Testimonials

We wanted to send you pics of our little Ridgeback we named Harper. 🙂 She was the larger of the two females and has been adapting very well this last week! She loves her crate and is already a good walker. We think she'll be a good runner! She's already grown a ton since we've had her and looks like she's going to get pretty big. All is going really well. We start our puppy training next week and have a dog walker come twice day. Everyone LOVES her. It's been really fun and its amazing how much she's changed our life already....Thanks again - we are so happy with our little Harper! Carly & Philip (New York, NY)

We were blessed with our Ruger from Royal Rhodesian. He is as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside. Sweet, loving, and loyal. He keeps a close eye on my two children. When my boys( 8 &10 year old) are out and about, he follows along. Wonderful family dog. He is one of the family. When we take him places it is like being with a celebrity. People go out of their way to come and see him. Everyone wants​ to pet him and ask about him. Ruger has all the amazing characteristics of a Ridgeback. Ruger defines why this is such a great breed, and why RR is a great breeder.
M. Mattingly (Phoenix, AZ)

We received the akc forms that you sent in the mail and will be sending them off shortly. Joey is doing wonderfully! We couldn't be happier!! He is still pretty lean at about 70 lbs, so we're hoping he'll be putting some more weight on. He is excellent with training and is very food driven. We've also moved him out of the crate for nights and he sleeps upstairs in my room on his own bed. He loves it and hasn't had an accident up there yet! He always barks or whines to let us know its time to go ha-ha! The bells on the doors have helped us with potty training as well. We're very proud of him. We go to a local dog park here and he absolutely LOVES it. We love it too because he sleeps for hours afterwards. His temperament is very good and he does well with strangers. He's become very attached to us as well and isn't afraid to show it! Long naps together and trips to the park are some of our favorite activities. My younger sister Neena (if you remember her) was hospitalized twice this year, once in December, and again in January, and she missed him terribly. We had a therapy dog brought to her hospital room and it instantly brightened her mood. Having Joey at home, waiting for her when she got back made the transition very smooth. He has helped us immensely as a therapy dog and we will always be indebted to him for that. I have attached two pictures of him, one is a highly embarrassing photo of our typical Friday night watching tv with Joey sprawled out on the couch with us. I will send another update in the next few months (with more pics) and would love for you to use that one as a testimonial.Thank you for everything!!!....Rashna (Bryan Mawr, PA)

My Wife Victoria and I Just wanted to say Thank You ! The Ridgeback pup you sold us on September 14th of 2013 is doing GREAT!! We absolutely love him !!! We are so happy we bought a puppy from you!! I cannot thank you enough !!!  The name we chose for our Ridgeback is Atlas. Here are some pictures of him . He is now 6 months old and weighs about 65 pounds .Thanks again....Dustin and Victoria (Newton, NJ)

We wanted to send you pics of our little Ridgeback we named Harper. 🙂 She was the larger of the two females and has been adapting very well this last week! She loves her crate and is already a good walker. We think she'll be a good runner! She's already grown a ton since we've had her and looks like she's going to get pretty big. All is going really well. We start our puppy training next week and have a dog walker come twice day. Everyone LOVES her. It's been really fun and its amazing how much she's changed our life already....Thanks again - we are so happy with our little Harper! Carly & Philip (New York, NY)

We were blessed with our Ruger from Royal Rhodesian. He is as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside. Sweet, loving, and loyal. He keeps a close eye on my two children. When my boys( 8 &10 year old) are out and about, he follows along. Wonderful family dog. He is one of the family. When we take him places it is like being with a celebrity. People go out of their way to come and see him. Everyone wants​ to pet him and ask about him. Ruger has all the amazing characteristics of a Ridgeback. Ruger defines why this is such a great breed, and why RR is a great breeder.
M. Mattingly (Phoenix, AZ)

First off, too anyone reading this, if your interested in adding a member to your family and a Ridgeback is the breed you pick Rhodesian Ridgebacks as your go to place. We got our puppy Jackson aka Jax, aka Monster in December of 2014 as a 2 month old puppy. His health was perfect and his looks were amazing, he was the first group of pups from Thati who is incredible to look at. Jax has the best personality anyone could possibly ask for from a dog, he
loves people, other dogs, and doesn't have a bad bone in his body. He is a bit intimidating when he approaches someone new but as soon as he gets to them his ears roll back and the smile comes out. He loves to play and is
very very smart and will try to outwit us at every chance. Jax is now 8 months old and weighs 106Lbs and is in perfect health. When we visit the vets office every employee takes a couple minutes to come check his growth
and say hi. I cannot say everything I want to cause there's just so much but bottom line is Jax has changed our lives in many ways and I could not imagine life without him. Thank you Rhodesian Ridgebacks for this amazing dog and best
wishes.    Tyson & Erica (Clifton Park, NY)

