Congratulations to all the winners at the Rhodesian Ridgeback club of Great Britain 2015 Open Show, we are now fast approaching the 2015 Championship Show .The committee are delighted to announce that there will be
£100 Best In Show
£50 Reserve Best In Show
£25 Best Puppy In Show
£25 Best Veteran In Show
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Open Show Critique
The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain – Open Show
Tomlinsons Canine Centre
Ratby Lane,Markfield, Leicestershire LEE67 9RJ
Sunday 7th June 2015-06-15
Judge – Mr Mike House ( Kemgordoni )
Breed – Rhodesian Ridgeback
I would like to thank the RRCGB Committee for such a friendly and well run show. Special thanks for all of my dedicated stewards and the exhibitors for their superb entry and quality of dogs.
The majority of ridges were either excellent or good despite finding quite a few off set crowns. In my opinion overall confirmation is most paramount, therefore I didn’t dismiss an otherwise very good dog from a high placing due to this type of ridge fault. I will not mention ridges any further in my following individual critiques.
BIS – Mr & Mrs K J Barnes – DIAMONDRIDGE DA VINCI JW
RBIS – Mr G A Denver – GUNTHWAITE’S COOL CRAZY LADY OF VANDENGAN
BPIS – Mr H & Mrs C L Catharell – FAAHAC FREE N’ EASY
BVIS – Mr D R & Mrs J L Miles – CH VELDTKAMMER RED HOT CHICK AT JALOUMI
CLASS 1 – MINOR PUPPY DOG ( 3 )
1st – no. 73 – Miss K Plested – NZAWI KAISER CHIEF
A handsome youngster showing clean lines and good muscle tone throughout. Good equal length of skull and muzzle accompanied with perfect ear set and size, well developed dentition, a good dark eye and strong clean reach of neck with nice shape of nape leading into a good lay back of shoulder. Really liked his length of body ratio with good ribbing and strength in loin, very well boned and pleasing bend of stifle. Moved true and effortlessly. A close decision in the puppy dog challenge, but unfortunately he was slightly going down in shoulder during final movement. I am sure he will have a very bright future.
2nd – no. 94 – Miss B Miss S Worthington – VELDTKAMMER WINDS OF CHANGE AT TUNGATTOSH
Only 8 months of age and not quite as advanced as no1, but what a very pleasing puppy. Excels in bone, very good infill of fore chest and depth of brisket with a good shape and length of ribbing with well let down hocks. A little loose in movement as he needs to tighten into his frame. He’s only a youngster so this will come. Although erratic on the move, and clearly having a wonderful time in the ring, I just saw enough to access his movement showing a nice fluent stride. One I shall be watching with interest.
3 rd – no. 87 – Ms S Thompson – GLOBALRIDGE BLACK ONYX
CLASS 2 – PUPPY DOG ( 4 )
1st – no. 16 Mr H & Mrs C L Catharell – FAAHAC FREE N’ EASY
A stunning youngster, so lean and fit for his age. Lovely head shape with flat skull, strong dentition square to the jaw. Strong clean neck with good reach and in total balance with head and body length. Correct fore chest with superb depth of brisket. A strong top line, muscular loin and croup flowing into a perfect tail set. His angles all meet with perfect symmetry from front to rear. Sound and steady in movement with straight, forward action coming and going. BPIS
2 nd – no.94 – Miss B & Miss S Worthington – VELDTKAMMER WINDS OF CHANGE AT TUNGATTOSH
( 2 nd from Minor Puppy Class )
3rd – no 14 – Ms C A Carlton – UMHLANDLA VAN MAKHOBA
CLASS 3 – JUNIOR DOG ( 5,2a )
1st – no.77 – Mr E & Mrs N Sammut, Mr P & Mrs E Storey, Mrs L Piehl – KIROMOL KANUKA
Exceptional head dimensions showing a very hound expression, lovely dark eye, equal planes separated by a perfect stop, strong depth of muzzle with powerful cheek muscle. Leads into a muscular clean reach of neck holding his head high. Well angulated lay back of shoulder length and return of upper arm with nice width of fore chest. Plenty of bone with long lean muscle tone. Altogether giving him steady movement with excellent reach and drive from rear quarters through to front assembly. Effortless ! Pleased to award him Reserve Best Dog in Show
2 nd – no.8 – Mrs K Barnard – NEELANJALI JACKSON BROWN FOR TSJAKKA
A strong make of a dog quite mature for his age. Good head and dentition with a clean strong neck. Well boned with correct depth and length of ribbing. Powerful top line with a strong loin and good rear angulation, standing on correct arched feet. So strong and sound in movement.
