|"Eros" - SE UCh DK UCh FI UCh NORDUCh
born the 26th of December 2007 at Kennel Elangeni in Australia.
They were 7 males (one was stillborn) and 2 bitches in Eros litter, all correct.
Eros is co owned with Maria Kierkegaard, www.ridgebackrules.comWeight: +42 kg (Nov-09)
Height: 67 cm
Dental status: Correct scissor bite, misses 1xP1
Mentality tested in April 2009, Gunshot proof (3)
|BOB and NEW SE UCh Rindurr RV Ten Year Dream - "Haley"
Judge: Sara Nordin, Sweden
BOS: SE UCh DK UCh FI UCh NORDUCh Elangeni BraveheartRules - "Eros"
The National Dog Show in Sundsvall the 22nd of May 2010 Photo:Veronica Thorén
Handsome Eros - Elangeni BraveheartRules, 27 months old!
Our lovely boy "Eros" - Elangeni BraveheartRules on his 2nd Birthday!
Happy 2nd B-day Eros!
Our handsome fellow, Eros!
My love - Eros 2 years!
Eros stacked on 26th of December 2009. Eros 2nd B-day!
Stunning Eros at the International Dog Show in Turku, Finland the 29th of November.
Eros 4th Best Male under judge Ann Carlström, Sweden at the Int Dog Show in Turku!
My handsome guy Eros - Elangeni BraveheartRules
Eros 21 months old!
My sweetheart - Eros
The God of Love - Eros
Eros looking for love.....
The judge Leni Finne (former Nouisiainen) Finland, examines Elangeni BraveheartRules
"Eros" at the International Dog Show in Sundsvall the 3rd of October 2009.
Eros recieves his 7th Swedish CAC and Reserve-CACIB
BOS: Ch DK Acuteridged Aramis, CACIB
2nd BM: Elangeni BraveheartRules "Eros", CAC, Reserve-CACIB
3rd BM: Ch AH Amazing Bolero - "Wesley"
Elangeni BraveheartRules - Eros and I entering intermediate class at SRRS-Stockholm's Club Show at Årsta Slott, outside Stockholm. Entries: +100!
Eros in front of the judge; Lena Stålhandske, Sweden.
My beautiful boy, Eros!
Doing the triangle, Eros takes off...
moving away from the judge!
Back in the line up for best intermediate male, the most handsome couple today, Lelle and his boy Rex Ventors Pegasus
Some more running before the judge could make her mind up
Sweet Eros, always doing the best he can!
Hopefully the last lap!
No, we were not alone in the ring....J
Eros wins the intermediate class and is awarded CQ (Qualified to compete for the CAC)!
Line up for best male. In front of us, the winner from junior class, Rex Ventors Ramses.
Eros takes off again, some more running to do....
and Eros does what he does best, moves like a dream...
With that special drive, it's just for me to hold on to that lead and run
Coming and going
Final lap against the 2nd best male, Roseridge Red Rastaban
My fantastic boy, Best Male against many beautiful RR males!
Eros made a hat trick! 3 shows, 3 CAC's - an amazing result for a guy not yet 18 months!
Eros, me, Nike & Maria going for BIS at SRRS-Stockholm's Club Show at Årsta Slott 2009
Pretty good feeling!
Same suits, same leads and 2 RR's very much alike....
On the move...
in pouring rain and all of us very muddy. But it's worth it when you know either way that you're gonna winJ!
Me, BOS: Eros, judge Lena Stålhandske, Maria and BIS: Nike!
BIS: SUCh African Braveheart's Fourever Yours - Nike judge Lena Stålhandske in the middle BOS: Elangeni BraveheartRules - Eros.
Judge Lena Stålhandske, judge Bertil Lundgren, me, Eros and our president of SRRS, Jonas Peterson in front of Årsta Slott outside Stockholm.
Me, Eros, African Braveheart's Chozen Querida and her "mum" Anna, excited to see LC!
Some pep talk before take off....
Eros is flying!
and suddenly "it" takes off in another direction...
Go for it, again!
That "thing" stopped?!
Better check "it" out...
Hmff just plastic...
Eros excited to see other RR's go for "it"!
"Hold your dogs, please!" and so we did....
Elangeni BraveheartRules - Eros enters his 2nd official dog show in Sweden this year.
