2009 REVIEW

We titled 3 new Australian Champions in 2009,
Dougal: CH HuntingRidge Do U Get A Lion,
Bundy: CH HuntingRidge Polar Spirit (AI)
Saba: CH HuntingRidge Walk on The Wild Side.

From Amanzi/Bundy's litter, Brandy: HuntingRidge Spirit of Nyanzi
was a welcomed addition to our tribe.
We are looking forward to the progress of Chelsea & Sauvage's
long awaited litter whelped 11.12.09.

Dougal produced an outstanding litter with
Rani (CH HuntingRidge Run Lion Run) at Kapama in Victoria.

Nyack (HuntingRidge Wild At Heart) owned by Marindy in QLD
produced a stunning litter.
Both Dougal & Nyack are producing quality liver and blacknose pups.

The youngsters in QLD are performing well
winning in show Speciality awards Sam: HuntingRidge I Am Samburu
& Anza: HuntingRidge Spirit of Katana, also a multiple age in group winner.

Brandy has shown some promise collecting quite a few age in group awards
and is currently NSW Top RR Puppy (*DOL)
This is a wonderful achievement, due to her young age she was
only eligible to compete for 4 of the 12 month pointscore year.
Saba finishing 1 spot behind her.

We only show spasmodically and our ridgebacks have continued to collect
some very pleasing results always preforming well.

The Grandkids are also making their mark in the show world with some super results.

We are very proud of "our boy" Ari: Manzengwenya Arakhan at Gunthwaite (Imp Aust),
owned by Gunthwaite/Burncote (UK) the sire of 2 UK champions & a new USA champion.

My judging appointments for 2009 were very enjoyable with the opportunity
to go over so many quality hounds. It was a thrill to see some
of the hounds I put through taking the highest honours.

We would also like to thank all those wonderful families & friends
in Australia & abroad for the updates, news and photos of our progeny.

Wishing everyone a very Happy, Bright & Successful New Year.

Huntingridge finished in the top 5 in Australia on the breeders list (DOLP)

DECEMBER 2009

CONGRATULATIONS to all connections of Tucker
- Burncote Bushman (Ari's grandson) winning Top RR Puppy in the UK 2009
Congratulations also to Cyndy (Starridge) Mr Ko was awarded UK's Top Sire for 2009.

In Victoria, Dougal's 2 kids from Rani
"Griffin" Kapama Run Zamba Run - Best Baby Puppy of Breed
The following show his litter sister "Charli" Kapama Run Tana Run took Best Baby of Breed.

20.12.09 Gosford City All breeds Champ
Saba Reserve Challenge Dog & Brandy Best Minor Of Breed.

19.12.09 Wyong All breeds Champ show under a Hound Specialist:
Saba Reserve Challenge Dog & Brandy Best Minor Of Breed.

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY 11.12.09 to Ashlan and all the other Nikkita/Joshua kids.

Chelsea's frozen pupsicle litter has arrived 4 beautiful puppies
3 boys: 2 show potential, 1 pet and 1 show potential girl
Sire: SWE CH, NORDIC WINNER-03, SWE WINNER-03 Djungelkattens Superridge Sauvage (SWD)

Congratulations to the owners of Rio: Veldtkammer Assle Me Lightly (Imp UK)
her breeders Linda & Mike, and the Bates Family - owners of the Sire - Ari.
Ari's daughter Rio gained her final points to become an American champion.
Rio becomes Ari's 3rd champion for 2009.

12.12.09 In Sydney, Saba takes Challenge Dog
and Brandy went Reserve Challenge Bitch and R/up Best of Breed.

Went to Canberra 5 & 6th December to visit Amy for the weekend
I only had Brandy with me and took in some shows.
Brandy went Best Baby of Breed at the first show.
Sunday she turned 6 months and showed very well and winning Best Minor in Breed.

In Victoria Dougal and Rani's babies continue to do well
with both Griffin and Charli winning their classes.
Griffin taking Best baby in breed overall. Well done Karen!

NOVEMBER 2009

NICHOLAS' 18TH - HAPPY BIRTHDAY 22.11.09

We had a lovely visit from Nikkita's co-owner Rachel & Colin from QLD

Dougal's babies from Rani (Ch HuntingRidge Run Lion Run) made their show debut at the Victorian Speciality.
Charli the little liver girl took Best Opposite Baby in Show
and Griffin came 2nd in his class. Well done Karen!

We have had a quiet month showing due to judging appointment and also the heat.
We have opted out of showing the last 2 weekends as the temperature has been extreme.

