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  • Sarah

    Sarah Castle Rock, CO

    :love::love::love: Hi June- I wanted to know how lucky we are. This last weekend we had a house full of family. Total about 15 people in the house at any time. Plus, 2 additional four-legged friends (a 2 mon old weimaraner and a 9 mon old black mouth curr). FULL HOUSE!!! Anyway, it was the first time Krystal (now 7 mon) had been around so many people all at once. And has only recently started taking her to the local dog park for socialization with other dogs. She did outstanding! We were so impressed. She stayed away for awhile, but once she figured out how much strength to use with the smaller dogs she did great. All she got were compliments on how gentle she was with the other puppies and with Rottie (our 2yr old male chihuahua). She was kind and polite to all the guests, even when the food was starting to be passed around. She sat and kept her distance. By the time the visit was over EVERYONE wanted to sneek her out the door and into their car to take home with them. We are so lucky and blessed to have such a perfect girl as :love: Krystal :love: in our lives.

    lovelovelove Hi June- I wanted to know how lucky we are. This last weekend we had a house full of family. Total about 15 people in the house at any time. Plus, 2 additional four-legged friends (a 2 mon old weimaraner and a 9 mon old black mouth curr). FULL HOUSE!!! Anyway, it was the first time Krystal (now 7 mon) had been around so many people all at once. And has only recently started taking her to the local dog park for socialization with other dogs. She did outstanding! We were so impressed. She stayed away for awhile, but once she figured out how much strength to use with the smaller dogs she did great. All she got were compliments on how gentle she was with the other puppies and with Rottie (our 2yr old male chihuahua). She was kind and polite to all the guests, even when the food was starting to be passed around. She sat and kept her distance. By the time the visit was over EVERYONE wanted to sneek her out the door and into their car to take home with them.

    We are so lucky and blessed to have such a perfect girl as love Krystal love in our lives.

  • Karen

    Karen Hudson, WI

    June, I want to tell you that I have gotten so many compliments lately on what a nice dog I have. I recently went to MO and KS to visit my family and Mattie went with me. These were all new experiences and new places for and she behaved wonderfully. She had the run of the house at my parents (they do not have house pets) and she slept in a canvas kennel in the bedroom with me at night and was great. My father has had hunting dogs all of his life and he was so impressed with Mattie’s disposition and behavior for a 7 month old dog. We recently had a small dinner party and my husband’s boss was so impressed she behaved so well he thought she was an “old dog” and he also commented his older house dogs did not behave anywhere as well as she did. She definitely is not obedience competition material and is whining right now to go outside to play but she is a sweetheart of a dog. Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you as a proud “parent” but also in appreciation to you for your breeding program and input in the selection process of which pup to pick. Mattie is the perfect fit for us. Thanks again June.

    June,

    I want to tell you that I have gotten so many compliments lately on what a nice dog I have. I recently went to MO and KS to visit my family and Mattie went with me. These were all new experiences and new places for and she behaved wonderfully. She had the run of the house at my parents (they do not have house pets) and she slept in a canvas kennel in the bedroom with me at night and was great. My father has had hunting dogs all of his life and he was so impressed with Mattie’s disposition and behavior for a 7 month old dog. We recently had a small dinner party and my husband’s boss was so impressed she behaved so well he thought she was an “old dog” and he also commented his older house dogs did not behave anywhere as well as she did. She definitely is not obedience competition material and is whining right now to go outside to play but she is a sweetheart of a dog.

    Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you as a proud “parent” but also in appreciation to you for your breeding program and input in the selection process of which pup to pick. Mattie is the perfect fit for us.

    Thanks again June.

  • Suzie Allard

    Suzie Allard Maryville, TN

    We are so happy that two of our family members are KK Ridgebacks! I've had at least one ridgeback in the family for more than 30 years and these two are some of the most special. Attila (Pagan x Mawenza) is now 5 and is a wonderful companion, traveler and farm dog. He loves to meet people when we are "in the city" and takes good care of us and the farm at home. Whenever we talk to him, he cocks his head to the side to listen and you can see his understanding in his shining dark eyes. My son, who likes to say he was raised by ridgebacks, says Attila is a terrific "brother." When we heard about the "Orphan Litter" we knew it was time to bring another ridgeback home and Mikhail Sputnik Scholar (Misha is his name at home & Sputnik means "little traveling companion") flew into TN in Nov 2006. Misha is more exhuberant and high energy than Tila, but he is just as smart and lovable. THis summer he accompanied me and my son on our travels, staying in hotels, riding elevators, and joining us for lunch and dinner at sidewalk cafes in Baltimore, Washington DC and the southeast. Whether it is Tila, Misha or the two of them together, people always comment on how our big boys are so well behaved and comfortable around people, which means they can come almost everywhere we go (yes I have a big car!) But I also know what wonderful guard dogs they are at home or for something they deem their territory. I think this ability to discern between "friendly time" and "watch dog time" is part of their good breeding and wonderful socialization as puppies before they even arrived at our homes. Thank you June for helping us add such wonderful family members!!

