“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

- Karen Blixen ,Out Of Africa .





His crown, a sun-bronzed head      

His robe , a golden coat

His sword , a sure swift paw

His throne a windswept plain


 His duty to protect us

His dream ,but to be free

  What other KING

  On earth could rule

 With such SIMPLICITY  















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Umkimzulu  owner breeder and handler of BISS RUBISS RUBIS  award winning quality Rhodesian Ridgebacks breed involvement  29 years we are now based on the stunning West Coast Of Tasmania  .

5 Generations of BIS/RUBIS HOME bred Winners.

Home to  Multi Best In show winners RR Speciality's

2 Grand Champions one home bred  Australian Champions .

Obedience , ET Titles, FCH ,CD ,Tracking ,ROM and the first Ridgeback to  gain a NW1 title  .

We have a very strong AFRICAN influence in our dogs . 

Our greatest achievement are not in the showring but are the many wonderful family's that own an Umkimzulu Ridgeback  

Our homebred dogs have appeared on the TV and in Magazines . 


I will forever remain a custodian of the Rhodesian Ridgeback 

Umkimzulu health testing for HD, ED, EOAD, DM

Pups raised with puppy culture and the philosophy of Dr Ian Dunbar.

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