Elangeni Rhodesian Ridgebacks
 

2011 News and Results

Tuesday, 27th December
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded Best of Breed at, Dogs NSW Library and Archives Committee Show under Mrs A Roth (NSW.)

Sunday, 4th December
This weekend International FRN Ch. Elangeni Lion OutOf Africa
 (Garry) went to Spain and was awarded Best in Group and gained his Spanish Championship at, The International Show in Alicante under F Lochs-Romans (Netherlands.) 

Saturday, 3rd December
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded Best of Breed at, St George and District All Breeds Kennel Club under Hound Specialist Mrs H Gibson (NSW.)

Sunday, 13th November
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded Dog Challenge at, Campbelltown and District All Breeds Kennel Club under Breed Specialist Mr T Trollope (NSW.)

Saturday, 22nd October
In France at, The International All Breeds Show FRN Ch. Elangeni Lion OutOf Africa (Gary) gained his International Championship 
with a Best in Group 2nd under B Rousset (France.) At his first Show Elangeni Come Fly With Me (Frankie) was awarded Best in Show Puppy 2nd under V O'Brien (Ireland.)

Saturday, 17th September
Our young boy Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded 2nd in 6-12 Months Sweeps Stakes and Dog Challenge at, Nowra District Kennel Club Inc. under Mr T Valli (NSW.) Howie is super sweet and we are so pleased with all the wonderful comments we received on how well he Shows with Emma.

Monday, 29th August
Yet another fantastic weekend for our Swedish Superstar  International SWD DAN FIN NORD NORW FRN LITH LATV Ch. Elangeni BraveheartRules (Eros)! On Saturday Eros took out Best in Group under Ms N Karlsdotter (Sweden) and on Sunday he followed it up by winning yet again Best in Group under Mr V Manuel Veiga (Portugal) at, The Double International Dog Show Gotland. We are so proud, though not surprised, at the strength and consistency with which our dogs perform under countless International Judges from around the globe. A true testament to their fantastic conformation, movement and type. With the results of this weekend, from both Australia and Sweden, being only more evidence of this.



Friday, 26th and Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th August
Another year, another fun filled 3 days at the annual, Dogs NSW Purina International Spring Fair, one of Australia's largest and most prestigious Shows. We had a great weekend filled with lots of fun, laughs and love. The dogs performed well and were consistently awarded, as always.

Friday -
Grand Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke) was awarded Best of Breed under Ms A Paloheimo (Finland) and went on to be awarded Runner Up Best in Group under Mrs C Perez (Culumbia.)

Sunday -

Grand Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke) was awarded Best of Breed and Runner Up Best in Group and all other Elangeni dogs (except one) were placed under Mrs E Hoffman-Gatti (Brazil.)


Elangeni Black Pearl
(Jed)

  • 3rd in Open Dog

Ch. Elangeni Sole Man (Hunta)

  • 1st in Intermediate Dog
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie)

  • Best Puppy of Breed

Ch. Elangeni Natural Pearl (Pearl)

  • 3rd in Intermediate Bitch

Elangeni Come On Over (Taxi)

  • 2nd in Baby Puppy Bitch

Thursday, 25th August
We are pleased to intorduce our two new babies, now almost 6 months old, they are - our girl Elangeni Come On Over (Taxi) and Elangeni Come Fly With Me (Frankie) living in France. We are looking forward to watching them grow and develop.

Sunday, 21st August

We are very excited to introduce our exceptionally handsome International Calendar Boy Ch. Elangeni Pink Floyd (Floyd.) Floyd will be gracing the cover of the 2012 Rhodesian Ridgeback calendar by Karin van Klaveren. This collection of fantastic photographs is sold all over Europe.


Thursday, 11th August
Big congratulations to Margaret and Elangeni Sole Man (Hunta) who obtained his Australian Championship and won Best Junior in Show today at, Gladstone Show Society Inc. under Mrs C Speed (QLD.) Hunta is Elangeni's 26th Homebred Australian Champion. Below is Hunta being stacked by Renee Davies.



Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th August
More incredible news about our International Superstar! On Saturday International SWD DAN FIN NORD NORW FRN Ch. Elangeni BraveheartRules (Eros) competed in Lithuania, the home of some strong, beautiful dogs! Eros once again cemented his place in style by obtaining his Lithuanian Championship and Best in Group under Mrs B Scheel (Denmark.) Eros then took out Best in Show 3rd with an entry of over 2000 dogs under Mr J Kupliauskas (Russia.)

Sunday saw Eros compete in Latvia where he gave a repeat performance winning Best of Breed, obtaining his Latvian Championship! Eros now has a total of 9 Champion Titles - an accomplishment most will only dream of achieving. Dream on...


