SRRS Open Show19th October 2013
BOB Shingwidsi Tshelete Silk
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The Southern Rhodesian Ridgeback Association, established 1987.
The welfare of this noble breed, with all that implies, the encouragement of others to be responsible, and to make owning a Rhodesian Ridgeback a truly enjoyable experience was the criteria for the Club.
The seeds of this idea were sown in April 1987 when a group of enthusiasts sat round a table in Oxford and worked out aims, rules and regulations. An educated specialist judging list together with co-opting of interested allrounders and the plan to educate through Seminars and social events was added to the formula.
This Club "baby" grew, carefully tended and nurtured by a hard working committee and with the support and wise counsel of those very long established in our breed; Mrs Rose Baily, Mrs Margaret Southall,
Mrs Wyn Hayes and Mesdames Thornton and Sturdy.
An extremely well attended Inaugural Meeting took place in June 1987 with a first Seminar in November ´87 only to be followed by Seminar number two in March ´88 and the production of Magazine Edition 1.
Updated 18th of November, 2013
Show diary 2014 can be found here
Result and judge's critique from the Open Show 2013 can be found here
Items in the news have recently referred to a number of Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs being seized from a lady by the RSPCA, which is of course a concern to everyone involved in the breed. The health and welfare of dogs must always be the main priority for anyone involved in our breed, as well as every other. As this investigation is ongoing, the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed clubs are not able to comment on this specific case, and would encourage breeders and owners not to speculate on any aspect of it until full facts emerge.
I anyone feels they need advice on caring for their dog, help is always available through the breed clubs and Trusts, who are more than happy to help in any way the can.