Welcome to our website!
My name is Elly Veldman, together with my husband and son we are living in Alblasserdam, a small village near Rotterdam, in the beautiful surrounding of the famous windmills of Kinderdijk.
Currently we live together with our four Ridgebacks; Chanzi, Malika, Ditau and Jolie.
We have two Ridgebacks in co-ownership: Kabisha with Stieneke Tuinstra and Cosmo with Marion Stoek.
In our memories will always stay;
Under my old kennelname Madzinza (owned by Stieneke Tuinstra and me) we bred 5 litters.
In January 2012 I started my new kennelname; Dafina wa Afrika meaning "Precious Gift of Africa".
Under this kennelname we bred 3 litters so far.
Our current dogs are tested free from Hipdysplasia, Elbowdysplasia, Degenerative Myelopathy, Blue Dilute, Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy.
From our first litter in 2004 ( Vizara Gachira & CH. Shangani Pansa Dafina) we kept Basheera, she became the foundation bitch of our kennel.
In 2005 we imported a beautiful male from Russia: Aresvuma Vividjo Makini "Misha".
He was a very sound and very stable male with a beautiful exterior and an even more beautiful and true temperament.
He sired 13 litters around Europe and in our own kennel. He gave us Champions and also Champions of the heart.
Some of his children and grandchildren are also in the breed, our own Chanzi for example.
Basheera's daughter Kabisha stayed in our kennel. She lives with Stieneke Tuinstra.
Kabisha whelped two litters from which we kept Chanzi. Chanzi sired 9 litters so far.
In 2012 we imported a female from Ukraine; Red Hot Line Malika Dafina wa Afrika.
Malika has a very interesting pedigree and made all our dreams come true regarding breeding.
Her outstanding exterior, her happy-go-lucky temperament makes her a real contribution to our breed.
Malika whelped three beautiful and healthy litters and is now retired from breeding.