2010 NEWS

Celebrating 25 years with our beloved breed!


We celebrated Ryker's 15th Birthday in January. It broke my heart to farewell our special boy 6 months later.

We have 1 new Australian Champion for 2010: Brandy: HuntingRidge Spirit of Nyanzi.

In Queensland, Brandy's litter sister: Anza: HuntingRidge Spirit of Katana F CH
owned by Peter, has excelled at lure Coursing:
No 1 Ridgeback in Queensland and the youngest Ridgeback to gain a lure coursing title.
Anza has also collected many Challenges, Best of Breeds, and groups.

She has also been awarded multiple Best head at Specialties, a reserve Bitch and
multiple Junior in show awards at specialties including a Brace win & best footed.
Anza finished the year as QLD's # 1 puppy bitch for 2010 (DOLP)

In Western Australia the Clunn's Copper: HuntingRidge On Safari in Kenya AI has collected some great awards,
WA's top puppy for 2010(DOLP).
Copper earned some great awards at specialty level with in show awards including best gait, best head and ridge.

We have concentrated on the girls this year and our own Safara (Saffi):
HuntingRidge Send in the Clone AI, has had a brilliant year being recognised consistently
at Specialty level winning Baby in Show in April followed by
Baby in Show at the National and then Minor in Show in Queensland.
Saffi is Australia's No 1 Rising Star Bitch, No 2 overall nationally & NSW Top RR Puppy (*DOLP).
She has collected nearly 140 points at 11 months old and just needs the final 25 to earn her title.
Saffi finished the year with 24 age in groups and 4 age in shows
and was only eligible to compete for 9 months of this year due to her age.

Saran's daughter & Grandkids are also performing consistantly in the show ring with some super results.
Dougal's Kapama kids Charli and Griffin although shown lightly have some great results particulalry at speciality level.

We are very proud of "our boy" Ari: Manzengwenya Arakhan at Gunthwaite (Imp Aust),
owned by Gunthwaite/Burncote (UK)sire of a new USA GRAND Champion Veldtkammer Assle Me Litely "Rio",
a new UK Champion Veldtkammer Face Bovvered JW "Tate".
& new Brazilian Champion Gunthwaite Kurumba "Gus".

I was very honored to judge the Victorian Ridgeback Speciality in March
with a super entry, some wonderful quality ridgies with one of the
highlights judging a class of 18 baby puppy bitches.

I have had several appointments both local and interstate which have all been most enjoyable.

We also welcomed 1 new litter this year with Ashlan and Dougal.
All these youngsters Jaffa, Zende, Zia, Ted, Hunter, Harley, Reagan, Ruby and our girl Kes have settled in well
and treasured by their newly adoptive parents and families and have been very successful
in their obedience and puppy school classes.

I wish to thank the various handlers who have offered to show my dogs when I have had other commitments.
Many thanks for your support and friendship.

I 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.


Congratulations to Peter with ANZA (HuntingRidge Spirit of Katana)
being awarded no 1 Ridgeback for lure coursing in QLD for 2010.

WALCHA shows 10.12.10 Saffi - Bitch Challenge/R/up Best of Breed and Puppy in Group.
11.12.10 Brandy Bitch Challenge and Best of Breed






Brandy gained her last few points required for her title, in just under 18 months and with only one 6pt challenge listed.
She has also collected many groups in her first 18months over all the age classes.

Brandy is our 23rd champion and our 15th homebred.

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF DOUGIE/CHELSEA KIDS and to our handsome boy DOUGAL - 24.11.10

Congratulations to Peter and Anza. Friday she won Junior in Group and on Saturday at Caboolture was awarded a very nice 18 pt Best of Breed
under an interstate Hound Specialist (Brett Hamilton)

Safara took Reserve Challenge win in Canberra under a Hound Specialist: A. Brown (QLD).

KES - cast is off and the wound looks really good. Now her foot has to build back up, she is still limping but we are hoping she will make a full recovery.


SAFARA - Bitch Challenge/R/up Best of Breed and Puppy in Group under breed specialist (Jenny Arthur)
She followed the next day with another Puppy in Group.
Baby Hunter won his class well done Nicole & Hunter.

Kes has slashed her leg with a very deep cut and has been sporting a splint,
so she will be out of the ring for some time. Hopefully she will recover without permanent damage.

QLD news Anza has been performing well with consistant results.


RR Club Speciality (Sydney) Hunter (HR AFRICA BY STORM) 2nd in baby dog
Dougal 4th in Australian bred, Brandy 2nd in Junior
SARAN - Best neutered in Show, Ashlan - Best Ridge in Show
Saran's grandson Tyson was Reserve Challenge Dog/R/up BIS and best Gaited Dog.
Saran's daughter Gidget was also placed in the Open bitch class and another grandaughter placed in Puppy class.
HuntingRidge finished 3rd on the most successful breeder's list.

