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The Dogs

The "Kennel"


I use the word "kennel" loosely because ultimately, the dogs live in my home and participate in almost all facets of my life. If a real description needs to be made, it could be said that I live in the dog house with the dogs. The dogs have manners, are trained, and are expected to mind. However, they are spoiled and have full access to the house under supervision. I do crate train my dogs and believe it sets them up for success if they have a medical procedure or need to be kept quiet. They are exceptional travelers and go with me nearly everywhere. 

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Venus' Consider This A Professional Courtesy



CH Celtic Lore's Just Like Fire TKN X FC Venus' Never Stab the Devil In the Back SC

Pedigree not posted                  Health Testing Here


Roma is Crane's half sister from Venus Ridgebacks 2023 "Keanu Reeves Movie One-Liner litter", bred by Kasey and Dale Parks out of Canon, Georgia. Both her registered name and call name come from the John Wick series. Roma is confident, vocal, and sassy with a beautiful brown nose. She has already met dozens of people, has mastered traveling in the car, and has been to lots of events.


Roma earned her first conformation point the very first time in the show ring under judge Christine Martinez who had lots of nice things to say about her. She has also done a few short lure coursing practices and is keen on the lure. Roma is well on her way.





Venus' Villainy Wears Many Masks



CH Celtic Lore's Dark Tales SC CGC TKN BCAT FDC X FC Venus' Never Stab the Devil In the Back SC

Pedigree not posted                  Health Testing Here


Crane is from Venus Ridgebacks 2022 "Horror Movie One-Liner litter", bred by Kasey and Dale Parks out of Canon Georgia. She is named after the fictional Ichabod Crane. Crane has been to shows and events, exposed to lure coursing and shows great interest and promise on the coursing field. Crane has met dozens of people, has been to tons of different places, experienced close range aircraft, long range artillery fire, small arms fire, has traveled long and short distances in the car, and has taken everything in stride. She has a solid, unflappable temperament and is the life of the party.


Crane has the start of her health testing done and has been 24-hour holter tested, however, she will not be used in our breeding program due to some environmental allergies. At 18 months of age she weighs in at 68 pounds. Crane will start on the lure coursing field competitively in 2024.  





Hekima C-Timu Amani



SE UCH DK PL CH Amazulu M'Pele in Sunshine X Lewanika Kwasa-Kwasa


I imported Faroe from Denmark during the height of Covid at 9 weeks of age. He has an absolutely fabulous temperament, has never met a stranger, and gets along with every dog he meets. Faroe does have an allergy to storage mites, which live in dog food, cheese, and other dry goods. Fortunately, this was discovered when he was temporarily eating kibble, so switching to raw food resolved the problem completely. Sadly only one testicle made an appearance, so he was not able to be shown or used as a breeding prospect. Faroe lives with some excellent Ridgeback friends as their well-loved pet.

Faroe occasionally comes back for visits and gets along beautifully with my dogs. His temperament is absolutely to die for. 





MBIF DC Venus' You Don't Mess with the Zohan MC LCX CGC TKN CA LCM


7/8/2016 -  4/12/2024

GCHG Celtic Lore's Perfect Storm JC x DC Venus' Zoli Safari Express 12 MC LCX

Pedigree Here    Health Testing Here

Scrappy was bred by Venus Ridgebacks. She came to me at age 3.5. She was the perfect dog at the exact right time.  Scrappy had a huge personality, she smiled, and loved to be loved by anyone.  Scrappy  finished 2021 as the number one combined RRCUS Lure Coursing Ridgeback in the US, defeating more dogs over the course of the year than any other dog. 

Sadly Scrappy was tragically lost in April 2024 during a routine vet visit for a tooth extraction for an injured tooth at a Canine Dental Specialist. Scrappy had been prepped for surgery after bloodwork, the IV catheter was placed, and a dose of Cerenia was administered intravenously. Within a minute of receiving the Cerenia, Scrappy began symptoms of severe anaphylaxis, (foaming at the mouth, convulsing) and went into cardiac arrest. After several attempts to revive her, she was unresponsive. She has left a gaping hole in my household and in my heart.   




