We are planning two litters for 2013
**Remember, Mother Nature controls the timing of these events so dates are approximate**
Because we receive many inquiries, we would find it very helpful if you could
fill out a puppy questionnaire to open a dialogue.
If you are interested in our next litter please fill out a questionnaire and return it to us.
Please understand that when you come to visit, you are being invited into our home.
The dogs are not our business. When we don't have puppies we have "real" full-time jobs,
so if it takes a few days to get back to you - please be patient.
About Our Puppies
Health and Temperament -
are the most important aspect of our breeding program followed very closely by the
Canadian Kennel Club’s Rhodesian Ridgeback breed standard. .All of our breeding dogs are tested for several health issues and will be certified clear
for a minimum of hips, elbows, thyroid,cardiac and DM .
All Ridgebacks are not created equal.
You may have no interest in owning a show dog
but healthy genes, intelligence and good temperament are just as crucial for a pet.
What you can expect from a Priderock puppy?
All puppies will be microchipped or tattooed, multiple Vet checks, de-wormed,
initial vaccinations and CKC registered.
We will provide a guarantee against hereditary defects
as well as a life time of support.
From the time puppies are born to the time they go to their new homes, a great deal of love, handling and socialization has been done. This is something the new owner needs to continue.
Providing proper socialization and training for your puppy is essential
and as part of our contract, we insist you complete at least one level of organized training.
If you cannot invest the time and effort necessary to effectively train
and socialize your dog,
please do not get a dog!
You might want to consider a different type of pet
such as a cat, bird, rabbit, fish or even a reptile.
As Reputable Breeders,
Show potential / Companion/Puppies
have no obvious faults and deemed possible to earn a conformation championship.
However, most of these puppies are placed in companion homes and only a select few are thoughtfully placed homes allowing the dog to be shown.
means puppy may have obvious faults or undesirables such as excessive white, too much black throughout the coat, no ridge, extra- or - no whorls, kinked or shorter tail, etc. Faults of this nature are cosmetic and do not affect the dog’s health or longevity.
These puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract and
are not suitable for showing in conformation or for breeding.
Please check out our FAQs page for additional information.
When considering a Ridgeback ....
please keep in mind that Ridgebacks are very powerful, large dogs that
are independent thinkers.
*They can be quite stubborn, and are not well known for their reliability off leash*
They do have a protective instinct and we insist you attend obedience
classes and keep your dog well socialized.
Please visit our FAQ's page for answers to some common questions.
Most Ridgeback Clubs elaborate on the breed's characteristics on their websites.
Please visit our
to get further information.
A word about
A word about
We do not operate a "kennel"
Our dogs live in our home as cherished members of our family.
Our puppies are born & raised underfoot, - REALLY!
Having a litter is not something we take lightly.
We breed because we are hoping to produce a show potential puppy for ourselves,
not as a source of income.
When we have puppies in the house it is a 24/7 job.
They require and deserve constant attention and stimulation.
We strive to place puppies in homes where they would be treated as they would here.
Please take a few minutes to read the information on this page.
This decision should be as important to you, as it is to us.
Take your time and choose carefully.
All dogs are not created equal, all Ridgebacks are not the same
and every breeder is not a good fit for your needs.
Try to meet as many breeders as you can to compare.
There are tons of Ridgeback groups on Facebook. Become friends with them & try to get out to meet them and their dogs - that will be the best research you can do!
Before you make any decisions, please take a moment to ask yourself
if you honestly have the time & patience required to raise a puppy right now?
Far to many people take on a youngster when their lifestyle simply doesn't allow them
the time required to "properly" raise a puppy.
Many breeders have youngsters they have held back to see how they mature. If they are not turning out to be their next great show dog, chances are they may be available.
Please also consider adopting a Ridgeback from
These are dogs that are often surrendered for reasons that have nothing to do with the dogs behavior but rather the owners unfortunate circumstances.