Welcome to my website! My husband Jim and I have owned Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1997, when we got our first puppy Baxter (Jesmyster's Hataki Jon Luke). We fostered, fell in love with, and ultimately adopted Buddy through Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue in 1999. Baxter and Buddy taught us a lot about Rhodesian Ridgebacks and brought us joy for 12+ years. When they both passed in 2009, we added Eight-Ball, our pit-mix rescue to our family. I missed having a Ridgeback and wanted to try conformation showing so, Leon (K-Tai King Leon of Brenmar) joined our family in 2010 as a show/breeding prospect puppy. I have had so much fun showing Leon, that I decided another show dog would be fun! Hence, Phoenix (Toroa's Phoenix Rising at Black Rock) joined the gang in July, 2014. In June 2015 we also welcomed a new puppy to our home. Cinder (Mwen-Yezi's Firestorm of Black Rock) is out of Leon's litter with Fizz. Needless to say, we have a full house.
If you are interested in the breed in general, please feel free to contact me. There are also some great resources available online. Ridgebacks are wonderful dogs, but they are not suited for everyone. They are high energy when they are young and need proper exercise. Training, especially early, proper socializing is a must! Some sites to visit to learn more about ridgebacks are the About the Breed page on the NWRRCsite and the articles listed on the Breeders List page for RRCUS.
I hope you enjoy my site and please contact me if you have any questions.