Akiliridge & Priderock proudly present ...
Yuri's dad is often referred to as "Zorro - 2" because his grandfather,
Tarujen Penzi is also called Zorro!
Grandpa Zorro was the #1 Ridgeback in Finland and can be seen here
Yuri is co-owned by Sarah Lebrun of Akiliridge in Quebec
and Heather Allison of Priderock in Ontario.
We would like to send thanks to Svetlana Malinnikova,
of Aresvuma Rhodesian Ridgebacks in Russia .... that's right, Russia.
Yuri was born and bred in Russia and traveled by plane all the way to Canada!
Yuri has big shoes to fill ! His sire and dam were World Winners
ARESVUMA ZULU ZUKA (BOB) and ARESVUMA DESTA DIARA (BOS)
His father "Zorro" has had quite an impressive show career including
taking breed and a group placement at Crufts, BOB at the World Show
and a few Best in Shows along the way!
*for a complete list of Zorro's accomplishments, click here
Yuri is shown here at barely 6 months old making his
ring debut in Canada at the
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Eastern Canada Specialty Show,
earning Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Specialty!
The future looks bright for this promising youngster.
Anne Strömberg with Zorro1 - Yuri's grandfather.
Zorro (2) - sire "Deedee" - dam
Yuri earning a Best of Breed in Woodstock, ON
Handled by Colin Brownlee.
Yuri & Allan having some practise time at home.
Best of Breed under Tom Alexsander at the Markham KC show