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Makena

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BISS/MultiBIS/Multi RUBISS/RUBIS
Grand Champion Amakhosi Bahati Makena ET
'Makena'
Sire: Gr Ch Caprivi Cool Hand Luke (Luke)
Dam: Annabarh Amandhla Tandi (Tandi)
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DOB: 5/2/2000
 
It is with a very heavy heart that I announce on February 24, 2011, Makena passed away.
She was a very special girl and will always live in our hearts.
RIP my darling girl, may you live on through the wonderful offspring you have had. We miss you so much!
   

2006 :

 

We slowed down on the showfront this year as we decided to sell our house and move into a new one (in March). This meant that dogshows were off the calendar for most of the middle part of the year. It is now warming up and we are going to the occasional show. Makena will enter semi retirement soon to let her daughter Padme strut her stuff in the ring and hopefully take over her mother's crown!  

 2005:

WHAT A YEAR FOR MAKENA!!!

Makena won the most prestigious award given by the Qld Hound Club! She won their HOUND OF THE YEAR 2005 competition! We are so very proud of her!

SHE also WON BEST OF BREED AT THE ROYAL QUEENSLAND SHOW (aka The Ekka)under Breed Specialist Judge: Mr Bernard Fears (NZ).

MAKENA WON BEST IN SHOW AT THE HOUND CLUB OF QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2005, UNDER JUDGE: DR R SPRITZER (USA). SHE ALSO
TEAMED UP WITH HER SON, ZURI TO TAKE OUT BEST BRACE IN SHOW! GRAND DAD MICKY, WON VETERAN IN SHOW! A GREAT DAY FOR AMAKHOSI RR'S!

THIS JUST ONE MONTH AFTER HER BEST IN SHOW AT THE RRCQ SPECIALTY.

MAKENA WINS BEST IN SHOW AT RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK CLUB OF QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2005!
JUDGE: MRS ANNA LANE, ETOSHA KENNELS (VIC).
SHE WAS ALSO AWARDED BEST GAITED BITCH.

THIS FOLLOWS ON FROM RUNNER UP BEST IN SHOW AT QKC OPEN ALL BREEDS SHOW BRISBANE THE WEEK BEFORE.
 

Makena is a consummate show dog! She loves the show ring, perhaps because she loves food and is always given food when she is showing! My friend Amanda Cooney undertook the task of handling Makena for me while I was pregnant and they have become a very successful team! I very rarely take Makena in the ring myself  these days! She performs brilliantly for Amanda, so we are not going to break up a winning combination.

As mentioned, Makena has been very successful in the show ring throughout her lifetime. Some of her achievements to date include:

* Hound Club of Queensland, Hound of the Year 2005
* Best in Show Hound Club of Queensland Championship Show 2005
* Best in Show Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Qld Championship Show 2005
* Best of Breed Royal Brisbane Show 2005
* Runner up Best in Show QKC All Breeds Open Show 2005
*Runner up Best in Show (RUBISS) Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Qld Inc Championship Show 2003 Judge: Ms R. Green Chilolo Rhodesian Ridgebacks
*RUBISS Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Qld Inc Open Show 2003: Judge: Ms L. Carpenter
*Best In Show All Breeds Judges: Mr C Woodrow and Mr D McGreevy
*Multiple Best and Reserve in Group All Breeds Shows
*Multiple Class in Show and Group All Breeds Shows
*Best Headed Bitch RRCQ Inc Specialty 2003
*Multiple Best Brace (partnering Grandad Micky), and now with her son Zuri
*Best of Breed Hound Club Q 2002 Judge: Mr D Cline ( USA)
*Challenge Bitch Brisbane Royal 2003 (ie the EKKA) Judge: Mr G Friedlander (Phillipines)
*Challenge Bitch and Runner up to Best of Breed Hound Club Qld 2001: Judge: Mr L Kereluke ( Canada)
*Endurance Title which is a 20km run over various terrain, 2002.

Makena has always been placed at all Specialty Shows she has attended, both in Qld and NSW.

Her name translates to “go with luck the happy one” and this name is very apt for her. She is a very relaxed, happy and proud dog, who catches the eye of all who meet her. She is a very easy dog to train and loves to show off!

 

   
Makena on the beach at Burleigh on the Gold Coast. She was 5yo in this photo. Not long after this photo was taken, she won the Queensland Hound of the Year! Thanks to Amanda and Caryn for their help with this photo shoot.
Makena on the beach at Burleigh on the Gold Coast. She was 5yo in this photo. Not long after this photo was taken, she won the Queensland Hound of the Year! Thanks to Amanda and Caryn for their help with this photo shoot.
Makena and her handler Amanda Cooney, with Judge Rosemary Green from Chilolo Kennels, being awarded RUBISS at the RRCQ Inc Championship show 2003.
Makena and her handler Amanda Cooney, with Judge Rosemary Green from Chilolo Kennels, being awarded RUBISS at the RRCQ Inc Championship show 2003.
Makena and her handler, Amanda Cooney with Judge: Mrs Anna Lane Etosha Kennels Vic, being awarded Best in Show at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Qld Championship Show 2005. Makena was also awarded Best Gaited Bitch.
Makena and her handler, Amanda Cooney with Judge: Mrs Anna Lane Etosha Kennels Vic, being awarded Best in Show at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Qld Championship Show 2005. Makena was also awarded Best Gaited Bitch.
Makena at about 10 months
Makena at about 10 months