Semper Fidelis Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Striving for correct, healthy, performance-driven, versatility

"The only reason to breed dogs... is for the preservation and protection of the breed."   ~P. Hastings

The American Kennel Club is dedicated to 

upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting 

the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and 

function. Founded in 1884, the AKC and its affiliated 

organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family 

companion, advances in canine health and well-being, work 

to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote 

responsible dog ownership.


The American Kennel Club®:


• Records the parentage of dogs, but is not itself 

involved in the sale of dogs and cannot therefore 

guarantee the health and quality of dogs in its registry.


• Sponsors over 15,000 dog competitions each year held 

by licensed and member clubs. Only dog clubs may be 

AKC®  members.


• Supports and promotes the sport of purebred dogs.