Conference Committee

Martin Klopsch

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback owner/breeder since 1981
  • Founder of the German Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeder Assiciation (DZRR) in 1993
  • President of German Kennel Association (VDH) - Section Lower Saxony, covering 45 clubs of diffrent breeds
  • Publicly appointed and sworn expert for dogs
  • Behavior therapist and certified dog trainer, authorized by Chamber of veterinarian
  • Publisher of study "The effect of lgf-1 gene on the enhanced growth of Rhodesian Ridgebacks in Germany" (2013)
  • Support and sponsoring studies of University of Veterinarian at Hannover, Germany: "Development of a molecular-genetic test method concerning the genetic-predisposition for Dermoid Sinus" (2014)



Dr. Cornelia Renczes


  • Veterinarian 
  • Breeder of Ridgebacks since 1996
  • Since 2008 particular focus in Ridgeless Breeding Program (Club E.L.S.A./VDH)

Dr. Maximilian Körner


  • Breeder of Ridgebacks since 1996
  • Veterinary degree of the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany
  • Doctoral thesis and assistant doctor at the Vetsuisse Faculty of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Since 2018 resident of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and Radiation Oncology at the Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich, Switzerland
  • Papers e.g. on "Computer-Tomography-Lymphography as a Complementary Technique for Lymphe Node Staging in Dogs with Malignant Tumors of Various Sites"

Conference Organization

Dr. Ellen Reisinger


  • Ridgeback lover and owner since 2008 breeder since 2013 
  • After 15 years of Management experience
  • Self-employed
  • At the RRWC responsible  for the overall conference organization.  

Martina Züngel-Hein

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback owner since 2004
  • Stud dog owner sind 2010 under VDH
  • Free PR consultant , journalist and blogger (blogs about dogs and travelling, e.g.: 'Reisen mit Hunden')
  • At the RRWC responsible for communication and PR

RRWC Advisors & Supporters

Claudia Körner

  • Veterinarian since more than 30 years
  • Breeder since more than 30 years
  • Breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1996
  • Author of books
  • At the RRWC Claudia supports the RRWC team with her professional knowledge of veterinary medicine and her expert knowledge in breeding.

Dr. Thomas Laube

  • Veterinarian since 1987
  • Breeder since 1987
  • Breeder of Ridgebacks since 1991
  • Since 1997 paricular focus in Dermoid Sinus
  • Several publications and practical seminar on DS, surgical treatment and therapy
  • At the RRWC Thomas supports with his professional knowledge of veterinary medicine, esp. with his findings in studying the Dermoid Sinus.