The Team

Members of TEAM RIDLEY that you can meet at Living Heritage Country Shows.

We sometimes call Erik 'superstud' as he has lots of children all over the world. He lived in Denmark for a while, but is now back at home with us. One of our Danish friends described Erik as a 'very kind dog' and that sums him up completely. He is Tomáš's dad. He allows Tomáš to think he is the boss, but we all know better. One look from Erik and Tomáš gives way to him. He is 13 years old.

Tomáš is our boss dog. He takes his responsibilities very seriously, and when the team are out together he wears an orange collar with a bell so that he can be seen and heard - wherever Tomáš is, the others will be close by because he will go and round them up if they stray too far away. He is 10 years old, and is Erik's son

Anika is the pretty one who likes to spend most of the day sitting on the table and being made a fuss of by all the visitors. When she was young she was known as the Asbo Kid, but she has matured to become an excellent mother who has had lovely children - even if she is still a bit scatty at times! She is 8 years old, and is Tomáš' daughter.

Xanthe is on the go all the time. She is the brainy one of the family, and has enjoyed training to track deer. When she's out in the forest she has her nose to the ground all the time, but when we are at the shows she loves to greet everyone, especially small children, and she can often be seen rolling on her back for a tummy tickle. She is 6 years old and is Anika's daughter.

Xanthe's brother Xaver is the cuddly one - it's amazing how many visitors come up to our stand and immediately want to give Xaver a cuddle! He is so laid back that he often goes to sleep on the table, usually flat on his back, although he is still quite happy to receive lots of cuddles and strokes.

Another of Anika's kids, Daisy lives with Chris McIvor, but is a valuable member of TEAM RIDLEY and can often be seen out and about with the rest of the gang. She is 7 years old.

Eliška also lives with Chris and was bred by our good friend Jayne Rusby. She is a very sweet girl who is Erik's grand-daughter and cousin to Xaver and Xanthe, and she is 4 years old.

SILAS was bred by Diana Grant and lives with Amanda Halling. He has a special place in TEAM RIDLEY because it was after meeting us at the Bowood Game Fair that Amanda decided that the Cesky Terrier was just the right breed for her. He is 3 years old, loves playing with his ball, and when he is not greeting his public at the shows he loves to hang around with his best mate Xaver - the rest of us keep out of their way, as they usually have a great game of chase!


What can we say about Dora except she is Ysadora-ble! She is the newest recruit to team Ridley and made her debut at the National Pet Show. She lives with Silas, and, like him, loves to play with her ball (or more often, with his ball!)

PAST AND PRESENT - Some of the members of TEAM RIDLEY over the years

At a lot of the shows we are joined by some of our other friends. Come along and say 'hello' to us all at the Living Heritage Country Fairs

The Gayteckels Gang live on the island of Jersey, but they travel over to one of our shows each year, because they just love to meet everyone and tell them about the Cesky Terrier.

They and several others will be looking forward to meeting you during 2019.