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2023 Rhodesian Ridgeback National

Welcome to the 13th Rhodesian Ridgeback National Speciality Show proudly hosted by the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Qld Inc.

In August 2023, this prestigious event is going to be held over three consecutive days at the Dogs Qld Grounds situated at 247 King Avenue, Durack.

It is our honour to be able to continue the tradition of this magnificent show and host competitors and friends from around the country.

This second update of the National website information page provides further details regarding booking marquees, ordering merchandise and functions being held over the weekend. 

Third update - June 2023 - This web page

Updates will be published on the 13th Rhodesian Ridgeback National 2023 Facebook Group

and  on this website as plans are finalised.

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Friday, 11th & Saturday, 12th August 2023

13th National Specialty Show

Judge: Ms Nada Nikolic (Denmark)


Sunday, 13th August 2023

Breed Restricted

Lure Coursing Trial

Judge: Helen Mosslar (ACT)

Schedule & Entries

Entries are now open on ShowManager for the National Championship Show & the Lure Coursing trial.

Entries will close at 9pm on 14th July (no late entries accepted).

The lure coursing trial will be restricted to 30 entries.

To enter follow the below links -

Show :

Lure Coursing :

Meet the Conformation Judge

Ms Nada Nikolic
Kinyemi Rhodesian Ridgebacks


I first came across the Rhodesian Ridgeback, when I met my late husband in 1992. He had a 2-year-old male, a short and heavy type with a kink in his tail, which had to be amputated. Not a show/breeding dog but a fantastic companion.  It was love at first sight from both of us.


In my childhood, we had Yorkshire Terriers and a Dachshund, so dogs have always played a big part of my live, and I knew that I would have a dog of my own one day. Before I met my late husband, I lived in the heart of Copenhagen, so I decided to wait for the right time to come.

After living with “Batman” the ridgeback for a few years, I decided that it was time for another ridgeback and a bitch that I could try showing. In 1996, Anzika was born, and we also purchased a litter sister Ahsante with an extra crown - just as a pet. My show career had begun and what a world to enter. I have enjoyed it very much, and have gained many new friendships, that is still lasting today.


At some point the idea of having a litter, came to my mind, and I started taking the breeding classes held by The Danish Kennel Club, and in 1998 I purchased my kennel name KINYEMI – meaning “something nice and pleasing” in Zulu. In 1999, the first litter was born. From this litter I kept a bitch A’Fora. Her and her litter brother “Buksie” was BOB/BOS in our club for 5 years in a row. I still enjoy this bitch line, and at home, I have A'Foras great great granddaughter Makalu (5 years.). I have always aimed to get new bloodlines into my breeding, through the sire, but also with bitch imports from USA, Australia, Sweden & Ukraine.

I had enjoyed a total of 16 litters under my prefix, and numerous champions from these different combinations.


I have held different positions in the RR club of Denmark since 1997, but mostly as chairperson. I have taken a step down, but am a member for the Danish Kennel Club board from district 6, and I am the chairman of the Danish Kennel Clubs ID (microchip) board. I enjoy my trips to breeders of all breeds, and to microchip their puppies.

My wish to take the love for the breed a step further, got me started with judging some years ago, and The Danish Kennel Club approved me in 2016. I have judged in Denmark (both club and the prestigious Copenhagen Winner show), Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands and Israel. I am also authorized to judge the Dalmatians, Bavarian Mountain Scent dog and soon the Porcelaine.

Trophy Sponsorship


Thank you to all our generous supporters.  All the trophies and rosettes have been sponsored.


If you would like to sponsor, thre are limited opportunities still available to sponsor the parades.  Please contact Kerrie Lambley at

Catalogue Advertising

The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Queenslad has prided itself for many years on the quality of its professionally printed catalogues, producing a keepsake that stands the test of time.

