister to 1st and both very similar, just needs to settle more, but has a lot of promise. Lovely head with good length of neck into clean shoulders. Good spring of rib and angulation. Also moved well.
 
3rd Harambee Ku Shani
 
Res. Kalunda Khaluah at Umhlandia
Novice Bitch (1) 1
1st Mrs. L Piehl & Mrs. L Poelman, Wolstonebury Isonto
Balanced bitch, with good reach of neck and topline. Moved with good stride.
Post Graduate Bitch (10) 5
Post Graduate Bitch: (10) 5 absent
1st Miss. Strickland & Mesdames Camilletti, Kiromol Garden Party with Voortrekker
Lovely red wheaten bitch, with good bone and substance. Strong topline and good ridge. Good depth of brisket and length of loin. Good angulation a muscle tone. Moved with drive.
 
2nd Mr. K J & Mrs. L A Barnes, Diamondridge Prima Donna
Lovey bitch, with good substance and outline. Nice head and reach of neck. Good depth of brisket. Good turn of stifle. Move well with low long stride.
 
3rd Wolstonebury Zalze
Res. Okameeli Koshka Brodi
VHC Ozubi’s Dawn Run
Limit Bitch (6) 5
1st Mrs. N D Raymond, Sofala So Fantastique
Feminine bitch with good outline and structure.  Clean neck and lines. Good topline and tail set held on move – side gait was long and steady.
 
2nd Mr. P & Mrs L Storey & Mrs. L Piehl, Trupmhills But Of Course At Kiromol (Imp)
Nicely balanced bitch. Good substance. Stands well on strong tight feet. Clean outline and moved well.
3. Neelanjali Arora Butterfly
Res. Kitoko Good Golly Miss Molly
VHC Danse Du Feu’s Deep Secret
Open Bitch (7) 4
1st Ms. H Mansfield & Mr. J Kirby, Shingwidsi Tshelete Silk
Stunning bitch of overall quality. Beautiful head, with dark eye and good depth of muzzle. Long crested neck into well laid shoulders and the best of fronts, with good infill and tight elbows. With such an elegant, clean outline - it accentuated her well-angulated hindquarters. Good muscle tone. Moved effortlessly showing great reach of forequarter and powerful drive from behind. I was delighted to award her Best In Show.
 
2nd Mr. K J & Mrs. L A Barnes, Diamondridge Dolissma
Lovely bitch, with powerful front. Good bone and substance. Well-sprung ribcage and length of loin. Moved well.
 
3rd Ch Kiromol Tallulah Belle JW
Res. Nuthouse Martini
Veteran Bitch (9) 4
1st  Miss. S Nix, Ch Nyassa Caluua At Kitoko
Another young looking veteran, with a lovely shape. Well balanced with substance. Nice head with long neck. Good length of body and well ribbed. Moved with ease. Pleased to award her Reserve Best Bitch.
 
2nd Mrs. S & Mr. J Hicks, Nuthouse Fantasy
Nine year old bitch, with clean neck. Nice angulation and length of back.
 
3rd Kiromol Kizazi
Res. Nyuki Look At Me Now
Brace (3) 2
1. Mr P M & Mrs E P Storey’s Brace
2. Miss S A Ward's Brace
 
Best in Show Shingwidsi Tshelete Silk
Reserve Best In Show Ch Kiromol Kubwa Mno JW Sh.CM
Best Puppy In Show Villagedogs Magnificent Madison (Imp)
Best Veteran In Show Ch Matabelle Masterpiece