On October 5 we wound though the beautiful fall-colored hills of upstate New York near Worcester to find the home nestled down a picturesque country road. The grounds were pristine and tranquil as we awaited your arrival. After the business part of the transaction was completed sitting at the out-door table surrounded by nature, Lisa brought out our beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, Amari, a wheaten-colored, bright-eyed marvel with a black muzzle that captured our hearts on sight. It is easy to tell his breeding is exceptional. He is so intelligent but is also affectionate, energetic and tolerant with such a calm and gentle spirit. He is a credit to his bloodlines to be sure. We so appreciated having you share your wealth of knowledge with us on training, care and feeding. Your warmth and genuine desire to see that your puppies go to good homes is to be commended. We spent a very pleasurable hour and a half with you and were so pleased to be able to meet Lisa as well. We will always look back fondly at our time at our time with you and hope to visit there again some day. Amari was the perfect gentlemen on the plane trip back to Alabama. On each flight our fellow passengers were unaware that he was aboard as he was so well-behaved and calm. Amari has been nothing but a joy since we’ve been home. He and Otis, our Boston terrier, get along great and he only cries if he needs to go outside, even at night. We have never seen a more agreeable puppy and would recommend you to anyone looking for a top-notch breeder from whom to purchase a high quality puppy. Thank you, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Diane and Lisa for giving us this wonderful opportunity to own this very special friend. Mike and Dvorah (Trussville, Al)

Hi Rhodesian Ridgebacks,  Finally got you some pic of Amari (Rhodesian Ridegack on right), who is 7 months old as you know, but very beautiful as you said he would be. A real heart stopper, he weighs in at a solid 82 pounds, lean and very athletic. A wonderful personality also sweet and loving guy. He is my therepy and my buddy. Thank you soooooooooo much for breeding such a magnificent companion for our family. Will keep in touch as he grows, seems to me this is going to be a very big boy. I'm kkeping him lean and trim, no fat dog here, ha-ha. Much love to you and the guys and Lisa..... Ridgeback lovers forever....Pastor Mike and Dvorah C (Drusoville, AL).

Thought I'd send you some pictures and an update on Amari as he is now almost 18 months old.  As you can see from the pictures he has a beautiful red coat with darker markings with hardly any white in the chest.  He is friendly and happy and is still very playful although he is settling down some what.  He is becoming more obedient all the time and comes when called, goes into his cage on command and the other usual necessities.  He is a pleasure to have as part of the family and we get comments all the time on how beautiful he is thanks to your wonderful breading and selection process.Many Blessings....Mike and Dvorah (Drusoville, AL)

Hope this message finds you well. Thought we’d send another update. Dzimba is doing great! Even with our newest addition Quinn (9 months old last week). Although it was a long winter, we enjoyed the outdoors. And, we’re planning a family trip to the Adirondacks again later this Spring! His is a wonderful puppy – great character, snuggly, energetic, a great family dog and always ready for a hike! We are so happy we were able to adopt him from you. Thank you. We’ll be looking to adopt another puppy in the next year or so… that way Quinn and Dzimba have another playmate! Pictures attached. Enjoy!...Robyn (Yonkers, NY

Update - Josh and I are ready to start talking to you about adopting another Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy from you. You may recall, we adopted our eldest "child", Dzimba, from you . <<I've attached a couple of photos!>> He's goes everywhere with us! He's a PERFECT dog-child! And a great big brother. Quinn and Dzimba are best friends. They follow each other around and rarely leave each other's side. I'm confident there isn't a better dog! We couldn't be happier! We love him dearly! Will you have puppies available again in the coming months? Thank you,
Robyn (Yonkers, NY)

Here's a photo of our Caipi with Alexy taken today. Our puppy is healthy and a well established and happy family member! We will start starting obedience training next week. All the best, and a happy 2013.....Ingo (Stamford, CT)

