Welcome to the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain

Founded in 1952, when a group of enthusiasts met at Crufts to inaugurate a club to promote the breed in Great Britain, the club is the oldest and largest Ridgeback Club in the UK. Ridgebacks had by then been imported into or bred in this country for some forty years, but not in significant numbers. In those early days, the club guaranteed classes at shows, thereby helping to get the Ridgeback exhibited around the country and giving judges who were unfamiliar with the breed the opportunity to learn. Those efforts resulted in Challenge Certificates being awarded to the breed for the first time in 1954. Since that time membership of the club has grown to over 700 and the Rhodesian Ridgeback population is currently estimated at about 11,000. Such growth in the breeds popularity has inevitably bought it’s problems, which the club has recognised and confronted. The clubs main aim is no longer solely to promote the breed, but rather to secure it’s future well-being by encouraging carefully planned, responsible breeding from healthy stock, free from hereditary defects and equally important, persuading breeders to take the greatest possible care in the choice of homes for their puppies. The growth of the club has also seen it’s member’s interests extend beyond breeding and exhibiting – many members join simply to belong to a group of like-minded people and to be kept in touch with news, views and developments,

Best in Show Res Best in Show Best Puppy and Best Verteran

2016 Open Show Best in Show Res Best in Show Best Puppy and Best Veteran

 

 

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Calendar time again, would you like a chance for your beautiful dog/s  to be in the 2017 calendar ? click on the link below and  start sending your non show poses:

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Warning It has come to the notice of the breed clubs that some unscrupulous breeders are passing off Rhodesian Ridgebacks that are not the correct colour as “rare”. Please be careful, the colours are wheaten to red wheaten and not such colours as black and tan (Doberman colouring) or brindle. Occasionally, due to a gene silver / grey coloured puppies are born. They should never be shown and should never be used in a breeding programme. They should be registered as a non standard colour and their purchase price should reflect this. The Kennel Club recommends that these puppies should have their registration documents endorsed.

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    1 2 3* Southern Counties all day
4 5* RR Club of GB Open Show all day
6 7 8 9 10 11 12* Three Counties all day
13 14 15 16 17 18 19* Border union all day
20 21 22 23 24 25* Blackpool all day
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27 28* World Congress all day
29* World Congress all day
30* World Congress all day
     

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