3 rd – no.57 – Mrs F M & Mr A C Manning – FIADMA JORGE KAHAWIA
CLASS 4 – YEARLING DOG ( 7,3a )
1st – no. 8 – Mrs K Barnard – NEELANJALI JACKSON BROWN FOR TSJAKKA
( 2 nd from Junior class )
2 nd – no.66 – Mr A R & Mrs A Murphy – AMAHLE MPHO AT LUSAPHO
Nice dark eye with a good stop and depth of muzzle. Well boned with pleasing symmetry in fore and rear quarters. Plenty of ribbing leading into a very strong loin. Good moderate drop of croup giving a correct tail set. Just needs to settle a little more in movement.
3 rd – no. 52 – Mr V & Mrs J Lower – MIRENGO’S MUKURU
CLASS 5 – NOVICE DOG ( 2,1a )
1 st – no. 52 – Mr V & Mrs J Lower – MIRENGO’S MUKURU
A lot to like about this young man. Still quite raw and needs to fill into his frame. Good width of skull, length and depth of muzzle. Good shape of rib cage, deep and capacious. Strong front and rear quarters with a good length of bone and strong pasterns. Would prefer some more length in body. Striding out with confidence and power.
CLASS 6 – POST GRADUATE DOG ( 5 )
1 st – no.88 – Miss R K Tredwell, Mr WE Symonds – SHOMBAY DARK KNIGHT RISES
A strong powerful dog in hard condition. Perfect head balance, flat skull with deep powerful muzzle. Symmetrical in front and rear assembly. Very good body proportions, well ribbed back into a strong solid loin. Plenty of bone standing on strong front and rear pasterns with firm well arched feet. Well defined lean muscles in rear quarters. Masculine and handsome showing an altogether smart appearance. A strong contender in the final line up.
2 nd – no.83 – Mr K C stait – SIMANGELE CAPSICUM
A good type of head with equal length between a flat skull and deep muzzle. Good shape and reach of neck leading into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Nicely boned with pleasing turn of stifle, standing on sound feet. A well made dog.
3 rd – no. 3 – Miss J Adderley – TAMBYSSA’S ARES
CLASS 7 – MINOR LIMIT DOG (3.1a )
1 st – no76 – Mr S P Sales – INANDA MELLBERG ARUND JV OF ERSTED LIONPRIDE ( IMP SWE )
Pleasing head symmetry between skull and muzzle. Upstanding front profile with strong bone. Nice sloping shoulder placement and good width of first thigh, although top line a little soft. Impressed with his strong and sound movement.
2 nd – no92 – Miss K Walshe – SAFFRONRIDGE SIR GALAHAD
Masculine head with a good round dark intelligent eye, good ear set and carriage and length of neck.
Liked his balance of height and length. A close decision between no. 1 but preferred his movement which just tipped my decision.
CLASS 8 – LIMIT DOG ( 5,a )
Three quality dogs in this class
1 st no.9 – Mr & Mrs K J Barnes – DIAMONDRIDGE DA VINCI JW
An outstanding specimen, so solid in construction with lean muscle tone throughout for one so young. Flat skull and excellent length proportion between skull and muzzle showing depth and power in jaw. Fabulous shoulder angulation with a good length and return of upper arm, and in perfect harmony with his rear assembly with a good width of first thigh. Superb height to length ratio with excellent ribbing, substantial in bone with strong pasterns. Moved so true fore and aft with an impressive effortless side gait. Well deserved BIS
2 nd – no 40 – Ms J Hawkins,Mr J W Smith – VELTKAMMER HOT SHOT OF LONAZA ShCm
Handsome head with good equal length of skull and muzzle. Good reach of neck, depth of brisket and a very powerful loin leading to a correct moderate slope of croup and good tail set. Nicely arched feet and well let down hocks.
