• Show Date: 05/11/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Ann Beckett-Bradshaw Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 15/04/2024

Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of Scotland

Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback




I was delighted to be invited to judge the ‘Special Classes’ at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Scotland’s Championship show on 5th November 2023

Many thanks to my stewards. - We cannot judge without those who give up their time to steward for us. My thanks also to all those who stayed on to support these classes after the Championship show had finished. It was very much appreciated.

The atmosphere here was both welcoming and friendly, with spectators and exhibitors responded positively to each of the placements made. What a lovely sporting way to behave to others who share our hobby, and I commend them all for that.

I was pleased to note in the catalogue on completion of my judging, that quite a few of my placed dogs, had also done well in the Championship Show earlier although, of course, I did not see them in their classes.


1st Whiteside’s Jimanns Tavullia

I was impressed with this 10 month old quality feminine bitch. She was very mature and will hold her own in any company I’m sure. Beautiful lines to her head with correct eye shape and ear set. Long neck leading into her well angulated shoulders and upper arm. Good bone. Excellent feet and pasterns. Well ribbed back with good spring and fill in to her front. Strong rear quarters with broad thighs and well let down hocks. Profile movement was strong and reachy, she maintained her topline throughout and was sound as a bell on the up and back. One I could take home. Must have an excellent future.

2nd Greeves’ Penholda Sweet Lady

This 11 months girl also had a lot to like about her. (I noted afterwards that she was sired by the winner of my next class) She was slightly shorter coupled than 1st and had many of her qualities but I think the winner just had the upper edge in her front. On another day they could change places. Feminine head and expression. Good bone throughout. Excellent feet with spring to her pasterns. Strong, well angulated rear quarters. Correct set on to her tail. Moved very well in profile.

3rd Wedderburn-Ogilvy’s Gunthwaite Crazy Maisie


1st Doughty’s Saimon’s Praide Victorius Brabus With Rubiltra (Imp Rus) JW

This upstanding male was masculine without coarseness. Balanced contours to his head with correct eye shape and expression. Flowed through his long strong neck into clean, well laid shoulders, and upper arm. Excellent depth and spring to his ribbing, leading into correct well-muscled, slightly arched, strong loin. Good pasterns and feet. Moved with an easy free action and was sound and true coming and going.

2nd Dawson’s Priorpark Problem Solved

This boy was right up on his toes. He had good length and placement to his neck and shoulders. Compact, well knuckled feet with good pasterns. Good depth and spring to his ribbing and a strong loin. Well angulated rear quarters and with well let down hocks. Moved with drive from his rear quarters and had good extension in his front reach. Overall, I just preferred the headpiece on the winner.

3rd Shaw’s Negasi Radagast JW


In this class as there were quite a few with ‘5 to 1’ fronts, who looked very nice in profile. It was disappointing.

1st Darling-Steele’s Saadani Storm Catcher With Sharufa

This girl was generous while maintaining her femininity. Well balanced front and rear with ample length of neck. Excellent depth of chest and spring of rib. Broad thighs with good rear angulation. Well let down hocks. Her tail was set on correctly and she used everything well when on the move. Straight and true.

2nd Darling-Steele’s Sonstraal Walking Sunshine With Sharufa

This girl was a little smaller and shorter coupled than the winner and she was also quite feminine but with enough substance. She had good angles through both front and rear and I particularly liked her upper arm angulation. Excellent depth through her ribcage and a strong loin. Good feet and short hocks. She maintained her topline on the move, I just felt that the winner had the edge on movement.

3rd Muir’s Ch Saadani Show Off

Judge Ann Beckett-Bradshaw