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2014

20 Dec. A rare show outing with our new puppy Allie (RUBIS MBISS CH Ujamaa Pure Blonde) to MBIS RUBISS Sup Ch Mieridge Gatsbys Aplawz) saw Allie take out Runner up BOB and Reserve CC bitch and Minor Puppy in Group at the Yarra Valley Kennel Club. The judge was breed Specialist Cyndy Burton (Starridge). More about Allie here!

17 May Blondie (RUBIS MBISS CH Ujamaa Pure Blonde) was bred to MBIS RUBISS Sup Ch Mieridge Gatsbys Aplawz. A lovely litter of 5M and 7F was born on 17th May 2014, all ridged, very nice litter. 5 week photos here

Blondie finished 2013 as the winner of the All Breeds Pointscore in Australia in the Dogzonline competition- despite only going to 5 shows! Her best win was Runner up Best in Show at the 2013 Australia Day Show under breed specialist Mr F Arniella from Puerto Rico (entry of over 1000 dogs)

2013

23rd Nov Blondie took out Best Bitch, Best Gaited Bitch at the RRCV Open show today. Fran's Rooi was Best Headed Bitch, Best Overall Ridge and Best Brown nosed bitch. Congratulations to BIS Ch Dinizulu True Blue and RUBIS Ch Kimbisha Making Magic

25th September- Blondie was best Australian Bred Bitch at the 2013 Royal Melbourne Show. Congratulations to BOB Ch, US and Can Ch Amashutu Force BWith You.

Latest puppy photos of Roxys litter here (week2)

Milla has been to visit BISS Kushika Secret Intention TD ET and we are hoping for pups late in October

5th September- a litter of 6f and 3m born to Roxy and the lovely Kobe (Sup Ch Mieridge Gatsbys Aplawz (AI)). Born by caesarian section as Roxy was working very hard for no reward (perhaps it was the 700g boy?). Photos here. Pedigree here. All pups with nice ridges, lovely colour, quality litter!

1st June. Blondies 3rd show for the year. She took out Runner up BOB under breed specialist John Comerford. BOB and Best in Group was Ch Kimbisha Making Magic (the "dog-in-law" as sire of Tombi's pups). After only 3 shows Blondie still leads the Dogzonline All Breeds Pointscore for 2013

16/17 March. Blondie took out Runner up Best in Specialty show under breed specialist Petra Stracke (Germany). Best in Show was Sup Ch Elangani Dream Run. Blondie is now RUBIS, MBISS, RUBIS Ch Ujamaa Pure Blonde!

28th January and Blondie took out Runner up BIS under breed Specialist Mr F Arniella from Puerto Rico. This is one of the largest shows on the calendar in this state, so we were very pleased, particularly as we hadn't been to a show since last November! Still waiting on the "official" photos! In the meantime week 7 photos of the pups here. Poor little Xanadu had to have a couple of stitches in his nose and is now wearing a very attractive head dress!

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November

Blondie has won BEST IN SHOW and Best Gaited Bitch at the South Australian Ridgeback Club Speciality Show under specialist Dawn Redman. Runner up in Show was Kimbisha Making Magic.

2010

November 6th. Congratulations to Anne Edwards on "Buddy" gaining his title at Millicent. Buddy is now Ch Ujamaa Budweiser.

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October. Rekaylahn Kwa Red at Ujamaa (Imp UK) was posthumously awarded with a Register of Merit. This award recognises Red as the sire of 12 Champions. Red also has a litter on the ground in Cessnock with Umkimzulu Ridgebacks. 10 lovely pups born after AI, one pet ridge only. Photos here. His legacy also lives on in the USA with one Isilwane daughter recently having pups and another on the way to her title.

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September 20-24. Attended the RR Club of US Specialty at Ventura Beach, 500+ RRs were shown over 5 days, with a great depth of quality. Photos of selected dogs here (couldn't do the whole 500+!). Photos also of the evening when the Top 20 RRs in the USA competed here. It was wonderful to see these dogs in the flesh.

September 19th- Congratulations to Roxy and Cat, Reserve Bitch CC at the Royal Melbourne Show. BOB was Gr Ch Mieridge Gatsbys Aplawz, Reserve and RUBOB was Ch Ingwe Mountain High. Kobe went on to take Group 4 at the Royal. Bitch CC was Ch Amashutu Serenity

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July- Photos posted from the National RR show in Adelaide here (see some results below). Congratulations to BIS Ch Usakose Highwayto Heaven and RUBIS Ch Usakose A Bit of Heaven. Go Sally!

Puppy photos updated- 6 month photos for the Roxy/Moody litter here, one year photos for Kaya/Chris here

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June- Breeders pages updated with some new articles. More here. New page on line introducing Roxy's daughter "Gretchen"

Congratulations to Covaine kennels. Red's 12th Champion is now Ch Covaines Reditorock. Red (Rekaylahn Kwa Red at Ujamaa (Imp UK)) is now eligible for a posthumous Register of Merit award as the sire of 12 champion progeny.

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1st May 2010

The Nationals were held in Adelaide. Our rarely shown dogs were consistently placed.

  • Ujamaa Makybe Diva- 5th in the Open Class
  • Ujamaa Pure Blonde- 5th in Puppy Bitch
  • Ujamaa Beez Neez (Fran's pup, Blondie's sister- 3rd in Puppy Bitch
  • Brother Ujamaa Budweiser, 3rd in Puppy Dog

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10th April 2010

In a practice run for the Nationals at the RRCV Breed Competition. Ujamaa Pure Blonde was Best in Competition (19 entries) under judge and breeder Leslie Fairhall. Photo here

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28th February 2010

RR Club of Vic Specialty Show judged by Di Brennan. Ujamaa Beez Neez was Opposite Puppy in Show. BIS was Gr Ch Caprivi Witching Hour, RUBIS ws Gr Ch Mierridge Gatsbys Aplawz (AI)

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24th February 2010

7 F pups by Caesarian section (first one in over 30 years!). Sire is Gr Ch Isilwane The Desert Rat (Tobruk) and dam the lovely Ch Isilwane Big Bad Boom (Milla). This is a joint Isilwane/Ujamaa endeavour! Photos at 7 weeks here.

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28th November 2009

Pups born to the very handsome Ch Ozrhode Californication (Moody) and Ujamaa Evernescence 6F, 5M. Photos at 7 weeks here (Cat and Sarah picked the names!)

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21 September 2009

Milla (Ch Isilwane Big Bada Boom) was Bitch CC and Runner up BIS at the Royal Melbourne Show. Photo here

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4th April 2009

Litter born from BISS Am Ch Ch Redawgs Christofel O'CopperRidge, SC, HIC and Kaya. We kept Blondie from this litter. Ujamaa Budweiser is with Anne Edwards in South Australia and Ujamaa Beez Neez is being shown by Fran Parsons.

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7th February 2009

Red, Blue, Mr Zeus, 39 people and many other animals died at Marysville in the Black Saturday fires

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25th January 2009

Congratulations to Jocelyn on Flek's Best in Show in New Zealand. He has achieved this at Open Show level before, and now has an All Breeds Championship title. He is a lovely natured boy needing one more BIS for his NZ Grand Champion title