SRRA Breed Open Show Saturday 15th October 2016
Best In Show Faahac Free N'easy JW
 
Judge Ms Heidi Parsons (Priorpark):
"I was born into a house of Ridgebacks as my parents had fallen in love with the breed long before I came along, so for the first 24 years I always had Ridgebacks in my life, then at the age of 24 I managed to acquie my own and first Rhodesian Ridgeback Bitch. She was only a pet and a truly fantastic one at that. I had my first litter and I kept a puppy bitch, who then gave me the bug for showing. She became my first champion Ch Touch Of Kryha, and her brother of the same litter Ch Jhumha Jarza of Nzuri.
Since then I have always had mother and daughter, at one point I had four generatins of girls, now I'm down to three!
I have owned Rhodesian Ridgebacks for 19 years and been showing for 16 of those, six litters in 19 years as I only breed when I would like a new generation. The girls I have bred and taken into the ring are Ch Touch Of Kryha, Priorpark Yetunde, Priorpark Yakini and currently Priorpark Aphrodite."
 
JUDGE HEIDI PARSONS (PRIORPARK)
I would firstly like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge their 2016 open show, there was a great entry and the weather was so kind, lovely big even ring and the hounds showed themselves in all their glory. All temperaments were good, correct bites and ridges, the sizes varied however I judged to their movement and as best I could to breed standard. I hope I have not offended any exhibitors with my placings as I judged all the dogs on that day’s performance and not to any previous records held, I would like to stress we all take the best dog home regardless of their achievements.
 
Minor Puppy Dog 3 (2)
1ST RAYMOND’S ELANGENI PLACE ME AT JERVISBAY WITH SOFALA (AI IMP)
8 mnth old red wheaten dog, typical head for a male RR, masculine with a dark round eye, correct depth of muzzle, long clean neck free from excess throat, good in-fill, plenty of bone and substance, good shoulder placement, long in ribbing and loin, top-line should strengthen as he matures, impressive profile movement and accurate in coming and going for one so young.
2nd MAIDMENT’S AMAHLE ALO
8 mnth old wheaten male, smaller type than 1 but still a lovely young pup, however today he was not prepared to move consistently around the ring, when he did get into his stride he showed great promise, plenty of reach and drive, masculine head, intelligent expression, strong neck, substantial bone, good angulation at front and rear, not as mature as 1, but has it all to come.
Puppy Dog 2 (2)
1ST LITTLE’S SOFALA JOE THE LION
9mnth old wheaten male, such a kind expression with a lovely dark round eye, correct ear placement, clean neck, nice in-fill, well ribbed with adequate loin, level top line, he played his handler up today on the move, however I could see that he had straight and effortless movement when he finally got into stride, tried hard for BP but unfortunately was far most interested in activities outside the ring, but deservedly BPD.
2ND, WHITELOCK’S BADI ME SWEET RIDGE AT KHAMIOKA (IMP)
11mnth old red wheaten male, similar size to 1, appealing head, clean neck, level top-line, adequate angulation, exuberant on the move which made it difficult to access his accuracy. Not as mature in body as 1.
Junior Dog 6 (4)
1ST NIX’S KITOKO WHEREVER YOU GO EIKO
16mnth old impressive male, typical RR head type, masculine and attractive, round eye, correct depth of muzzle, he had a superior look about him today, lovely construction throughout, clean long neck, good shoulder placement, deep brisket, super top line, in proportion in every way, tight feet, well boned, a very nice example of a male RR, he moved effortlessly round the ring with drive and accuracy, totally at one with his handler. Happy to award him RBD and will watch his career with interest.
2nd MURPHY & BARNE’S DIAMONDRIDGE DE NIRO
15mnth old red wheaten male, another nice example, attractive head, dark round eye, strong neck, plenty of angulation at front and rear, well boned, nice proportion of ribbing to loin, moved out freely showing a balanced stride, unlucky to meet the winner today.
3rd Sofala Illegally Bond
Res Kiromol Kindred Spirit
 
Post Graduate Dog 4 (3)
1ST DUNN’S FADIL NALLAH BY LUANDA FOR TUKELA (IMP)
23mnth old wheaten male, attractive head, with correct ear set and round eye, very clean long neck leading down to a good infill of chest, plenty of bone, longer in body but still holding a level top-line, correct angulation front and rear, nice tail set, finer in type but portraying a clean overall appearance, an effortless display of movement, plenty of drive with accuracy.
2nd PLESTED’S NWAZI KAISER CHIEF
2YR old wheaten male, much stronger overall than 1, strong masculine head, plenty of substance all over, deep chest with good shoulder placement with correct angles to match at the rear, held a balanced stride on the move, this male is in his prime, moved with purpose around the ring with his handler.
3rd Kiromol Kamanga
 
