LionRidge Rhodesian Ridgebacks began in 1990 with our first  puppy ridgeback "Aly," (International Ch. Lionridge's Aly Simba, FCH, LCM). Aly was the most perfect ridgeback ever!  About six months later, I added a companion for Aly, "Thor," (Ch. Nalzjehe's King Thor). Thor was the most ornery ridgeback ever!  Both Aly and Thor lived past their 15 year birthdays and are still missed very much.  The compound grew very quickly to three by adding a rescue ridgeback "George".   "George" was my first rescue and my first foster.  George never left LionRidge Since that time, LionRidge usually has a herd of 6 to 12 give or take a rescue here or there, but not all ridgebacks.  Gator Bait, who thought he was a ridgeback, ran the pack. Gator, a patterdale,  was a Katrina rescue in need of great rehabilitation and he never left LionRidge either.  Gator lived to 24 years old and still ornery.   I have not kept every rescue I have fostered, I just try not to foster.  I actually have fostered and adopted out several.  After 34+ years in rescue, I am offically retired, but every now and then......one comes along that I take in and adopt out to a deserving family Please check our rescue page.

LionRidge is located on 20 acres in the trees of the Black Forest of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The dogs have a great property to run and play with lots of wildlife and comforts.  The hounds enjoy lots of activities.  We participate in lure coursing, conformation, agility, tracking, obedience, therapy, herding, barn hunt, fast cat AND we just play a lot.  We keep pretty busy in the dog world, but in the end they're really just pampered house dogs.  As a semi-retired real estate agent by trade, we have a pet supply and printing business (BackYard Buddies and Keep It Wild).   I also have been working with my veterinarian for over 17 years give or take.  I stay very involved in the ridgeback community.  I am  retired from the National Board of Directors for the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the U.S. and with the Ridgeback Trust, Inc (a national rescue group).  Locally, I belong to the Colorado Rhodesian Ridgeback Club,  Rocky Mountain Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, the Araphoe Kennel Club. .
LionRidge breeds occasionally with the intention of producing the finest dogs possible.  We are very diligent in doing health testing of any dog bred and with the puppies we produce.  We test and abide by the guidelines of breeding for Degenerative Myopathy.  We would never breed to produce At-Risk puppies.  We do health testings for thyroid, cardiac, Cerf (eyes), hips, elbows, JME (juvenile epilepsy) and EOAD (hearing) .  LionRidge strives not only for excellent examples of the breed's written standard, but also dogs of fabulous temperment, exceptional athleticism, health, soundness and longevity. Our puppy families become a part of the LionRidge family and we developed friendships that last a lifetime

 We welcome visitors to meet "LionRidge Rhodesian Ridgebacks."