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The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a versatile hunting dog whose origins are found in South Africa. They were bred to hunt and bring to bay big game, most notably, but not limited to, lions, and to guard the family farms. The dogs were valued not only for their friendly and loyal temperaments, but for their intelligence, speed and bravery. Some wonderful resources for more information on the breed are:
"The Rhodesian Ridgeback" by Anne Woodrow
"The Complete Rhodesian Ridgeback" by Peter Nicholson and Janet Parker
"Rhodesian Ridgeback Pioneers" by Linda Costa
Kengali Rhodesian Ridgebacks was founded in 1997 by Ginny Merchant, based in Eustis, FL and George Brown, based in New York, NY. Jennifer and Neal Skula, based in Port Jefferson, NY soon joined our team! Our mutual passion for the breed soon led to a combined effort to produce superior dogs that are true to the original breed standard, both in form and function. We are proud to be members of our national breed club - The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States. Additionally, Ginny is a founding member of The Sunshine State Rhodesian Ridgeback Club and a member of the West Volusia Kennel Club and Seminole Dog Fanciers Association.
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