About Rhodesian Ridgebacks:
A large and muscular dog, the Rhodesian Ridgeback was not only developed as hunter but also as a family protector. The breed can be light wheaten to red wheaten and are sleek and glossy in appearance. Originally bred to hunt lions the breed is also known as the African Lion Hound. (source)
Jackson is our first Rhodesian Ridgeback and also our first show dog. We kind of tripped into conformation by accident — I was looking for a pet, but Nathan fell in love with Jackson while he was still in the whelping box, and when Marsa offered to let us purchase him, it was with the request that we also show him to his Championship.
I asked Marsa to give me a puppy with a rock-solid temperament first and foremost, and she delivered in spades. Jackson is a go-anywhere, do-anything dog. He’s sweet with people and with other dogs, strangers and familiar. Even though Jackson’s show career was very short-lived, it was enough to get me hooked on the sport and introduce me to some amazing dog people!
In 2014, we hope to start competing with Jackson in lure coursing and obedience.