About us

Name: John and Cheryl Mackfall
Home town: York, UK
 E-MAIL Address-- ridgeback@homecall.co.uk   

Africaner is a small family run kennel. All our dogs are pets first and show dogs second. Our dogs are part of our family and sleep indoors. We are fortunate to own a large property with large lawned gardens and open grass paddock all surrounded by woodland which is fenced in so our dogs can run free all day.


We only breed a litter if we require a new puppy for ourselves, this way we only produce the best possible dogs with an aim to show. We only choose compatible parents who compliment each other taking into account all health issues and pedigrees, so that we hopefully get the best quality puppies possible.


We are members of both the Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club (MNRRC) and the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain (RRCGB). John held the position of Club Secretary to the MNRRC for three years and was a commitee member for a total of five years. John is currently a member on the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Brittain Committee, he has also sat on the Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Council for the past 15 years on and off.  John is currently a Breed Specilist Judge and is occasionally seen Judging around the country. Cheryl spends most of her time in the show ring with our dogs and also handles dogs for Gillian Craven of the Hespa kennel and she also enjoys dog obedience training.

Cheryl with the pack
John Judging Driffield Championship show 2009