Open Show October 1997

Judge Ian Coppens (Jockular)
 
Best in Show Ch Tukela Shona
 
 
 
PUPPY DOG
1st Regler's VIZARA SHEMESH OF SHABANI - Handsome 10 mth old typical Rhodesian, nice warm colour, excellent head with good proportions, very alert, good bite and ears, eye could be a bit darker for this coat.  Excellent outline, very good ridge, crown could be better pronounced.  Good bone, legs and feet, hard condition for his age, excellent mover.  Take good care of this, to my opinion, very promising youngster!  Best Dog, Best Opposite Sex, Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Stanley's ASANTE KIMYA WANAUME.  10 mths old wheaten dog of good quality and substance.  Maximum size for age.  Good masculine head, good bite, ear-set and matching eye colour.  For his age well developed, forechest has to be filled, nice depth of chest and well developed ribcage, nice top line, good croup and tail set.  Enough angulation in front and well angulated quarters, good bone and compact feet.  While moving very good seen on profile, but front could be firmer/stronger.  Elbows do have to close better (youth problem), very appealing dog.
3rd Zucchelli's BULA MATARI KRUGER
 
JUNIOR DOG
1st Wren's MADUKANI MARLUKI, 12 mth old dog that’s still a puppy.  Good head with well carried ears, good bite and eyes that could be rounder.  Would like to see a deeper muzzle, underjaw could be stronger.  Still very weak in back.  For his age enough depth of chest.  Very straight in shoulder and upper arm.  Sufficient angulation in quarters matching bone and good feet.  Good croup and according to his possibilities a very good mover.  Extremely friendly chap!
2nd Taylor's NOONDAY WARRIOR, 17 mth old good sized junior.  Very good head with good eye, ear and bite.  Top line could be better.  A bit over built and roached loins.  Nice deep chest, enough forechest.  Angulations could be better infore and hindquarter (especially second thigh).  Could use more bone for size.  Good feet. Nice wheaten colour with maximum white on chest.  On the move rather narrow behind.  Front reasonable.  Carries tail too high while moving.  Good temperament.
 
NOVICE DOG
1st Hector-Jone's DIAMONDRIDGE DEVIL'S GOLD.    2 yrs old, strong, heavy muscular dog of maxium size, good head with a skull that could be a bit more flat.  Muzzle could use a bit more length.  He can carry his ears good!  Strong neck that could be longer.  Excellent outline, nice bone, forefeet could be more compact.  Upper arm could have more layback.  Very good ridge, could be a bit longer.  In profile a very good mover, but coming and going it has to be better.  Turning out his knees and lacking in forechest.  Handler and her dog are a bit too concentrated for this at the moment, please relax!
2nd Wren's MADUKANI MARLUKI
3rd Taylor's NOONDAY WARRIOR
 
POST GRAD DOG
1st Hector-Jone's DIAMONDRIDGE DEVIL'S GOLD
 
LIMIT DOG
1st Storey's KIROMOL KHALFANI, 2.5 yrs, good size, nice warm colour, nice head with excellent ear and good eye/bite.  In show stand a very nice topline and nice reach of neck.  He is a bit too long in loins.  Nice deep chest and sufficient forechest.  Good bone, feet could be more compact.  Good shoulders, upper arm rather straight.  Good angulation behind.  Good mover with excellent drive.  While coming a little loose due to upper arm positioning.  Dog needs more self-confidence, please concentrate on this!
2nd Piehl's MATABELLE MESSENGER, 2.5 yr old dog that could use more substance for this size.  Good masculine head, however, it does not match with this body.  Nice eye, left ear not carried well, muzzle could be a bit longer, nice neck and topline, good croup/tailset.  For his age chest/forechest could be better developed.  Good shoulder, upper arm very straight.  Good angulation in quarters, enough bone for his size and excellent feet.  Ridge is not tapering.  While coming a little loose in elbows.  WELL HANDLED!
 
OPEN DOG
1st Hick's VOORTREKKER SIMUTWE, 5 yrs old.  Nice balanced dog of good size.  Very nice head with good ear, bite and matching eye colour.  Nice long neck, good topline.  Excellent ridge.  Angulation fore and behind are even (in balance) but could be more.  Good bone and feet.  Nice deep chest, would like to see a better forechest.  He is an excellent mover.  Well presented.  Very stable temperament.
2nd Crunden's VOORTREKKER SIMALELO, 5 yrs old, nice size and warm wheaten colour.  Good head with maximum stop, good ear and eye, could use a bit more length of muzzle. Well built up with good shoulder and angulation in quarters.  Upper arm could have more layback.  Good bone and feet.  Filled front!  Very good ridge.  Well handled.  Very good mover.
3rd Dunn's CH TUKELA MULUKU
 
VETERAN DOG
1st Morris's CH KASENGA KIP KEINO, 8 yrs old.  Well balanced wheaten dog with an excellent body.  Good angulations in front and behind.  Nice chest and forechest.  Excellent bone and good compact feet.  Nice masculine head, would like to see a bit more length of muzzle.  Typical and very good movement.  He is a bit into well-done condition.  My compliments for this excellent dog!  Reserve Best Dog
2nd Maidment's CH MIRENGO'S MUBUKU.  Nice dog, maximum size in very good condition.  Nice warm colour, nice head, excellent ear set.  Nice length of muzzle, very good topline.  Could use more angulation fore/behind, but everything is in balance.  Matching bone.  Forefeet could be stronger.  Very rood ridge.  Excellent mover!  Nice temperament.
3rd Seaman's CH SANSILVER SAMURU
 
PUPPY BITCH
1st Rasmussen's KIROMOL KAMILAH, 7 mths, well built female, very good outline, in balance!  Good head, eye and bite.  Ears not carried well.  Good ridge.  She is well developed for her age.  Nicely angulated.  Matching bone and good cat feet.  Sound mover.  Has more black in her coat than I would like to see.  In very good condition.
 
