There were 10 puppies born: 8 males and 2 females. 1 correct girl, 3 correct boys, 1 ridgeless girl, 5 ridgeless boys, no kinks, no dermoid sinus, no excessive white, all bites correct, all testicles descended.
We spent a lot of time looking for a special boy who would be a perfect match to our Neila. We are very proud to announce that the sire of Neila's babies will be Lobo - American Champion Nomvuyo Riff Raffs Lobo CGC. Being imported from Nomvuyo kennel in South Africa, Lobo has a very special pedigree which has top winning dogs from both the US and South Africa.
Lobo's sire - International, South African and Zimbabwe Champion Calibre Windsofchange of Nomvuyo - has earned multiple Best in Show, multiple Reserve Best in Show, and over 70 BOB wins. He was KUSA National RR and Animaltalk #1 All Breeds Show Dog in 1998, and Supreme Dog of the Year in 1999. Lobo's grandfather - International, South African and Zimbabwe Champion Globe's Roving Red Regent - was the first American-bred Ridgeback to earn a South African Championship as well as the first to obtain his Zimbabwe championship. He finished within a month after turning 18 months old, the minimum age to finish in South Africa. Clay was a multi Best in Show and the # ONE Ridgeback in South Africa in 1992, #4 all-breed. He also won a Best in Show in Zimbabwe enroute to his Zimbabwe championship. Clay is one of the top-winning brown nose Ridgebacks in the history of the breed. He sired many outstanding get including a son in Germany that won Best of Breed at the "World Championship Show" in Switzerland. Clay is one of the ALL-TIME TOP PRODUCING RRs IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Lobo has attained his American Champion title with ease by taking home five major wins owner-handled (three 3-point and two 4-point wins). He has also earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate (CGC). Lobo has sired three litters to date, and he's produced no kinks and no DS (there was one ridgeless puppy in one litter). His offspring went on to earn championship titles in the US, Guatemala, and Brasil. Lobo's grandkids are now learning to walk in the footsteps of their forefathers. Needless to say, they have big shows to fill!
Lobo has been described by many as a very happy and sweet boy. He printed his temperament on his get aswell. To us our dogs are family members first and utmost. They spend their entire lives with us, and participate in all of our family events and outings. Having a sound temperament and sweet personality supercedes any win or a ribbon earned at a show. Therefore we are thrilled to have found Lobo who has all the qualities listed above! Thank you Carole for the opportunity to use Lobo on Neila. We cannot wait to welcome their puppies to this world!