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Top Breeder 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010


I have over 20 years experience with Rhodesian Ridgebacks and have held the Veldtkammer affix since 1995.

I have had huge success with the dogs:

Veldtkammer have won Cruft's BOB for the last 4 years and this is the only kennel to have achieved this in consecutive years. Veldtkammer has had Top Ridgeback UK and Top Puppies UK for a number of years, International Champions, Top Stud Dog and Top Sire, and Veldtkammer has the all time breed record holder INT CH, GB, IR CH
Veldtkammer Lady Done a Bunk JW (Hassle).

Occasionally Ridgeback puppies are available. I breed the dogs when I want to retain a puppy to continue the line. I am not breeding dogs for financial gain. The proceeds from the puppies help me to support the rather expensive hobby of showing dogs. Every year I take an average of 4 dogs to almost all shows in the UK as well as to overseas shows.

Mike and Hassle

Mike Parke with Hassle


All the puppies have an endorsement placed on them for breeding, meaning that they can not be bred from by their new owners. I do not want inexperienced people breeding from the dogs with insufficient knowledge of Ridgebacks who are unable to help new owners with any problems which may arise.

I want to protect my line and reputation for quality, and to stop the type of person who wants to buy a puppy with the intention of breeding from it for financial gain.

The endorsement may be lifted if you have a puppy which reaches certain levels in the show ring, if all relevant health checks have been done, temperament and type is correct and you take my advice on the sire or dam, and place similar endorsements on your puppies.

If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to call. I am available for advice throughout the whole of your puppies life, and will provide support for you if you wish to show them.


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