Jörg with Puppy
Jasmin with Dalila
Sibylle, Jola, Kira and a Puppy from our A-Litter
Welcome and thank you for visiting our
Website!Welcome on our website. We
would like to introduce ourselves and inform you about who stands behind our
Kennel ‘Red Namib Sands’ as well as about the kennel history.
our first Rhodesian Ridgeback in summer 2000 during a wonderful vacation in
Namibia, former (German) South West Africa (in case you are interested you’ll
find a detailed travel report under Afrika/Namibia). We met two representatives
of this amazing breed on remote farms in the african bush where they were kept
as family pets but even more important in this environment as very reliable
Rhosian Rigeback Kira
(Imara Jabali Donner) was born in Sibylle's and Jasmin's old home
country near Hanover in Northern Germany and joined us in May 2001.
before Kira got old enough to even think about breeding her we had to move to
the most southern end of the country to Biberach in Swabia not far from Lake
Constance and the borders to Switzerland and Austria.
December 2002 Jörg imported our second female Ridgeback Jola directly from the
famous Glenaholm Kennel of Laurie Venter in Johannesburg, South Africa (a report
on this adventure can be found under
February 2003 we carry the FCI recognized and internationally protected kennel
name 'Red Namib Sands'.
15th 2003 Kira passed the breeding qualification test of the German
Breeders Association Rhodesian Ridgeback and shortly thereafter gave birth to a
litter of 11 healthy RR babies on June, 8th 2003.
more than 1.5 years later she repeated this miracle on February 28th
2005 by giving birth to 13 healthy puppies and in spring 2009 almost 4 years after her second litter she became a mom for
the very last time and gave birth to eleven healthy little Ridgebacks.
Pictures and information on
these three litters can be
2005 we moved to the USA, precisely to Brookfield, CT about 1 hour north of New
York City. We planned initially to have a litter with Jola during our US time
but since the circumstances were not as perfect as we would have liked them for
our puppies we refrained from breeding her there.
December 2007 we moved back to Germany. Our new home and location of the kennel
is now the village of Schweppenhausen which is a small vinery village not far
from the UNESCO World Heritage of the Middle Rhine Valley and less than an hour
away from Wiesbaden and Frankfurt.
consists of Sibylle, Joerg (doctor of veterinary medicine), our teenage
daughter Jasmin, of course our Ridgebacks (today Kira and Dalila) and 7
non-poisonous snakes. We live in a fairly large house (at least according to
German standards) on a 2000 m2 (0.5 acre) property which is actually
an old orchard and completely fenced in and ready for the next RR generation to
run, play and to discover the world.
March 2008 ‘Fair Play’, a Westphalia warm-blooded horse also belongs to the
family. Needless to say that Jasmin is crazy about horse riding.
Fair Play and
On May, 2nd
2008 we were hit by a terrible tragedy when our beloved Jola was killed in a car
accident while being pregnant in the 7th week. We were so shocked and
incredibly sad about Jola’s death that we honestly considered to completely
stop our breeding activities. Due to the support and encouraging words from so
many great people we were eventually able to look ahead and decided to continue.
Jola April 08
were so completely convinced of Jola’s wonderful character, her temperament and
intelligence, we started searching for a puppy with as much as possible Jola’s
background on at least one side of the pedigree. Unfortunately since 2004 the
import of non-vaccinated puppies from South Africa into the EU is not possible
anymore. Therefore we had to look for litters with Jola’s background in Europe
and the US.
finally found what we were looking for in France, in the Kennel Kiungwana of Dr.
Marion Reddy in Argentan, Normandie. A nice of Jola (Lionhill Loya of Glenaholm)
as Jola bred by Laurie Venter in South Africa was expecting a very interesting
litter from Manyona out of the famous Pronkberg Kennel in South Africa.
July 2008 the red wheaten
Dalila de Kiungwana of Red Namib Sands
very promising and homogenous litter joined us.
Dalila is beautiful, noble and elegant
all in once. She has a black nose with mask and is very sensible, affectionate
and cuddly. Her docility and readiness to work is making it a pleasure to
perform Dog-Sports like Agility and Obedience with her.
Of course we will continuously report on Dalila’s development on our website.
as a young lady in November '08
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