We are absolutely in love with this beautiful breed, which represents the perfect balance between power and elegance. Of even dignified temperament, Rhodesian Ridgeback is a strong, muscular and active, handsome, upstanding and athletic dog, devoted and affectionate to his master


News 2016

17th April
RR Club of SA Championship Specialty Show (the judge was Linda Costa of Sarula RRs)
Our always gorgeous *Bright Shadow* Tyra wins OPEN IN SHOW and RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE !
Latifa wins INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW and our brownie Maude wins OPPOSITE MINOR IN SHOW!
Same weekend In Queensland Flare wins her first Challenge points, RUBOB and MINOR PUPPY IN GROUP! Congratulations to her owner Dale! Love our kids!

16th April
Hound Club Champ Show of SA
Maude wins MINOR PUPPY IN SHOW under breed specialist Lyn King of Ingwe Kennels (Vic) Congratulations Maude's co-owner Vanessa! Latifa won Intermediate of Breed under strong competition.

2nd April
Huge congratulations to Vanessa and Maude taking BEST BABY IN SHOW at her last day in Baby Class! Love our brown girl!

News 2015

4th October

1st September
TYRA's pregnancy confirmed by ultrosound! Puppies due 5th October! More info on our PUPPIES page.

6th August
WE HAVE MOVED and now located on 9 glorious acres at One Tree Hill

4th August
TYRA has been inseminated and we hope for new puppies early in October

26th July
Lovely win for our girls at Marion Kennel Club Champ Show today. Tyra (Ch Almazart Bright Shadow ) won challenge bitch and Best of Breed 23 points and Latifa ( Ch Usakose Girlwitha Dragontattoo ) res bitch and Runner up of Breed!
Judge was Mr. Nymann ( Denmark )

10th May

We didn't show much this year due to my injury , so we were very happy to get back to the show ring with
*Latifa* and win Best of Breed and final points for her Championship Title! Well done Latifa now Australian Champion Usakose Girlwitha Dragontattoo (AI)! Huge congratulations to her breeder and co-owner Sharron Tylor on her 50th home bred Champion!

News 2014

27th September
Our young girl *Latifa* Usakose Girlwitha Dragontattoo (AI) won Best of Breed (13 points) under a breed specialist Rob Surman (Groberspals RRs) AND then went RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP and Junior in Group !

10th September
At the Royal Adelaide Show our *TYRA* Ch Almazart Bright Shadow wins Bitch Challenge (18points) and Runner Up Best of Breed!!!!

31st August
Congratulations Sally Miles!
*Ela* Ch Almazart Bright Sensation wins Best Intermediate in Show at Gippsland International Winter Festival Show !
10th August
At the RR National in Queensland Tyra was placed 4th in a big class(15 entries) and was short listed for best headed bitch!
17th May
At the RR Specialty Champ show in Melbourne our *Tyra* wins Intermediete bitch class (12 entries) and wins Opposite Intermediete in Show!

15th April
Cooper - R.I.P. Ch Balnacoin Kelton 09/12/2003-15/04/2014

News 2013

15th December
Latifa from minor puppy class wins Best of Breed (16 CC points) , Minor Puppy in Group and Minor Puppy in Show (all breeds)! The judge was breed specialist Ms Cheryl Currie (Caprivi RRs). Great way to finish the show year!

27th October
Our baby Latifa wins Best Baby Puppy In Show at the Hound Club of SA both Championship and Open shows !

6th October
Ch Almazart Bright Sensation *ELA*
goes Reserve Challenge Bitch at the NSW RR Specialty Show!
Huge Congratulations to her owner and handler Sally Miles!
25th September
Royal Melbourne Show *ELA*
wins Reserve Challenge Bitch !!
17th August
*ELA* gained her Championship Title and now is CH Almazart Bright Sensation. Congratulations Sally Miles!
29th July