The National Dog Show in Norrköping, judge: Per Lundström, Sweden, checking teeth!
Eros in front of the judging table, 17½ months old and in the intermediate class.
Eros was awarded an excellent and won the intermediate class. There were only 5 males in total this day that was awarded excellent so I was so pleased with Eros achievements
Running for Best Male
Eros in the line up for best male.....
The judge places Eros as the 2nd Best Male today with his 2nd CAC, wiiieee! I was so happy (and still am!) Best male this day was Mankoyas Great Gambo from veteran class.
Later this day Gambo became BIS-2 Veteran. Huge congratulations Birgitta!
Elangeni BraveheartRules with his 2nd CAC ribbon!
An amazing guy this Eros!
Elangeni BraveheartRules -Eros, 16½ months old, waiting for his turn to "show off" at the National Dog Show in Piteå.
Elangeni BraveheartRules enters the show ring in Intermediate Class.
The great RR judge Bengt-Åke Bogren, Sweden examines Eros.
Eros in front of the judging table!
Line up for best male: best junior-, intermediate-, open- & champion male
Going for best male
I don't mind running many laps with this fellow!
You never know how Bengt-Åke will judge until the absolute last minute...Today he chose Eros as best male earning his first Swedish CAC! Hurray!
Going for BOB/BOS!
BOS: SVCh Afrikanas Nougat, judge: Bengt-Åke Bogren, SWE
BOB: Elangeni BraveheartRules-"Eros"
Another photo of Piteås BOS and BOB
Waiting for the group finals to start...
Group judge Göran Hallberger, SWE with his final 5 dogs in Group 6
Waiting for the speaker to announce the placement. "BIG-R Bloodhound" (-"Yes, I am going to be BIG-4"), BIG-4 Dalmatian ("OK, Eros we are number 3 today"), BIG-3 Finnish Hound (flashback, last summer in August, Eros & me in the BIS Puppy finals, only 2 dogs left.) and the Best in Group 6
RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, Elangani BraveheartRules!!! I could not believe my ears...
Judge: Göran Hallberger, Elangen BraveheartRules - "Eros" almost 17 months old
A very happy moment, Eros and I standing as winners of group 6!
After a long day in the sun we went back to Pite Havsbad. Eros happy to be back on the beach!
Shika and Eros, water brace?!
"Mr Joy" himself - Eros!
A stunning couple, Eros from Australia and Shika from the UK
Gorgeous Eros and the beautiful surroundings in northernmost Sweden, Norrbotten
My stunning guy - Eros
Being beutiful again, Shika & Eros
Eros looking at me...
"Mum" I am coming!
It's not that easy to strike a pose IN the ocean! But Eros is doing his best, as always!
Eros, the representative of group 6, waiting to be called in the final ring as number 6!
I would have loved to see Eros movements this day! He was moving like he's never done before and I know that people around the ring could see that I had a hard time keeping up with him!
Group 5 - Siberian Husky, Group 6 - Rhodesian Ridgeback, Group 7 - Weimaraner, Group 8 Labrador
Waiting for individual examination...
Karl-Erik Johansson, SWE checking Eros teeth
Eros - running coming and going
When I saw the judge thank some of the dogs who were in front of me, I was thinking
"Pass us by, pass us by".......
and he did.....These are the 5 Best dogs of the show! Unbelievably we were one of them!
We were Best in Show- Reserve and I was so happy to be placed in a BIS-final!
I was concentrated as there were photographers who wanted to take photos of us....
BIG smile, or should I write BIS smileJ! Stunning Eros, Best In Show-R winner at a very young age!
Stunning Eros with his "Piteå collection"!
The God of Love - Eros, almost 17 months. The amazing gift from the Elangeni family in Australia!
Eros beautiful head! Dark eyes, dark mask and a fantastic red wheaten color!
Elangeni BraveheartRules with his trophys and ribbons from this amazing weekend!
Elangeni BraveheartRules - Eros, 15½ months old at the International Dog Show in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Easter time 2009. Eros was first out in open class since they don't have an intermediate class in Monaco. They only have open-, champion- and junior class. So Eros had to compete against the "big boys", almost all of them were Champions in their countries, France, Russia, Italy & Germany.
Eros the youngest with his 15½ months. The other males were 3 years and up to 7.
In front Eros and me, Mr Marek with his IntCh Ikimba Waitimu.
