The history of the RRCS

The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Switzerland (RRCS) was founded in February 1980 in Zürich by Mr. Hans W. Müller.
Even though, the first entries in the Swiss Canine Stud Book (SHSB) were already made in 1956.
The first litter born at the "Faval-Kennel" by Ms. H. Favre in 1957 consisted of two males and one female. By the time the RRCS was founded, 33 dogs were already registered.
The goal of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Switzerland is to maintain the breed in its originality as well as preserving and promoting its nature, form and health.
The RRCS carries out two official breeding tests (selection) every year.

The most important club purposes include

  • Providing information and knowledge to members and other circles about the breeding of Rhodesian Ridgebacks, their acquisition and care.
  • The transmission of information on education and training, based on scientific knowledge, as well as the promotion of sporting fairness and respect for animal welfare legislation.
  • The promotion of friendly relations among the members through the organization of various events.

The Club has two special breed judges for Rhodesian Ridgebacks
• Mrs. Lisbeth Mach
• Mrs. Yvonne Schönholzer
Currently, the RRCS has the following character assessment judges appointed by the Club
• Mrs. Yvonne Schönholzer
• Mrs. Stefani Westphal Vonesch
• Mrs. Susanne Dupertuis
• Mrs. Brigitte Caggiano-Lenhardt
In addition, two SKG-certified character assessment judges (WR-SKG /Swiss Cynological Society) are used by the RRCS
• Mrs. Isabel JeanRichard-dit-Bressel, SKG for all breeds (since 2010)
• Mrs. Susanne Dupertuis, SKG for all breeds (since 2013)
The members of the Executive Board are happy to provide further information.
The Executive Board RRCS