The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States

A Look Back
Brought to you by the
RRCUS Historian Committee


Without knowing where we have been, we cannot know where we are going. For this reason, chronicling the breed's history and its development is vital. Want to donate to the RRCUS archive? Click here to view what's needed to complete our collection.

 The RRCUS Historian maintains the club's archive, and adds to it when modern-day news about our dogs comes into the media. RRCUS appreciates donations to its archive, particularly to help fill the gaps in the club's historical material.

To contact the RRCUS Historian, Denise Flaim, click here. The archive has recently been digitized; look for announcements soon about how you can access our breed's marvelous history in the U.S. Below are some recent contributions by the Historian to the club magazine, The Ridgeback

We are committed to preserving and archiving information pertaining to the Ridgeback in United States from daily life to dog shows. We would love to hear from you if you have anything you wish to donate to the archive. Currently we are looking to put together a complete set of National Specialty winner photographs and catalogs.

Most recently the committee assembled a complete photo display (shown in photo at left) of the winners of the 1963 national specialty, which was held in New York. This display was viewed at the 2004 national specialty held in Dallas.

Now click photo to the left and let's continue the look back. Here are some close-ups of the winners of the 9th RRCUS national specialty, judged by South African breed expert Major T. C. Hawley.  (Best viewed when browser window is full screen.)