3 rd – no 91 – Mrs C D Vincent –MUTOKOSLIONHEART FROM JEMATTI
CLASS 9 –OPEN DOG ( 8,4a )
1 st – no 72 – Mrs L Piehl – CH KIROMOL KUBWA MNO JW ShCm
I have had the pleasure to go over this hound on a few occasions in the past. He is so assured and standing proud. Excellent head and expression with equal lengths and planes. Lovely reach and shape of neck leading into a good shoulder and upper arm with elbows directly under the withers. A strong bone with good width of first thigh. Moved with great extension and ease around the ring.
2 nd – no 45 – Mrs E L Jeffery – CH ZENZELE’S CHASE THE ACE JW
Another well boned dog, handsome and upstanding in profile. Good front assembly with a good slope of shoulder and return of upper arm. Liked his length of body, well ribbed back leading to a strong loin. Excellent compact arched feet. Moved straight and forward with a strong action.
3 rd – no 90 – Miss R K Tredwell & Mr W E Symonds – VELTKAMMER HI SOCIETY OF SHOMBAY
CLASS 10 – SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG ( 3 )
1 st – no 40 – Ms J Hawkins,Mr J W Smith – VELTKAMMER HOT SHOT OF LONAZA ShCm
( 2 nd from Limit Class )
2 nd – no 92 – Miss K Walshe – SAFFRONRIDGE SIR GALAHAD
( 2 nd from Minor Limit Class )
3 rd – no 87 – Ms S Thompson – GLOBALRIDGE BLACK ONYX
( 3 rd from Minor Puppy Class )
CLASS 11 – VETERAN DOG ( 2,1a )
1 st – no.15 – Ms C A Carlton – UMHLANDLA BUKEKAYO
A good front assembly, infill of fore chest and lay of shoulder. Well ribbed back – good width of first thigh with strong let down hocks, standing on tight arched toes. I can remember watching his fabulous straight, forward strength in movement when younger and I am glad to see he still has it !
CLASS 12 – SPECIAL VETERAN DOG/BITCH ( 3,1a )
1 st – no 20 – Miss J M Davis – MAKARI KARI BEMBA AT ZENZELE
This super bitch is close to 10 ½ years of age ! She has the most adorable dark round eye. A sound front with good infill of fore chest and good rear quarters with pleasing angles. Liked her length in body, ribbing and loin ratio. Fabulous tight feet with remarkably strong rear quarters. In profile she shows a truly classic stamp. A sound mover which I would expect from her well balanced confirmation.
2 nd – no 42 – Mrs K Hodge – MULTI/INT/AM CH COLUMBIA BLUE SKY OF COURAGE IMP USA
Another wonderful veteran example , this chap is reaching 11 ½ years of age ! Such a stylist outline standing so dignified. A noble head with a good depth of muzzle and nice dark eye. Great shoulder length and layback with good muscle tone. Weaker in rear quarters but this certainly did not restrict his movement. What a mover ! Not a great deal to separate these two wonderful hounds. It was a privilege to go over them.
CLASS 13 – MINOR PUPPY BITCH ( 4 )
1 ST – no.47 – Mr J Kirby, Miss H Mansfield – SHINGWIDSI TSHADI ROSE
A very feminine head with super dark round eye . Good length of frame, fabulous slope of shoulder and return of upper arm. Ribbing well back with correct length of loin . Quality in bone with excellent compact arched toes . Moved out well, true fore and aft for such a youngster . Showing very clean lines and symmetry in profile . A bright future is surely hers for the taking – BPB
2 nd – no.74 – Mrs D, Mr A & Miss K Plested – NZAWI JUST FLOW WITH IT
Another nice young bitch strongly made. Good skull and muzzle lengths with a lovely reach of neck. Liked her rear assembly with a strong croup and tail set . Good length of first and second thigh with strength in pasterns and tight feet .
3 rd – no.26 – Mr W & Mrs J Dickson – GLOBALRIDGE MYSTIC TOPAZ
CLASS 14 – PUPPY BITCH ( 7.1a )
1st – no.49 – Miss G Lawless – FAACHAC FANCY FREE
Very stylish in profile . Good head proportions with well developed dentition . Elegant reach of neck flowing into a lengthy good lay of shoulder. Perfectly straight forelegs with correct well arched feet. Good length of ribbing with a nice gentle arch over loin. Strong rear quarters with lean muscle tone over good width of first thigh and length of second thigh giving a wonderful curve of stifle, finishing with well let down hocks . Moved with grace and power .