Sunday, 31st July
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded 1st in Puppy Dog and Best Puppy Of Breed at, The Junior Kennel Club Of NSW under Mr C Fernandez Renau (Spain.) Howie shows exceptionally well for Emma and we are looking forward to watching this lovely young dog develop.

Saturday, 30th July
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded 1st in Puppy Dog and Best Puppy Of Breed at, The Sydney Kennel Club Inc. under Mrs J Anslem (USA.)

Monday, 25th July
Proving that he is certainly the Judge's choice International SWD DAN FIN NORD NORW FRN Ch. Elangeni BraveheartRules (Eros) takes out...

BEST IN SHOW

 
under
Breed Specialist Lynne Harwood (Australia)

At, the 2011 Swedish Rhodesian Ridgeback Specialty Show. This is Eros's second Best in Show Specialty - it is also Elangeni's second Best in Show Specialty in 2011. The highlight of this win is that all of Elangeni were there to see it happen! Be sure to check our Travel Reports page for more information on our awesome trip.

  

Sunday, 19th June
The 2011 Swedish Summer Show Circuit began only a few weeks ago and we are absolutely blown away by the incredible success of the magnificent International SWD DAN FIN NORD NORW Ch. Elangeni BraveheartRules (Eros.)

Eros has attended a total of only 7 Shows for:

  • 2 X Best in Group 1

  • 2 X Best in Group 2

  • 1 X Best in Group 3

  • 6 X Best of Breed

  • 1 X Best Opposite Sex

  • 7 X Best Male

We are also thrilled to announce that Eros obtained his 7th Championship Title - he is now a French Champion! Australian can now lay claim to only 2 French Champion RRs - we are proud to say that both were bred by Elangeni. With the Shows Eros attended, in multiple countries, being either Major International Shows or Major National Shows, he is certainly proving himself to be a World Class competitor and a fantastic Ridgeback. We are so thrilled International SWD DAN FIN NORD NORW FRN Ch. Elangeni Braveheart Rules! See you soon!

Saturday, 11th June
Linda and Emma had a lovely 4 day trip with Toni up to the Brisbane Rhodesian Ridgeback Specialty Show, Judged by Breed Specialist Mr J Coppens (Netherlands.) Our young Elangeni How It Feels (Howard) was awarded Best Minor Puppy in Show and his Daddy Grand Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke) was awarded his 10th Specialty 1st Place and Best Opposite Australian Bred in Show.

Monday, 25th April
We returned today with Duke, Evie, Floyd and Pearl to, The Purina Sydney Royal Easter Show for the prestigious General Specials Day - and what a day it was! We are absolutley thrilled to announce that Elangeni was awarded Best Breeder Team in Hound Group! This is the second time that Elangeni has achieved this amazing award having also won it in 2009. Elangeni is the only Rhodesian Ridgeback Kennel to have been awarded Multiple Best Breeder Team in Hound Group at The Purina Sydney Royal Easter Show. Thank you to Toni and Leigh for being part of the Team (we couldn't have done it without you!), to everyone for their congratulations and compliments and to the Judge for recognising the quality of our beautiful, world class dogs. Here's to another Royal Win!

Tuesday, 19th April

It was another fantastic year for Elangeni at, The Purina Sydeny Royal Easter Show under Mrs S Lex (Canada) with every Elangeni dog exhibited being awarded at least a class placing!

Grand Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke)

  • Reserve Dog Challenge and Runner Up Best of Breed

Ch. Elangeni Dream On (Mia)

  •  Bitch Challenge

Ch. Elangeni Pink Floyd (Floyd)

  • 3rd in Open Dog

Elangeni Black Pearl (Jed)

  • 3rd in Junior Dog

Elangeni How It Feels (Howard)

  • 1st in Puppy Dog 

Ch. Elangeni Dream Girl (Evie)

  • 4th in Open Bitch

Ch. Elangeni Natural Pearl (Pearl)

  • 1st in Junior Bitch

Elangeni was also awarded Best Ridgeback Breeder Team and later Best Breeder Team of the Day! Huge thanks to everyone for entering and exhibiting their Elangeni dogs with such pride and confidence.

Sunday, 10th April
Today our new boy Elangeni How It Feels (Howard) was awarded Best Headed Dog at only 6 months old at, The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Inc. under Breed Specialist Mrs J Reily (QLD.)

