I have owned and shown other breeds but when my first Ridgeback arrived in December 1990, I was captured. Bridon’s RokiShoals At Last (10/90 to 05/02) was a wonderful companion and was the impetus for my devotion to this breed.
Ch. Kwetu’s Peace Chance ROM "Brenna" (2/91 to 7/02) joined us in 1991. Brenna became the foundation for RokiShoals Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Ch. RokiShoals Crimson Kwetu (2/94 - 9/06) was born in Brenna's first litter and became our first home-bred champion. Crimson had a huge impact on the future of RokiShoals. From our start with Brenna and Crimson we have evolved in recent years to producing the #1 Stud Dog for 2014 with 13 champions produced, Ch. RokiShoals Lenny Man on the Side, ROM. Lenny repeated as 2015 #1 Stud Dog (tied) with 8 champions produced.
My goal is to produce healthy, sound tempered, structurally correct Ridgebacks to share your home. All breeding dogs have hips and elbows certified free of dysplasia and are checked for other congenital abnormalities. All puppies are raised in our home with outdoor exposure at an appropriate age. I strive to place socialized, well-adjusted puppies into permanent homes. The temperament on our dogs does not lean toward watch or guard dogs but they make wonderful companions.
I am a member of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the U.S. and a founding member and current officer of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Association of Metro Atlanta. I stay active in Ridgeback rescue. Other qualifications are listed under Accomplishments.