2 nd – no.32 – Mrs S A Gleeson – MSINGI TETE A TETE WITH SKUKUZA
Beautiful feminine head with intelligent expression, flat skull with good length of planes, nice dark eye and strength in muzzle . Good front angulation standing true with elbows well under body . Pleasing balance between ribbing and loin with a nice turn of stifle . Good let down hocks and compact arched feet .
3 rd – no. 71 – Mr S J & Mrs A R Pearce – MSINGI HUSH HUSH
CLASS 15 – JUNIOR BITCH ( 6,1a )
1 st – no.10 – Mrs J M & Mr D H Bates – GUNTHWAITE PEGGY SUE
I absolutely adored this young bitch. A picture of symmetry . Lovely head proportions, level planes with a very good ear size and carriage. Strong clean reach of neck, excellent infill of fore chest with just the right width between forelegs . Good angles front and rear . Lovely shape and length of ribbing and balance of loin . Standing true with excellent quality of bone . Moved well with a strong drive from both quarters . Reserve Best Bitch in Show
2 nd – no.85 – Mr P & Mrs E Story & Mrs L Piehl – KIROML KIONI
Lovely feminine head with typical hound expression . Flat skull and nice depth of muzzle with good lengths and perfectly equal . Clean well toned muscular front and rear quarters, lengthy slope of shoulder and return of upper arm . Good body proportions, ribbing and loin . Nicely boned with strong pasterns and arched feet . Effortless movement covering the ground well .
3 rd – no. 58 – Mrs F M & Mr A C Manning – FIADMA SYLEANE KAJANI
CLASS 16 – YEARLING BITCH ( 4,2a )
A close decision between first and second placings, both of very similar type .
1 st – no. 55 Mr B & Mrs A Maidment – AMAHLE THANDEKA
Good head shape with flat skull and length of muzzle with a nice dark eye . Showing a good shoulder placement . Liked her body proportion with brisket reaching well to elbow, good ribbing shape and length with a strong loin . Well toned rear angulation, good tail set and width of first thigh . Excellent well arched feet .
2 nd – no.41 – Ms J Hawkins, Mr J W Smith, Mrs K G Hodge – COLKERIRIN INDIGO LIGHTLY AT LONAZA
Another well made bitch . Very good head with clean lines, strong depth and shape of muzzle with close fitting lips giving a charming feminine expression . Well shaped neck leading into a good shoulder with equal length of upper arm . Powerful rear assembly with a good width of thigh showing lean muscle tone . Standing on strong pasterns and well arched feet .
CLASS 17 – NOVICE BITCH ( 4,1a )
1 st – no. 54 – Mr B & Mrs A Maidment – DYKUMOS NEVER GROW UP (IMP USA )
Feminine head with a good round dark eye and well set ears giving an intelligent expression . Elegant reach of neck holding head high and attentive in profile . Good height to length balance with ribbing well back and pleasing length of loin . Smaller in bone but standing on good pins with a nice bend of stifle and compact arched feet . Sound and free in movement .
2 nd – no. 2 – Miss J Adderley – TAMBYSSA’S APHRODITE
Good head planes to skull and muzzle . Nice front assembly with strong fore chest running into a deep brisket giving a lovely shape of ribbing and underline . A quality frame and very well boned .
3 rd – no. 39 – Mrs M A Hale – UMHLANDA IHOTELA LINKHOSI
CLASS 18 – POST GRADUATE BITCH ( 4 )
1 st – no. 13 – Mrs T Bristow – TAMBYSSA’S ATHENA
Quality well made bitch. Level head planes with good width of skull and length of muzzle . Nice round eye and colour harmonizing with coat . Sound front assembly with depth of brisket into well proportioned ribbing . A powerful back and good bend of stifle .
2 nd – no. 36 – Mrs K Gray – KIJIVU’S KAIRA
A gorgeous well balanced feminine head . Good shoulder with length of upper arm . Well proportioned body height to length within a good size of frame . Well ribbed back with nice loin, moderate slope of croup giving a very good tail set . Liked this young lady a lot, such a shame she lacked confidence on the day .
3 rd – no. 19 – Miss J M Davis – ZENZELE’S SHEER BLISS
CLASS 19 – MINOR LIMIT BITCH ( 1 )
1 st – no.21 – Miss J M Davies – ZENZELE’S AZIZI BLUE
Dark round eye giving a gentle expression . Sound fore chest with a good infill and width . Nice front assembly angulation with depth of ribbing reaching well to elbow and gradually flowing to tuck up showing a pleasing underline . Gentle rise over loin into a moderate drop of croup to a well placed tail set . Ample width of first thigh, nicely boned with correct arched feet .