Advertising Options

  • ½ x A4 page full colour page $75

  • 1 x A4 page full colour page $150, limit of 2 pages

  • 2 x A4 page full colour spread (2 pages abutting) $350

Advertising can be purchased via our website Shop or via direct deposit to:

RRCQ Show account

BSB 124034

Account Number: 23300586.


Please contact Kerrie Lambley at in regards to advertising and any direct deposits.


Advertisements will be required to be booked by no later than 30 June 2023 and advertising copy must be received by no later than 14 July 2023.

Official Photographer

Patrik Berger


This has come about as a merging of various interests that I have and with a bit of poking and prodding from family and friends. Those that know me will be aware that I like ‘geeky’ stuff. I also love taking photographs, particularly since digital has made everything so much more accessible….. and yes I am of the 35mm film vintage and fondly remember rolling my own black and white film cartridges and processing in the bathroom on a weekend. On top of that our family owns, breeds and shows dogs, Pointers to be exact.


Hence all those interests have come together in the formation of Patrik Berger Photography. In South-East Queensland there is a void with professional photographers to take photos at the various shows. I totally understand that it would be very difficult to run a successful business in this field. Everybody has some sort of camera and these days and is taking photos of their dogs (or others) You need to be exceptional to make a living out of this field. Generally I have received positive comments about my photos and more recently people have been suggesting I take them more frequently.

Ring Plan

The Ring Plan for the 13th Rhodesian Ridgeback National provides ample space to spread out at the beautiful Queensland grounds at Durack.

There will be areas allocated for marshalling, specators seating, sponsor information and gazebos.  The ring is nice and large with ample space and is sitayred a short walk from all amenities including the ctaering from Wagz Cafe, camping and parking.


We anticpate minimal changes to the ring plan with any updates shared in future updates to this website and via our Facebook group posts and information booklet.

Below is the map of the Dogs Queensland grounds with the National Ring marked on it.

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Marquee Hire

We regret that Marquee hire is now closed.

Personal Gazebos

Some space may be available ringside for personal marquees or gazebos. Pegs are not allowed to be used in this area due to a new irrigation system being installed on the grounds. Gazebo weights will be required. 

Pegged marquees or gazebos are only allowed in the  “Unallocated Set- up” area (maroon shaded areas on the map below). 

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National Functions

Two functions will be held over the weekend.

Tickets for both events are only available via this website's

Events and Bookings Page.

Official National

Official Rhodesian Ridgeback National Dinner


Date:  Saturday, 12 August 2023

Time: 18H30

Venue: Wagz Cafe (at Durack showgrounds)

Cost: $25.00 for Exhibitors and $45 for non-exhibitors

Menu: Buffet with cash bar facilities.  EFTPos available.

Guest Speaker & MC: Australian Rugby legend David Campese aka Campo

Entertainment: Baby Boomer Party Band

Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of bubbly / non-alcoholic version upon arrival.

Pizza & Pasta Casual Evening

Casual grab and go or sit down in the Wagz Cafe.


Date:  Friday, 11 August 2023

Time: 18H30

Venue: Wagz Cafe (at Durack showgrounds)

Cost: $12.50 for Exhibitors and $25 for non-exhibitors

Meet the Lure Coursing Judge

Ms Helen Mosslar

I discovered Rhodesian Ridgebacks in 1984 and thought they were a wonderful breed of dog that I could do stuff with, so in 1985 I brought my first purebred Rhodesian Ridgeback. Since then, I have owned and bred many RR’s and owned one Hungarian Vizsla. Together we have done many things including showing,

obedience, rally, agility, flyball, lure coursing, endurance, nose works and my RR’s have even appeared on stage in the ballet Giselle.


Dogs I have bred or owned often have titles at both ends of their names and its important to me that dogs bred today can still be sound functional representatives of their breed.


I’ve been a member of several Dog Training Clubs in the ACT since 1984 and am a Life Member of the

Tuggeranong Dog Training Club. Soon after joining the dog clubs, I became an Obedience and Agility

Instructor and became licensed to judge all classes in Agility, as well as Endurance Tests, in the early 1990’s.