3.11.09 News from QLD - Well done to Sharon and Sam - Baby Puppy of Breed.

6.11.09 Congratulations to Peter and Anza who was awarded Baby Puppy in Group under a Hound Specialist.

Happy 1st Birthday to all Ashlan & Dougal's kids for 8.11.09

Happy 3rd Birthday to our beautiful young man "DOUGAL"
and to all the other Chelsea x Dougie kids for 23.11.09.

OCTOBER 2009

AMY'S 21st - HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1.10.09

Brandy takes 3 Best baby of Breeds from 3 shows.

10.10.09 Peter's girl "Anza" wins Best Baby in Breed

11.10.09 Sharon's boy "Sam" takes 2 Best Baby in Breed at the 2 shows in QLD.

11.10.09 Brandy wins Best Baby In breed at Manning River champ show.

Happy 9th Birthday to our beautiful girl "SARAN" 16.10.09
and to all her siblings from Amber x Chief.
Saran is grandmother or mother to most of the liver's currently showing in NSW!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of Tucker's connections
- Burncote Bushman BEST IN SHOW in the UK
Tucker is an Ari grandson!

24/10/09 & 25/10/09 Port Macqaurie - Hastings All Breeds Champ show
Brandy takes 2 Baby Puppy in Groups with hot competition
Her Grandma "Saran" earns 2nd place both days in All Breeds neutered Sweepstakes.
Dougal wins his class both days!
CONGRATULATIONS to Harley: Dale and Mick's homebred girl - Ch Riginal SV Harley n Rose ET (AI)
for her Runner up to BEST in SHOW on Saturday!
Great weekend for Ridgebacks, loads of fun, lots of celebrating, great company,
good weather & a lovley cabin by the river.

SEPTEMBER 2009

Congratulations to Linda & Mike with "TATE" (Eng Ch Veldtakmmer FaceBovvered JW)
on gaining her English champion Title at the Belfast show.
Tate becomes Ari's 2nd UK Champion.
Ari's son Gabanna gains his stud book number!

26.9.09 "ANZA" wins Best Baby Puppy in Group. Congratulations Peter!

26.9.09 Brandy was awarded Best Baby Puppy of Breed at 2 of the 3 shows.
The adult dogs were having time off from showing this weekend.

HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY (20.9.1998) to BRONTE x JOSHUA kids

News from Nikkita's parents - "NIKKITA" won "Most obedient" title at Puppy Pre School
and has mastered the basics & can also spin and roll over.
Clever puppy!

19.9.09 QLD RR Speciality Open Show under breed specialist Sarah Wheatley (Abdesare)
Sam - HuntingRidge I Am Samburu - Best Baby in Show
Anza - HuntingRidge Spirit of Katana - Best Opposite Baby in Show
Congratulations Sharon and Peter!

The following 2 shows Sam took best baby of Breed!

18.9.09 Hunter Kennel Club only Brandy was shown
and won Best Baby Puppy in Group in a large line up
of very nice babies!

Amy & I will be flying down to Melbourne this week to visit
Dougal and Rani's 7 weeks old babies.

Had a great weekend showing
11.9.09 Saba 10pt Best of Breed against strong older titled competition
The following day Brandy won her first Best Baby in Group.
An interesting spectator at ringside on Saturday - photos will be posted shortly!

News from QLD - Anza takes Baby of Breed with older competition.
Well done Peter and Anza!

Non RR related but very proud of my Daughter Amy,
one of her models has been included in an artists work
which goes on exhibition in Canberra commencing 9.9.09

Amy will be involved with an exhibition at the
Portrait Gallery in Canberra the following week.

Veldtkammer Assle Me Lightly Ari's daughter in the USA,
wins Reserve winners Bitch & the following day
in New Mexico takes Winners Bitch!

News from UK & Veldtkammer - Ari's son Winston wins Post Graduate class at the RR Club of Great Britain.

6.9.09 Newcastle Toy and All Breeds - Just showed the new baby today.
Brandy (HuntingRidge Spirit of Nyanzi) made her show debut.
Brandy showed extremely well - Best baby of Breed

Anza (HuntingRidge Spirit of Katana) had her very first show in Qld and preformed very well.
Well done Peter & Anza!

5.9.09 Woodlands Children Charity - Saba Res Dog Challenge.

Saba was shown on the Western Circuit and came home
with some great results and his Australian title.
All his competition were older titled dogs, one of them a grand champion exhibited at several shows.
From 16 shows he won 14 Challenges & 2 reserve Challenges, 11 Best of Breeds, 3 Runner up Best of Breeds.
Saba was shortlisted for Best in Group on 6 occassions
and was awarded Best Open in Group 3 times.
The competition was very stiff in the Hound Group
on average between 65 - 70 exhibits amongst them several Multi Best in Show winners.

