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Colkeririn Face To The Sun earns her Junior Warrant and Stud Book Number

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 3:28 AM Comments comments (1821)
Sere is awarded her Stud Book Number and has earned the title Junior Warrant

Photo: Sarah Nix

We are excited to share our youngster Sere - Colkeririn Face To The Sun, JW has been awarded her Stud Book Number and won her Junior Warrant title, just 9 months after her first show.   

To date, Sere has collected an impressive 24 1st Place Rosettes and Cards at Championship and Open level in both breed classes and stakes, including winning the Pup of the Year Puppy Bitch Stakes at Windsor Championship Show and Hound Group 1 at Burton on Trent Kennel Association Open Show under Hound Specialist Anne Defaye, after winning Best of Breed under Breed Specialist Lynda Fletcher.  

She's a delightfully joyful soul, charming us every day with her playful ways and "get on with it" attitude.   

Colkeririn Face To The Sun, JW
Stud Book Number:  0007DC

Photo credit: John & Gillian Mulligan

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 6:42 AM Comments comments (418)
Happy Christmas to our Family and Friends.


Happy Birthday Colby!

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (863)
Happy Birthday Colby - 12 years young!  

It's a special weekend here at Colkeririn Rhodesian Ridgebacks HQ - we're busy celebrating Colby's 12th Birthday!   Here are some photos of our birthday boy.  He loves "Happy Birthday to You" so much, I think, after 12 years of having it sung to him, he could almost sing it himself!  Every year he gets a dog birthday cake - and this year's was a big hit!  (Recipe below).

Born and bred in the beautiful Sonoran Desert in Arizona, USA, our desert dog enjoyed some lovely UK Winter sunshine whilst out on one of his two daily walks, and not surprisingly stopped for a roll in the grass!   

Colby is loved by so many around the globe, Multi International Champion, American Dual Champion, Multi Int. Ch, AM DC Columbia Blue Sky of Courage, SC (Senior Courser) is a proud father to Roobarb, Hugo, Mojo, Buster, Verde, Tikka, Angel and Liona and grandfather to Bear, Bear, Rubus, Claude, Sere, Indie, Bella, Bella, Twiga, Kenya, Benya and Phloxy and a good friend to many near and far - he sends his greetings to all.






Minced Beef & Sardine Cake

1 kg Minced Beef (20% Fat)
1 120g Can Sardines in Spring Water
1 tbs Grated Coconoil and 1 additional tsp
4 Large Bonio
1 Brussel Sprout (divided leaf by leaf)
Handful of small training treats for decoration

In a large mixing bowl mix together Minced Beef, Sardines and the tbs Grated Coconoil.   Form the mix into a large round patty and flatten, form a second, smaller round patty and flatten, then place on top of the larger patty.  

Place all 4 Boinos around the top patty, then decorate with Brussel Sprout leaves. Sprinkle the training treats and additional tsp of Coconoil over the top and place candles if using (please supervise the entire time and do not to allow your dog to sniff or eat the cake whilst the candles are lit).


Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies are confirmed!

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (2318)
Planned Litter Summer 2015
Verde & Kamba (above) are expecting puppies!! 

Verde has been scanned and is confirmed in whelp with at least 12 puppies!  Her due date is on or near to August 21st.

This is a larger litter than we anticipated, so we are accepting additional enquiries through our Contact Us page on this website from families seriously interested in owning one of our puppies.

This is our first Colkeririn to Colkeririn breeding, and brings together the beautiful American lines behind Verde's father Colby and Kamba's mother Indie, all supported by the best of British behind Kamba's father Bhali and the old African lines behind Verde's mother Keira - a long awaited combination. 

Verde and Kamba both live with us in our home along with Verde's father, Kamba's mother and two aunties!  We have detailed health test results on several generations behind Verde & Kamba who are both hip and elbow scored with great results (see test results on "Our Dogs" page), they are both tested and clear of Degenerative Myelopathy and are both tested with High Confidence Clear results on EOAD.  (Early Onset Adult Deafness).

We are therefore hoping for a dozen (maybe more!) happy, healthy puppies next month!  

Introducing Kamba and Asha's Litter.

Posted on June 13, 2015 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (1967)
We are so proud to share some photos of Kamba and Ashas' babies who we had the joy of meeting this week.  10 content, relaxed and adorably well natured puppies - and not to mention absolutely beautiful!  Asha is a wonderful mum and Janet, myself and Kamba couldn't be more proud of them all.  




Colkeririn Indigo Lightly at Lonaza wins the RBCC at Bath 2015

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (404)
Celebrations are in order as we are thrilled to share our news in from the Bath Championship Show 2015.  Jane and Lana (Colkeririn Indigo Lightly at Lonaza) have today won the Limit Bitch Class (of 11) and gone on to win the Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate under breed specialist Janet Parker from Rejan!



This makes a hat-trick of Stud Book Number wins this year for the 3 Indie x Bhali litter mates who have gone into the show ring - all before they are 23 months in age! We are so proud of Jane and Lana and wish we had been there to celebrate with them in person.

