Are You or Aren’t You?
There really are only two kinds of people in this world: Those who love Ridgebacks – and everybody else.
When you fall in love with a breed of dog, it’s impossible to sum up in words exactly what the attraction is, anymore than you can pinpoint what it was that made you fall in love with your wife, or exactly what it is about your best friend that makes her earn that adjective. It’s a combination of physical presence, personality, character and someother indefinable quality, some spark.
I don’t remember when the Rhodesian Ridgeback first entered my consciousness as a breed, but I do remember the day I first met one.
It was high summer in a parking lot in Montauk, on the eastern tip of Long Island –DzThe End,dz as the locals like to call it; head east and the next land mass you hit is Portugal. He was sitting in the shade of his owner’s hot-dog truck. I think his name was Monty. He was the oversized, black-masked, red-wheaten Ridgeback cliché every novice owner wants. I know now that he wasn’t terribly well bred. Continue Reading
The eagle has landed … right on your Ridgeback!
If you've been around Ridgebacks a while, you've doubtless heard the argument about whether the... Read more
What will your Ridgeback be for Halloween?
Halloween is coming, and with it two near certainties: One, your Ridgeback... Read more
Who needs a ridge, anyway?
Not surprisingly, Ridgeback breed culture has always revolved around the ridge. Ever since the... Read more
Horsing Around with Ridgebacks
Many years ago, at a dog show in Virginia, I treated myself to a gold pendant of a... Read more
Hope for Devastating Form of Epilepsy in Young Ridgebacks
I know last week I promised you another update on the 2016 Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress –... Read more
The Mysteries of the Ridge, Revealed!
In late June, more than 200 Rhodesian Ridgeback fanciers from across the planet convened in Lund,... Read more
We Are the World: The Congress is Coming!
The Rhodesian RidgebackWorld Congress is sort of like the Olympics for our breed: Every... Read more
The Love That Dares Not Speak (or Is That Purr?) Its Name …
Ridgebacks and big cats are supposed to be natural enemies. But there are a handful of Ridgebacks... Read more
Anatomy of a Ridgeback Brain
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The Ridgeback’s 12 Days of Christmas
In December 1997, the last time she permitted herself the luxury of Yuletide décor,... Read more
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