- Show Date: 06/08/2023
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Hans Stigt Contact Judge
- Published Date: 17/08/2023
Paignton & District Fanciers' Association
Judge: Hans Stigt (NED)
Paignton & District Fanciers Association Championship Show
Firstly I would like to thank the officers and committee for my invitation to judge and
award CC’s for a breed that I keep close to my heart, the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Many
congratulations on such a well organised and well run show on this lovely showground
with a friendly atmosphere. The dedication of this team to make the show a success
deserves a lot of respect.
My sincere and heartfelt thanks to the exhibitors who entered their dogs and supported
me; I had a wonderful entry of 73. I am grateful to the exhibitors, some of who travelled
from many miles away to attend. I also appreciated the exhibitor’s sportsmanship on my
decisions and placing’s. I felt the nice atmosphere in and outside of the ring, which was
one of the reasons I enjoyed every second of my judging. A big thank you to my
experienced ring stewards for their excellent assistance, ensuring the smooth running of
I was delighted to see such a high quality of Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the ring. Extremely
pleased with their temperaments, I could go over every dog very easily. I did not see any
undesirable ridges, one or two with offset crowns but most of them looked excellent.
Bites were excellent too, only two that were not entirely correct. Consequently I will not
make further reference to individual ridges nor bites.
Overall conditions were excellent, but variation in type is always present. I looked for
handsome, upstanding muscular dogs, capable of great endurance provided by balanced
angulations and a symmetrical outline. In heads I looked for a good length and a good
balance with a very typical, intelligent expression. My principal winners were without
exception wonderful looking dogs, fit for function and as close to the standard as
possible. Again thank you for showing your beautiful Rhodesian Ridgebacks to me.
I had many very strong classes with excellent exhibits so there were some very, very
close decisions. Once class I would like to highlight is the fabulous puppy bitch class of 8
entries. All very promising and high hopes for the future!
Ch Diamondridge Dark Delight Of Matikiridge
Reserve Dog CC:
Shuhuba Dream On
Best Puppy Dog:
Mutoko’s Noble Preacher
Best Veteran Dog:
Diamondridge Distant Storm For Kemgordoni
Carlincox Pure Gold Jw ShCEx Osw
Reserve Bitch CC:
Priorpark Poetry In Motion
Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy:
Priorpark Poetry In Motion
Best Veteran Bitch & Best Veteran:
Best Special Beginner:
Shuhuba Dream On
Best of Breed:
Carlincox Pure Gold Jw ShCEx Osw
Class 2002 SBD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3893 PAINTER, Mr Harry SUHUBA DREAM ON
Almost 19 months and first in the ring, this dog set the bar very high for the rest of the
dogs. Handsome and masculine without any exaggeration, showing a lovely outline. Nice
head with good length and width of head and skull, Correct round eye with lovely
sparkling expression. Strong muzzle, nice earset. A lovely long but strong neck going into
an excellent topline. Excellent ribcage for his age. Very correct in front, excellent
forechest and lovely balance in front and hind angulations which he used in his
movement, straight and true coming and going. Delightful and friendly temperament,
well handled. Coming back in the ring he still performed fantastically so I was very
happy to reward him the reserve dog CC, which he truly deserved.
2nd: 3850 CHEKE, Mrs J J Jacapelli's Mr Brightside
A very sweet young dog with a nice head and expression. Good round eye. Head could be
more in balance, which he probably will develop with age. Showing enough forechest
and ribcage, with a good neck and topline. Nice bone and well shaped correct feet.
Enough front angulation and good angulation in the rear. His temperament could be a
bit more confident so a bit of show training would definitely be beneficial for him. Nice
coat and tailset, nice movement with good stride.
Class 2003 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3892 NASH, Mrs P Mutoko's Noble Preacher
Lovely young dog, 6 months, very promising, excellent type and proportions for such a
young dog. Nicely parallel lines in head, strong and deep muzzle, defined stop. Correct
angulations in front and rear. Excellent bone and compact well shaped feet. Excellent
coat, tailset and carriage. Well shaped neck of good length, nice level topline and correct
croupe. Free temperament and excellently handled. Moved very well throughout the
ring. Has a nice presence.
Class 2004 JD (7 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3862 DAVIES, Miss K J Gunthwaites Fancy Man
Beautiful type, well shaped in head, correct proportions, nice parallel lines, defined stop,
beautiful eye and intelligent expression. Strong muzzle, enough forechest, excellent bone
and substance on this young lad. Good reach of neck going into well placed shoulders,
nice topline. Well ribbed back, strong loins, moved very steady and true with good reach
and drive. Nice temperament, well handled.
