Ridgeback B-litter


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Born: 29.07.11.
Dam: Rex Ventors Mea Adorea
Sire: MBIS MBISS American Grand Champion & Canadian Grand Champion HPK Tropaco Troyan Argos of Coso CGN, VC, Am CGC, JC
Artificial insemination in Finland.
Status birth: 4 puppies born. 2 boys (1 ridgefault with DS) 2 girls
Staus B-litter: 3 puppies. 1 boy and 2 girls (1 overbite)
Puppy blog HERE
Pedigree futher down the page
Statistics with more updated result info see HERE


Adoreas Ridged Barclay

Correct ridge
Health: HD:A ED:A DM: Normal N/N
Results: BOS at NKK Rogaland 2013. 3 CAC. 2 reserve CAC
Owner: Kennel Adorea, and Andrè Smith-Ingebretsen in Kr.sand, Norway
Breeding rights: Kennel Adorea
His own page HERE

Adoreas Ridged Billie

Correct ridge
Health: HD:A ED:A DM: Normal N/N
Results: Excellent, class winner, NKK Bronze mark in Obedience
Owner: Kennel Adorea, and Knut Eskedal in Arendal, Norway
Breeding rights: Kennel Adorea
Her own page HERE

RBM Adoreas Ridged Boa

Correct ridge, overbite
Health: HD:A ED:A DM: Normal N/N
Results: RBM Rally Obedience title
Living an active life with the Ridgeback Zuka (Zindika) and mom Rio whom is a dog trainer
Owner: Rio in Copenhagen, Denmark
Export Denmark
Her page in the puppy blog HERE


The ad:

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Name:  Rex Ventors Mea Adorea
Born:  10.03.2006
Sire:  SUCH SVCH Rex Ventors Jabailey
Dam:  SvCh Int Ch NordCh DKCh PlCh NordJV-03 EUW-05-06 SV-05 NV-06 NORDV-06-08 Rex Ventors Helinn
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Clear (26.05.2007)
2 CAC. BOB. BIG3. Several CQ and best bitch placements. BIS-3 puppy at an all breed show. BOS puppy at the Swedish Speciality 06.
Litters: 1
Pictures: HERE
Her page HERE


Name: MBIS MBISS American Grand Champion & Canadian Grand Champion HPK Tropaco Troyan Argos of Coso CGN, VC, Am CGC, JC
Born:  02.10.2005
Am Ch Jubalees Lonestar Over Kei River, JC
Dam:  Am Ch Tropaco Ecco Domani of HPK, JC
Hips (OFA): Good – RR-8854G24M-PI
Elbows (OFA): 
Normal – RR-EL3323M24-PI
Thyroid (Full Panel):
Normal – RR-TH1289/24M-PI
Clear RR-1451
Cardiac (OFA): Normal RR-CA1031/32M/C-PI
Multiple Best In Show, Multiple Best In Specialty Show (all hound), Multiple Best Puppy In Show, American Grand Champion & Canadian Grand Champion
Litters: 7

Pictures: HERE and HERE
His homepage: HERE (lots of wonderful pics)

When I first saw the pics of Argos on the internet I knew right away that this is the perfect match for Mea!
I started to search for info about this outstanding male and the more pics I saw, and the more info I got about his wonderful temperament, the more I knew that this is the Mr Right! His owners have been so kind sending me pictures and lots of info for quite a while now..

Mea started her season in Dec 2010, long before expected, so I hadn’t time to get his frozen semen to Norway. Luckily there were some dozes in Finland, and off we went. Due to slow Christmas Mail, so the blood sample (progesterone) couldn’t reach the lab in time, and that there were weekend and no new blood sample could be taken before Monday in Finland (and then is was to late), and that Mea’s progesterone level increased more than normal, it was no pups this time. But Argos and Mea is absolutely worth waiting for! :-)

Mea is a well built, harmonious bitch with a lovely head and expression. She has several BOB-puppy placements, a BIS3 puppy placement, several CQ and best bitch placements, two CAC and BOB and a BIG3 placement.
The best thing she knows is to run in the forest. Field tracking is also a favourite.

Mea is the sweetest dog! She is so kind! She is not used with children, but she loves them. She can walk to a stroller an start to kiss the little kid. Parents with kids that are afraid of dogs let them meet Mea. She is so calm and gentle. Here are some pics of her in the puppypen giving her pups food while some kids that she didn’t knew paid us a visit. She is not used to cats either, but she loves them! And her puppies! She is the best dog mum I ever seen. She is made for that task! And when she now meet her first litter, she is thrilled! She plays with them and show us that she enjoys to meet them again. I haven’t experienced it to such an extent with other females. And when I have Toller litters she is the best play auntie! Here she is only 10 weeks old, and so gentle and careful. Here she is 1,5 years and still careful.

