A spontanous trip to Norway to visit our new boy Pato at his breeder Kamilla's. Full car and a fun road trip including a hotel night in Oslo and a yummy dinner at Akers Brygge. Pato was a very balanced and level headed boy who immediately stole our hearts. We were also very pleased to meet his sweet, outgoing mum Jamila.
Pato is Hunting Prides RV Pendjari Pato and will be co-owned and living with Ulrika Holm at Amarachi kennels. He is sired by RLD N RLD F RLD A RLD M Evergrace's Reliable Rudo (Ch Rex Ventors Hero to Evergrace x Ch Rex Ventors Iyeliz). Pato's dam is Hunting Prides Jozani Jamila (Inanda Mellberg Otto JV Of Ersted x Hunting Prides Hwange Hija.
Pictured below Pato at 7 weeks of age.
Our handsome little fella Hunting Prides RV Pendjari Pato had his show debut and finished very nicely BOB-puppy and r/u Best in Group, against some older puppies. Performing with confidence and attitude. We're so pleased with him!
A lovely visit at kennel RidgeRules to visit our new little gal Helia. Helia is sired Ch RidgeRules Ifa My Treasure and out of Ch RidgeRules Tell Hera You Love Her. Helia will be co-owned and live with Angelica Karlsson who will hopefully embark on a really exciting journey together with me and this little girl, including shows, obediance, tracking and if all goes well - puppies!
Below: Helia on Angelica's lap and stacked at 6 weeks.
Another lovely visit at kennel RidgeRules to get cuddles and kisses from the Move On Up-litter. Ms Orange, our Helia, is developing so nicely and we're so excited. The whole litter is very balanced and confident. Not a flinch in sight any of the times that we've had them on the table for stacked photos. Big like!
Helia below pictured at 7 weeks.
Play date and photo shoot at the Eagle's nest aka Casa RidgeRules. Helia had a blast catching up with the family and worked like a pro in front of the camera. Very focused and collected and able to concentrate although she hasn't been doing much stacking practice. Very pleased with her attitude and character!
Helia pictured below at 12 weeks of age.
The Swedish National Specialty and boy did we have a (hot!!) blast! Helia's dam had her first outing after maternity leave and she certainly returned with a bang. Multi Ch RidgeRules Tell Hera You Love Her was awarded BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW by judge Tino Pehar (breed entry 100+). To top it off, Helia's aunt Allie, RidgeRules Shake A Tail Feather was awarded 2nd best bitch and her first CAC. RidgeRules breeder's group won breeder in show with four beautiful ladies - Helia's mum, two aunts and a half-sister. Couldn't be prouder of the family!
I also had the priviledge to show Pato's sire Evergrace's Reliable Rudo to an honourble 9th best male and BOS-veteran.
Ch RidgeRules Tell Hera You Love Her - BEST IN SHOW
Ch RidgeRules Shake A Tailfeather - CAC
RidgeRules kennel Best breeder's group in Show with Allie, Felicia, Dixie and Hera. An all-girl achievement!
Show report from World Dog Show -18 in Amsterdam. We showed for three days - Benelux Winner, Breed Specialty and finally WDS. I was honored to show my Helia’s half sister (same dam) Ch RidgeRules Humble Heiress in open class at all three shows. “Felicia” showed super consistency by placing in the big classes at all three shows. The first two shows she was 4th with class entries of 24/23. At WDS she topped of a great streak by placing 2nd in a class of 34. Such a clever girl, never putting a paw wrong.
Since Maria sprained her calf I also got to show Helia’s dam Multi Ch RidgeRules Tell Hera You Love Her on the first two days. Hera was awarded excellent at all three shows but not placed in the insanely strong champion classes. I was also super happy to show our Buddha’s sister Karma (Rubicon Red Golden Karma) in puppy class. To top things off, I also met Helia’s handsome brother Moki (Harmakhis Wisdom Amarone Moki) sired by daddy Ifa and he was lovely.
Thanks to all who made these days so enjoyable and a memory for life!
Ch RidgeRules Humble Heiress "Felicia"
Rubicon Red Golden Karma
Ch RidgeRules Humble Heiress "Felicia"
Harmakhis Wisdom Amarone Moki
Helia's mum Hera aka Ch RidgeRules Tell Hera You Love Her wins BOB and Best in Group-4 in Norrköping. Awesome photo of Maria and Hera in action taken by Jenny Jurnelius. The day after, Helia's half-sister Ch RidgeRules Humble Heiress "Felicia" takes out BOB and Best in Group-4. Great weekend for the family!
Fantastic day at RR Specialty in Almare-Stäket, judge Stinne Nørholm Elgaard . Our young ones made their debut in puppy class. Rubicon Red Golden Buddha was BOB-puppy handled by co-owner Maria Kierkegaard Lundström . RidgeRules RV Next Move “Helia” was BOS-puppy and was also awarded best head in show - not bad for a 4,5 months old! Helia is co-owned with Angelica Karlsson . I was also super happy to get to show my other young boy Hunting Prides RV Pendjari Pato in puppy class, where he was 3rd with honour’s prize. Pato is co-owned with Ulrika Holm.
The adult classes also had some lovely results. Pato’s sire Evergrace’s Reliable Rudo was bm-3 with CAC, thus completing his Swedish champion title. Helia’s half brother Norton was bm-2. In the bitch class Helia’s mum Hera was best bitch, BOB and best gaited in show, half sister Felicia was bb-2 and auntie Allie was bb-4 with reserve CAC. Such a super fun day and certainly even more fun to meet Ch RV Taz’ daughters Siri and Aska, who came to cheer for the family.
Photos courtesy of RRRV.
SRRS/Östra breed specialty 2018, judge Stinne Nørholm-Elgaard
BISS-puppy Rubicon Red Golden Buddha and RuBISS RidgeRules RV Next Move
RidgeRules RV Next Move 4,5 months old
Hunting Prides RV Pendjari Pato 8,5 months old
Helia's brother Vince, RidgeRules Keep On Wishing, had his show debut and managed BOB-puppy and Best in Group. Well done Vince and Emelie!
Photos courtesy of Emelie Pisano.
Very happy with this ad that commemorates my 25 years in the breed and the new start that 2018 has offered. I can't wait to see what the future holds...