Showing teeth and do the examination in the line up? Didn't know that was coming, but it went well.
I was glad to see that the judge split the class when we were suppose to move since Eros needs a big ring to show his movements. In the background, the IntCh Shangani Umvutcha Lonzo from Russia with his professional handler, and then an import from USA Oakhurstwhr Merigal's Shombay
Eros and I stretch our legs....
Many laps in that small ring...
I just have to do some more running myself to keep up with this great mover, Eros!
In front of the all round judge: Jacques le Magnan, France.
Of course more running (although I don't think that the judge cared so much about movements).
It was a rather small ring, huge class with RR males yet the judge had us standing in the ring while he was writing critiques. Lots of waiting but then the judge chose Ikimba Waitimu as winner in this open class with CAC (you need two CAC to become a Champion in Monaco). Eros was awarded excellent, with great critique in French....... so unfortunately I can't retell it for you.
Eros, 15½ months, after our "debut" in the official show ring in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
New country, new rules. The French RR Specialty in Fréjus, France. I had entered Eros in Intermediate class and this class was the first out. The judge, breedspecialist and President of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club in France, Monsieur Christian Jouanchicot, felt Eros tail and counted his balls and yes there are two of themJ.
Although the ground wasn't the best (I prefer grass) the ring was huge and Eros could show his great movements.
Doing the triangle, at least I am trying....Eros won intermediate class and was awarded excellent so now we waited for the open class to finish.
Competing for Best Male and the CACIB. Eros stacked up in front of the best champion male, and the judge came and took a good look at the dogs expressions.
And off we went, again.
Running for CACIB.....
and as you can see, Eros did a great job for many laps, coming & going...but this time we lost to the champion male, IntCh Shangani Umvutcha Lonzo, 6 years old, living in Russia.
Eros first CACIB at a age of only 15½ months! Way to go Eros-Elangeni BraveheartRules!
From left Elangeni BraveheartRules - "Eros", with CAC, Reserve-CACIB (CACIB), me, judge Christian Jouanchicot, Best Male, IntCh Shangani Umvutcha Lonzo with CACIB and handler Natalja.
Our stunning Elangeni BraveheartRules - Eros, 15½ months old with his CAC/CACIB trophy at La Maurette
Happy dog! Happy owner/handler!
I think you can tell I am soooo proud over my "little" boy!
Me and Eros in front of the big brown mountain - Roquebrune
"Just" being Eros!
Lovely flowers and our lovely - Eros
What? Talking about me?
Strike a pose!
"Mum", I am a little bit tired...been up very early, I've been running around in a ring (a lot) can't we just cuddle....you and me?!
2nd Best Male - Elangeni BraveheartRules & Best Bitch - African Bravehear's Fourever Yours
Almost like sister and brother....
or maybe another BIS Brace?
or "just" a perfect combination?!
A true Rhodesian Ridgeback in an amazing scenery! Elangeni BraveheartRules - Eros
Words are not enough!
May I present the God of Love - Eros -Elangeni BraveheartRules!
Our sweet heart - Eros
And yes, he can move.....
pretty good actually!
Our stunning Intermediate guy, Elangeni BraveheartRules - "Eros", 15 months old today!
and did we have a photo session out in the snow or what?! Ha,ha!
Our stunner Elangeni BraveheartRules - "Eros", 12½ months old
It is hard to stack a youngster like Eros indoors, slippery floors, pups running around....
But we managed...
My darling - Eros
I fell in love with Eros beautiful dark eyes
Our stunning Elangeni BraveheartRules -"Eros" at his 1st Birthday! Happy B-Day, Eros!
Eros 1 year old the 26th of December 2008
Trying to pose on a very, very slippery floor
More slippery poses follow...
The best gift I ever got! I can't thank you enough Elangeni-family!
Eros at the International Dog Show in Stockholm, 11½ months old
The judge, Jens Myrman, Sweden, examines Eros....
and he really liked Eros
Moving coming and going....
and the triangle
Eros wins the junior class with Honours Prize. The judge was very restrictive with handling out certificate quality this day. Only 8 males (5 Champions) received CQ....
Me trying to stack Eros afterwards
Marc "the Xlent one" Linnér showing off with Eros.....
Nice moves guys.....
