Dear Ridgeback friends,
when we held our first "International Symposium on Rhodesian Ridgback" (now known as the Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress RRWC) in Halfway House, South Africaback in 1984, notices and invitations were still sent by post. The meeting place was a communal building and there was meat from the Grill and homemade salads to eat. For each of us, about 40 participants, that was all quite normal, because it was important for us to talk and discuss the contents of the presentations.
In 1984, the program of the symposium was divided into 3 sections:
These core themes have been a recurrent theme throughout our congress programs for the last 35 years. And I would like to use the 10th
RRWC in 2020 as an opportunity to present the results of the 1984 exercise today:
to Section 1: To what has our breed evolved?
to section 2: What have we achieved in respect to hereditary diseases and their control?
to section 3: What is our breeding goal nowadays and how do international special breed judges interpret the standard of our breed?
In addition, we will look at the results of recent studies, such as
and additionally, we will hear further presentations on current topics.
But we do not just want to hear but also to see. Therefore, we will present some international, top winning dogs 'life' ans ask our international judges from different continents for their comments on the questions:
In this section, all our participating breeders will receive valuable information for the desired breeding goal.
We kindly ask for your understanding that while we are still waiting for just a few confirmations of the above mentioned speakers, the program may still be subject to change.
And we are glad to take on other topics of interest -- the 'call for papers' hasn't closed yet (see below).
Dear Ridgeback friends,
The general idea of the Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress is to socialize with peers and to exchange insights. Therefore we start off the “call for papers” i.e. an appeal to contribute presentations, lectures and reports to the world congress 2020.
In order to share your experience as breeders, judges, veterinarians or scientists we are looking for you as speaker respectively panellists. But also exhibitors, trainer or simply fanciers are very welcome to take an active part in our discussions.
To give you a rough idea: We ask for your experience of what is noticed in the past four decades in the development of our Ridgebacks?
Whereto has the breed evolved?
... and so on.
We are seeking for a summary of the breeder’s work since we started our discussions in 1984 on the 1st RR World Symposium in South Africa and would highly appreciate your lively participation.
Please send any requests or proposals to .