This year I had to attend the French Club Show, as I would love to finish the French Championship of Phoebe but we will have to try next year. Of course as every year we met some friends and had nice moments during and after the show.

On the route

On Saturday, as always, it's time for the Nationale d'Élevage with 89 Ridgebacks under the judges Mr. Eddie Patterson, who judged the males and the babies, puppies and veterans and Mrs. Gail Patterson who judged the females. Both breeders of Rhodesian Ridgebacks for a long time under the Kennel name Rocksham in Ireland .

And on Sunday, at the Special with 59 Ridgebacks under the judge Mrs. Milada Krchnavá (Luanda kennel from Slovakia).


We arrived early on Saturday morning to instal the camp under shadow as it was supposed to be a sunny day, which it didn't. The judgement started at 9:30 in two rings, which was really a mess as I love to watch all the dogs, males and females and this kind of judgement avoids any attempt to it as you need to be alert to know when is your turn to enter the ring.

Phoebe in the judgement

Phoebe in the movement

Phoebe - Exc 2 in Intermediate Class and Selected for Best Movement and Best Ridge

Open class - 26 females

Zuri waiting to be judged

Zuri in the judgement

Zuri in the movement

Zuri - Excellent in Open class


Waiting in the ring to finish the judgement of the other females

The movement of all the females in open class

Zuri was selected between the finalist but at the end not in the last 4.

Ale helping with the veteran for the Best Female

BOB - Oluwa-Seyi Aslan Du Domaine D'Adeane

BOS - Kijana Lion Dixie By George

Having lunch after the show. Enjoying cava, prosecco, champagne, jamón ibérico, fuet, chorizo, cabecero de lomo, tortilla española, spanish cheese, saucisson, terrine, french cheese...




On Sunday, there was the Rhodesian Ridgeback Special with the judge Mrs. Milada Krchnavá. We also arrived early as we had to park the car and as it was the National Dog Show with more than 1324 entries, there were a lot of people.

The judging started at 9:30.

Phoebe in the intermediate class

While being judged

In the movement

Phoebe finished as Excellent 2 in Intermediate class

Zuri in Open class

Big open class

Movement in groups

Waiting to be judged

During the judgement


Zuri ended as Excellent 4 in Open class

Ale, me, Elisabetta and Lisa

We went to have dinner to this lovely restaurant chosed by Elisabetta, it was excellent.

Côte de Boeuf avec du vin d'Auvergne