2nd: 3890 MURPHY, Mrs Alison & MURPHY, Mr Allan & COX, Mr C Carlincox Mash It Up
Also a very nice promising young dog that caught my eye. Showing lovely proportions
and very nicely balanced. Nice round eye, bright and sparkling with defined stop and
strong muzzle. Enough length in head. Lovely strong neck and topline, muscular loins,
deep in chest. Correct bone and substance standing on. Well shaped and compact feet.
Nicely ribbed, good tailset. Would have preferred the hind angulation of the first placed
dog but still a very steady mover throughout the ring with an excellent temperament.
3rd: 3852 CLARKE, Mrs Monika Wolfgang Amadeus
Class 2005 YD (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3893 PAINTER, Mr Harry SUHUBA DREAM ON
2nd: 3853 CLARKE, Mrs Monika Giuseppe Enzo
15 months masculine dog. Lots of quality on this dog. Very nice outline with good
substance. Attractive head type with a defined stop. Strong muzzle, good length and
deep. Beautiful round eye with intelligent expression, colour harmonising with coat
colour. Clean strong neck and topline, correct shoulder, enough forechest. Deep ribcage,
excellent boned and on good strong feet, powerful loins. Well angulated, clean muscles.
Correct coat and well handled, straight forward in movement, free and active.
3rd: 3846 CATHARELL, Mrs Caroline & CATHARELL, Miss Megan & Asharaa's Perfect
Match with Faahac JW
Class 2006 PGD NO ENTRIES
Class 2007 LD (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3870 GEEVES, Mr Andrew Peter & GEEVES, Mrs Sharon KIROMOL THE KINSMAN
18 months handsome and upstanding dog, with a masculine head, very good
proportions to muzzle and skull, showing a little bit of throatiness. Excellent eye and
beautiful expression, well shaped ear. Beautiful neck and shoulder placement. Correct
angulations front and rear, nice bone and substance. Correct feet, elbows close to the
body, well ribbed and strong loins. Lovely mover, shows great presence, good coat and
2nd: 3866 FARLEIGH, Mrs M L Kinabula's Jobs a Good Un
3 years, lovely attractive dog, very nice outline and proportions. Upstanding and good
size, parallel in head with correct expression. Strong muzzle. Beautiful neck and topline,
enough angulation in front and rear. Extremely well ribbed with nice underline, correct
bone standing on straight legs with good feet. Clean muscles, well defined. Holds his
topline on the move, goes with a nice long stride. Correct temperament.
3rd: 3851 CHESSHIRE, Mrs Jo & CHESSHIRE, Mr Guy Colkeririn Run To The Sun
Class 2008 OD (10 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3879 HURN, Mrs Nikki Ch Diamondridge Dark Delight of Matikiridge
What is not to like about this beautiful dog. You will not get them more upstanding than
this. Textbook balance and great ring presence. My eyes were drawn to him right from
the start. A very masculine head with a super typical expression, no exaggerations
anywhere. Clean lines in head and body, strong neck, topline and tailset. Athletic,
powerful and capable of great endurance. Dignified but also a very heartwarming dog.
Very well handled. A dog I would very gladly have taken home. A worthy CC winner!
2nd: 3908 WILLUNAT, Miss C Shavano's Quality Of Life By Oliver JW (Imp Nor)
5 years old, lovely well balanced dog with a very nice outline and lines in head. Nice long
muzzle, good flat skull. Correct round eye with an intelligent expression. Very balanced
in angulation front and rear. Good long neck, strong and well muscled. Excellent
forechest, deep and capacious in ribcage. Correct underline, strong topline, correct
croupe and good tailset. Showed an excellent movement. Strong dense coat with a nice
shine. Lovely temperament and well presented.
3rd: 3844 ASHMAN, Mrs Michele & ASHMAN, Mr Neil Robert Ch Patemeliann Red Tarka
at Kitaarka JW
Class 2009 VD (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3875 HOUSE, Mr M J H Diamondridge Distant Storm For Kemgordoni
Almost 8 years, nice veteran dog. Lovely noble head, gentle expression, defined stop,
string muzzle, deep and of good length. Good strong neck, head well carried, strong
topline. Deep and capacious in body, moderately sprung ribcage, powerful loins.
Excellent bone and correct feet. Typical easy striding hound, true fore and aft. Coat okay,
Class 2010 SBB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3849 CHEKE, Mrs J J Jacapelli Drops of Jupiter
Very feminine bitch, 15 months, of very good quality. Her temperament could be a bit
more free but I still could go over her. Nice parallel lines in head, soft expression
together with her nice dark eye. She has the correct amount of bone and good feet. A
good front assembly, chest deep enough for her age with enough angulation behind. A
good stride on the move but a bit narrow behind. Correct tailset and good coat quality.