Marc stacking Eros
Eros not to thrilled about that, he's missing "mum"
All is well that ends well, looking good for the future boys!
Our handsome boy Elangeni BraveheartRules -"Eros"
Stunning Elangeni BraveheartRules, 10 months old
Handsome Eros the 26th of October 2008
Our gorgeous Eros
Eros & me training for Eros other "mum" Maria Kierkegaard
My treasure - Eros
Handsome Eros 10 months old
Eros - the hunk
Handsome Elangeni BraveheartRules - "Eros", 9 months
Such a privilege to have around
Our little junior - "Eros"
The great grandson to the sire of African Braveheart's next litter-Lionsbane He's the Boss
Our handsome boy - "Eros"
Our aussie hunk - "Eros", 9 months
Our stunning Elangeni BraveheartRules, 8 months old
Our gorgeous gift from the Elangeni family!
The Lovely Eros!
Eros 7½ months old, in the ring at Norrköping National Dog Show the 16th of August. Judge: Fernando M Rodrigues, Portugal. Eros behaved beautifully and ended up as BOB puppy. We (Eros other "mum" Maria and I) where asking ourselfs, should we stay in the pouring rain for the finals? We decided to give it a try....
Elangeni BraveheartRules - BOB Puppy
Proud "mum"/owner/handler and the sweet little Australian boy - Eros
The precious gift from Elangeni Kennels in Australia - beautiful Eros
6 hours later, Eros and I enter the final ring with great stride. 27 sweet puppies from different breeds are lined up in the big ring. The judge: Johan Juslin, Finland chose to keep 9 puppies, and Eros was one of them.
Checking teeth, a piece of cake
Eros and I were in a good mood since Eros really started to show off. The judge then
chose his top 5 puppies for the day. I was so very, very happy when I realized that Eros was one of them. More running and the judge had made his final decision....
I suddenly realized that it is only a beautiful schnauzer and Eros left to be placed. I searched for Maria to get eye contact, I found her, she was cool (as always) just smiled and whispered "breathe, breathe".
The speaker then calls "....and the most beautiful puppy of the day is.....
....the Rhodesian Ridgeback - Elangeni BraveheartRules"! I couldn't believe my ears!
I was so incredibly happy (and still am) and also tremendously proud over our little boy's achievements. BISS Puppy one week earlier and now this. Sometimes life just smiles at you, I just have to learn to smile right back!
Best In Show Puppy at the National Dog Show in Norrköping Elangeni BraveheartRules!
The amazing judge: Johan Juslin, Finland. The shows total entries: 2.938 dogs
Eros 7½ months old, enters the ring at the International Dog Show in Nyköping the 17th of August. Judge: David Miller, USA. The rain is pouring down, but it is good training, for both Eros AND me.
The examination went smooth despite rain coats, bad weather and my nervousness...
I think I have to do some training to keep up with this fellow!
Final lap before the judge made his decision and.....
BOB Puppy - Elangeni BraveheartRules.
Since Eros "cousin" Navy also went all the way to BOB this day we decided to stay for the finals despite the steady downpour. The day before, Mats was so sorry for not being at the show ground when Eros was BIS Puppy, so I said to him "If you come with us tomorrow to Nyköping I will show you againJ"! Yeah, yeah sure! But he came along, as the nice husband, driver, tent- carrier/builder and photographer he isJ.
No fans at the finals yesterday.... I just couldn't cope with that again, so I just forced the poor "Shumba" family to stay and cheer for us.
You have to BE brave if you are a true Braveheart!!!
18 wet puppies entered the final ring this rainy day. And for sure Eros made an entry...
He moved beautifully although the Shiba in front of us wanted to play and was more in the air than on the ground.
Another Finnish judge, Tapio Eerola chose to keep 7 puppies. Then a more careful examination was made and more movements. And again Eros was among the top 5.
The judge taking a last look, and handsome Eros stood like a statue.
As you all can see I was in total chock when the speaker, now in NYköping, calls
"..and Best In Show Puppy today is..the Rhodesian Ridgeback-Elangeni BraveheartRules"
I just had to have my moment in the ring. I could not believe what just happened.
I looked up in the sky (there is a God! along with our God of Love, Eros.) I looked at a soaked Maria (to the left in the photo) and then I walked up to the judge and gave him a big hug. I told him that Eros was BIS Puppy in Norrköping the day before. His respons to that was "I truly understand that, you just can't resist your dogs movements, he is absolutely fantastic"!
