Semper Fidelis Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Striving for correct, healthy, performance-driven, versatility



About Ember: 


Birthday: April 23, 2012 

Ember was bred by Deborah and Thomas Adams of Orangewood Rhodesian Ridgebacks in Valley Center, California.

Ember is red wheaten with a black nose and mask. She is 77 pounds and is 26 inches at the shoulder. She is a standard sized Ridgeback that has a feminine Build. Ember is very sweet and passed this trait onto her puppies. She has a little bit higher energy than some of my past dogs but did not seem to pass this onto her puppies. Her puppies are sweet and confident. 

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Health Testing

               Eyes: NORMAL  2015, 2016             


Thyroid: NORMAL, 2016, Elevated T4 & FT4-Feb 2019

      OFA HIPS: GOOD      

Elbow Xrays: NORMAL via CT (information here) Grade 1 OFA

Degenerative Myelopathy: NORMAL (she is not a carrier)

               Early Onset Adult Deafness: High Confidence CLEAR                
Dentition: FULL/COMPLETE Dentition

B-Locus (liver gene): Bb  

  Ember carries the gene to produce liver puppies 
RR Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmia DNA: Positive Homozygous (March 2017) 
Her puppies were holter monitor tested for this as the test became available after they were born.

All health certificates are available upon request.


Allergies: Ember is not allergic to anything and does not appear to have any food sensitivities.


Even though Ember competes in shows and performance, she is still first and foremost a spoiled companion. she loves her blankets and soft beds. She has FOMO (fear of missing out) so you won't be able to grab your keys and get out the door without her knowing. She loves to ride in the car and loves to go explore new places. She has a decently high prey drive so will chase anything that moves. She loves stuffed toys and will do basically anything for treats. 

Above Photo courtesy of Alan Muldawer


Accomplishments & Performance Info Below

At 8 weeks of age Ember flew under the seat on an airplane with me from San Diego, California to Baltimore, Maryland. She did fantastic and all the worries I had were for naught.

Completed her first puppy Kindergarten class the beginning of August, 2012.

September, 2012 became an AKC Puppy STAR and completed her second basic obedience class.

Canine Good Citizen at 6 months of age at our 2012 Nationals (then she promptly ate her ribbon).

20140524 Certified to run ASFA, Littlestown, PA

2014 0525-26 Two first place and BEST IN FIELD (10 pts) Littlestown, PA

20140714 Completed her AKC QC on June 14, 2014 certifying her to run in AKC trials.

20140706 Picked up her first conformation point July 6, 2014, under Judge Ann H Roth, West Friendship, MD

20140809 Earned two points at an AKC Lure Coursing Field trial, Pennsville, NJ

20150320-21 Earned two first placements for ASFA (12 pts, one without competition), Pennsville, NJ, 

20150404-05 Two First placements and a Best of Breed for ASFA (20 pts), Littlestown, PA

20150411 Reserve to the Major under Judge Paula Nykiel in Harrisburg, PA.

20150424 Reserve under Judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine, Bear, DE

20150425 Winners Bitch (2 pts) under Judge Bonnie Threlfall, Bear, DE

20150426 Reserve under Judge Susan M. Carr, Bear, DE

20150503 Second place at Regional Specialty under Judge Susan St John Brown, West Windsor, NJ

20150504 Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of opposite (2 pts) 

under Judge Joy S Brewster, West Windsor, NJ

20150523-25 Three first placements two with competition, one without at an ASFA field trial (24 pts), Littlestown, PA

20150626 Winners Bitch under judge Joe C Walton in Richmond, VA (4 pts)

20150627 Winners Bitch under judge Elizabeth Muthard in Richmond, VA (3 pts)

20150703 Reserve to the major under Judge JoAnne M Buehler, West Friendship, MD

20150906 Best of winners and major win (4pts) under Judge Miriam Paula Pontes, Bridgewater, NJ

20151128-29 Two first placements at an ASFA field trial (one without competition), (12 points), Littlestown, PA

20161112 Ember competed in her first LGRA race meet. She earned a first placement with competition! Hydes, MD.

20170311-12 Two first placements from the open class in ASFA with no competition (8 points), Littlestown, PA

20170326 - First place and Best of Breed at ASFA field trial (12 points) in Pennsville, New Jersey at JRRWA to earn her field Championship!.

Cumulative Points:


Ember is an ASFA Field Champion

Ember has 2 AKC Points out of 15 toward her FC

Ember earned her AKC Championship with three majors all OWNER-HANDLED by myself.

Ember loves to run, and if she didn't love it so much, I wouldn't even try to take her. She barks at the lure and vibrates at the line. There is nothing else in life that makes her happier.

Above photos courtesy of Shody Lytle.

Ember's First Conformation Point 6/7/2014

Ember's First ASFA field trial and first Best In Field, May 2014

Ember at three years of age.

2012 Nationals, six months old

Ember above is in blue.