PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION IN SELECTING YOUR PUPPY
People seeking a RR should be careful to check that the breeders are CKC registered.  There are a number of breeders who have been involved with Rhodesian Ridgebacks for many years and indeed some who have just started but all of whom are genuinely interested in maintaining the characteristics of the breed and in producing dogs with good temperament.  Unfortunately, there are some people who are concerned solely with financial return, and therefore pay very little attention to breed standards, genetics, or temperament.
Potential buyers are warned to ascertain that any breeder from whom they are contemplating buying a puppy is registered with either the CKC or the AKC; has followed the guidelines required by either of these organizations in order to be able to genuinely state that this is a purebred Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy and that the bloodlines of the parents are distinct.
Potential buyers should be prepared to visit the kennels to meet the breeder and the Sire and Dam of the puppies in order to learn more about the breed characteristics and temperament of the dogs.

So you want to get a puppy? And of course you want a healthy one with as much assurance as possible that it will always be healthy. Indeed, responsible breeders share that hope and undertake a series of tests to determine that the parents are not carrying any of the genetic defects that can influence long term health such as hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, cardiac disease etc. Established breeders are usually members of both their national club and their breed club, both of which will have a code of responsible breeding which they agree to follow. They also are careful that the parents are not related too closely to each other and to feed a good diet, both to the pregnant bitch and to her puppies. These considerations apply to all puppies, whether purebred or crossbred. Unfortunately there are a lot of puppies that are offered for sale whose parents have not been screened and/ or have not been fed as well as they might have. Of course, these tests and good feeding add to the breeder’s costs so one clue as to the level of care is whether the puppies that are being offered for sale at a lower price and also whether they are being offered on social media. Established breeders, particularly of purebred dogs, usually have waiting lists of hopeful buyers because of their reputation for offering healthy pups, and so do not resort to social media outlets.

There are a number of questions that you can ask the breeder that should address these concerns;

Have they been breeding long?

Have they tested the parents for genetic elements defects?

Can they provide family trees for the parents?

Are they members of their national dog club (e.g. Canadian Kennel Club or American Kennel Club) and of their breed club?

Have any of their puppies in previous litters shown behavioural problems?

Will they, the breeder, provide lifelong assistance if asked?

Will they take the dog back at any time in its life, regardless of the reason for seeking rehoming?

What form of heath guarantee do they offer (usually a year) ?

Since the club makes no recommendations, it is suggested that a potential buyer contact a couple of breeders from this page or on the CKC puppyfinder in order to develop a workable relationship between their prospective home and the breeder. Reputable breeders will screen potential homes and expect references as well have references to offer.
2020 RRCEC MEMBER BREEDERS
 
NOTE: The RRCEC member breeders listed below have paid a fee for this listing.

Angelridge
Ellen Ceccanese
1441 Riverview Rd
Serpent River, ON
(705) 846-2033

Elevage Cataraqui
Valerie Michaud and Kevin Mansey
1920 Ch de la Montagne
Luskville, Quebec
819-455-2729
dogs@cataraquiridgebacks.com
www.cataraquiridgebacks.com

Foxtrot
Lisa Conley
582 Jericho Rd, Demorestville, ON
K0K 1W0
613-847-1177
www.foxtrot

Jamatza
Jackie McWilliam
jackiemcwilliam@sympatico.ca
905-376-5180

Kopera
Diana and Leah Hogan
Koperarhodesians.com
Kopera Reg’d
519-775-2852
danddhogan@rogers.comkennel.com

Mountainridge
Diana Pethick and Jim Beckett
Mountain, Ontario
between Ottawa and the St. Lawrence
1-613-989-2860
skyridge@ripnet.com
beckettj@ripnet.com
www.mountainridgekennel.com

Nirokii
Tina Andreatos
Alexandria, Ontario
www.nirokii.com
glasspheres@hotmail.com
450-458-9974

PrideRock
Heather Allison
heather.priderock@gmail.com
www.priderockridgebacks.com

Ridgeville 
Wade L. Daboll
1994 Hansler Street
RR#1Ridgeville ON
Canada L0S1M0T:
905-641-8337
www.ridgevillerr.ca
wade@ridgevillerr.ca

Ridishia
Pat Roy and Phil Desrochers
Hawkesbury, Ontario
ridishia@hotmail.com
www.ridishiaridgebacks.ca
Pat Roy Ridishia on facebook

Royal City
Doug Willows and Leigh Bishop
Guelph, ON
519-265-6554
royalcityridgebacks@yahoo.ca
www.royalcityridgebacks.com

Sarjo
Cindy Maurer
Mildmay, ON
(226)230-0679
sarjokennels@gmail.com
Facebook: Sarjo’s Ridgebacks & Misfits
www.sarjokennels.com

Skaduwee
Jody Leboeuf
Woodslee, ON
519-564-7496
leboeuf1999@yahoo.com

Shambatsvuku
George Whitney
22 4th Chute Road
Douglas, On
613-649-0125
whitneyg4@gmail.com
www.shumbatsvuku-kennels.com