Arizona Ridgeback Breeders KaKily Ridgebacks and CopperRidge Ridgebacks have some AMAZING news from the show ring at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show. This is one of the most prestigious dogs shows second only to Westminster and the Ridgeback National Specialty! Our very own dear friend Kathryn Blumenfeld-Jones (owner/breeder/handler) beat out a national entry of over 50 dogs to earn the title of Best of Breed with Dina, CH KaKily Starry Night of Pumamere-Coprdg, JC RA. Kathryn and Dina looked unbelievably outstanding in the ring and Dina beat out the #1 Ridgeback in the country and many other top ten dogs! Dina is only the second bitch in the breed history to win Best of Breed at Eukanuaba.
They were also awarded Best Bred by Exibitor for the third year in a row!!
All of us at CopperRidge Ridgebacks can not be any prouder! Kathryn has handled Dina from the very beginning and she has been very successful as a owner/breeder/handler in a “professional handler” arena. Dina was the breeding of Kathryn’s bitch, Pumamere’s Endelea Duara, to CopperRidge’s Coby, Am/Int CH Wyndrunhr Skywalker, JC CGC ROM. We are so happy that Kathryn and Donald chose to breed their lovely bitch to Coby and we are so happy for all their success with Dina and Shaka!
Shaka, BISS CH KaKily Shockwave of Pumamere-Coprdg, JC RN, by the way didn’t do too bad either. Donald Blumenfeld-Jones (owner/breeder/handler) made the first cut which is a wonderful accomplishment in and of itself! Both dogs are in the top 20 for the year – all owner/handled!!! WAY TO GO!
(below photos used with permission from www.theridgebackregister.com)