Mea is an easy dog to live with, and she has always been healthy. She comes from a litter where it is both exhibition champions and a bloodtrack champion.
Mea had her first litter in July 2009, and they are so far healthy and are wonderful companion to their owners. They also show a lot of promise. Kennel Adorea kept Arwen from this litter, and besides from getting several CQ’s and a 2nd Best Bitch placement from junior class, she became Nordic Junior Winner 2010. One of the males, Alhwin, has so far gained a BIS3 puppy placement, and one CAC and BOS from junior class.

Argos is a medium sized dog, with good bone, beautiful front, good angulations, beautiful topline, very nice tail set and with awesome movements! The more that I look at him, the more I think that he complete Mea.

Here is how his «mum» Kirsi describes him: «Argos is a true gentleman!!! He has a temperament to die for! In any breed’s standard! He is my soul-dog, my baby, my guardian, my once-in-a-lifetime dog!! He has done everything he could have in his show-career – he loves showing and that is why he has been showing for almost 5 years now!! He has been #1 ridgeback in Canada 3 years in a row (the first year that he just turned one in October he was #2!!!) – this year we have taken him to SEVEN shows and he is #2 ridgeback in Canada!! He was top-20 in US last year with very limited showing down there too! He has 4 all breed Best in Shows and he has won Hound specialty twice – he has earned more points then any other Ridgeback in the breed history in Canada! But as I said – his best feature, after all these, is still his temperament! ANYONE that has ever met him is telling the same!! I am starting a therapy dog course with him soon – that is his calling! In a big show this fall there were lots of handicapped people that had come to see dogs – we would walk to all kinds of different people and they got to pet him – their care-takers advised me to get him into the therapy-dog program because he was so natural! With other dogs – Lance’s 3-year old son can walk him in a show!!! In fact he could be free and if I didn’t have to worry about other dogs attacking him or bitches in season, he would never need a leash around other dogs»

Not long after this Kirsi wrote this: «Argos was tested for his suitability to be a registered Therapy-dog. He is now St. John’s Ambulance registered Therapy Dog!!  This is required by all the facilities where dogs can go and work as therapy-dogs. This is a demanding 2-hour test that tests the dog’s temperament – they have to get along well and be calm toward other dogs, they are not to be afraid of sudden loud noises and movements, they have to be calm around people that have involuntary movements and can make funny noises. The test is testing a lot of real-life situations that can happen in group-homes and hospitals that the dog is going to visit. Argos passed with flying colors – there was not even one test that he didn’t pass without any doubt!»

I asked Kirsi what his other titles means and got this answer: «Am JC and CGC, both are American titles – CGC (Canine Good Citizen) is same as CGN in Canada but we did the temperament test in both countries! JC is coursing certificate, VC is our Canadian Ridgeback club title, it is Versatility Companion, meaning that he has 3 titles (Ch, JC, CGC).»

The litter’s pedigree would include some of the most winning Ridgebacks in Scandinavia, Europa and the US.
Mea’s mom is the wonderful SvCh Int Ch NordCh DKCh PlCh NordJV-03 EUW-05-06 SV-05 NV-06 NORDV-06-08 Rex Ventors Helinn. Behind her is also the well-known mulitchampion Bear Star Diamond Willow from Australia and MultAT SCCP Int Lux Ch Chipangali´s Kadani. Argos dad is the stunning Am Ch Jubalees Lonestar Over Kei River, JC. He was #1 stud dog in US in 2008.

Pedigree Adoreas Ridged B-litter:

HPK Tropaco Troyan Argos of Coso
Am Ch Juba Lee’s Lonestar Over Kei River Ch Calluna Pieces Of Eight JC Ch Tamari’s Texas Trademark
Ch Calluna
DC Juba Lee’s Breeze Over Kei River Ch Juba Lee’s What About Bob CD
Ch Oakhurst Juba Lee Belle
Am Ch
Tropaco Ecco Domani of HPK
DC Kimani Hi Profile Ch Kimani’s The Standard Image JC
Ch Kimani Stylish Image
Ch Tropaco Neudorf Danu Leya Ch Triggerhill Raj Bombay
Tropaco Shana of Zilver Bluff
Rex Ventors Mea Adorea
SuCh SvCh
Rex Ventors Jabailey
Fin Ch
Ozubi´s Royal Gala
Vizara Shemesh of Shaban
Ozubi´s Kukumbuka Dubu
Nyassa Legacy GB Ch
Rex Ventors Beks at Nyassa
Kwekwe Kula of Nyassa
SvCh Int Ch NordCh DKCh
PlCh NordJV-03 EUW-05-06
SV-05 NV-06 NORDV-06-08
Rex Ventors Helinn
MultAT SCCP Int Lux Ch
Chipangali´s Kadan
Int MC Ch
Tandiwe Merigal´s Mad Gamble
AT Int Ch
Agnes Visconte de Simon
Nord Ch
Rex Ventors Daquila
Holl Lux Ch
Guus of Bo Kama
Multi Ch Multi Winner
Bearstar Diamond Willow