Nuthouse Martini

Dolly in the show ring

Dolly in the show ring

photo by: Lena Piehl

Dolly moving

Dolly moving

photo by: Lena Piehl

Dolly's beautiful classic head

Dolly's beautiful classic head

photo by: Sally Hicks

Owner : Nuthouse Rhodesian Ridgebacks
Breed : Rhodesian Ridgeback
Birthdate : 21st April 2008
Health Tested

Health Tests

Pet name Dolly she is the leader of our pack, loves cuddles & is exceptional at guarding those she loves; she attained her stud book number at the age of 2 (thus qualifying her for Crufts for life) being consistently placed at both Open & Championship Show level under breed specialists, all rounders & foreign judges.

PERFECT hip & elbow scores of 0:0 & 0 respectively. She combines several foreign lines with her two imported grandfathers while retaining our passion for great moving hounds.

Her father was the breed's top stud dog 2011 AND 2012.

Dolly was awarded the Bitch Challenge Certificate at City of Birmingham Show by breed specialist judge Kelvin Barnes in 2013.

She has been winning well in veteran - INCLUDING WINNING THE RESERVE CC AT 8.5 years in 2016 under breed specialist Helen Mansfield. She is a Multi Best Veteran in Show winner at both Championship & Open Shows including Best Veteran in Show at the Scottish Rhodesian Ridgeback Championship Show 2015 & 2016 & M&N RR Open Show 2016. She is a multi-veteran stakes winner to date she has 6 second places, 1 third & 3 reserves in large championship stakes classes, & has won several hound veteran groups & veteran stakes classes at open shows too. She was strongly considered for the Reserve Bitch CC which was won by her daughter in 2015 & again strongly considered in 2016 - making me almost regret keeping her out of the ring so much for maternal duties that always fell in the main show season!

Some of her critiques are below; more can be found by clicking on her results.

1 Hicks’ Nuthouse Martini, lovely 8˝ year old veteran, lots of breed type & still showing strength throughout. Correct head with lovely chiselling. Kind dark round eye & correct ears. Clean neck of good length & arch. Good forechest, correct lay of shoulder, tight elbows & pasterns. Good depth to body with proportionately correct width & nice length. Underline & topline still strong. Nice ribbing, strong coupling with nice rise to loin & coming nicely off the croup. Correct tailset & carriage. Good turn of stifle, & nice width to first & second thigh. Strong well let down hocks. Presented in hard condition. Long effortless stride & true away & back. She never stopped showing & got better every time she went round the ring. Thoroughly deserved the RCC & BV. Helen Mansfield

"1 Nuthouse Martini, good outline. Decent bone & feet. Her well balanced build enabled her to show exceptional movement. She really made the most of herself. BVIS" Paul Singleton

"Lovely class of three quality bitches, all very typy. 1 Nuthouse Martini, 7 years, great mover & of lovely proportions. Very houndy. Substantial yet without being cumbersome, in hard muscular condition." Frank Kane

"Mature powerfully constructed exhibit with sound construction, attractive typy shaped head with good eye & expression, pleasing width of front & forequarters, firm & well covered with strong loin & firm topline, standing she has a well balanced profile, moved true & with purpose" G Hill

"Strongly made all through but undeniably feminine in head & expression, stop is well defined, cheeks not over developed & her lipline & foreface planes appealed, has such a good ribcage, well angulated & was the most fluent striding in profile in this class" Albert Wight

"Well boned bitch, very good outline & very good front, in the best of condition & top mover in a very good class" Jackie Parker

"quality bitch with little to fault. Attractive head, clean neck & shoulder, good width of croup & bend of stifle. Tight feet, moved out truly & easily" Sue Pollock-Yule


  • Parents
  • Grand Parents
    • Ch Ndege Shaka Of Eilack
    • Kambond Kijakazi By Kiromol
    • Musanga Sanga Mukana At Nyassa
    • Nuthouse Dreams
  • Great Grand Parents
  • Great Great Grand Parents
    • Ch Rustig Mooketsi Of Sarula
    • Ch Mushana Ranzi Of Sarula
    • Gildendale Machaka
    • Ndege Asali
    • Roseridge Regent of Matabelle
    • Ch Sansilver Diamond Life of Kiromol
    • Ch Diamondridge Daredevil
    • Voortrekker Lya Pompa of Diamondridge
    • Am & Mon Ch Tandiwe Mergal's Mad Gamble
    • Int Ch Agnes Visconte De Simon of Chipangali
    • Ned & Int Ch Kianga Dagmar
    • Africans Reds Akoshua
    • Imbali Inkosi of Voortrekker
    • Kiromol Kibibi
    • Ch Tukela Umgaza At Sofala
    • Ch Sansilver Pumalanga