Elangeni Rhodesian Ridgebacks

2012 News and Results

Saturday, 14th July
Grand Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke) was awarded Best of Breed and Runner Up Best in Group and Runner at, Sutherland Shire ABKC Inc. under Mr J Kerley (SA.) After the 1st of July 2012 a new Title became effective in Australia - Supreme Champion. In order to qualify for this award a dog must have already obtained the Title of Australian Grand Champion, have been awarded either 3 All Breeds Best in Shows or 10 Best in Groups/Specialty Best in Shows as well as be awarded a Challenge Certificate after the 1st of July. Having obtained all of these requirements, we are pleased to announce that Duke is Elangeni's first Supreme Champion - we are very proud of all that Duke has and will continue to achieve.

Sunday , 8th July
Elangeni Black Pearl (Jed) and Emma had a great day today taking out Dog Challenge and Runner Up Best of Breed at The A Show under Hound Specialist Mr S Evans (NSW) and Best of Breed at The B Show under Hound Specialist Mr A Ikin (NSW) at, Hawkesbury Kennel Club. These two wins finished Jed's Australian Championship making him Elangeni's 28th Homebred Australian Champion.

Monday, 2nd July
Elangeni Come Fly With Me (Frankie) went to his first Show yesterday in Portugal where he could officially compete at the tender age of 15 months and 1 day and won the CAC and CACIB and Best Opposite Sex under B Manuel Loureiro (Portugal.) We have no doubt Frankie will have an exceptional Show career!

Sunday, 24th June
Ch. Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded Best of Breed at, Parramatta and Districts ABKC Inc. under Breed Specialist Mrs P Johansen (QLD.)

Saturday, 9th June
Grand Ch. Elangeni Dream Run (Duke) attended the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of QLD Specialty and was awarded Reserve Dog Challenge and Best Gaited Dog in Show under Mr R Paquette (Canada.) This is Duke's THIRD Reserve Dog Challenge and FOURTH Best gaited Dog in Show award. 

Tuesday, 5th June
More nice news from Sweden with International SWD DAN FIN NORD NORW FRN LITH LATV Ch. Elangeni BraveheartRules (Eros) being awarded Best Male and Runner Up Best in Show Specialty at, The Swedish Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Show under A Kertes Ganami (Israel.) Who said this about our fantastic Eros, "The Best Male of the Show, Elangeni BraveheartRules, is a high quality RR with good Show attitude, he combines power with elegance. His expression is masculine. Coat color reddish wheaten color. His movement is effortless, he gives the impression that he would like to run endlessly."

Monday, 28th May
Yesterday in Sweden International SWD DAN FIN NORD NORW FRN LITH LATV Ch. Elangeni BraveheartRules (Eros) was awarded Best in Group under P Iversen (SWD) and today he was awarded Best in Show 2nd with an entry of over 3000 dogs at, The International Swedish Dog Show under F Somerfield (Scotland.)

Sunday, 15th April
We returned for the last day of The 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show and had another fantastic day with Elangeni being awarded Best Breeder Team in Hound Group! Elangeni has now achieved this amazing award a massive THREE times. Having also won it in 2009 and 2011, with no Team competing in 2010. 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. Emma also co-judged the Junior Handler Final with the final winner coming from the 16 to under 18 years class.

Saturday, 14th April
Today Emma judged Junior Handlers at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, a prestigious honour. She judged the 7 to under 11 classes for boys and girls and the 11 to under 13 classes for boys and girls. Her resume read as follows, "Emma Friedland has grown up in the dog world, around the show ring, showing dogs since she was old enough to enter the ring. Emma has held the position of Secretary of the Junior Kennel Club of NSW and has been an active participant in the Junior Handler Training program. Emma has always been heavily involved in the Hound Group, showing her parents Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and has developed a particular interest in Sighthounds, having owned and titled both a Saluki and a Pharaoh Hound. Emma has attended handling classes in Europe, as well as handling Rhodesian Ridgebacks in Sweden and most recently at The World Dog Show in Paris."

Friday, 6th April
Another great year for the Elangeni Team at the Sydney Royal Easter Show taking out yet another Best Breeder Team of the Day under Mr G Bodegard (Sweden.) We are looking forward to returning for Group Specials Day. 

Thursday, 5th April
It's Sydney Royal Easter Show time again here in Australia (and what a busy Royal it's going to be) and our first dog to compete on the first day was our Pharaoh Hound Ch. Rhodepark North On Ice (Norty) who was awarded Best of Breed under Sighthound Specialist Mr G Bodegard (Sweden.) This is Norty's second Sydney Royal Best of Breed win. Now three years old Norty has matured beautifully and is looking forward to getting back into the full swing of Showing.

Sunday, 19th February
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded Best of Breed gaining his Australian Championship at, The Dogs NSW Complex Fundraising Committee under Hound Specialist Mrs J Allitt (NSW.) Howie is our 27th Homebred Australian Champion and we are very proud of him!

Saturday, 18th February
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded Best of Breed at, The Dogs NSW Complex Fundraising Committee under Hound Specialist Mr J Palmer (NSW.)

Sunday, 12th February
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded Best of Breed at, The Sydney Kennel Club Inc. under Hound Specialist Mr D Smith (NSW.)

Thursday, 26th January
Elangeni How It Feels (Howie) was awarded Best of Breed at, Dogs NSW Library and Archives Committee Show under Mr H Gent (NSW.)

Contact Details

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