Conference Committee

Martin Klopsch


  • Breeder in the Association for German Dogs (Verband Deutsche Hundewesen) since 1981
  • Exhibition judge for the Kennel Club England since 1995, special breeding judge for the VDH / FCI, breeds: Rhodesian Ridgeback, Dalmatian, Beagle since 2005
  • President of the South African RR Club (SARRC)
  • 25 years associate and active work witinin the VDH
  • 1st chairman of the VDH for the state Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
  • Responsible at the RRWC for its content and programs during the congress



Dr. Cornelia Renczes


  • Practicing Veterinarian
  • Breeder in the German Kennel Association since 1996
  • Long-term evaluation and validation of the breeding with ridgeless dogs to ridge dominant dogs and the impact of subsequent and further following generations

Dr. Maximilian Körner

  • Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1992
  • Breeder in the Association for the German Dogs(VDH) since 1996
  • Graduated 2015 in Veterinary Medicine at the Justus Liebig University, Giessen
  • 2018 Doctorate in Radio-Oncology at Vetsuisse University, Zurich
  • Assistant and Resident doctor in Radio-Oncology (ACVR) at Vetsuisse University, Zurich since 2018 

Conference Organization

Dr. Ellen Reisinger


  • Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 2008, and breeder in the German Kennel Club (VDH) since 2013
  • Self-employed
  • Responsible for all issues within the RRWC team relating to the organization of the venue and accommodation of the speakers and participants

RRWC Show Organization

Nadine Weixler


  • Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 2011
  • Commercial administrator and self-employed
  • Responsible contact for all questions around the RRWC 2020 Trophy Show and person to contact for questions and support around the following shows.

PR & Communication

Martina Züngel-Hein


  • Rhodesian Ridgeback owner since 2004
  • VDH Stud dog owner since 2010
  • Freelance PR consultant and travel blogger (of course with a focus on "traveling with dogs")
  • Responsible for Communications & Press at RRWC 2020

Gottfried Hallvorsen

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback owner and VDH breeder since 2008
  • Presently partly responsible for hunting affairs within the DZZR e.V.
  • Fencing teacher (self-employed) in early retirement
  • Native Californian with passion and degrees in Linguistics and German

RRWC Supporters & Advisors

Claudia Körner


  • Practicing Veterinarian
  • Breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the Association for the German Dog (VDH) since 1996
  • Member of the Breeding Commission of the German Breeders Association Rhodesian Ridgeback (DZRR) since 2008
  • Author
  • During the RRWC, Claudia supports the conference team with her expertise and takes care of contacts to sponsors and the organization of, in particular, veterinary medical scripts

Dr. Thomas Laube


  •  Practicing veterinarian since 1987
  •  Special interest in the treatment of dermoid sinus since 1997
  •  Breeder in the Association for German Dogs(VDH) since 2008
  •  Breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1991
  •  Chairman of the German breeders' association Rhodesian Ridgeback (DZRR) from 1994 - 2014
  • Author of various technical papers on the dermoid sinus
  • At the RRWC, Thomas supports the conference team with his veterinary expertise - especially on the Dermoid Sinus



Organizing the RRWC 2020 will be a task that requires a lot of helping hands. The team is currently not complete and will be added to in the coming weeks. If you feel like getting involved in the upcoming tasks, we look forward to receiving a message from you.