Seze is a beautiful balance of substance and elegance in a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and all within the breed standard for height in a breed that commonly has dogs towering over the preferred standard.
Seze has very beautiful and pleasing angles in both his front and rear assembly without being over-angulated that you are seeing in many dogs today. His gait is true and effortless, it is such a joy to watch this dog float around the ring, hike in the woods or play in the backyard.
Seze is highly versatile, he easily completed his AKC championship being 100% amateur-owner handled before the age of two; he was selectively shown after and easily obtained his AKC Grand Championship. He has done well in the Rally ring and is currently being trained for higher levels of Rally, Obedience and Agility.
Seze was born in a 100% show-ridged litter of 10 puppies, 8 boys and 2 girls. 8 of the 10 puppies were deemed show potential after being evaluated by Pat Hastings, with Seze being graded as a pick quality male along with being specials quality and a performance prospect.
Best of all is Seze's undeniable character. He is a confident yet affable dog that embodies all that a Ridgeback should be; playful, eager to work and learn, easy going and affectionate with his family. Unfortunately at 2-1/2 years old Seze began not getting along with other male dogs. This paired with some health concerns in his line, he was neutered in 2014 and will not be included in any breeding program.
SEZE'S BREEDING SUMMARY
Seze was bred to 3 high quality bitches in late 2012 and early 2013; unfortunately none of those breedings resulted in a pregnancy. Seze was checked by a reproductive expert in early 2013 and was considered sterile. While he had an abundant supply of live semen, approximately 97% of Seze's count was abnormal; abnormalities include proximal droplets and kinked tails. Subsequent checks of Seze's viability in June 2013, January 2014 and October 2014 have shown little to no improvement. Seze was neutered in November 2014, this was a difficult decision, but ultimately was the best course for Seze's and the rest of the packs quality of life.
SEZE'S NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Canine Good Citizenship award at just THREE months old - a breed record that will never be defeated. Soon after the rules for CGC were changed so dogs had to be 6 months old to be tested.
Herding Instinct Certificate award at just NINE month old at the Northwest Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Fun Day. Seze also beat all other males and was awarded Best Opposite Sex at the Conformation match this day.
Western Washington Whippet Association, Northwest Versatility Weekend - May 29, 2011. Best Ridgeback Puppy, Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Show! Judge was Darien Adley (Hilerica Whippets) from West Vancouver, British Columbia.
June 18, 2011 - Cascade Hound Association - Best in Sweepstakes under Whippet breeder Ms. Wendy J. Gay, additionally Seze was pulled for the top 6 in the Puppy Sweepstakes group by Pat Hastings. Winners Dog & Best of Winners under Canadian judge Joy Lynne Huntley. These were the first 2 points for Seze and was 1 dog shy of this prestigious win being an AKC major win. All at the tender age of 11 months.
June 6, 2011 - Western Washington Hound Association - Reserve Winners Dog to a 4 point major under esteemed judge Betty Ann Stites at the age of 12 months.
August 28, 2011 - Samammish Kennel Club - Redmond, WA - Reserve Winners Dog to a 3 point major under the highly respected and esteemed judge Betty-Anne Stenmark, who judged the 2007 Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States National Specialty and awarded Seze's paternal grand-sire Mafu Best in Specialty Show.
2011 Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States National Specialty - Rapid City, South Dakota. Third place in the 12 - 15 Month Junior Dog Class under specialty judge Kent Delaney.
December 9, 2011 - Greater Hickory Kennel Club - RRCUS Supported Show - Best Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes under breeder judge Danielle Sand.
December 11, 2011 - Forsyth Kennel Club - RRCUS Supported Show - Reserve Winners Dog to a 4 point major under judge Claudia Orlandi.
June 9, 2012 - Asheville Kennel Club - Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best Opposite Sex, NEW CHAMPION under judge Nikki Riggsbee.
June 10, 2012 - Asheville Kennel Club - Best of Breed under judge Carol Esterkin, earning a 5 point major toward his AKC Grand Championship!
July 29, 2012 - Greenville Kennel Club - Seze earns his Rally Novice Title with a score of 95/100 and third place out of an entry of 18 dogs. Seze also earned another 5 point major toward his Grand Championship this weekend beating professionally handled, ranked dogs.
2012 Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States National Specialty - Orlando, FL - Seze made the cut in Best of Breed with a very competitive group of dogs.
May 4, 2013 - Oconee River Kennel Club - RRCUS Supported Show. Seze earns an Award of Merit under judge Mr. Alberto Berrios.
May 5, 2013 - Oconee River Kennel Club - RRCUS Supported Show. Seze earns Select Dog under judge Mrs. Roberta L. Campbell.
May 11, 2013 - Mid-Atlantic Hound Association Of Central North Carolina - Hound Specialty! Best of Breed! Judge Allen L. Odom.
May 12, 2013 - Mid-Atlantic Hound Association Of Central North Carolina - Hound Specialty! Best of Breed & GROUP 4! Judge Mr. Jeffrey G. Pepper.
December 6, 2013 - Greater Hickory Kennel Club, Inc. - BEST OF BREED over #2 Rhodesian Ridgeback in the country. Special thanks to judge Ms. Bonnie Linnell Clarke for this very special win at a RRCUS Sponsored show.
September 14, 2014 - Moore County Kennel Club Of North Carolina - Pinehurst, NC - Seze wins Best of Breed earning the last point needed to become a new AKC Grand Champion! Under Specialty Judge Betty-Anne Stenmark. It had been 3 years since she'd seen Seze and was pleased to give him the last point needed for his Grand Championship.
April 18, 2015 - American Temperament Testing Society - Seze earns a passing score!
Sire: GCH Paradigm Aariel's Undisputed CD RN CGC HIC ROM ("Lennox")
Dam: BIF DC Bakari's Fabled Katana SC ROM ("Kayta")
Date of Birth: July 19, 2010
Height: 27" at the highest point of his shoulders
Weight: 84 lbs
Color: Red Wheaten, Black Nose, White Markings
Seze's Health Tests are published on the OFA website and can be found by clicking the - FIND OUT MORE - button below.
CHIC # 86655
OFA Hips - EXCELLENT - RR-10644E27M-VPI
OFA Elbows - NORMAL - RR-EL4979M27-VPI
OFA Thyroid - NORMAL - RR-TH2396/27M-VPI
Degerative Myelopathy - NORMAL / RR-DM2096/29M-VPI
OFA Cardiac - NORMAL - RR-CA1697/25M/C-VPI
OFA BAER Hearing Test - NORMAL - RR-BR201/25M-VPI
OFA Patellas - NORMAL - RR-PA114/25M/P-VPI
CERF Eye Exam - NORMAL - RR-376414
EOAD (Early Onset Adult Deafness, Discovery Testing) - HIGH CONFIDENCE CLEAR
B-Locus - B/b
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