Since our last blog, a lot of exciting news has taken place! Probably the most exciting news just came on April 9th from Canada. Leo, GCH RedSkyes Catch A Fire, won Best of Breed at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Canada National Specialty with a record entry of 100 dogs. We could not be more thrilled and what an accomplishment! Congratulations to our dear friends Nancy Brandewie, Linda Cannon and Debra Driza of RedSkyes who bred their lovely girl Sunni to our boy Chris.
On the local show dog scene, we have other Chris kids making the winners circle! Congratulations to Rae, CH CopperRidge One in a Million, for getting her Grand Champion title and winning 5 Best of Breed titles so far this year! Chris also has two new Champion kids, Leo, CH CopperRidge One Lucky Lion, and Haley, CH CopperRidge One Fell Swoop. Congrats to owners David Reicher (Leo) and Jaimie and Stephen Hovenac (Haley).
Another Chris kid from the Hannah litter, Shani, CopperRidge One Beautiful Sunshine, took winners on two of the days at the recent Phoenix shows and she currently needs just one more point to finish her championship!
Let’s not forget our founding father, Coby, and his kids! From the first breeding with Zephyr, CH Kwetu’s Zephyr Xprs To Sunsweet, we have another champion – Juji, CH Sunweet Ntombi Juji.
And then from the repeat breeding, we have that litter’s first champion - Zoey, CH Sunweet Breath of Zephyr. She went Best of Opp at the TX Combined Specialty and then the next day, went Best of Breed and a Group 3! OUTSTANDING for this ONE YEAR OLD girl! Congrats to breeder Sue Gatto.
Other CopperRidge dogs were very successful at the recent Kachina/Arrowhead Cluster April 7-11. Palmer, CopperRidge the Nineteenth Hole, went Best of Winners on Thursday, Reserve on Friday, Winner’s Dog on Saturday and then Best of Winners on Sunday to cinch his championship with three 5 point majors all before his 1st birthday on Monday and ALL FROM THE 9-12 month class! OUTSTANDING!
On Sunday, Sydney, RedSkyes-Maijani CopperRidge Venus, took Winners for her first 4 point major and Keegan, Sunsweet CopperRidge Skywalkers Last Dance, took Reserve Winners – both from the 12-18 month class! Way to go to our little girls!!!!
We also had class winners and placements from some of the new dogs in the ring – Duke, Kilmer, Apollo, and Nala. We are also very excited to see some of our owners showing their dogs and doing well in the ring! So proud of all of them.
Thanks to all of our dog owners who came to the shows and supported us! We are blessed to have such a wonderful extended dog family – thank you!