AUGUST 2009

SABA - NEW AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION at 14 months old.

Saba has had a good month showing collecting multiple Challenges and Best of Breeds.
He has been shortlisted for Best in Group on 5 occassions and taken 2 Open in Groups.

HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY (22.8.01) to all the other BRONTE x CHIEF kids

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY (26.8.04) to our Chelsea girl and to all the other SARAN & BOSTON kids

Welcome to the world little Marindy puppies from
Sharni & Nyack (HuntingRidge Wild At Heart)
5 little munchkins 3 boys (1 x liver, 2 blacknose) 2 girls both livers
all good ridges, all possible show potential.
Congratulations to Cindy, Mario and family!
All the puppies are spoken for!

All of Amanzi & Bundy's puppies have now been adopted into their new families.
We wish them well and would like to thank those families
who have offered our puppies a wonderful home
and a special place in their hearts!
Please to hear that the babies are settling in nicely.
Many thanks for the puppies updates.

Zarina - Ch Starridge Sumton Special pregnancy is confirmed
Hopefully Saba may produce something special : )

Saba collected 2 reserves Challenges this weekend (8 & 9 Aug)
at Mid North Coast under interstate judges.

JULY 2009

Welcome to the world little Kapama babies
Mum RANI - "CH HuntingRidge Run Lion Run" Sire DOUGAL "CH HuntingRidge Do U Get A Lion"
11 puppies 5 girls, 6 boys, 5 pups liver, 8 with super ridges.
Contact Karen for more details: karani@optusnet.com.au

Photos will be launched shortly.

26.7.09 SABA was awarded Challenge/Best of Breed & R/up in Group
(to the Best in Show winner) at Rylstone Kandos All Breeds Kennel Club.

Fantastic news from the UK - BECKY (CH GUNTHWAITE DIAMOND LIL JW)
BEST IN SHOW - Midland & Northern Champ Show 18.7.09
under breed specialist Toni Agnew
Congratulations to all GUNTHWAITE & BURNCOTE

12.7.09 Hound Club of QLD - Nyack wins his class
in strong competition and Junior of Breed
Well done Nyack & Cindy!

Nyack's litter to Sharnni due in August
More information visit MARINDY

SABA - Challenge Dog & R/up Best of Breed 11.7.09

HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY 14.7.09 to NIKKITA & to all the other LEIA x KO kids

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY 25.7.09 to SARAN & DUDLEY kids
Special mention to our little angel in heaven ILANGA!

JUNE 2009

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY 4.6.09
to Amanzi & Dougal's kids
Hollie, Zuri, Archie, Nyack, Kimba, & Saba

BUNDY - NEW AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION
"BUNDY" becomes (CH Starridge Princess Leia's) 3rd Champion and
the first Australian Champion for his sire "Spirit" SWD Ch Djungelkattens Superridged Spirit from Sweden
He took 4 Challenges from 4 shows 2 Best of Breeds and 2 R/up Best of Breeds,
32 points for the weekend gaining those last points required for his title.
With Bundy's title we now have 15 homebred Champions.

SABA at his first show in Queensland 5.6.09 won Challenge dog and R/up Best of Breed.

Saran's grandson Sixemm Crest of Gold took best Baby in Show in QLD, 5.6.09

More good news from Gunthwaite/Burncote - UK
Becky takes Best in Show at the GB Speciality and
Tucker was awarded Best male.

Sensational news form the UK, Ari's daughter Becky is now a English Champion winning her 3rd ticket
at just over 20 months old,
Congratulations to the Bates family on their new homebred Champion.
Ari's grandson Tucker won Reserve Dog at the same show under a breed specialist.

All of us at HuntingRidge are very proud of Ari!

QUEENSLAND RR SPECIALITY 6.6.09 Judge breed specialist Janet Parker (UK)
Congratulations to Shane & Kerrie Lambley for their homebred girl
"Stevie" Ch Kenjala Starz Inher Eyez (AI) winning Challenge Bitch and R/up in Show.
Stevie is Ryker's great grand daughter.
Saran's granddaughter Sixemm Just Annie Lusion won Baby in Show
Saran, at nearly 9 years old won 2nd in the neutered class
Continuing the HuntingRidge tradition, Dougal wins BEST FOOTED
Many thanks to Shane for a great job handling Dougal and Saba.

Thankyou to Sarah Burn for showing Saba on 7.5.09 earning 3rd place in Aust bred dog under the Canadian judge.

Bundy and Amanzi's litter has arrived, 11 beautiful puppies 6 girls 5 boys
all a very healthy weight of 420 - 500g
no dermoid sinus detected, all ridged, 1 pup has a white sock
Mother and babies are doing well!

