Ridgeback enthusiasts from 29 different countries came together in Portumna, Ireland in August 2008.

Congratulations to the World Congress committee, a massive task organising such an event
that was thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial.

Presentations and lectures were well delivered on variable subjects:
ie: Canine Reproduction, the breed Standard, Genetic markers, Hypothyroidism, Nutrition,
Health survey from the RRC US Health and Genetics Committee, the origins of the Ridgeback,
homeopathic medicine, function & hunting.

Mr Richard Van Aken (Cartouche) from SA had an entry of 67dogs. His Green Star Dog and BIS winner was Mr Georg Marekfrom (Germany) Ch Ikimba Watimu bred by Marianne Gellin from Finland. Reserve Green Star Dog was Mrs Kay Salmon (England) Diamondridge Bakari of Zebrariver out of the junior dog class, bred by Mr & Mrs Barnes (England). The Bitch Green Star winner and RBIS was Paul & Lyn Hewson’s (England) GB Ch/ Int Ch/ Bel Ch/ Ir CH Rekaylahn Blaze bred by Mr & Mrs Bean. Reserve Green Star Bitch was Jimanns Jiggy Jiggy owned and bred by Mrs Anne Harrower (Scotland) Best Puppy was Veldtkammer Dom Perignon at Rottzridge owned by Mr & Mrs Anthony from Ireland and bred by Mr & Mrs Parke and Best Veteran from the Veteran Bitch class was Ch Sikulubani Zakiya owned and bred by Denis & Joan Boyd (Ireland).