Newman's mother is Bongo and his father is Duke. Andrew went to New York to get him in February . Newman will be 2 in December and still has his puppy ways! at 6 months old we took him to weekly training classes at a local animal shelter, and he attended a two week overnight doggy bootcamp, 6 months after that Newman is a well behaved, sweet dog. He loves all other dogs and gets along with children very well. We have 3 nieces, a 2 year old, a 1 year old and a 4 month old and "Newm" is very sweet and gentle with them. Our 15 acre property allows for nature walks lots of chasing deer and squirrels. Although, Newman wouldn't hurt them if he did catch one. Newman's daily schedule begins with our cat, Thomas, who wakes us up at 6 am to go catch some mice. Newman goes out and returns on his own within 5 minutes, we think he just like to survey the yard every morning. Newman waits patiently while Emily gets ready for work, then he piles into her car and to spend some of the day in her sister's large, fenced in dog yard with Emily's sister's Weimaraner, occasinally accompanied by her cousins husky mix and beagles mix dogs. After work its time for dinner then a little walk in the yard. Newman loves being with people, he loves to be petted, his coat is so smooth and he is so lovable. Thanks Rhodesian Ridgebacks....Andrew & Emily (Newport, RI)

Hey Rhodesian Ridgebacks !! I'm sorry that you haven't heard from us since we got the puppy. It's been busy with school things going on, plus the puppy (Max) does keep me busy. He is doing great though. Getting big, and he's a punk. He loves to cuddle, he gets along great with my other dog, and he is very smart. Mel needs to download a recent picture of him so I can send it to you. He's growing soooo fast. One of my neighbors that walks everyday says she can see him getting bigger from one day to the next. He can now see out the front door which was a challenge for him before. He would (and still does if he needs to) stand on his back legs with his front legs on my other dogs back so that he could see what was going on outside. It's pretty funny to see it. He is absolutely a beautiful dog. Thanks for providing us with such an amazing dog. I promise to send a picture soon....Cheryl, Mel, Ashley & Emily (Walden, NY)

How are you? I thought I should write and give you an update of how I am doing. You could have not picked a better family for me. The Henneys just love me so much. Their two daughters treat me like a little baby. Every other Saturday they have a trainer come to our house for an hour to teach me how to behave. I look at it as another opportunity to get treats. I do listen and I am improving. Rhodesian Ridgebacks, you would be proud of me. When they take me for a walk everyone who meets me says I am beautiful. I just wag my tail and act like I never heard that before. Ridgebacks are so beautiful. They feed me Sensible Choice just like you suggested. My last trip to the vet I weighed almost 50 pounds and I am now five months old. Tell my mom and dad that I miss them but I am loving life here in Rockford, Michigan. Tell mom that I sleep alot and am nice to other dogs. Tell dad that I look a lot like him and that I can run really fast. I love to play with my soccer ball and when Chet is working in his woodshop I hang around and he calls me his shop dog. He takes me for rides in his van everyday. Mrs. Henney loves me too and she smells really nice. I like to follow her around and she says that she can't get anything done. I can't help that I just love hanging out with my new family. I sent a picture of me lying in Mrs. Henney's chaise lounge. At first I was not allowed to touch it but I kept jumping on it until they gave in. They love me. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks again for choosing the Henneys for me. Tell everyone that I said "Hi" and that Elwood is doing great. Love,....Elwood Henney (the puppy) (Rockford, MI)

Hi Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Diane and the staff, We wanted to let you know how our 15 week old Ridgeback is doing. Hunter (the puppy) is now 36 lbs. He grows bigger with each nap he takes. What a sweet disposition. He is very smart. in the last six weeks we have mastered quite a few commands. Sit, stay, down, paw, heal, no, off, and he is housebroken ( unless we make a mistake understanding his signals). We had a private trainer work with us for the last four weeks, still two more to go and he is doing outstanding. He starts puppy kindergarten on Thursday for an additional six weeks. I can now take him with me for a three mile walk in the morning being that he has had most of his shots. He loves it and looks forward to it. he is great with my customers and they all love him. He has the most beautiful face with his black nose and ears, his markings on his chest look just like his father Duke. he is gorgeous. I cannot stop kissing him. My kids love him and can't get enough of him. He is very spoiled with love. I find the hardest thing is the competition between him and my Shitzu. they really love each other but they both want all the attention. So we are working on that. We have people stopping us in the street because he is such a prince. He has a very proud way about him. Sticking his chest out looking like a very focused and well behaved dog. We call him our baby. Thank you so much for picking out the perfect Ridgeback for our family. we also want you to know that your establishment is most impressive. I will send you a picture of Hunter. Thanks again....Charlie & Kathy C. & Family. (Long Island, NY)