Rakiara's Tattinger Queen.
sire:U.S.CH. Kimanis Sharper Image & dam: Rakiara´s `High Honey Sun Up
Breeder: Mrs. Dudley Hackney
Queenie was "the perfect lady", in every way, in that she was the very
essence of good behaviour and sweetness.
She arrived in Denmark, at 10 weeks old, after a 2000 km. journey by car,
with her breeder; Mrs. Dudley Hackney. This, so she could aviod changing
planes on the way. With such a loving and caring start in life, Queenie was
well equipped to start her new life in "the unknown". She was born
well-behaved, I have never owned a Rhodesian Ridgeback so easy to get along
with. I would like to take the credit for that, but it wouldn´t be the truth,
it was just the way Queenie was.
Queenie was healthy and sound, and she was a very good mother to her
puppies. Running free in the open, she was our "African Gazelle", with the
same grace,easiness and agility. She could jump right up in the air, to remain
"hanging" there. This I have only seen one more R.R. do, an African bitch
named Chipo, who thaught us the great importance of height and weight in a R.R.
Queenie came from a litter of 12, none DS, all with show qualty ridges.
Queenie was the "chiefguard " here. She was "mommy´s
dog," we had a very special relationship. I still miss her so much !
Queenie was only entered in conformation a few times, partly because
she doesn´t like it very much, but also because it was hard to get good
placements. When shown, she often competed against bitches much heavier in
body, with colours not at all like Queenie's warm, golden wheaten tone, which
was seldom seen here in Denmark at that time and still is.
Queenie got only one litter but what a litter! 7 puppies, 6 bitches and
1 male, one with one crown, no DS or kink tails . From this litter came DK.CH.NL.Club
winner, BISS Copper Queen´s Auxesia by Xoxa and N.CH Copper Queen´s Aretos by
I want to thank mrs Dudley Hackney , you is became one of mine dearste friend , you have a great knowledge to our breed and you have always be willing to help , thank you Dudley.
Queenie was my foundation-bitch, the very best I could ever wish for, that´s why my Kennel
carries her name!
It was with great sadness I received the message about Dudley dead.
Not only did I lost a very dear friend, our breed lost one of the best too .