Limit Dog 7 (6)
1ST CATHARELL’S FAAHAC FREE ‘N’ EASY
2YR OLD liver nosed male, perfect pigmentation for a liver nose, such a rich colour and in tip top condition, gleaming from head to toe. Expertly handled, such presence in the ring whilst stood in a free stand. A lovely head, stunning round eye, his expression is so intelligent, perfectly in proportion all over, clean long neck, good depth of chest, plenty of bone with tight feet, excellent ribbing to loin, deep chest, nice shoulder placement and rear angulation, this male moved around the ring and owned it, no exaggeration in his movement just a free flowing effortless balanced stride, so pleased to award him BD and BIS.
2nd LOWSON’S KANI AKILAH ENCANE HASANI FOR JENGACHENGA
2YR old male, stronger in head than 1 but without coarseness, strong neck, offering plenty of bone and substance throughout, well put together in construction, and in great condition, he also moved well maintaining a level top line and a balanced profile, accurate in his coming and going, another nice RR male.
3rd Sonstraal Dream On
Res Amahle Mpho At Lusapho Sh.CM
VHC Harambee Ku Kujo Sh.CM
 
Open Dog 7 (5)
1st PIEHL’S CH Kiromol Kubwa Mno JW Sh.CM
A fine example of a 7 ˝ year old light wheaten male, looking just as good as ever, full of enthusiasm, very much at one with his handler, an attractive kind but masculine intelligent head, well placed shoulder, plenty of bone, tight feet, good infill with well sprung ribs, adequate loins, and with a nicely angulated rear. This fella used the ring to its full potential, proving that he could most certainly do a day’s work, showing an athletic profile and fully fit for purpose. Accurate coming and going pleased to award him BVIS.
2nd GREEVES CH ROSERIDGE ROYAL ROMEO (ai) (SWED IMP) JW
Another very nice 4yr old male, kind expression, clean neck, more infill than 1, lovely shoulder placement, plenty of ribbing and loin, excellent top-line both stood and on the move, not over exaggerated in any way, accurate on the move, sound hound with all the qualities I would expect a RR to have.
3rd Diamondridge Damocles Of Voortrekker
Res Ch Zenzele's Chase The Ace JW
 
Veteran Dog 3 (3)
1ST HICK’S CH NUTHOUSE MANHATTON
8 ˝ year old substantial male, masculine head, offering up plenty of bone and quality, in lean condition, strong neck, deep brisket, well ribbed with plenty of loin, nicely angulated at the rear, this hound moved out accurately and with effortless ease, not showing his age at all, a pleasure to watch.
2nd, LOWSON’S CH MWENGA HASANI FOR JENGACHENGA
A lovely 10 ˝ yr old fine example of a RR, so well put together, he mirrors the breed standard in all areas, substance, length, angulation and height, lovely profile whilst stood and on the move, however today he was just not as sure on his feet as 1, but still capable of showing his balanced stride.
3rd Brenwil Meki Boy Sh.CM
 
Minor Puppy Bitch 3 (3)
1ST MAIDMENT’S AMAHLE ALESHANEE
8mnthS old today wheaten bitch, a lovely young bitch with plenty to offer, growing nicely and perfectly in proportion, attractive head, clean lines, plenty of bone, nice white tipped tight toes, good angulation mirroring front and back, this little girl flowed around the ring, so together for one so young, happy to award BPIS.
2ND LOWSON’S MSINGI MAARIKA FOR JENGACHENGA
6mnth old red wheaten bitch, much sleeker than 1, but still following the correct proportions, pretty feminine head, lovely big round dark eye, very clean neck, lovely level topline, and well angulated, not quite as together on the move, but has it all to come as she matures on, a true baby in attitude enjoying her day.
3rd Amahle Ayita Of Matabelle
 
Puppy Bitch 3 (1)
1ST LOWSON’S MSINGI MAARIKA FOR JENGACHENGA
 
Junior Bitch 9 (7)
1st STOREY AND PIEHL’S KIROMOL MIDSUMMER SPIRIT JW
This was a difficult class to judge as there were some lovely young bitches present, however, this particular bitch just caught the eye. 14 ˝ mnth old wheaten bitch, with no exaggeration, perfect profile whilst stood and most certainly on the move, intelligent pretty head with a clean neck and great shoulder placement, just the right amount of substance, well ribbed and adequate loin, lovely level topline, well let down hocks, and when she was asked to move she did just that, effortlessly and with such accuracy, totally at one with her handler and showing herself to her best. So happy to award her BB & RBIS.
2ND RAYMOND’S SOFALA ISABELLA PEARL
Just under 14mnth old wheaten bitch, so unlucky to meet the winner today, another very nice example of a RR, attractive head with dark mask and round eye, good in-fill, so well constructed throughout with plenty of length, she showed a powerful stride with plenty of reach and drive, I’m sure her day will come.
3rd Tokwe Truly Tickety Boo
Res Rovigo Tiber
VHC Kiromol Sweet Spirit For Amahle
Novice Bitch 4 (1)
1st EDWARD’S MUKUMBURA STAR APPEAL.
A pretty red wheaten bitch, smaller in type than most today, compact, clean bitch with a nice profile, good shoulder placement, with a deep brisket, correct tail set, and she moved out freely offering a balanced profile.
 
