We purchased our first Rhodesian Ridgeback, "Ebony" [Aust. Ch. Shelridge Suffragette] in 1990 and in doing so, we were quickly hooked on this wonderful breed and Ozrhode Kennels was conceived. Ebony was joined by Rebel [Aust. Grand Ch. Bartess Rebel Rouser] early in 1992. These two were inseparable until she left us in 1998 for Rainbow Bridge. Ebony was born to be a mother and excelled in every aspect. Unfortunately, despite numerous attempts, she had eyes for one male only. The calibre of these two wonderful breed representatives as founding stock for Ozrhode Kennels, are the strength or as one might say, the driving force in the pedigrees behind our current stock of quality multiple BISS/BIS champions. Fate really dealt its hand, as we could not have wished for a sounder foundation than the one we chose.

Sue is ANKC Championship licensed to judge all Hounds (ANKC Group 4). She is Open licensed to judge Group 3 (Gun Dogs) and Group 6 (Utility). Sue & Steve also fill in their time, as Executive Committee members for several large All Breeds Kennel Clubs in our region.

Steve and Sue live with their Ridgebacks, Salukis and Whippets in picturesque and tranquil Woodend, [Macedon Ranges] Victoria, Australia on natural bush acreage, where our dogs have the luxury of space, enabling them to utilise their many breed attributes and instincts well.