The Team

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

You might not spot Pamatka at first. Unless there are treats on offer she is likely to be curled up in the comfiest spot, pretending to be fast asleep. As she is 11 years old she thinks she deserves to be treated with respect by the rest of the family. However, show her food - or her tracking harness - and she acts like a youngster again.

Tomáš is definitely 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 8 years old, and is Pamatka'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 nearly 7 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 4 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 5 years old.

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 friends. Come along and say 'hello' to us all at the Living Heritage Country Fairs