Post Graduate Bitch 5 (3)
1st MANSFIELD & KIRBY’S SHINGWIDSI TSHADI ROSE
22mnth old wheaten bitch, a quality bitch. So much to like about this very pretty young bitch, she has such elegance and stature, correct proportions throughout, clean lines, so well put together and so close to the breed standard, fought hard in the challenge as her movement was flawless, but she was today giving her handler just a bit of jip, places could change on any other occasion but happy to award RBB.
2ND PARROTT’S UMHLANDLA UMPHEKI AT MARONDERA
Stronger in type than 1, 2yr old red wheaten bitch, offering a feminine head with an attractive dark round eye, deep chest, well muscled and in good condition, well sprung ribs, with strong topline, nicely angulated front and rear and she produced a balanced stride with plenty of drive.
3rd Mukumbura Star Appeal
 
Limit Bitch 11 (7)
1ST NOLAN’S HARAMBEE KU SHANI Sh.CM
4YR old wheaten bitch, would be easy to overlook this bitch as she is not a flashy show hound, but on closer inspection it,s clear to see that she is so well put together offering a balanced construction throughout with no exaggeration. Her profile was regal on the stand and her movement was so balanced and accurate, a typical RR stride that portrayed she could do a full day’s work with little effort.
2nd PLESTED’S NZAWI JUST FLOW WITH IT
Another lovely RR type, 2yr old red wheaten bitch of quality, beautiful head, such clean lines and in gleaming condition, super shoulder placement with depth of chest and well sprung ribs, just the right amount of loin and length, correct tail set, with adequate rear angulation, she moved out well with reach and drive.
3rd Kitoko Mabel
Res Rozelridge's Pacha
VHC Tokwe Truly Scrumptious
Open Bitch 9 (7)
1ST HICK’S NUTHOUSE NEVER SAY NEVER.
5YR old light wheaten bitch, perfectly in proportion, clean lines with a well constructed body, feminine head with a kind expression, such a level topline whilst both stood and still maintained on the move, she produced a balanced and flowing profile whilst on the move with accurate reach and drive.
2nd MANSFIELD & KIRBY’S CH SHINGWIDSI TSHELETE SILK
A taller 6yr old red wheaten bitch of great quality, elegant throughout, offering a perfect outline. Very attractive intelligent head, dark round correct eye, good infill of chest, fabulous condition of coat, well sprung ribs and good length of loin, nicely angulated front and rear, with a true, free and easy movement.
3rd Kitoko Good Golly Miss Molly
Res Sofala Scarlett Dancer
VHC Kiromol Kendi JW Sh.CM
Veteran Bitch 13 (10)
What a class! I always feel very privileged to judge the golden oldies, they did their owners proud, true professionals and I have to say there was 1 bitch that was 13yrs young in this class, she was still in such good condition and looked so well, I would love to know her secret.
1st RAYMOND’S SOFALA SHANGILIWA
8YR old red wheaten bitch, still looking tip top and in her prime, typical RR type, lovely head with an attractive expression, very well put together in construction, good infill, deep chest and clean lines throughout. She still moved out like a day’s work would not phase her.
2nd STOREY & PIEHL’S CH KIROMOL TALLULAH BELLE JW
7 ˝ YR old wheaten bitch, smaller in type than 1, but still projecting great qualities, pretty, kind head with a lovely expression, clean in profile, well angulated front and rear with substance. This bitch is clearly still in very good condition and her movement proved it, accurate in both coming and going with plenty of drive.
3rd Amiswarno Madrigal With Ozubi
Res Ch Nyassa Caluua At Kitoko
VHC Neelanjali Premier Rose At Llongwe
Stud Dog 3 (1)
1st Ch Roseridge Royal Romeo (ai) (imp) JW
 
Brood Bitch 3 (1)
1st Ch Kiromol Tallulah Belle JW
 
Best In Show Faahac Free N'easy JW
Reserve Best In Show Kiromol Midsummer Spirit JW
Best Puppy In Show Amahle Aleshanee
Best Veteran In Show Ch Kiromol Kubwa Mno JW Sh.CM
Best Dog Faahac Free N'easy JW
Reserve Best Dog Kitoko Wherever You Go Elko
Best Bitch Kiromol Midsummer Spirit JW
Reserve Best Bitch Shingwidsi Tshadi Rose
Best Puppy Dog Sofala Joe The Lion
Best Puppy Bitch Amahle Aleshanee