Class 2011 PB (8 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3877 HUDSON, Miss Zoe Niamh Mutoko's Parkers Glory
This was a very exciting class, full of young and very promising ridgebacks. I was spoiled
for choice and judging this class was a joy. I found this lovely 6 months old puppy bitch
of excellent quality and lovely size. A very pretty head with a round dark eye and bright
sparkling expression. Well shaped in head, correctly balanced and super topline, held on
the move. Nice front angulation and excellent rear angulations. Well boned for her age,
good compact feet. A super and lovely outline standing and very efficient
straightforward movement. Free and active temperament. Very nicely handled. A well
deserved first place.
2nd: 3900 SALMON, Mrs K Lobengula Pearl
Also a super quality bitch, 10 1⁄2 months that has I am sure a bright future ahead of her.
Beautiful long head, correct proportions, feminine in head and outline. Lovely dark eye
with an endearing, intelligent expression. Super neck and topline, good shoulder placing
and correct bone and feet. Enough forechest and good depth of chest, not too wide. Ribs
moderately well sprung, good underline. Well angulated and balanced. Correct short and
glossy coat. She showed excellent movement throughout the ring with a lovely presence.
Very close call between 1st and 2nd. On another day they could swap places.
3rd: 3897 PARSONS, Miss H PRIORPARK PROUD AS PUNCH
Class 2012 JB (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3896 PARSONS, Miss H PRIORPARK POETRY IN MOTION
This 14 months old is a class act and beautiful bitch. She really stood out from the crowd.
Lovely type, such a beautiful head with correct proportions. Fair length of head with a
flat skull. Bright and sparkling expression. Strong muzzle with clean and close fitting
lips. Exquisite neck and topline with a fantastic lay of shoulder and front angulation.
Nicely balanced with her rear angulation giving her a very symmetrical outline. So
feminine and capable of great endurance at the same time. Very typical and correct in
bone. A slight rise over her loins and excellent tailset and carriage. Moved like a dream,
so true and steady, lovely temperament and very well presented. I was very happy and
honoured to reward her a well-deserved Reserve CC. I foresee a bright future for her!
2nd: 3845 BARNES, Mrs Lindsey & BARNES, Miss Kelly & BARNES, Diamondridge
Kazembe Golden Age
Another very nice example of the breed with 13 months she looked the part. Lovely head
type with a lovely round and dark eye giving her a very nice expression. Correct length
of muzzle, strong and deep, the correct proportions. Good reach of neck, level topline
and correct croupe. Excellent coat condition, nicely boned and well muscled. Deep in
chest. She moved very well throughout the ring with a nice presence. I slightly preferred
the angulations of the 1st place bitch more. Excellent temperament and well handled.
3rd: 3856 COOGAN, Mr / Mrs Andrew / SL Rovigo Sancia
Class 2013 YB (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3858 COX, Mrs L A & COX, Mr C & MUSGRAVE, Mrs V Carlincox JerseyRoyal JW
13 months, very feminine but strong bitch of excellent quality. Nice parallel lines in
head, strong deep muzzle with clean lips. Powerful expression, beautiful earset. Strong
muscular neck, correct forechest and deep in ribcage with a good length. Powerful loins,
giving her a very typical outline with excellent angualtions in front and rear. Nice bone
and compact round feet. A very true mover who covered the ground very well. Correct
temperament and well handled.
2nd: 3909 WILLUNAT, Miss C Gambia Sirius Canis Maior at CLAUWILL (Imp Pol)
A 16 months feminine ridgeback of very good quality. I would like to have seen a bit
more length of muzzle but still strong and deep. Defined stop, correct round eye.
Excellent earset, lovely reach of neck. Ribcage nice and deep but could do with a bit
more spring of rib. Underline a bit more tuck up. Shows enough front angulation and
very well angulated in the rear. Excellent coat texture, nice bone and excellent compact
feet. She moved very well with an excellent drive from behind. Nicely handled, good
3rd: 3874 HOLDSWORTH, Mrs Pam & HOLDSWORTH, Mr Alasdair Rozelridge Forever
Class 2014 PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3845 BARNES, Mrs Lindsey & BARNES, Miss Kelly & BARNES, Diamondridge
Kazembe Golden Age
Seen her in JB class, stood her ground also in this class.