Sunday, 3rd April
Elangeni is proud to annouce that today the lovely Elangeni Natural Pearl (Pearl) was awarded Best of Breed at, Bulli District Kennel Club Inc. under Mrs J Aspinall (VIC.) This win gave Pearl the final points towards her Title making her, at only 14 months, Elangeni's
25th Homebred Australian Champion! We are so proud of Pearl and Leigh and look forward to watching them grow and develop even more together as a Team.

Sunday, 20th March
Elangeni is proud to announce that Grand Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke) is now the Equal Breed Record Holder for Specialty Best in Show wins in Australia after taking out...

BEST IN SHOW

under
Breed Specialist Julie Bates (UK)

At, The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Victoria 25th Championship Specialty Show. This is Duke's FOURTH Specialty Best in Show and FIFTH Challenge Dog! We are thrilled beyond words by the achievements of this magnificent, and young, dog. Special thanks and congratulations to Toni for the outstanding Team that she and Duke make - we love you both!

 

Saturday, 12th and Sunday, 13th March
We had a fantastic weekend away at Newcastle at, The Lake District Canine Club All Breeds Champ Shows with great results and awesome company - big thanks to the Rhodepark gang for all their help!

Saturday AM -
Elangeni Natural Pearl
(Pearl) was awarded Bitch Challenge under Mr D Mahoney (NSW.)

Saturday PM -
Ch. Elangeni Pink Floyd
(Floyd) was awarded Best of Breed under Mr J Lowbridge (NSW.)

Sunday -
Elangeni Natural Pearl
(Pearl) was awarded Best in Group under Ms E McHenry (NSW.)

Saturday, 26th and Sunday, 27th February
We had three Shows this weekend right on the beach at, Wollongong District Kennel Club Inc. - the dogs enjoyed swimming and running when they weren't in the Ring!


Saturday AM -
Ch. Elangeni Pink Floyd
(Floyd) was awarded Best of Breed and Elangeni Natural Pearl (Pearl) took Runner Up Best of Breed. Ch. Rhodepark North On Ice (Norty) was awarded Best of Breed Pharaoh Hound under Mrs F Matthews (QLD.)

Saturday PM -
Ch. Elangeni Pink Floyd
(Floyd) was awarded Runner Up Best in Group and Elangeni Natural Pearl (Pearl) took Runner Up Best of Breed. Ch. Rhodepark North On Ice (Norty) was awarded Best of Breed and Best Australian Bred in Group under Mrs H Pederson (NSW.)

Sunday -
Elangeni Natural Pearl
(Pearl) was awarded Best of Breed and Best Junior in Group and Ch. Rhodepark North On Ice (Norty) was awarded Best of Breed under Mr G Vernon (NSW.)



Friday, 4th and Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th February
Gr Ch. Elangeni Dream Run
(Duke) and his Mummy Toni took their annual trip to, The Bega Valley Kennel & Obedience Club Inc. Shows. With large entries in both Breed and Group, Duke certainly held his own, proving that he is consistently the dog to beat, winning:

Friday -
Best of Breed and Runner Up Best in Group under Mr G Vernon (NSW.)

Saturday -
Best of Breed and Best in Group under Mrs J Armatys (QLD.)

Sunday -
Best of Breed and Runner Up Best in Group with Best Australian Bred in Show
under Mr G Love (SA) and Mrs J Armatys (QLD.)

Saturday, 29th January
Exciting news from Belgium! FRN Ch. Elangeni Lion OutOf Africa (Garry) was awarded Best of Breed with the Belgium CAC and International CACIB under Mr S Wheeler (Australia.) He was then awarded his third Best in Group under Mr J Dupas (France) at, The Mouscron International Show. We can't wait to see what else Garry will do in 2011!

Sunday, 23rd January

Huge thanks and congratulations to Vicki and her girl Elangeni She Rocks (Rush) for becoming Elangeni's 24th Australian Champion! Rush attained her Championship with 2 lovely Best of Breed wins. Here are some great new pics of Rush - the Happy Stacker!

  

Saturday, 22nd January
We are so proud of our special boy Gr Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke) who was invited to compete at the prestigious NSW Show Dog Of The Year - every dog exhibited had been awarded either an All Breeds Best in Show or a Specialty Best in Show at Championship Level in 2010. We were thrilled when Duke was cut to The TOP 25 Dogs in NSW! With an entry of close to 100 quality dogs, Duke was the only RR exhibited - he and Toni showed to perfection and were beautiful to watch.


Saturday, 1st January
2011 started with a bang - Gr Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke) was awarded RUNNER UP BEST IN SHOW at Wollondilly ABKC Inc. under Mr H Gent (NSW.)

Contact Details

Daryl, Linda & Emma Friedland
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Phone : 02 4774 9408
Email : [email protected]