Born: 14 October 1998 - 12 July 2011
Kierra was my first Rhodesian Ridgeback and the one who ensured my encapturation with this breed. While primarily purchased as a pet in December 1998, I agreed to attend a show at the recommendation of her breeder. While our first show (both Kierra's and mine) was an awkward experience in relation to having absolutely no handling experience and not understanding the ringside 'lingo', I thought I would enter a few more shows regardless.
Very quickly I became 'hooked' and made showing part of my weekly routine. Since then I've never looked back and Kierra, while still my beloved pet and couch potato, has exceeded any expectations I had of her in regards to conformation showing. Her show results and her attainment of her Australian Championship title at only 16 months of age are testimony to her showring success.
Kierra is also the foundation bitch of LaSimba Rhodesian Ridgebacks and is making us as proud in this aspect of her career as she does in the show ring. Kierra has been awarded Most Successful Dam at the 2002 RRCQ Championship Show and her progeny resulted in LaSimba Kennels being awarded the Most Successful Breeder trophy at the same show in 2001. I am thoroughly enjoying handling some of Kierra's LaSimba babies now that their mum has retired from showing.
iIt seems like just yesterday that I typed these words and yet this special girl has passed almost a year ago now. Never forgotten, Big Girl xxx
Kierr'a show successes include in brief:
Multiple Class in Show winner (All Breeds Championship Show and Hound Club)
Best Exhibit in Group 4 winner (All Breeds Open Show)
Qualifier for the 2000 Hound of the Year Competition (Qld)
Multiple Runner Up to Best Exhibit in Group winner (All Breeds Championship Shows)
Multiple Age Class in Group winner (All Breeds Championship and Open Shows).