A Reason 2 Believe Luanda

Imported from Slovakia
Resides in Orcutt, California
D.O.B. March 18, 2008
Color: Red Wheaten LIVERNOSE
Height: 26.8"/ 67cm
Weight: 75lbs/ 34kg
Dentition: correct and complete
Health clearances:
Shoulder: OFA NORMAL
Thyroid: NORMAL
Degenerative Myelopathy: NORMAL (N/N)

Breeder: Milada Krchnava, Luanda kennel, Slovakia
Owners: Asta McCormick & Shody Lytle

Pedigree on Post HERE
OFA clearances HERE
Photo gallery HERE


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Meile's Achievements:

AKC pointed
International Champion
UKC Champion
Junior Courser

Meile is the first livernose ridgeback to join our pack. This liver baby had stolen hearts before she even boarded the plane for her cross-Atlantic journey to her new home!

Meile is the best of both worlds.  Her mom Ani is the livernosed ridgeback who wrote history for livernoses as the most successful "liver“ in central Europe. In 2007 she won BISS in Czech Specialty Show from entry 147 RR's, and was also awarded Best Movement and Best Head titles! Since then Ani has become a Slovakian, Czech, Hungarian, and International Champion, and in 2008 Ani was awarded a prestigious European Winner title! And Ani is not slowing down. We are waiting in anticipation to see what new heights she will reach showing side by side with her daughter Lexi.

Meile's dad Lex has also excelled in the show ring – he is an International Champion, who also holds champion titles in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. In 2008 Lex awed everyone by adding a World Champion title to his long list of achievements! Not only was Lex was placed 5th in Top Ten RRs in Conformation, he has also excelled in field tracking, becoming 2nd Best Field Tracking dog in Sweden, and he was also 9th Top RR in Obedience in Sweden in 2006.  He is the only dog in the country to have ever achieved three top ten placings in one year! Needless to say, Meile has big shoes to fill!

Meile was the first puppy to be born in Ani's first litter, and she was named Sunshine when she first saw this world. What a sunshine she really is – curious, joyous, and loving life as it comes to her!  Meile has started her show career by winning four back to back BOBs and two Group 1 in IABCA shows, rightfully earning an International Puppy Title. She's been shown sparingly in an AKC ring, and is working towards her AKC CH title. Meile is crazy about lure coursing and tracking bunnies. In April 2010 Meile attended her first real lure coursing trial in Michigan, and there was no stopping her! Meile earned her Junior Courser title with her very first two runs in the field! We are looking forward to seeing Meile attend many more coursing events in the near future!

Meile is an elegant feminine bitch. She has a beautiful typey head with a strong underjaw, a long elegant neck, strong level topline, excellent croup, tight feet, moderate balanced angulation, a beautiful ridge and the most amazing rich red pigmentation to compliment the rest. Meile has inherited her dam's flawless movement with an excellent drive and superb out and back. Not only is Meile an outstanding representative of the breed type, she is also the sweetest girl you could ever meet! Meile's charisma and charm could melt any heart. Always happy, always curious, Meile is a true joy to have around.


Meile's Parents:


Hillvalley's Angel for Luanda (Slovakia)

International, Slovakian, Hungarian, Checz Champion
Multi Grand Champion
European Winner
Multiple Best In Show Specialty Winner

September 16, 2005
Color: Red Wheaten LIVERNOSE
Height: 67cm/ 26.8"
Weight: 36kg/ 79lbs
Full Dentition
HD (Hips): A (Excellent)
ED (Elbows): Normal
OCD (Shoulder): Normal
Thyroid: Normal


Photos courtesy of Milada Kchnava.


Emoyeni's Grand Zuberi (Sweden)

International, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Nordic Champion
Swedish Field Tracking Champion
Copenhagen Winner 2009
Nordic Winner 2009
World Dog Show Winner 2008
Holder of an Obedience Diploma (LP) Class 1
Mentality Tested
Gunshot Proof

D.O.B. November 21, 2002
Color: Red Wheaten Black Nose
Height: 68.5cm/ 27.4"
Weight: 44kg/ 97lbs
Full Dentition
HD (Hips):
A1 (Excellent)
ED (Elbows): Normal

Photos courtesy of Tina Gavling and Jenny Jurnelius.