Elangeni Rhodesian Ridgebacks

About Elangeni

Welcome to Elangeni Rhodesian Ridgebacks
Australia's History Making Kennel


Elangeni is Daryl and Linda Friedland and their daughter Emma, who in 2010 became an official part of Elangeni and is a Licensed Junior Handler Judge.


We have a 3 acre semi rural property under an hour out of Sydney in NSW, Australia. Our dogs love the freedom of running, playing and swimming in the dam, generally though, they laze around just happy to be with their family. Our aim is to breed RRs that are sound, in both body and mind and true to the Breed Standard.

Elangeni are Breeders and Owners of:

  • Australian Winners
    - Multiple Best in Show Specialty
    - Multiple Runner Up Best in Show Specialty

    - Multiple All Breeds Best in Show

    - Multiple All Breeds Runner Up Best in Show
  • Australian Supreme Champions
    - 1 Homebred
  • Australian Grand Champions
    - 3 Owned
    - 4 Homebred
  • Australian Champions
    - 33 Owned
    - 28 Homebred
  • International Winners
    - Multiple Best in Show Specialty
    - Multiple Runner Up Best in Show Specialty
    - Best in Show Reserve
    - Multiple Best in Group Placings

    - Multiple All Breeds Puppy in Show
    - Specialty Puppy in Show
    - Multiple CAC, CACIB and Reserve-CACIB recipients
    - 11 Champion Titles
  • Royal Show Winners
    - 2009 Sydney Royal Best in Hound Group
    - 2009 & 2011 & 2012 Sydney Royal Best Breeder Team in Hound Group  

    - Best of Breed
    - Multiple Runner Up Best of Breeds
    - Multiple Challenges
    - Multiple Reserve Challenges

Now in our twenty-fourth year of Breeding and Showing we are delighted with our dogs continued successes, both here and overseas, both under Australian and International Judges. We have achieved everything we set out to achieve and what a journey it's been, proving to ourselves that we are breeding and exhibiting dogs that are true to the Breed Standard. We look to the future with our current dogs but we will never forget our past.

Breeding primarily for ourselves we do however have dogs both here and overseas that are winning for others. We thank all the Elangeni owners both here and overseas for having the same pride and confidence in their dogs as we do. We also thank all the wonderful families that have taken an Elangeni Pup home for life. Breeding to the Dogs NSW Canine Council's guidelines we continue to breed RRs that are not only correct but beautiful to look at and live with.

On this site we aim to showcase a snapshot of some of the wonderful dogs of Elangeni and their achievements...


Contact Details

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