BIF FC Semper Fidelis' Ashes of Fire TT SC


8/6/2016 - 12/4/2019

GCHS Shabani's Royal Fortune SC X BIF CH Orangewood's Intriguing Semper Fidelis SC CGC Fch

Pedigree Here    Health Testing Here

Harper was born in my home (Ember X Pirate) and was an incredible athlete and overall amazing dog. I had the closest bond with her that I have had with any dog. Harper had an old soul, a fabulous confident temperament, and never met a stranger. She had one of the nicest heads I have ever seen on a liver-nosed dog with great pigment and a dark brown muzzle. Harper finished 2019 tied for number ten in RRCUS combined lure coursing posthumously. Sadly she never made it to her 4th birthday as she was discovered to be loaded with adenocarcinoma at the end of 2019 and had to be let go. Her five siblings are all still alive and doing well. 




CH Intrigue'd Khoisan by Tam Lyn SC CGC TDI HIC HRQ1 HRQ2 TT 


7/3/2007 - 9/19/2019

DC Tandiwe's Intrigue'N Mission MC CGC HIC TDI TT RN Fch ROM CH Sengei's Gentle Tempest

Pedigree Here      Health Testing here 

Khoi was bred by Tam Lyn Ridgebacks. Khoi was my first show dog. She had an incredible temperament and showed me the ropes of conformation showing. Khoi coursed, however, she was not very consistent and never finished her field championship. Sadly she was diagnosed with thyroid disease (autoimmune thyroiditis) at age three, so was spayed and was never part of a breeding program. Khoi lived to be twelve. 




CH Orangewood's Intriguing Semper Fidelis SC FCH


4/23/2012 - 7/26/2019

GCH Manzanita's Trifecta JC X Orangewood's Over the Moon SC

Pedigree Here    Health Testing Here

Ember was bred by Orangewood Ridgebacks. Ember did not have what would be considered a correct temperament for the breed by most breed experts (lack of confidence, anxiety, flightiness, etc). I finished her in the show ring singlehandedly because she could not be shown by a handler. She was not a consistent coursing dog due to her lack of confidence. Against my better judgment, with encouragement from her breeder, I bred her in 2016. She produced 6 puppies of which 3 are medicated for allergies (chronic ear infections, face rubbing, etc), four have overbites, and two with incorrect temperaments (lack of confidence). At age seven she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and crossed the rainbow bridge. 




CH Intrigue's RS Lie Down With Lions CGC


3/23/2019 - 1/30/2016

DC Tandiwe's Intrigue'N Mission MC RN FCh CGC HIC TDI TT X GCH Intrigue's Madeira Trojan Moon SC RN FCh CGC HIC TDI ET

Pedigree Here      Health Testing Here 

Siege was Bred by Intrigue Ridgebacks. He loved being a show dog and was goofy with a great temperament. Siege did not course beyond the first pulley and was not interested in jogging or any type of exercise that lasted more than 10 minutes. Sadly he had horrible environmental allergies which caused chronic ear infections, paw licking, scratching, and face rubbing. I made the decision to neuter him and he was never part of a breeding program. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma just before his seventh birthday. 




Kenya Mufasa Mika MC RN CGC HIC TDI HRQ1 HRQ2


7/3/2004 - 11/28/2013

Kabaka Bayete Mufasa X Faulhaber's Kenya


Mika was my first Ridgeback. She was acquired from a breeder who did not health test or prove their dogs either in the show ring or on the field. I learned about the importance of health testing, and how conformation impacts aging. Mika was my first performance dog and absolutely lived for lure coursing. She was the dog that got me involved in the sport and ultimately led me to getting a conformation prospect. I had many firsts with Mika. She was never shown in conformation and was never part of a breeding program. She showed me the ropes and taught me about the breed. 

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