Why Ridgebacks

It's hard to describe the look in the eyes of a dog that truly loves its owner.  That is how a Ridgeback looks at its owner.   Are they  for everyone?  No.  As an owner, you have to have the desire to be with your dog much of your free time.  These dogs want to be with their people and they almost grieve when they are not.  If you are looking for a yard dog, this is not the breed for you.  If you are looking for a dog that you can spend time with once in a while.  This is not the breed for you.  They require a lot of your time and a lot of your devotion.  That's not to say you can not have a life, just remember, their life DOES revolve around you!!

Ridgebacks are smart, almost to a fault.  They can also figure things out in a hurry and then exploit the situation to their advantage.  They also love to play.  And they play rough.  They like to run and jump at each other and get up on their hinde legs.  It can be very scary to someone that does not know how these dogs play.  And the noises they make?  Wow.  I have had people ask me if my dogs were fighting... no,  just playing.  Believe it or not, they do play best with one of their own kind. 

Smart, loyal, beautiful, fun, eager to please, and stubborn.  All of that seemd to attract us to the Rhodesian Ridgeback.  That's why we chose a Ridgeback.

Our Goals

Our goals are simple.  We want to have fun with our dogs.  We enjoy spending time with them in the home, on the field and in the show ring - they are a major part of our lives.  We want all of our dogs to be healthy, happy and functional.  They are socialized by going to dog training school, going to places with other Ridgebacks and going to local dog friendly events.  Any chance we get, we take the dogs with us.  Obsessive?  No.  Just being a responsible dog owner.