Gosford City Canine Club 13.6.09
SABA - Reserve Challenge Dog & Best Open of Breed.

HAPPY FOURTH BIRTHDAY 26.6.09
to SARAN & SCOUT THE RED BARON Kids
& our special girl AMANZI.

CONGRATULATIONS to "TATE", (Ari's daughter) VELDTKAMMER FACE BOVVERED JW
on gaining her 2nd ticket and taking Best of Breed at the Border Union Champ Show.

27.6.09 Blackpool, Becky Reserve Challenge & Tucker Best Puppy.

Exciting news - DOUGAL is the sire of the pending litter in Victoria
at Kapama RRs to the beautiful RANI
Both parents are Australian champions, low hip & elbow scores
and more importantly have superb temperaments.
Dougal has produced 2 excellent litters before and Rani had a beautiful litter in 2008
More information please contact Karen
email: karani@optusnet.com.au

SABA's Hip Scores 1/3, elbows 0/0
& his litter brother NYACK 3/1, elbows 0/0


MAY 2009

Amanzi's pregnancy confirmed - sire is our own boy Bundy Bear

Great news form the UK, Ari's daughter Becky has gained her 2nd ticket
Congratulations to all at Gunthwaite & Burncote & to their new puppy Tucker Best RR Puppy!.

A very pleasant weekend in the country,
Bundy - Res Dog Challenge & R/up Best of Breed
& Saba at the 2nd show took Reserve Challenge.

Congratulations to Paula & Michael from Lionslea
with their first home bred champion Tyson from Gidget (a Saran daughter)

Congratulations to Bev & Ken (Vanridge) in Far North QLD with their home bred girl "SB"
who took 3 consecutive Best of Breeds 2,3,4th May
and also Best Open in Group.
SB (Ch Vanridge Cast A Spell) is the daughter of
"Rosie" (Ch HuntingRidge Indian Rose) & her Sire: "Maz" RBIS Ch Sarula Maswazi

9.5.09 Newcastle Saran's daughter Gidget - Challenge & R/up Best of Breed
& "Jayda" Ch HuntingRidge Johari Reserve Bitch

Ari's daughter in the USA - Veldtkammer Assle Me Lightly "Rio" took winners Bitch.

Welcome to the world little Veldtkammer babies - Sire is Ari's son Hassle & mum Ruby.

Ari's grandson Tucker (Burncote Bushman) Best of Breed & Best Puppy.


APRIL 2009

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY TO LEIA x CHIEF KIDS 4.4.02

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY TO BRONTE x ILLI KIDS 4.4.02

HAPPY 12th BIRTHDAY TO OUR BEAUTIFUL BOY "JOSHUA" 14.4.97

RRCI SPECIALITY 18.4.09

Saba 3rd in Puppy Dog and shortlisted to final 6 for Best Headed Dog
Ashlan shortlisted final 5 for Best Headed Bitch
Ziva (Lionslea Beautiful Dawn) Saran's granddaughter - won Best Ridged Bitch

18.4.09 FN Qld - Rosie's daughter "SB" Ch Vanridge Cast a Spell- Reserve Challenge Bitch

We had a wonderful short holiday up the North Coast
staying in a cabin right on the beach - leash free for the dogs
also attended 3 Champ shows
24.4.09 BUNDY BEAR 11pt Best of Breed/Dog challenge
and Ashlan Bitch Challenge & R/up Best of Breed
25.4.09 SABA Reserve Challenge & BEST PUPPY IN GROUP
ASHLAN Reserve Bitch Challenge
26.4.09 BUNDY BEAR Reserve Dog Challenge & R/up Best of Breed
SABA - BEST PUPPY IN GROUP
Many thanks to Shaylee for her handling skills & help showing the 2 boys!

UK NEWS: Hound Assoc. Of Scotland - Ari's kids
Becky 1st in Limit Bitch & Gabanna 2nd in Limit Dog
Ari's Grandson - Burncote Bushman "Tucker" Best Puppy of Breed
and makes the cut for Best Puppy in Show

Tucker has started his show career well at 2 Open shows
Best of Breed & Hound Group 3 & Puppy group 3.
Best of Breed & Hound Group 2 & Best Puppy in Group.
Check out Tucker at Gunthwaite/Burncote.


MARCH 2009

7.3.09 SABA wins 2 x BEST PUPPY IN GROUP at back to back shows in Newcastle
with his mum "AMANZI" taking Challenge Bitch & R/up Best of Breed at the night show.
Thankyou to Saba's young handler Shaylee
for handling him so beautifully at the first show.

