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Welcome to the Ujamaa Rhodesian Ridgeback web site!

We are Vicki Moritz and Russell Glenn at:

Mt Waverley, Melbourne,Victoria, Australia

or Marysville Rd, Marysville

Phone: 613 9807 0947

Email: vmoritz17@gmail.com

Latest News



May 20 - Final stacked photos as the little guys start to go to their new homes here. Though Winx looks like she is staying! This has been a lovely litter. Thanks to Willemijn Pronk from the Netherlands for allowing us to bring in semen from her boy Int Ch Vizara Jukati. It was all worth it!

May 15- Informal puppy game photos from a weekend at Marysville here.

May 7. Photos at 6 weeks here. It was a cold day- they all look a bit like Sydney Harbour Bridge, but not too bad for a first try at stacking. With thanks to Cat Glenn!

May 1- Some photos of Allies pups from last week here

April 7th. Photos of the pups mainly taken today here- Allies pups week2. Some with a "real camera" and some playing with the iPhone portrait function. And great news that Red's son Ch Schlau Spirit Warrior took out Best of Breed and the Sydney Royal. Well done Sharon!

March 25th. 6M and 4 F were born to Allie , sire the dutch dog Multi Ch Vizara Jukati. If you have prebooked, please get in touch with me as these pups are probably all spoken for. Also later in 2017 we are planning a litter with Ujamaa Pussy Galore (Chilli). Sire to be NZ Gr Ch Boulderbrae Chobe- the delightful Flek.

March 18/19. Wonderful results at the National Speciality show held in Melbourne, judge Ann Woodrow (UK). Allie's sister Ujamaa Dolce Gabbana (Tully) owned by Mandy Boyle and Kay Allen won BEST IN SHOW. Thanks to Kay and Mandy for having faith in the light wheaten! Not to be outdone our own Derrick took out 3rd in a large Open Dog class. He was then knocked off for Best Brown nose by Fran Parsons bitch Ch Ujamaa Rooi Adaeze. (We forgive you Fran!). Rooi also took out Best Ridge bitch and third in Neuter. Tullys brother Ujamaa Max Mara also did us proud with a 5th in Intermediate dog


Sept- Allie's sister Ujamaa Giorgio Armani takes out BISS at the RR Club of WA Speciality under specialist Dawn Redman. Congratulations to Marie Hall!

June/July- Russ and I attended the World Congress for Rhodesian Ridgebacks in Scandanavia. Links to some of the presentations here

June 2016. Allie took out Best of Breed Ridgeback and Australian Bred in Group under breed Specialist Leslie Fairhall. She did well in 2016 with limited showing


September- One of our rare show outings. Allie (Ujamaa Alessandra Facchinetti) was awarded Reserve Challenge Bitch at the Royal Melbourne Show from the Puppy Class

11 Jan- We visited Meg and Rob at Valleyfront Ridgebacks (Monengetta) to see the pups from Derrick and their bitch Red. This is Derricks first litter- 8M, 4F, one faulty ridge (perhaps one crown?). Photos here. Inquires to Meg or Rob- 5429 5561, there may still be some males available. There are no pups planned at Ujamaa until later in 2015


June 2008, Coefficient of Inbreeding Analysis completed




The links on this page will give you an overview of our history -since 1978. Ujamaa has bred over 30 Australian, New Zealand  and more recently US/Canadian champions, and has 7 most successful breeder in show awards.

However, our primary objective is to breed sound companions.

Photo of a young Ch Ujamaa Anakie







Member of:

RR Club of Victoria

This page last updated 4th June 2010