I was regularly participating with my dogs in Sighthound Racing and Lure Coursing when they were run as

unofficial activities. In 2016 I became involved with ANKC Lure Coursing when it was officially recognised as

a dog sport and have been judging it since 2017.


Although I still show my dogs and they win in both the All Breeds and Speciality rings, my love is really with

dog sports as this is where the dogs natural abilities and personalities really shine. As a dog sports judge,

I’ve been lucky enough to have judged all over Australia and I still get a buzz watching dogs doing what

comes naturally for them and the sheer joy on their faces as they do it.


Lure Coursing Photographer

Penny Parker

My name is Penny Parker, I grew up in Canberra, moved to Queensland in 2010.

I started Lure coursing with my dogs Maggie and Chewie in June 2021. I wanted to capture every moment of my dogs enjoyment while they were on the field.

I picked up a camera and begun a new hobby - taking lure coursing photos. To practice my skills, I started taking photos of all the dogs on the field and shared all the moments I was able to capture.

I have such a blast behind the camera, I love capturing organic, authentic and all the silly moments your dogs have on the field.

It brings me so much joy to be able to capture these moments and share them with you.

I want to make you feel like you were there with them as they run with the wind in their ears.


More information on purchasing images and action shot bundles to come!

National Merchandise

Pre-orders are now closed

Health Testing

The club will be holding a heart clinic on Friday, 11 August 2023.

Screening will be done by Dr Geoff Nicholson BVSc (Hons) MVETSTUD Dipl. EVCIM-CA (Cardiology) (VIC).

Auscultation:  $80 per dog

Ultrasound:  $300 per dog

Bookings will close on 28/07/2023 at 5pm


Limited camping is available on the grounds.  There are no powered sites.

All bookings are to be made through the Dogs Queensland Website.


Sites 1-20 are unable to be booked for Caravans or Motorhomes. As a general rule, sites 27-40 are the largest, then sites 42-50, followed by sites 1-26. Each allocated site allows for a maximum of 6 people and 1 vehicle with 1 trailer / float or caravan or 1 motorhome with 1 trailer / float. Camping will be permitted from 4.00pm on the day prior to the start of the event until 10.00am the day after the event concludes.


** Changes to camping sites are not permitted, please check that you have selected the correct site and dates**


Durack Camping

247 King Avenue

Durack, Queensland

Pet Friendly Accomodation

Corporate Sponsorship

The RRCQ is offering various levels of Corporate Sponsorships for the National Show.

If you would like to offer corporate sponsorship, please contact

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Thank you!

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The Brisbane Royal Show
EKKA 2023

Hounds will be judged at the Brisbane Royal Show on Monday, 14 August 2023.  Two shows will be held.  Entries will open on 02 May 2023 and close on 10 July 2023.

Payments via our Website

The RRCQ's website is hosted by WIX, making use of PCI-compliant payment processing and secure on-site and in-app checkout with HTTPS/TLS data encryption.

We accept payments via PayPal, all major credit / debit cards and via direct fund transfers.  

Payments via PayPal and major credit / debit cards will attract an administration charge.  Should you wish to avoid this charge kindly elect Cash upon checkout.

Cash purchases / bookings will only be confirmed upon receipt of the funds by the RRCQ.  Any unpaid purchases / bookings for which funds have not been received within 3 days of the transcation date and time will automatically be cancelled.  We regret we are unable to make any exception in this regard.

National Sub-Committee

  • Kerrie Lambley & Wendy Lam (Convenors)

  • Lucy Besnard

  • Rochelle Ferriday

  • Shayne Foster

  • Maddi Goldberg

  • Stephen Hughes

  • Anne Ifield

  • Cathy Ryan

  • Ricki Smith

  • Sarah Wheatley

Please direct all enquiries to


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