14.3.09 Wallamba Ag Soc Champ show under a Hound Specialist
BUNDY was awarded Dog Challenge and R/up Best of Breed &
AMANZI Reserve Challenge Bitch & BEST AUSTRALIAN BRED IN GROUP

21.3.09 In Sydney at Castle Hill Ag Champ Show
Saba Reserve Dog Challenge & Best Puppy of Breed
and his mum Amanzi Reserve Bitch Challenge & Best Open of Breed.

21.3.09 Jayda Challenge Bitch, R/up Best of Breed & Best Aust Bred in Group.

22.3.09 FN Qld - Rosie's daughter "SB" Ch Vanridge Cast a Spell- Reserve Challenge Bitch & R/up Best of Breed

HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY to SHUMBANE x KHELDAR's KIDS 2.3.09

HAPPY EIGHT BIRTHDAY to ZIMBAH x CHIEF'S KIDS 3.3.09
Hugs to our boy Kito in heaven - we miss you sweet boy.

1.3.09 Saran's pretty little liver grand-daughter "Jazz" - Padmuri Weekend Jazz
took out Best Baby in Show at the Victorian Speciality
under breed specialist Clayton Heathcock (Camelot RRs).
Congratulations Andy & Jazz!

Ari's daughter Becky Best AV Hound Breed & made the split to final 4 for Best in Show.

UK NEWS from Crufts - Congratulations to Ari's 2 kids:
Gunthwaite/Burncote's Becky winner of Limit Bitch Class & to Veldtkammer's Gabanna 2nd in Limit Dog.
Congratulations to Linda & Mike with another Crufts Best of Breed win for their girl "Hassle"!

UK- Midland & NRRC show Ari's daughter "Hope" (Jarhiba Hope & Glory) wins Limit Bitch


FEBRUARY 2009

JAYDA - HuntingRidge Johari
takes Best of Breed at the ACT Hound Club.
Congratulations to her owner Paula and handler Michael.

Saran's grandson Tyson took out Best In Group at 10 months old.
Congratulations to his owners & breeders.

Dougie is now a Grand Champion!! Gr Ch Riginal Do U Get Excited ET (AI)
Congratulations to Dale, Mick & Kylie (RIGINAL) and all of Dougie's connections.
Best wishes to Dougie from his son Dougal and grandson Saba!

Congratulations to Saran's daughter Gidget on her Best of Breed
& shortlisted for Best in Group and
to her son Tyson, Dog Challenge & age in Group.

Ari's son, Gabanna has qualified for the East Anglian Top Dog finals at the end of February.
Good luck to Linda, Mike and Gabanna.

HAPPY FIFTH BIRTHDAY to LEIA x RILEY II's KIDS 8.2.09


JANUARY 2009

Fantastic news to start 2009

Ari's daughter Becky (Gunthwaite Diamond Lil JW)
TOP RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK PUPPY IN THE UK FOR 2008
TOP HOUND PUPPY IN THE UK FOR 2008
EQUAL RUNNER-UP BEST PUPPY ALL BREEDS IN THE UK 2008
Congratulations to the Bates Family at Gunthwaite & Burncote (UK)
We are thrilled with Ari & the quality in his progeny.

Becky is one of a very few Ridgebacks who have been invited to compete
in the Top Puppy of the Year Competition.

Ashlan & Dougal's litter are now 8 weeks old (3.1.09)
& starting to venture off & settle into their newly adopted homes.
We wish them well!

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY to COCO, CLYDE & SEVEN 6.1.09
From Nikkita & Scout Jnr Litter

Our first shows for the year were successful,
I only entered Saba at all 4 champ shows
where he won his age in breed at each show.
Saba was also awarded Reserve Challenge on 16.1.09 at the CNCC.

18.1.09 at the RR Pointscore show with strong competition
he came home with Reserve Challenge & R/up Best of Breed.
Many thanks to Glenda & Shaylee for handling Saba on Sunday.

SABA - HUNTINGRIDGE WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY to LEIA & SPIRIT'S KIDS 22.1.09

HAPPY 14TH BIRTHDAY to RYKER
always a pup at heart!

UK - news
Congratulations to "Ari" owned by the Bates Family from Gunthwaite & Burnocote
for the second year in a row has been awarded Top Sire for the Breed
& was only 1 point behind the winner of the Top Sire of the Hound Group.
Well done to all the Ari kids!
Congratulations also to Ari's breeders Deon & Liz.

DOUGAL 13pt Best of Breed and NEW AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION
Dougal also made the cut to the final 5 for Best in Group
Amanzi - Reserve Challenge Bitch.


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