Striving for correct, healthy, performance-driven, versatility

The dogs pictured above were the first three Ridgebacks I owned
from 2004-2016. Left to right, Mika, Khoi, and Siege. 

The American Kennel Club is a registry for canine pedigrees.

Purchasing a pedigreed dog does not mean you are getting

a dog that is healthy or temperamentally sound. This is where

the buyer needs to "responsibly shop" and ask breeders

if they are doing health testing, and to provide those tests. Your breeder should also be doing temperament tests when the pups are 7-8 weeks.