A Reserve Challenge Certificate carries the following wording which a judge has to sign their name to:  "Having assessed the dogs and penalised any features or exaggerations which I consider detrimental to their soundness, health or welfare, I am clearly of the opinion that <<Colkeririn Indigo Lightly at Lonaza >> (Name of exhibit) owned by <<Ms Jane Hawkins, Mr John Smith and Mrs Kim Hodge>> (Name of Owner/s) is of such outstanding merit as to be worthy of being awarded the Challenge Certificate should the Challenge Certificate winner be disqualified.  

Lana won the biggest attended class of the day (10 with 1 absentee) and won her RDCC from a bitch entry of 50. The overall entry was 84 Rhodesian Ridgebacks.   

Congratulations to all the winners of the day!

Colkeririn Rhodesian Ridgebacks Dog Show Results WELKS 2015

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:32 AM Comments comments (931)
Colkeririn's Sunlight (Kamba) and Colkeririn Indigo Lightly at Lonaza (Lana) had a fabulous day at W.E.L.K.S. 2015 on Saturday, 25th April.  The sun managed to keep shining on our youngsters who both showed their way to excellent placements under Breed Specialist Liz Storey (Kiromol).   Kamba won the 9-strong Limit Class and went on to win the Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate - his second RDCC in two consecutive championship shows for him (we didn't get to Hound Assoc Scotland) and Lana placed 2nd in her well stocked Limit Class, placing behind the day's BCC winner.  Here's Lana standing for her judge's critique - we are so proud of her and Jane.
     
























(Photo with kind permission from John and Gillian Mulligan)


Kamba's show career since leaving the Junior Class has been a real thrilling journey.  Still at only 21 months, this is Kamba's 4th class win and 2nd RDCC under Breed Specialists at Championship Show level (in only 8 Champ Shows we've attended - where he's placed in the cards at every show):

Gillian Mitchelson (Voortrekker) 1st PGD Hound Assoc 2014
Sue Campbell (Nyassa) 1st PGD LKA 2014
Gill Lawless (Faahac) 1st PGD and RDCC Crufts 2015
Liz Storey (Kiromol) 1st Limit and RDCC WELKS 2015.  

Under 2 more Breed Specialists he's been placed 2nd:

Gill Hutcheson (Gabisa) 2nd PGD Bournemouth 2014
Charlotte Strickland (Voortrekker) 2nd PGD Richmond 2014.  

We are so grateful this first class group of ladies with so much combined experience and knowledge of our breed appreciate Kamba, so much thanks for keeping us smiling on our journey!  Although we can't attend every Championship Show in the year, we are looking forward to what has started out to be a really exciting 2015 for us!   





Colkeririn Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the news

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (590)
Colkeririn Rhodesian Ridgebacks are raw fed dogs.  We have recently discovered a fabulous source of Coconut Oil which we supplement our dogs' diets with, by adding a tablespoon to their morning feed.   We enjoyed recently meeting Garry Stiven, CEO at Coconoil.co.uk, and are thrilled to bits to be included in Garry's company website in a recent blog entitled "Coconuts for Canines".  

We highly recommend this product - read all about it's health benefits at: http://www.coconoil.co.uk/blog/

Colkeririn Rhodesian Ridgeback Critiques - Crufts 2015

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 5:28 AM Comments comments (1306)
Our Crufts 2015 experience keeps on giving! We are thrilled to be able to share our two fabulous critiques for Rhodesian Ridgeback litter mates Kamba (Reserve CC) and Lana (2nd Place Yearling Bitch).  Our breed specialist judge Gill Lawless (Faahac) created not just a magical day at the NEC for what seems like her entire Rhodesian Ridgeback entry, but has also delivered a beautifully, comprehensively and throughly written set of critiques which have most certainly put smiles on our faces!  

We have picked this photo by Lena Piehl as an excellent one to look at as you read Kamba's critique, we can easily follow Gill's description as she considers his form:

(16/1) 1 Hodge’s Colkeririn’s Sunlight. Super young dog with a lovely balanced outline. Well proportioned head with equal plains, kind expression, nice dark round eye, strong well arched neck with nicely shaped shoulder and length to upper arm.  Level top line and well arched loin, deep chest down to tight elbows. Nicely angulated rear quarters with good width to second thigh  He stands on well boned limbs and tight feed. Moved out accurately with drive and purpose.  At one with his handler. RCC.












And here's Lana's:

2 Hawkins, Smith and Hodge’s Colkeririn Indigo Lightly at Lonaza.  A slightly larger framed bitch with balanced proportions.  Lovely head plains with a soft kind expression.  Clean neck on a nice front, good shoulder, straight well boned forelimbs and excellent tight feet. Deep chest well let down and close elbows. Good length to ribbing slightly short in loin, strong top line. Nicely angulated rear quarters with good width to second thigh. Moved out well with easy stride.

Photo: Lena Piehl




Colkeririn RRs on Twitter

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:17 AM Comments comments (338)
Although we've had our Twitter account for a while, we've never really done much with it.  However, in an attempt to spread the Colkeririn love, we are giving it a go to Tweet a Tweet every day for a couple of weeks, to see if we can build any interest.  

Be sure to find us at 

https://twitter.com/colkeririnrrs

..... if you have any interest in following us, that is!