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         “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

- Karen Blixen ,Out Of Africa .





His crown, a sun-bronzed head      

His robe , a golden coat

His sword , a sure swift paw

His throne a windswept plain


 His duty to protect us

His dream ,but to be free

  What other KING

  On earth could rule

 With such SIMPLICITY  















Cover boy Bakari breed feature DOGS NSW




Umkimzulu  owner breeder and handler of BIS All Breeds RUBIS All Breeds BISS RUBISS RUBIS  award winning quality Rhodesian Ridgebacks  we are now based on the stunning West Coast Of Tasmania  .

After 30 years in the breed I have now retired from breeding

I will always have a Ridgeback in my life and continue to be a custodian of the breed .

 Generations of HOME BRED BISS/BIS/RUBISS  Winners.

BIS Grand Ch Umkimzulu Navaho Warrior (AI)

Multi BIS/RUBISS Ch Umkimzulu JewelnthCrown

RUBIS Ch Umkimzulu Mystic River 

RUBISS Umkimzulu SafariByRalflauren

BIS/RUBIS/BISS Grand Ch Umkimzulu Dark Wings Dark Words 

RUBIS Neuter Ch Umkimzulu An American In Paris  

Home to  Multi Best In show winners RR Speciality's

3 Grand Champions two  home bred and multiple  Australian Champions .

Neuter Ch ,Obedience , ET Titles, FCH ,CD ,Tracking ,ROM and the first Ridgeback to  gain a NW1 title  .

We have a very strong AFRICAN influence in our dogs . 

Our greatest achievement are not in the showring but are the many wonderful family's that own an Umkimzulu Ridgeback  

Our homebred dogs have appeared on the TV and in Magazines . 


Umkimzulu health testing for HD, ED, EOAD, DM

Pups raised with puppy culture and the philosophy of Dr Ian Dunbar.

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