We are Edith and Henk Salm and we live in the small town of Esbeek, in the south of the Netherlands, near Tilburg.
When we came to live in Esbeek in 1993, our dream was complete to have horse stables, riding facilities and grass-land at home and we also have a chance to breed and raise some foals. Since childhood we like to ride horses and until some years ago we took part in a lot of dressage competitions. Nowadays we only ride for fun.
Before 2003, when our first Rhodesian Ridgeback Mexx came into our family as a puppy, we always have had several older ‘’second hand’’ dogs, which were looking for a new home. We had noticed the Rhodesian Ridgeback for a much longer time but we were not familiar enough with this breed to dare to take the risk to go for a ‘’replacement’’.
The Ridgeback is a marvellous dog, which we should have noticed much earlier. Our dog family consists at the moment out of 10 beautiful and lovely Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Our kennel name “Paerdecroon” has been formally registrated at De Raad van Beheer on June 8, 2007.
We have no intention to breed frequently. We purely breed when we have an absolute passion for a specific combination and with the objective to keep one pup by ourselves. Our mission is to breed Ridgebacks by the FCI breeding standard. Of course that is not the only point. We also want to breed healthy Ridgebacks, with top characters and excellent movements.
We pursuit for our puppy owners to breed not only a nice looking dog but we also want them to have a lot of fun and happiness with their Ridgeback as a family member.
Henk obtained the official certificate for the education KK1 (Kynologische Kennis I) and KK2 (Kynologische Kennis II). After that Henk passed the examination for E&B (Exterior and Movement), which made him an aspirant judge. In November 2014 Henk passed the breed examination of the Rhodesian Ridgeback. This made Henk FCI judge for the Rhodesian Ridgeback. In September 2018 Henk became a judge for the breed Dalmatian.
We are members of the Dutch Rhodesian Ridgeback Club (RRCN) and the Specialklubben Rhodesian Ridgeback Sweden.
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