CLASS 20 – LIMIT BITCH ( 6,1a )
1 st – no.25 – Mr G A Denver – GUNTHWAITE’S COOL CRAZY LADY OF VANDENGAN
This young lady is a picture of symmetry, strong and muscular combined with elegance . Skull and muzzle of equal planes separated by correct drop of stop . Muzzle deep and powerful with close fitting lips retaining her femininity . A gracious reach of neck blending into a good slope of shoulder and equal return of upper arm accompanied with an excellent fore chest . Angle of pelvis to femur giving a good width of first thigh and lovely bend of stifle, finishing with well let down strong linear hocks . Standing with style and assertiveness . On the move she showed controlled power covering the ground effortlessly . Front and rear quarters moving in harmony with a perfect side gait . Pleased to award her RBIS
2 nd – no. 68 – Miss H Parsons – PRIORPARK APHRODITE JW
Another well made young bitch of a different stamp . I judged her as a young puppy and she has not disappointed . Very good head proportions, ear size and set with wonderful dark round eye . A well shaped reach of neck with a lovely infill of fore chest and angled front assembly with elbows tucked close to body . Good length of body, spring of rib and length of loin . Sound rear quarters with a good bend of stifle, standing on strong pasterns with nice arched feet . So steady in both temperament and in motion .
3 rd – no. 86 – Mr P & Mrs E Storey & Mrs L Piehl – KIROMOL KENDI JW
CLASS 21 – OPEN BITCH ( 9,3A )
1 st – no. 48 – Mr J Kirby & Miss H Mansfield – CH SHINGWIDSI TSHELETE SILK
An example of elegance fused with power in perfect balance . In profile standing noble and proud . Lovely head measurement, reach of neck and infill of fore chest . Ribbed well back and with pleasing proportion of loin . Standing on excellent well arched feet and let down hocks . Light on her feet and true in movement .
2 nd – no. 67 – Ms P Nash – MUTOKO VALERGRO
Solid and well made with exceptional bone . Very good front assembly and lay back of shoulder . Powerful back with gentle rise over loin into moderate drop of croup and good tail set . Ribbing reaching well to elbow with gradual curve up to tuck up . Well toned first thigh with a good width . Standing on strong pasterns and feet . Her sound confirmation showed in her gait covering the ground with power and ease . A very close decision between no.1
3 rd – no.78 – Mrs K E Savva – SOFALA GOLDEN GLOW
CLASS 22 – SPECIAL BEGINNERS BITCH ( 1 )
1 st – no. 41 – Ms J Hawkins, Mr J W Smith, Mrs K G Hodge – COLKERIN INDIGO LIGHTLY AT LONAZA
( 2 nd from Yearling Bitch class )
CLASS 23 – VETEREN BITCH ( 8,4a )
1 st – no.64 – Mr D R & Mrs J L Miles – CH VELDTKAMMER RED HOT CHICK AT JALOUMI
This quality bitch just stood out for me ! A noble head with a good length of skull and muzzle and dark intelligent eye, held high with a strong elegant reach of neck . A fabulous fore chest , lay of shoulder and equal return of upper arm . A good length of ribbing, correct tail set and well let down hocks . Her gait confirmed it all, moving around the ring with strength and accuracy . BVIS
2 nd – no. 50 – Miss G Lawless – FAACHAC FARENYA JW ShCm
Another very nice veteran bitch with a beautiful dark round eye and length of neck . A good spring and depth of ribbing into a solid strong loin . She excels in rear quarters with excellent angles, gentle slope of croup into a strong tail set . Fabulous width of first thigh, turn of stifle and superb feet . A very sound mover .
3 rd – no. 27 – Miss J P Digby – CHIGANI ADEOLA OF INBAJSHA
CLASS 24 – BRACE ( 2,1a )
1 st – no. 2 – Miss J Adderley
CLASS 25 – PROGENY ( 1 )
1 st – no. 20 – Miss J M Davies – MAKARI KARI BEMBA AT ZENZELE
BEST LIVER NOSE ( 3 )
Mr H & Mrs C L Catharell – FAAHAC FREE N’ EASY.