Ridgebacks not Dogs!!!!!
When we bought our first Rhodesian Ridgeback Bernie we decided that since we had a purebred dog we would show it. We went to an RR Club of Qld Show but left Bernie in the car at first, worried that she wouldn’t look like the other dogs. We needn’t have worried. We were welcomed into the show world and with the help and friendship offered we quickly realised we wanted more and arranged the purchase of a boy of our own (Doulen).
Bernie’s first litter produced our first homebred Champion (Ch Riginal Gold Dust Woman ET ROM) and Riginal was well and truly on its way. Our second litter (Doulen over Bernie) gave us our next Champion (Ch Riginal Mustangsally ET) and was so successful that we have repeated the mating another two times.
Twenty-three years into our breeding program & Riginal has 23 champions to its credit including Am/Can Ch Riginal Sundown and Am/Aust Ch Riginal SV Rose Tatoo JC HIC, 5 Grand Champions and more on the way. Although only in the breed a relatively short time we have been very successful with Multi Best in Show (All Breeds and Specialties), Multi Runner Up Best in Show (All Breeds and Specialties), Classes in Show (All Breeds and Specialties), Multi Best in Group, Runner Up in Group, Classes in Groups and Royal Best of Breeds. We have also endurance titled the ‘family’ and dabbled in obedience, it just keeps getting better and better 🙂
Our latest exciting adventure has been importing (in partnership with Shane & Kerrie Lambley and Wendy Lam) a lovely young boy from one of Sweden’s top breeders, Veronica Thoren of Rex Ventors Kennels, his name is Ruger aka Aust Gr/Neut Rex Ventors Rare Edition ET Imp Swd. With excellent breeding, structure & temperament we are very excited to have him here! Ruger is now almost 10 yrs of age and has had a very big impact on the breed in Australia and more to come!
Mick and Kylie with Dusty, Doulen, Ben (Dusty’s brother) and Bernie
It gets cold on the Darling Downs (the name of the region where we used to live) and the dogs just loved cuddling up together in front of the fire. This photo is of Dusty, Bernie
and Doulen a long time ago.
Why buy a copy when you can get a Riginal?
Mick Goulding & Dale Blinco
0428 910 156