Best In Show Puppy at the International Dog Show in Nyköping Elangeni BraveheartRules!
The fantastic judge: Tapio Eerola, Finland. The shows total entries: 3.368 dogs
What an awesome weekend 2X Best In Show Puppy! What an amazing gift he is,our Eros!
Eros 7½ months and his cousin Rijstone Aussie Rules - "Navy"
Eros & his great role model, Navy
BOB at Int Dog Show in Nyköping, Navy & BOB-, BIS Puppy at the same show, Eros
Stunning Eros, 7½ months old
My sweet boy
Lovely Eros almost 7 months old
Alert as "big-sis" Shona
Our precious gift from Elangeni, Eros - Elanganie BraveheartRules
Eros the 21st of July, almost 7 months old
Handsome Eros almost 6 months old
Eros - a bundle of charm
Sweet Eros +5 months old
Enjoying the boat life
Me and darling Eros
Eros - the God of Love
"-Are we there yet?"
Eros at his favourite "hang-out" Strömma Kanalbar
After a 3 hour stop, it is time to head back home
"Sea life" is "hard life"J!
Stunning Eros, 20 weeks old
Isn't he lovely?!
Trying to "catch" some movements....
A happy boy!
What an expression this guy has!
AB' She's the ONE, 21 months and Elangeni BraveheartRules, 18 weeks
Come on little "bro"!
Eros stacked 18 weeks old
With a leash!
Eros and me at our first show, a very nice judge, Svante Frisk, says hello to Eros!
Eros constantly wagging his tail!
Me and Eros entering the ring!
Eros 18 weeks in front of the judge
BIS finals! 31 different breeds....
and a lot of waiting...
we can kiss while we are waiting!
The beautiful puppy from Oz, Eros 18 weeks
Here I come, "mum"!
Darling Eros stacked at 16½ weeks
Who is that?!
Aha, "uncle" Navy - my role model
Stunning Navy & sweet Eros
Eros, "aunt" Nike & "uncle" Navy
The boys against the bitch!
Beautiful Navy (Rijstone Aussie Rules, imp Aus), Nike (African Braveheart's FOURever Yours)
& Eros (Elangeni BraveheartRules, imp Aus)
Stunning Eros stacked at 16 weeks
and one more
Beautiful Eros stacked, 15 weeks old
"Mummies" little guy, 14½ weeks old
Looking at me?
I know I am cute!
A gorgeous head or what?!
Those dark eyes....
are to die for
Playtime with "uncle" Maliki
The famous "RR-spin"
Maliki on one leg
What are you looking at?
Sanna Martell from Kennel Lejonessa came for a visit. She took 7 of the following beautiful photos of Eros, 14½ weeks old. Thank you so much Sanna!
Black nails and blue nails!
Stunning Eros, 14 weeks old
Handsome Eros 13½ weeks old
Eros and Shumba meet for the first time
Shumba, Shee & Eros playing
Eros almost 13 weeks
Our sweet Eros, 12½ weeks old
Our youngest - Eros, 12½ weeks and our oldest - Leo, 9 years
Kiss, kiss "uncle" Leo
Sweet as sugar
one more try
Stunning Eros, almost 12 weeks
but "mum" 1 and 2 wants to stack me anyway...
in different ways....
and with differents results....
Sleeping in the same position as grandpa Hugo and "cousin "Navy"
Handsome Eros, 11½ weeks old
Stunning Eros, 11½ weeks old
Meeting "uncle" Maliki for the first time
A hug maybe?
Another hug uncle Maliki?!
Maliki, Eros and a "sceptical" Shee
Welcome to Sweden Eros! Finally you are were you belong, in my arms!
Tired after a looooong trip? NOT! The Vet said that Eros was the most lively pup he ever met!
Elangeni BraveheartRules aka Eros, 10,5 weeks old
Eros stackedA happy guy!A curious guy!
A sweet guy!SitEros 7,5 weeks old
Stunning ErosThe beautiful head of ErosI like you tooEros stacked - my first attemptThe sweetest
Now I am little bit tired
Looking at me?Ok, here I amEros posing for the cameraAnd now some sleep..What, still looking at me?A really relaxed boyposing to the left...
and to the right