*Tony Edwards –(Lyonvelt) IRELAND - judged the TVRRCOT specialty in 2004
Julie M Bates (GUNTHWAITE) UK
The Gunthwaite Kennels were established in 1966. Having bred many champions and International champions including the first
and only Livernose champion in the UK to-date. Is approved to award challenge certificates in Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the UK
and abroad for many years. Also is a Kennel Club Assessor for up and coming judges in the breed
Lindsey Barnes (Diamondridge) UK
First ridgeback in 1978 and the foundation for the Diamondridge line. First Champion up in 1987,
bred the Top Ridgeback in Denmark 2003 Int. Nord Ch.Diamondridge Diplomat.First CC appointment came in 1997. Judged at the most prestigious Group Show In England, the Hound Association Ch. Show, the Dutch Speciality,
Scottish Kennel Club and the Swedish Speciality in 2001. In 2002 in Holland, judged at Zwolle General Ch. Show. A regular presenter of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Standard at Seminars in the UK and at the 2000 World Congress, keynote speaker at the Hound Association's seminar for Group judges in October 2003.
Dorothy Grayson Wood ( IsiQa) UK
Judged the Ottawa 2002, RR Specialty, judged in OZ 1996 at the LKA of ACT. Has judged the RR Club of Ireland's Championship show, and been a CC judge in the UK since 1989. Will be judging the RR National in Melbourne AU.
Sharon Rossiter ( Sonstraal) UK
Sonstraal Kennel, located in Scotland, UK. 18 Years in the Breed. Awards Challenge Certificates in the UK
Judged RRC of Victoria Specialty Championship Show - March 2001, Judged Swedish Specialty Championship Show - July 2002. Champions to date include the first and only UK Livernose champion; youngest Scottish bred Champion dog, youngest Scottish Champion Bitch.
Keynote speaker at the Hound Association Judges Seminar October 2003 - topic Breed Standard, Conformation & Movement.
Anthea Fox (Sonstraal) UK
Sonstraal Kennel, located in Scotland, UK 18 Years in the Breed. Will be eligible to award Challenge Certificates in the UK in the very near
future (awaiting her first appointment) Champions to date include the first and only UK Livernose champion; youngest Scottish bred
Champion dog, youngest Scottish Champion Bitch
John-Sigve Berg –(Kamba Anatulinda) NOR
Has been in RRs for 20 years now. Licensed in 2001 starting with Rhodesian Ridgebacks, also qualified for Rottweiler, Dalmatians and Bullmastiff. Judged the Norwegian RR Specialty in 2002. Judged in Norway, Finland and France. Four multi-international RR champions.
*Richard Van Aken-(Cartouche) SA-
RR World Congress in TX in 2004
Australia & New Zealand
John and Toni Comerford –(Ridgesetter) AUS
*Sharron Taylor –(Usakose) AUS-
All Hounds, all sporting and all working. RR World Congress in TX in 2004
Myron Arthur (Lwillows)
Myron is an All Breeds judge, was the first NSW Hound judge based in RRs, has judged Specialties in several states in Aust plus NZ . Also trialled the first RR in Aust or NZ to obtain its CDX Obed Title, bred numerous Champions, plus Best in Specialty winners and Best in Show. He is also the current President (for the 3rd time in 30 years) of the RR Club Inc, as well as several other All Breeds clubs.
Cyndy Burton (Starridge)
ANKC qualified to judge all hounds. Owned RRs since 1979. Involved in obedience, agility & lure coursing.
Began conformation in 1992.First litter under the Starridge prefix whelped in 1995 producing BIS/BISS/BIF and Australia’s top RR &
Qld’s top Hound. Imported frozen semen from Sweden and shortly from the US to diversify and improve bloodlines. Club memberships have included RRCQ Inc, RRCI, RRCSA, Hound Club Qld, convenor for Western Suburbs (All Breeds), Redlands All Breeds Dog Obedience, Combined SE Qld Dog Obedience , Dog Obedience Trainers of Australia & QLCA. Judged specialties in Sweden and NSW, Hound Club shows in Qld and NSW.
Cheryl Currie ( Caprivi)
Approved to judge all Hounds. Competes in obedience, agility and showing.
Rosemary Green (Chilolo)
Involved with Ridgebacks since 1974. Breeds under the 'Chilolo' prefix. ANKC approved to judge all hound breeds. Rosemary has judged Ridgeback specialty shows throughout Australia and internationally in France, Holland , Switzerland and the Cezch Republic.
To date Chilolo RRs have achieved 25 Best in Show awards (specialty and all breeds) and 51 champions in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Also involved in obedience.
Patrice Johansen (Jomeja)
Judges all hounds. Been involved with RRs since 1976, showing in obedience, agility, security, showing, breeding and judging. Has bred BIS specialty and all-breed show dogs. In 1985 Patrice co-owned and imported the first U.S. bred and titled Ridgeback into Australia – Am./Aus. Ch. Calico Ridge Commander Cody. Member of Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Qld, Hound Club of QLD and served as the National Rhodesian Ridgeback Council representative for QLD. RR Specialty assignments include:
New Zealand Rhodesian Ridgeback League ,Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the Australian Capital Territory , Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Western Australia and will judge the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Queensland Championship show 2004. Patrice has also owned and shown/bred Bull Terriers, Miniature and Giant Schnauzers, Greyhounds, Whippets and Bluetick Coonhounds.
Diane Jolly (Ravvar)
Licensed ANKC judge for Group 1 (Toys), Group 2 (Terriers), Group 4 (Hounds)
Steven McElhone (Macridge)
Judges all hound breeds recognized by the A.N.K.C. Rhodesian Ridgeback Owner/ Breeder since 1980.
Judged R.R.s at both open and Championship show level.
Dawn Redman (Shelridge)
Founding committee member: The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Vic Inc
Founding and Past President: The Rhodesian Ridgeback Association Inc
Past President and committee member: The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of South Australia
Major breed involved in Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Saluki's
Licensed Championship Judge: For all Hounds
Experience includes Championship Hound group assignments throughout Australia. (Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia)Rhodesian Ridgeback Speciality Championship Show Assignments: In Australia and New Zealand.
Sandy Gilbert - ( Kalmara ) (NZ)
Have owned RR's since 1981, qualified to judge all the Hound Group. Judged in Australia.(1996 & 2002)
Foundation member of the Rhodesian Ridgeback League NZ - currently serving as secretary.
Di Brennan - (HuntingRidge)
(Dianna Brennan) Licensed to judge all Hounds at Championship level,License ANKC - Hounds),Licensed Junior Handler judge,Commenced in Ridgebacks in 1985,Member of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Inc (Australia) since 1985, served on Committee for several years. Currently hold executive positions with the Hound Club and All Breeds Club of which I am a Life Member..Have judged throughout Australia - All Breed Champ Shows and Hound Club..Part of a judging panel of 3, for Hound of the Year
Had the great pleasure of judging a Rhodesian Ridgeback Specialty in Sweden in 2007
John & Toni Comerford - (Ridgesetter)
We have been involved with RR's since 1975 breeding, owning and co-owning BIS National, Specialty and all breeds RR's. ANKC judges for several groups (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). We have both judged extensively throughout Australia and also overseas. John judged at the World Dog Show in 2011.