WELCOME TO LIONRIDGE
Since 2013 things have been pretty stressful, but getting better as time goes forward. June 2013 I lost my home and everything in the Black Forest Fires in Colorado. I was able to get my dogs and what I was wearing and that was it. We quickly evacuated and within a few days was notified that the fire had taken my house and most of my trees. I have rebuilt on the land and are HOME AGAIN!!! I am still putting things together, but it is so great to have a home again. Everyone is happy to be home. Thank you for all the well wishes and checking on us throughout this time. I have much appreciated all the help from everyone.
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 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) and I work periodically at a pet crematorium. I stay very involved in the ridgeback community. I am recently retired from the National Board of Directors for the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the U.S. and still active with the Ridgeback Trust, Inc (a national rescue group). Locally, I belong to the Colorado Rhodesian Ridgeback Club, Colorado Lure Coursing Association, Rocky Mountain Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, the Colorado Springs Kennel Club, and work with the Rocky Mountain Hound Association whose ethics we abide by.
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 and Baer (hearing) when available. 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."