It has been lovley catching up with some of Ashlan/Dougal's babies, Ted, Hunter, Zia, Jaffa & Reagan in ACT.

Lure Coursing - QLD - Anza gained her last qualification and
now has her lure coursing Championship and is the youngest Ridgeback to earn this title.

SAFARA - Bitch Challenge in Canberra and R/up BOB
with Griffin and Charli Brown both taking reserves.

Brandy has taken 2 Challenges, 2 R/up Best of Breeds and a Junior in Group.

Kes is still proving a challenge, at times giving her best but most of the time just wanting to have fun.

Safara has been consistant winning reserve Challenges and added a Puppy in group to her collection.

Hunter (HuntingRidge Africa By Storm) owned by the Dwyer family went Best Baby of Breed at the Hunter Valley Hound Club.

QLD news Anza Bitch Challenge.

Safara took 3 Best of Breeds at the 3 champ shows (Celtic and New England) and also a Puppy in Group
with younger Kes still finding her way with Baby of Breed at all 3 shows.

WA news Congratulations to Denise and Copper for a great reserve Challenge (over older titled dogs) and Puppy of Breed.

Well done to Peter and Anza who won Reserve Challenge and Best Junior in Group in QLD 30.10.10


QLD News - Anza Bitch challenge & R/up Best of Breed

QLD RR Speciality 2 Open Show Specialities Anza (HR Spirit of Katana)
Best Junior in Show at both shows, Reserve Best Bitch, Best Headed Bitch, Best Footed.
Congratulations Peter and Anza!

Safara takes Reserve Challenge Bitch at all 3 champ shows
and Kes was best baby of Breed at all 3 shows.
Griffin (Kapama Run Zamba Run) attended 1 of these shows and was
Reserve Challenge dog and Runner up Best of Breed with a great performance

Anza takes Reserve Challenge Bitch at a QLD champ show.

Lure Coursing News - Anza had an exceptional day equaling the fastest greyhound run
and finishing the day with 1st place Ridgeback, r/up Best Hound and earns another qualifying score
for her lure coursing title with only one more required.

Specialty news - WA - Copper (HR On Safari in Kenya AI) Best Opposite Junior in Show at the champ show
under breed specialist Mr Eddie Patterson (Ireland)
to top that off Copper wins Best Opposite Junior in Show again
at the Open show and was also awarded Best Headed dog, Best Gaited Dog and Best Ridge Dog.
Well done Denise and Copper.

News from UK - Ari's son - Kurumba has gained his Brazilian Title.
Congratulations to all at Gunthwaite and Kuruma's owners.

The wicked puppy, KES - HuntingRidge Sirocco's Windsong
has made her show debut and surprisingly behaved to some degree.
Best Baby of Breed.

In QLD - Anza Reserve Challenge and R/up Best of Breed

In WA - Copper - Reserve Challenge Dog and Best Minor of Breed.

Safara 5.9.10 Newcastle Toy and All Breeds Reserve Challenge.

Brandy 3 x R/up Best of Breeds

Saffi has just taken 3 Best of Breeds and 2 more Minor in Groups and short listed for Best in Group.

She has now finished minor class and moves up to puppy. Safara has been awarded
Minor in Show RR Speciality, Minor in Show All Breeds & 15 minor Puppy in Groups, 2 Best baby in Shows - Speciality/National, 3 baby in Groups.
All Safara's class in group wins contested with hot competition.


HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF BOSTON/SARAN KIDS and to our special girl CHELSEA - 26.8.10

News from UK - Ari's son WINSTON - Veldtkammer Rhode Runner earns his 2nd ticket - Congratulations

Brandy has collected 4 more challenges getting close to her title now.

Safara has won 6 challenges, 6 Minor in groups (1 under a breed Specialist)
& a BEST MINOR PUPPY IN SHOW - ALL BREEDS Champ Show under a breed specialist Myron Arthur
In her last 6 shows she has taken Best Minor puppy in Group at 6 consecutive shows all of them contested.

6.8.10 Mid North Coast All Breeds Champ Show
BRANDY - 16pt Best of Breed, Safara Reserve Challenge and Best Minor Puppy in Group.

7.8.10 Brisbane Royal - Anza wins Junior Bitch class

Perth news - Copper wins Minor puppy dog class.

8.8.10 Forster-Tuncurry ABKC - Safara Reserve Challenge and Best Minor Puppy in Group
Griffin Reserve Challenge and won over Brandy for Junior of Breed.
Safi competed in 3 Open Hound Sweesptakes under aspiring judges and won a 2nd and a 3rd.

