Bronze Grand Champion Spring Valleys-Zambezis Beauregard of Mahana HP 44287202

Sire: CH Spring Valley’s Great Gatsby, ROM 
Dam: Am GCH/Can CH Spring Valley’s Shumba Hadzi, SC, CGC, RN
Whelped: October 23, 2012

His Story

Beau’s pedigree is the tops! Great Gatsby has sired more champions than just about any other Rhodesian Ridgeback who has ever lived. Gatsby  was owned and adored by Ian and Sonnet McKinnon. Shumba was the #1 Grand Champion Rhodesian Ridgeback in the nation (and a Silver GCH) in 2010. She was also among the first 10 Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the country to gain her Grand Championship.  She was also the 1st American-bred bitch to gain her GCH title and just achieved her rally title in November 2013. Shumba is owned and loved by Dr. Peter Rebane and Mrs. Livijva Denavs-Rebane and are the breeders of Beau.

His show career:
Beau started his show career in May 2013. It was a slow start. Even after months of preparation, including weekly handling classes, he managed two out of the three things a dog is not supposed to do: jump on the judge (out of joy when the judge walked up to inspect him) and then sat down after his go around. He still got 1st place. Immediately after, he went to camp with an excellent Las Vegas handler, Michelle Bedowitz, before we drove him 2600 miles to Jack Secrest. That first month with the dream team was slow, but he picked it up and some steam, finishing his championship at the tender age of 8 1/2 months out of the 6 – 9 month puppy classes! Beau continued on to earn his Grand Championship just shy of 13 months.

Be careful! If you are competitive….showing is addictive! Beau was with Jack Secrest all of 2014. He was being specialed for top dog in the USA this year. At one point he reach the Top Ten. We did not show him the entire year and he finished at #23 when we moved him overseas.

Special thanks goes to the following judges whose points awarded Beau his Championship and Grand Championship and are not pictured below:

Mr. James E. Frederiksen                

Mrs. Susan St. John Brown      

Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter          

Mr. Randy E. Garren          

Ms. Beverly Capstick          

Ms. Nancy Bodine                      

Ms. Bonnie Linnell Clarke         

Mr. Joe C. Walton                      

Mrs. June A. Penta                

Mr. Timothy Catterson      

Dr. Judith A. Newton                   

Mrs. Christine E. Calcinari            

Ms. Celeste M. Gonzalez      

Mrs. Mary Ann Alston       

Ms. Elizabeth Muthard                      

Mr. Donavon Thompson