Ch Balnacoin Burnt Toffee ET
Date of Birth: 27 October 2000
Sire: Ch Caprivi Inside Edge CDX ADM JDX ET
Dam: Ch Balnacoin Mlinzi Mou ET
Hips: 1:1 = 2
It was with a very heavy heart that on 13 May 2008 we lost our most beautiful Ashiki. It happened very quickly, we had only one night to say goodbye.
Travel well my sweet gentle friend, you were a special dog - an amazing Ridgeback - a great mother to your puppies and, when needed, a fearless and brave protector.
Thank you for everything Shiki girl. We miss you.
Ashiki was my most gorgeous 'show princess' - she was very laid back and her quiet nature made her a pleasure to take along to various Pet Expos, and to live with.
Ashiki was my first show dog and therefore had to put up with a very novice handler for most of her show career. But, despite my handling, she was titled at 17 months of age in tough competition. She also completed her Endurance Title with ease.
Ashiki was retired from showing in 2006.
Ashiki produced some lovely progeny from the three litters she had ... many who
are Titled or well on their way to their Title:
Ch Balnacoin Kelton
Ch Mikozi Sweet Sukari
Ch Mikozi High Calibre
Ch Mikozi Demerara ET
NRUBISS Ch Mikozi Deja Vu (AI) ET TD
Mikozi Black Magic (AI)
Some of Ashiki's more notable wins ...
Opposite Australian Bred in Show - 2006 National (Mr A Lord Edwards)
Dam's Progeny - 2006 National (Mr A Lord Edwards)
Runner-Up Best in Specialty Show - RRCSA Champ Show (Mrs S Taylor - Usakose Kennels)
Best Intermediate in Show & Res Challenge Bitch - RRCSA Champ Show (Mrs J McErlane - NZ)
Runner-Up Best in Specialty Show - RRCSA Open Show (Mr D Hill)
Opposite Intermediate in Show - 2002 National (Mr R Van Aken - Cartouche Kennels)
Runner Up Best of Breed - Royal Adelaide Show (Mr P Dondina - Italy)
Best in Specialty Show - RRCSA Open Show (Miss C Currie - Caprivi)
Puppy of Breed - Royal Adelaide Show
Best in Group - All Breeds Championship Show
Runner-Up Best of Breed - Hound Club Championship Show
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Best Headed Bitch (2007 RRCSA Open Show)
Dam's Progeny (2006 National Show)
Shortlisted to top 2 for Best Headed Bitch (2006 National Show)
Best Headed Bitch (2005 RRCSA Champ Show)
Best Headed Bitch (2003 RRCSA Champ Show)
Best Headed Bitch (2003 RRCSA Open Show)
Best Gaited Bitch (2003 RRCSA Open Show)
Shortlisted to top 3 for Best Headed Bitch (2002 National Show)
Best Headed Bitch (2001 RRCSA Open Show)
Best Ridge (2001 Open Show)
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As strong as you were, tender you go
I'm watching you breathing, for the last time
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet
I know what it means and I'll carry you home, I'll carry you home
~ Photo Gallery ~