Reputable Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeders

Finding a reputable breeder for a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy shouldn't present a problem for an individual that takes responsibility for learning a few simple characteristics that good breeders possess. People get into trouble when they make impulse purchases. Impulse purchases happen frequently at pet shops, where there is very little information about the animal under considersation. It is almost always a mistake to buy a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy from a pet shop, or from the newspaper, or from any source whose sole objective is selling puppies.

 
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks could be dying due to over-vaccinations

Studies demonstrating long-term (more than 3 years) duration of immunity for the canine rabies vaccine have already been published.  In 1992, a French research team led by Michel Aubert published the results of a rabies challenge study in Scientific Technical Review (Rev. sci.tech. Off. int. Epiz.) 1992, 11 (3), 735-760 in which they demonstrated that dogs were immune to a rabies challenge 5 years after vaccination.

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Considering a Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy?

Whenever you speak to someone acclimating to a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy for the first time, you'll notice that they are generally amazed at the calm yet courageous demeanor this breed possesses. It is quite common for owners of previous kinds of dogs to make a pact with themselves that they will never own another breed other than a Rhodesian Ridgeback ever again.

 
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Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy stories

This page is strictly for those who have a Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy. In fact, you can have more than one if you want – But we want nothing but your photos and stories of Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies to enjoy and talk about.

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Rethinking Vaccination of Puppies

While in recent years many vets have embraced progressive attitudes about vaccination, many still cling to outdated ideas. Among them: giving "annual shots" for core canine diseases such as distemper and parvovirus when three years is considered to be the minimum interval between boosters, or giving vaccines that are not recommended at all, such as coronavirus. (If this sound like your vet, consult the American Animal Hospital Association's newly updated canine vaccination guidelines at aahanet.org, and consider switching to a veterinary professional who is not still in the Pleistocene era.)

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A video showing the hunting instincts of the Rhodesian Ridgeback