2nd: 3867 FARLEIGH, Mrs M L Kinabula's Coco Melon
20 months, upstanding, lovely feminine bitch of excellent quality and outline. I loved her
head, good length of muzzle, correct stop and a very nice dark eye giving her an
intelligent and endearing expression. Super neck and topline and an excellent front
assembly with the correct hind angulation, which provided her with purposeful
movement, nice and accurate with drive. Lovely deep chest with good heart room,
strong loins and correct bone with excellent round feet. Lovely temperament and nicely
3rd: 3882 MADDOX, Miss Carol Ann & GETHIN, Mr Ian Rubiltra Chumba Bibi of
Class 2015 LB (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3872 HODGE, Mrs K COLKERIRIN THE SUN RUNHR
3 years old, very feminine of beautiful type, lovely head with a very kind typical dark
expressive eye. Nice earset. Excellent proportions in length of muzzle and skull. Clean
neck, strong muscular level topline, which she kept on the move. Strong in loins, very
typical fore and hind quarters which she used to the best of her ability, covering the
ground very well. Enough depth in chest. Good coat structure and nice colour. Correct
bone and compact feet. Sweet temperament and well presented.
2nd: 3847 CATLEY, Miss Anna & MCGIMPSEY, Mr Robert Royalridge High Hopes JW
Just over 2 years old and what a real showgirl. Very upstanding and excellent quality.
Pleasing head, lovely expression, alert and bright. Nice deep and strong muzzle of good
length. Fairy long neck, clean level topline. Well shaped brisket, not too wide, deep with
enough heartroom. Muscles clean and well defined. Good coat with a nice gloss and
structure. For her age, correct bone and feet. She moved very easily with purpose
around the ring. Well handled, nice endearing temperament. I just preferred the
angulations of the 1st place bitch a little bit more.
3rd: 3904 STOREY, Mr & Mrs P & E & PIEHL, Mrs L Kiromol Tip Toe And Go (A.I.)
Class 2016 OB (9 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 3857 COX, Mrs L A Ch Carlincox Pure Gold JW ShCEx OSW
Just fabulous! What a treat to go over this 4 years old, very typical, upstanding, eye
catching bitch. She lives up to her name! Beautiful head, dignified and with a confident
expression. Feminine, yet powerful muzzle, all the correct proportions. Very
symmetrical in outline, fit for purpose, beautifully balanced in angulations. Strong neck
and topline, powerful loins. Lovely forechest, bone and feet. Well muscled. Deep
capacious brisket, lots of heart room. Excellent coat structure and colour. Moved like a
dream, full of power and purpose. Excellent again in the last round where I had to
reward her, very happily and with lots of respect the CC and later Best Of Breed.
2nd: 3864 FARLEIGH, Mrs M L Ch Kinabula's Gucci Bloom
Also a real eyecatcher. This beautiful 4 year old is an exceptional example of the breed.
One of the best heads of the day, so feminine and dignified. Lovely, parallel lines, correct
stop. Super intelligent expression, she looked right through me. Beautiful and
symmetrical outline. Balanced in proportions, size and angulations. Nice forechest, well
shaped, deep ribcage, correct bone. Excellent coat and colour. Profile gait was flawless,
excellent movement coming and going. She was a real contender for the CC and Res CC.
Excellently presented and she showed a lovely temperament.
3rd: 3899 SALMON, Mrs K Msingi love me do at Lobengula
Class 2017 VB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 3855 COOGAN, Mr / Mrs Andrew / SL Rovigo Tiber
8 years old, lovely veteran with excellent proportions. Well shaped head, good length of
muzzle, defined stop, lovely endearing expression. Medium sized, well carried ears.
Nicely parallel in head. Good length of neck, strong and muscular. Excellent topline and a
slight rise over her loins. Lovely forechest, front and hind angulations. Enough bone and
good feet. She moved with drive and purpose. Lovely to watch around the ring, holding
her topline well. Sweet temperament and very well handled and presented by her young
2nd: 3880 JONES, Ms C Blonde Isis By Lebombo (Cze Imp)
8 years old, very typical veteran with lovely symmetrical outline. Correct head of fair
length. Flat skull, good long muzzle. Strong and deep with the right proportions. Dark
round eye with an endearing expression. Good reach of neck and level topline. Correct
forechest and ribcage. Correctly angulated in front, well angulated in the rear. Well
muscled, correct bone and feet. Lovely temperament and well presented. Moved very
accurately with lots of drive.
3rd: 3902 STOREY, Mr & Mrs P & E & PIEHL, Mrs L Ch Kiromol Midsummer Spirit JW