1.8.10 Kempsey Champ Show - Brandy Bitch Challenge (8) & R/up BOB
Safara - Reserve Challenge & Best Minor in Group
Griffin takes the Best of Breed

JULY 2010

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF LEIA/KO KIDS and to our special girl NIKKITA - 14.7.10

QLD news ANZA - 24.7.10 Bitch Challenge and R/up BOB
25.7.10 ANZA Lure Coursing 1st place with a qualifying score.

23.5.10 Coffs Harbour All Breed Kennel Club
Safara - Bitch Challenge and R/up Best of Breed
& 25.7.10 Safara - Bitch Challenge and R/up Best of Breed & Best Minor Puppy in Group
& Brandy Reserve Challenge Bitch.

25.7.10 Brisbane Water All Breed Kennel Club Dougal's son "Griffin" (Kapama Run Zamba Run)
Reserve challenge Dog & R/up Best of Breed.

QLD news - ANZA wins Best of Breed and Bitch Challenge

SAFARA 2 Reserve Challenges last weekend and
Best Minor Puppy in Group under another Hound Specialist

News from USA - Ari's daughter "RIO" US Ch Veldtkammer Assle Me Lightly earns her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Well done Kim, Congratulations to all Rio's connections.

News from UK - Ari's son WINSTON - Veldtkammer Rhode Runner takes the Dog ticket

JUNE 2010

26.6.10 QLD news - Anza wins another Challenge and R/up Best of Breed



ANZA - BEST HEADED BITCH & 2nd in Junior Bitch Class
& part of the winning duo for best Brace in Show
with her kennel mate Makani (Ch Starridge Kozar Legacy ET)
Congratulations Peter with Anza and Makani


HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY TO SABA and all his siblings from Amanzi/Dougal litter 4.6.10

Only showed the baby last weekend (4 & 5th June), at the 3 All breeds show
SAFARA won Best baby of breed at all 3 shows and won Best Baby Puppy in Group on Friday night.
Safara is soon 6 months old and will be moving up with the big girls.
She finished baby class - from 19 shows she won best baby of breed 17 times,
most of these shows with competition and a Baby in Show - April Speciality
and a Baby in Show at the National plus multiple Baby in group awards
(which were all awarded by Hound Specialists).
We are very pleased with her progress so far.

News from Perth, Copper wins Best baby of Breed.

MAY 2010

NATIONAL RR in Adelaide 1st & 2nd May

Results from the 9th National, Judge Mr Greg Eva (South Africa)

SAFARA 1st baby puppy bitch out of 7 & BEST BABY IN SHOW
Photo of Safara taken by Anthony Pitt
SABA - Open Dog Class: very strong class of 18 & he was short listed in the final 8.
BRANDY - puppy class unplaced but showed very well, received a nice critique.
Dougal's Kapama kids Griffin 2nd in Puppy Dog and Charli 3rd in Puppy Bitch.
Saran's daughter Gidget 1st in Open Bitch and Reserve Challenge, also best liver.
Saran's grandkids Cub & Ziva (both livers) placed in their respective classes.
An interesting note Best brown nose competition, 8 in the class, 4 of them were Saran's kids or grandkids.

QLD Lure coursing - Anza collects her 3rd win out of 4 with a great score.
Well done Peter and Anza!

7.5.10 Saba Res Dog Ch & R/up Best of Breed, Brandy Reserve Challenge
Safara Best baby of Breed

8.5.10 Brandy Bitch Challenge and R/up BOB
Safara Best Baby of Breed

8.5.10 Hound Club Show Safara - Best baby of Breed, Brandy best Junior of Breed

9.5.10 Safara Best Baby puppy of Breed and Brandy Reserve Bitch challenge and Junior of Breed

21.5/22.5/23.5/10 3 x Champ shows 3 Bitch Challenge & 3 Best of Breeds for Brandy plus a Junior in Group
Safara baby of Breed at all 3 shows and Baby in Group on Saturday under Hound Specialist Mr W Burton

Copper - HuntingRidge On Safari in Kenya AI made his show debut,finally
and took out best baby of Breed taking it all in his stride and showed well.
Well done Denise and Copper.

It is with great sadness and broken hearts to announce the loss of our treasured old boy
Ryker (Ch HuntingRidge Lion Tamer) at a grand old age of 15 and a half.
It will never be the same without him but we have some truly priceless memories of our wonderful comical boy.

Ashlan and Dougal's babies have arrived 4 boys, 4 girls.
No ridgeless, no sinus detected yet, all good ridges, no excess white.
At this stage they are all doing well.

April 2010

Rhodesian Ridgeback Specialty (Newcastle)Judge Ms Dianne Adorno-Legrand (USA) 10.4.10


SARAN - Best Neutered Bitch and opposite Neuter in Show
ANZA 3rd in Puppy
Saran's grandchildren had some great results
Best Baby in Show, Best Junior in Show, Best Intermediate in show & Opposite Intermediate in Show
2nd in Baby bitch, 3rd in Puppy Bitch, 3rd in Junior bitch & Saba shortlisted for Best ridge.

