Kiwi is a sweet and gentle girl, playful and full of life and constantly wags her tail. She is totally uncomplicated, adjusts to every situation and is the most kind little ridgie. She is very social and approachable, and loves everyone that would pet her. She likes to be very close to people, and would curl up in your lap at any time. She is quite a though little girl, there are very few things that would scare her or upset her. In everyday situations she is just a sweet, happy, confident and lovable little girl that make a big impression on everyone that meets here. Kiwi have no aggressions to other dogs, and come into every pack of dogs without any problems. I have never seen Kiwi afraid or anxious, just curious, happy and playful. She is a gentle female, very social and approachable, very high curiosity and not dominant. She have a highly developed interest for hunting and chasing, and would bay elks and would point out birds like a pointer. Kiwi have done a swedish mentalitytest at the age of 4 years (video), and she did a very good test. Kiwi showed that she have a wonderful balance between her mental traits and got the highest scores for consentration and nervcunstruction and have absolutely no remaining fear. These results are fantastic, and dog’s like Kiwi certainly does not grow on threes! She is just such a sweetheart and we love her dearly. Kiwi is Swedish and Norwegian Champion and has a gorgeous harmonic conformation. She is livernosed, and have a dark wheaten pigmentation. Kiwi have had one litter in 2011, read more about it here. These pups are now 2 years old, and we are very satisfied with the results. Of those x-rayed, everyone is HD: A/A and ED: 0/0, and are as healthy as can be.
Aramis has an impressive pedigree, with many great dogs behind him. Both his father Glenaffric Ulanyo av Zuritamu and his grandfather Heshima Ya Kimba Energy Of Red, as well as his grandmother Lionesque Clementine are imported from South Africa, and behind them one can find many dogs which have left their mark on todays Rhodesian Ridgeback population. I have had my eyes on Aramis for quite some time, actually for a couple of years. I have met both his mother Inanda Mellberg Fleur de Cap “Fleur” and her litter-brother Mulitichamp Inanda Mellberg Edelrood “Rod” on several occasions, and they have both left me with a very good impression. Happy, energetic, curious and unafraid dogs with superb abilities for working and hunting. When Fleur was mated with Multichamp Glenaffric Ulanyo of Zuritamu “Ulanyo” I already back then thought for myself that this would be an exiting combination to follow. I have never had the pleasure to meet Ulanyo my self, but I have heard from several good friends what a wonderful dog he is and that he have a great temper. I have had some contact with his owner Jana, and I’m happy that she also see potential in this combination. I have kept my eyes on the dogs in this litter occasionally and gotten the chance to see Aramis’ sister Inanda Mellberg Cresta By U on some shows and at home. She strucked me to be a very happy and social little female wrapped in a balanced and sound body. When Aramis did his mentality assessment (MH) in 2011 I was impressed by the results, but there was something with one of the moments that did not seem quite right. When I started to look for a male for Kiwi, I quickly fell back to this litter and Aramis, and I got to know that there was actually a mistake with the protocol, and then it struck me that this mentality assessment was close to perfect, one of the best I have ever seen. We went to meet Aramis and his owner in Stockholm, and we were blown away by this wonderful male. After writing to owners and breeders literally around the world asking about mentality and health generations back, I was finally sure that I had found mister Perfect for Kiwi!
Aramis is born in a perfect litter of 11 correct puppies. 9 of 11 pups are x-rayed, and all Aramis’ siblings are HD: A/A and ED: 0/0. Aramis is as healthy as they can be, and with a mentality to die for. He lives with an older male and they get along without problems. Aramis is a kind and loving male, who loves to cuddle up next to you in the sofa. He did that even to us when we were there, even if he had never met us before. But he is a Rhodesian Ridgeback true to the type, and he would defend his family if needed. He have control of everything that happens around him, but at the same time he is very relaxed and appreciate some peace and quite. In many ways, I would describe him as the ultimate ridgeback when it comes to mental qualities. See his mentality assessment (MH) here.
He have a wonderful balanced body, with a structure I believe would fit Kiwi very well. He is a medium sized male, measuring probably around 68 cm. He haven’t been shown much, but have still done quite well in shows and became 6th Best Male from 100+ at BISS-12 in Sweden. Aramis is DM free, Blue dilute free and to my great pleasure carrier of the livernose-gene. More photos of Aramis can be seen here. This will be Aramis’ first litter. We want to thank Rydin familiy for letting us use Aramis on Kiwi.