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Gertrude aged 11 mnths winning a large puppy class

Gertrude aged 11 mnths winning a large puppy class

photo by: Sonja Nilsson

Gertrude winning her puppy class

Gertrude winning her puppy class

photo by: Lena Piehl

7 month old Gertrude

7 month old Gertrude

photo by: Sally Hicks

Owner : Nuthouse Rhodesian Ridgebacks
Breed : Rhodesian Ridgeback
Birthdate : 14th June 2012
Health Tested

Health Tests

Gertrude, or Gertie to her friends is a cheeky ridgeback - possibly the greediest one we've ever owned which is saying something!
She was conceived on Friday 13th April & thwarted our plans for a Silver Wedding Anniversary party by being due the day before the planned event (they were actually a day early but I would not leave any puppies alone & even sleep in their room for the first 2-3 weeks)

Gertie is still bouncing around the house (& the adults)at the moment & will made her show début late 2012.

STOP PRESS Gertrude won the puppy class (6 puppies) & best puppy in breed (7 puppies) at her first show!

We are waiting for Gertrude to calm down after a great start in the show ring, qualifying for Crufts 6 times at the 11 Champ shows attended. Her mother has come out of semi-retirement & been awarded her first CC this year & her half sister has been awarded a RCC - so it's time out to mature & calm down for Gertie (plus great Granny-Fanny enjoys her company when everyone else is out at shows). A selection of her critiques below:-

"6 months & at her first show. Nice head, neck, shoulder & good return of upper arm allowing for good fill in. Enjoying herself & very exuberant on the move, but showed brief flashes of good movement. Excellent quarters & second thigh with short hocks. BP"

"Attractive bitch with lovely feminine proportions and great expression, very nice in balance fore and aft angulations and moves very well that made her win." Dr Goran Bodegard

"Another worthy youngster who, unfortunately,spoilt her chances, being unsettled today & a trial to her handler. Excelled in her reachy neck, depth, ribbing back, loins, quarters & profile movement, capable of producing the goods but coming & going determinedly wrong." Ann Woodrow

"Correctly proportioned head with good pigmentation & ear set, excellent front & shoulders, lovely depth to chest & brisket, well ribbed back with strong loin, moved out efficiently." John Walton Haddon


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