ANZA - lure coursing finished 2nd overall with a great run.

Happy 8th Birthday to the Kito/Leia litter for 4th April & to all the Bronte/Illi kids

March 2010

News from QLD. Anza is now old enough to compete in lure coursing.
Her first time out she came away with an excellent score putting her in first place. Congratulations Peter and Anza.

Happy 4th Birthday to the Shumabne?Kheldar litter 2.3.10

Happy 9th birthday to all the Zimbah/Chief kids...
and not forgetting our beautiful boy Kito amongst the stars

13.3.10 Lake District Champ Show: Just showed the 2 youngsters this weekend.
Brandy Reserve Challenge over older titled bitches & puppy in Group
Brandy was handled by Liz McGrath who has only been showing for 2 weeks
and has taken 3 reserves, a R/up Best of Breed
and 2 x puppy in groups with Brandy. Well done Liz.

13.3.10 Lake District: Our new baby hits the ring Safara (HuntingRidge Send in the Clone AI) was Best baby of breed at both shows.

14.3.10 QLD news - Anza - Reserve Challenge Bitch

14.3.10 Lakes District Champ Show: Brandy Reserve Challenge/Puppy of breed and Safara Baby Puppy of Breed.

20.3.10 Congratulations to Peter and Anza (HR Spirit of Katana) who won Bitch Challenge
and R/up BOB with hot competition.

20.3.10 SAFARA won Baby in Group in Newcastle under a Hound Specialist
Brandy took Reserve Bitch and Saba Reserve Dog and R/up BOB.

February 2010

7.2.10 QLD. Congratulations to Anza another Minor puppy in Group
award under an Interstate judge.
Great work Peter & Anza.

Sauvage and Chelsea's pups are now 8 weeks old
and are venturing off to their new homes.

Happy 6th birthday to all the Leia x Riley II progeny on the 8th February.

Victoria - 13.2.10 Congratulations to Charli (Rani x Dougal) - Bitch Challenge.

Victoria - 14.2.10 Congratulations to Karen on Rani's (Ch HuntingRidge Run Lion Run)
Bitch Challenge under breed Specialist Cyndy Burton & to
Rani's 3 kids each winning the respective classes.

20.2.10. Maitland & Hunter River Ag.
Only showed Brandy today who took Puppy of Breed.

27.2.10 Cessnock Ag Society. Saba Reserve Dog Challenge & Brandy Best Puppy in Group.
Congratulations to Liz first time handling in the show ring
and she takes Best Puppy of Breed with Brandy then went onto win Best Puppy in Group.

27.2.10 PM show at Medowie and District.
Only Brandy entered & she takes Reserve Bitch and R/up Best of Breed over a grand champion.
Great work Liz and Brandy!

27.2.09 News from QLD - Anza wins Best minor of breed in a good lineup & shortlisted for the Challenge.
Well done Peter and Anza.

28.2.10 Medowie show Brandy Reserve challenge & Puppy of Breed

28.2.10 I judged the Victorian Ridgeback Speciality, so pleased with a fantastic entry of 102,
18 of these were baby puppy bitches...very difficult...so many beautiful babies!!
It was a pleasure to go over so many quality ridgies.
The 2 challenge and Reserve Challenge winners were superb quality.

January 2010

Many thanks to the Bates family for sending this great shot of our Ari:
Manzengwenya Arakhan at Gunthwaite (Imp Aust) UK.
Photo taken by Julie Bates.

6.1.10 Happy 2nd Birthday to Seven, Coco & Clyde from Nikkita and Scout Jnr litter.

16.1.10 Newcastle - CNCC Chmp show - Congratulations to Peter with
Anza's (HuntingRidge Spirit of Katana) great Reserve Challenge win
from the Minor Puppy Class in a full line up
against much older competition.

21.1.10 Happy 5th Birthday to our Bundy Bear & to all Leia & Spirit kids.

To our Grand old boy, Happy Birthday Ryker (Ch HuntingRidge Lion Tamer)
celebrating his 15th birthday on 22.1.10...still a pup at heart.

23.1 & 24.1.10 Dorrigo Champ show:
Saba (Ch HuntingRidge Walk On The Wild Side) takes Best of Breed at both shows,
Brandy (HuntingRidge Spirit Of Nyanzi) Reserve Challenge (both shows),
Puppy in Group (both shows) finishing off with Puppy in Show.

30.1.10 Morisset Lake Macquarie Champ Show
Saba wins Best of Breed, Brandy best Minor of Breed
& Saran's grand-daughter takes best baby in group. Congrats to Kim!

30.1.10 News from QLD - Anza wins Best Minor Puppy In Group
under an International Judge. Well done Peter and Anza!

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