JUNIOR BITCH
1st Crunden's VOORTREKKER BAMBA, 12 mths.  Very nicely balanced female of good size and proportions.  Excellent feminine head, with excellent ear and eye.  Good topline, chest has to develop, upper arm a little straight.  Good angulated quarters, nice matching bone and very good feet.  Excellent mover with good long strides and powerful drive.  Carries tail a little high on the move.  Very promising bitch with excellent temperament.  Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd Maitland-Jone's MTWAPA'S KUMBE.   Very nicely built up female of 1 year.  Very good substance and well developed for her age.  She is in balance.  Head could be more feminine.  Good ear, eye and bite.  Nice angulations, good strong bone and compact feet.  Good ridge.  Very good forechest.  She can move well but still has her youth problems.  While coming she is loose at elbows, let her trot by bicycle for short distances and she will improve her front.  Her condition is too well done.
3rd Bowden's REJAN TAMBA
 
NOVICE BITCH
1st Turner's SAIWA MCHUMBA, 18 mths.  Elegant female with an excellent feminine head with good ear, eye and bite.  Good body proportions, nice outlines, matching bone and good feet.  She is very alert.  This nicely balanced female is very promising.  In my opinion handler and her dog have to practice a lot to get out the maximum of this very potential novice.  Very good movement.
2nd Craigie's IMBALI HUSUSA, 18 mths, nice light wheaten female of good size and proportions, well developed for age.  She has good top and underlines.  Angulations are in balance, good bone and strong feet.  Very good head with good ear, eye and bite.  Very good ridge.  Very good mover, but a little roached back while moving.  Very well handled.  She could use more self-confidence.
3rd Parry's BRUET CRÈME BRULEE
 
POST GRAD BITCH
1st Bates' GUNTHWAITE GISELLE, 16 mths.  Balanced, very feminine specimen.  Nice head with very good ear, eye and bite.  She is in balance and very well developed for her age.  Good bone and feet.  Very good ridge.  Sound mover with excellent drive.  Very well handled!
2nd Barnes' DIAMONDRIDGE ROYAL GOLD.  2 yrs, strong bitch, maximum size.  Well built.  Nice head that could be more feminine.  Nice topline.  Good long neck that could be stronger.  Upper arm a bit straight.  Nicely angulated behind.  Strong heavy bone and good feet.  Would like to see more forechest.  Good mover, in front a little loose.  Very well presented.
3rd Craigie's IMBALI HUSUSA
 
LIMIT BITCH
1st Craigie's IMBALI KAMILI KHALA, 5 yrs.  Excellent female.  Very well built with excellent body proportions, nicely angulated.  Strong good head.  Excellent ridge.  Very good bone and good feet.   Very good forechest.  Moving extremely well with optimal drive.  Very good condition and professionally presented.  She has touched me!  Typical Ridgeback.
2nd Storey's KIROMOL KIBIBI, 3 yrs.  Very nice female with excellent head.  Good ear. eye and bite.  Excellent topline.  Very good deep chest, nice forechest.  Good shoulders, upper arm is straight.  Sufficient angulation behind, matching bone and good feet.  Very good ridge.  Good sound mover, but loose in elbows.  Advice, go by bicycle at a trot to improve the muscle.  Nicely presented.
3rd Hutching's HARAMBEE IDI-HAMBA
 
OPEN BITCH
1st Regler's OKOVANGO KAZI OF SHABANI, 4.5 yrs.  Strong bitch of good size.  She has very good proportions.  Very good head that could be a bit more feminine.  Good topline.  Strong heavy bone and very good feet.  Nice long/deep chest.  Shoulders and upper arm could have more layback.  Good angulation behind.  In very good condition and a good mover.  Well handled.  Compliments for the muscle tone!
2nd Edward's MATABELLE MOONDANCE AT BRUET, strong bitch, maximum size.  Good head that could be more refined.   Good ear and eye.  Nice neck that could be longer.  Good shoulder, upper arm straight.  Good low hocks.  Strong bone and good feet.  Would like to see more forechest.  Very good mover.  Excellent handling.  Compliments for the very good shape of this 5 year old lady!
3rd Barnes' VOORTREKKER LYA POMPA OF DIAMONDRIDGE
 
VETERAN BITCH
1st Dunn's CH TULEKA SHONA, 10.5 yrs, lovely veteran female.  Excellent body, very nice strong but feminine head with excellent ear, eye and very good bite.  Nice neck, very good topline, nicely angulated fore and after.   Very good bone.  Forefeet could be a bit more compact.  Very appealing quality specimen.  Excellent mover.  My compliments for the 'royal' condition!  Best Bitch, Best Veteran and Best in Show
2nd Hick's CH SANSILVER PUMLANGA.  Very good bitch with nice head.  Good ear, eye and bite.  Long reach of neck.  Good topline.  Chest could be a bit deeper, a bit straight in shoulder and upper arm.  Enough angulation behind.  Forechest could be better.  Good bone and feet that could be more compact. Very, very nice active, friendly temperament.  Well done for this puppy-veteran of 7 years.
3rd Piehl's AFRICAN DANCER OF EILACK
 
STUD DOG
1st VOORTREKKER SIMALELO
2nd CH SHABANI KANA
3rd CH DIAMONDRIDGE DAREDEVIL
 
BROOD BITCH
1st VOORTREKKER LYA POMPA OF DIAMONDRIDGE
 
BRACE
1st Dunn's
2nd Barnes'
3rd Storey's