"MR BARNES WITH ONE OF HIS DOGS"
The foundation of the breed was laid in these years, and the characteristics and the qualities of the breed we admire today in the Rhodesian Ridgeback come to us from those first breeders
The kennels we find in today's pedigree belong to those years:
Avondale of Mr. T. Kedie-Law from Rhodesia
Drumbuck of Mrs. L. M. Dickson who was among the founders of the Club Eskdale of Mr. Barnes
Khami of Mr. G. Stacey
Kumalo of Miss M.J.S. Vigne
Munemi of Captain B.L. Miles, who collaborated with the Club for many years
Revelston of Mr. D. R. Keith from Swaziland
Rhodian of Mr. A. J. Walker, famous for his hunting pack
Sandvelt of Captain R. R. Dendy-Rawlins
Sipolilo of Arthur "Tractor" Smith, great hunter
Umvukwe of Miss Ainslie
Viking of Mr. Vernon H. Brisley, probably the greatest among the breeders of the time and the one who influenced the most the breed in those years.