*ELA* wins Junior in Show at the Southern Region Hound Show (NSW)
15th July
We welcome* LATIFA* to the Almazart Family!
12th May
We are very happy to announce our new champion
*TYRA* now Ch Almazart Bright Shadow gained her Championship Title at just 14 months of age!
13th April
Our *TYRA* Almazart Bright Shadow wins JUNIOR BITCH CLASS,

at RRCSA specialty champ show under a breed specialist Mrs Sue Cameron-Codognotto (Ozrhode RRs)!
6th April
*ELA* Almazart Bright Sensation
( owned and handled by Sally Miles Kimbisha RRs ) wins

JUNIOR IN SHOW at NSW RR club Specialty Champ Show under a breed specialist Mrs Di Jolly ( Ravvar RRs)
31st March
*TYRA* Almazart Bright Shadow wins
at all breeds champ show!
21st February
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our beautiful Khama x Shakira 17 puppies! One year old today!
Our Photo Gallery page has been updated now...

News 2012

*ELA* Almazart Bright Sensation wins Best Puppy of Breed at prestige Melbourne Royal Show! Huge congratulations to her owner and handler Sally Miles (Kimbisha Ridgebacks)!
Weekend 25-26 August . First two shows in Minor Class under international judges *TYRA* wins
Minor In Group
both days!
*TYRA* wins Baby Puppy in Group 28 July at Marion Kennel Club Champ Show under Canadian judge
Mr D Markus

22nd April
All puppies have gone to their new homes
14th April
at RRCSA Championship Show under judge Anthony Trollope
(Churingaloge RRs)

21st February
NEW PUPPIES HAVE ARRIVED! 10 boys and 7 girls!
*SHAKIRA* gained her Championship Title!

News 2011

We are very thrilled with this week news - Cooper’s son *INDI* gained his Championship Title on 31st of July. Indi now is Aus Ch  Shelridge Indiana Jones and second Champion progeny for our boy Cooper
indiIndi gained his championship title just at tender age of 13 months !
We are proud to announce our first home bred champion *LEXIE* now known as
Aus CH Almazart Allegory of Freedom
Huge congratulations to her owners Julie Lynch and Henry DiPaolo!!!


Welcome to Almazart Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Shakira's first litter March 2009

Please have a look throughout our home page where you can find lots of photos of our dogs and always up-to-date news.

We don't breed often and only when we need a puppy for ourselves.
We bred our first litter in 2009 and then in 2012. These two litters produced three Almazart champions successfully shown here in Adelaide, Queensland and Victoria.
Looking for new blood lines we've imported semen from Canada and Czech republic and now have exciting breeding plans for Almazart kennels in the future.
We also purchased Latifa from Sharron Taylor of Usakose kennels in 2013 . Latifa has exciting pedigree and gorgeous conformation.   Unfortunately due to my ankle injury at the end of 2014 Latifa had to stop her successful show career,   but we look forward  to start showing her again later in 2015.

We got involved in Rhodesian Ridgebacks in 2003 when we were very lucky to purchase our first ridgeback Cooper. From when we arrived in Australia in 1999 from St. Petersburg, Russia, we were dreaming about a puppy and as soon as we got our own house and settled in Adelaide we contacted the RR Club of South Australia. Luckily Balnacoin kennels had a litter coming soon and we were hoping for a boy. So we had a puppy named Balnacoin Kelton aka Cooper. We thank very much Christina MacLeod the breeder of the litter who trusted us with this beautiful boy. Cooper and Shakira in the Adelaide Hills

Being very new in the show ring, we started learning show-art together with Cooper. Since then we became hooked on shows and the breed. We also are active members of RR Club of South Australia and run the web site for the Club.

Our ridgebacks participate in all Club activities such as lure coursing, shows and fun days. They also have an opportunity to run free a lot in a wild as we live next to a beautiful area of the Adelaide hills.

Cooper's show career has been very successful and he absolutely enjoys been shown. He gained his Australian Champion title with ease and continues hitting the ring and winning. Cooper winning group at the Autumn International Show Adelaide

In September 2006 first Cooper's litter was born in Shelridge kennels from stunning Misty ( Ch Ozrhode Divine Mystique ) and we kept a girl from this mating. Thus Cooper's lovely daughter Shakira (Shelridge Haute Couture) joined us and in 2009 we've registered our ALMAZART prefix.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our ridgebacks.