Available Kushinda Ridgeback Puppies

We are looking for responsible & suitable homes!

Your next family companion is here at Kushinda!

Puppies are due to whelp June 4, 2011!

Please email Kushinda@pobox.com for more details.

"The Fully-Functional Rhodesian Ridgeback"
KKB v5.1 © 1995-2011 by Dr. Kammi K. Hefner and Kimma B. Hefner

This page was last updated May 31, 2011.

Yes, we still have a Kushinda Ridgeback puppy for you!

To start our adoption process ==> Please email Kushinda@pobox.com and let us know in your email if you are looking for: a male/female puppy, and show/pet quality, liver/back nose & where you are located (PLEASE include your phone number)?


Gweneth's Pedigree
Gweneth's Health Clearances via the OFA Web Site.

Gweneths Show record pulled 05.30.11.jpg
Gweneth on the left
Jessica finshed her CONFORMATION CHAMPIONSHIP in just a few shows!

Jessica's sire Cheetah finihsed #10 AKC 2009 & her sisters Beatrice & Keanu finished #3 & #4 AKC 2009!
Beatrice also won the RRCUS National Specialty Lure Cousring Trial by taking BOB!
Jessica also finished her FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP in just a few trials as well!

Sire: Burner

Burner's brother GCH D'Artagnan was invited to 2010 Eukanuba!



Burner being shown in Marietta OH by Davis !

(left) GCH D'artagnan & Burner (right)!

Burner needs 4 single points to finish his CONFORMATION CHAMPIONSHIP
(right behind his sister Xena) !

Another CHAMPION in 2010


Lewisburg, WV (04/26/09)

Oh yeah, look back up at the 2009 AKC Lure Coursing standings to see my sister Trixie (Tails and Legends) and my other brother Presents!

Now that most all my siblings are titled, maybe Kammi can get me out there competing too in 2011?

Please email Kushinda@pobox.com for details.

Oh! What A Year 2006 Coursing was ...

and how 'bout the show ring?

What were we up to in 2010?

Kushinda is proud to be breeding healthy Ridgebacks that DO what Ridgebacks were bred to DO!

Be sure to ask us for your copy of the 2006 Kushinda Lure Coursing DVD
when you ask about obtainig your Kushinda puppy!

At this time it's a good idea to read more Kushinda Philosophies to answer many of your questions.

If you are seriously interested in a Kushinda Puppy/Dog, please visit Kushinda's Relevant Documents page. Download the Interview Sheet and Sample Contract. Read each document. Complete the Interview Sheet and contact us to discuss the adoption.

If you might be intersted in adopting a young Kushinda dog, please visit Kushinda's Available Young Dogs, or if you are intersted in adopting an older Kushinda dog (retired Champions), please visit Kushinda's Available Older Dogs.

History of the Ridgeback

"The Rhodesian Ridgeback was developed in Rhodesia by the Boer Farmers. He was bred to survive the rigors of harsh country and climate where the fittest survived. He had to be easy to care for and inexpensive to maintain. The Boer required a good hunting dog with stamina to travel long distances over varied terrain to locate game. Once the game was sighted, the dog had to have enough remaining endurance to, in the case of large dangerous game (lions and the like), corner it and be agile enough to escape injury while holding the quarry at bay."¹ After the hunt however, the Boer expected his dog to remain at his side as a loyal companion, on guard constantly protecting not only his family but his livestock and property as well.

At The Lion Hounds of Kushinda, we strive to produce this "fully-Functional Ridgeback" that is able to demonstrate the requirments of the Boer Farmer, by avidly competing in agility, conformation, lure coursing, obedience, and tracking; as well as serving mankind as registered Therapy Dogs.

¹ The Rhodesian Ridgeback by Diane Jacobsen.

Download a 3 page brochure on the History of the RR [an MS Word 97 (3469KB) .doc file] or
download a much smaller JPG file [a JPG file (978KB) .jpg file]

At Kushinda we place each puppy in a suitably matched home.

You are the person to visit Kushinda!