Trendsetter Rhodesian Ridgeback history

Trendsetter Dogs

We have pleasure in showing you a few photos.

Trendsetter Kitana and Trendsetter Shaki, brother and sister at play

Trendsetter Munro, our junior stud dog.

Ch Trendsetter Czarina, daughter of Lucitu and Multi International Champion Aresvuma Zulu Zuka.

Trendsetter Lusitu studbook no 1809CU pictured at 3 years old and 11 weeks after birth of her first puppies Won Best Bitch and CC at Crufts 2011

Not one of our dogs, but one we are proud to feature on our site, following the successful mating and bloodline introduced to "Trendsetter" in 2010.- Russian born Multi International Champion Aresvuma Zulu Zuka. Champion of many Countries and whose successes include world winner at the World Dog Show, Bratislava October 2009 and Best of Breed and Group 4 winner at Crufts, 2010. For details of the achievements of this truly amazing sire of Trendsetter Czar of Russia follow the link -

Trendsetter Czar of Russia at 11 weeks, born of the special mating between Trendsetter Lusitu and Multi Int. Ch. Aresyuma Zulu Zuka - his first litter sired in Western Europe.


Trendsetter Ardress, our senior stud dog competing at a recent championship show.

The dog, GB.Ch & IR Ch. Trendsetter Mtoko JW won the ultimate accolade by winning Best of Breed at Crufts and the Top Sire Award. He was the first Ridgeback to become a British and Irish Champion. One of Mtoko’s sons is the only Ridgeback to have won Best in Show at an All Breeds Championship Show in England, beating over 12,000 dogs! Mtoko is featured in all our current bloodline.

Ch & Ir CH Trendsetter Mtoko J.W
Trendsetter Tamanika J.W.
Trendsetter Tamanika J.W.

The bitch, his litter sister was also a Crufts winner and a very successful brood bitch transmitting her wonderful temperament.

The bitch in the poppies is featured on the back cover of “The Complete Rhodesian Ridgeback”.

Champions Gambo and Shabu
Champions Gambo and Shabu

Trendsetter Ridgebacks was founded on two remarkable Champions; Gambo and Shabu who won the only available Championship certificates at the same show.

For pedigrees click here

We welcome all puppy enquiries. For further details please feel free to contact us at:

Peter & Elizabeth Nicholson
Ochard Cottage
School Road
Bedingham Green
NR35 2DB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1508 482550

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