    We are so happy that two of our family members are KK Ridgebacks! I've had at least one ridgeback in the family for more than 30 years and these two are some of the most special. Attila (Pagan x Mawenza) is now 5 and is a wonderful companion, traveler and farm dog. He loves to meet people when we are "in the city" and takes good care of us and the farm at home. Whenever we talk to him, he cocks his head to the side to listen and you can see his understanding in his shining dark eyes. My son, who likes to say he was raised by ridgebacks, says Attila is a terrific "brother." When we heard about the "Orphan Litter" we knew it was time to bring another ridgeback home and Mikhail Sputnik Scholar (Misha is his name at home & Sputnik means "little traveling companion") flew into TN in Nov 2006. Misha is more exhuberant and high energy than Tila, but he is just as smart and lovable. THis summer he accompanied me and my son on our travels, staying in hotels, riding elevators, and joining us for lunch and dinner at sidewalk cafes in Baltimore, Washington DC and the southeast. Whether it is Tila, Misha or the two of them together, people always comment on how our big boys are so well behaved and comfortable around people, which means they can come almost everywhere we go (yes I have a big car!) But I also know what wonderful guard dogs they are at home or for something they deem their territory. I think this ability to discern between "friendly time" and "watch dog time" is part of their good breeding and wonderful socialization as puppies before they even arrived at our homes. Thank you June for helping us add such wonderful family members!!

  • Sarah

    Sarah Oshkosh, WI

    Hi June! Finally got this done...hope you enjoy the pics! Jag (AKA Rex) still continues to surprise us with his good and no-so-good days--but he's family. We're trying our darndest!:) Feel free to add the pics to your website under Friends and Family... BTW, at Rex's heartworm check, my vet who had asked for your info to pass on to their friends who wanted a ridgie got one from you! Congrats! Thanks for being a great breeder we can recommend: especially to a vet! Thanks for everything... :agree:

    Hi June! Finally got this done...hope you enjoy the pics! Jag (AKA Rex) still continues to surprise us with his good and no-so-good days--but he's family. We're trying our darndest!smile Feel free to add the pics to your website under Friends and Family...

    BTW, at Rex's heartworm check, my vet who had asked for your info to pass on to their friends who wanted a ridgie got one from you! Congrats! Thanks for being a great breeder we can recommend: especially to a vet! Thanks for everything...


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  • Tara

    Tara AZ

    Just wanted to do a little more bragging about Suki who is a credit to your kennel: I took her to a park the other day and while she was being walked by a 3 year old girl (not my daughter - someone she had never met before), two preschool classes got off their busses and paraded through the playground. They noisily walked right by Suki and this little girl and although it was just her holding the leash, Suki just stood there, politely wagging her tail. She did not so much as lean towards one of them, let aIone lunge. I got over there quickly just in case (there are always going to be some kids who are scared of dogs), but I never even had to hold the leash! Then later, a few of the preschool kids from the bus walked/ran her around the playground and she was perfect. Now, to be completely honest, I should tell you that we did go on a run earlier that morning, and she might have been a little tired from that. But still, I think that she behaved impeccably and is great PR for her breed (and your kennel). Of course while we were there, someone started asking me all about her, "Where did you get her? She seems really mellow. Are they all this mello?" This kind of thing happens all the time. Thanks for a great dog June!

    Just wanted to do a little more bragging about Suki who is a credit to your kennel: I took her to a park the other day and while she was being walked by a 3 year old girl (not my daughter - someone she had never met before), two preschool classes got off their busses and paraded through the playground. They noisily walked right by Suki and this little girl and although it was just her holding the leash, Suki just stood there, politely wagging her tail. She did not so much as lean towards one of them, let aIone lunge. I got over there quickly just in case (there are always going to be some kids who are scared of dogs), but I never even had to hold the leash! Then later, a few of the preschool kids from the bus walked/ran her around the playground and she was perfect. Now, to be completely honest, I should tell you that we did go on a run earlier that morning, and she might have been a little tired from that. But still, I think that she behaved impeccably and is great PR for her breed (and your kennel). Of course while we were there, someone started asking me all about her, "Where did you get her? She seems really mellow. Are they all this mello?" This kind of thing happens all the time.

    Thanks for a great dog June!

  • Rich

    Rich CA

    Today I am the proud father of a very special little lady. She is absolutely amazing. She did very very well from the time I walked up to her crate to her first night here in Cali. i walked up to the crate and kneeled down to see such a sweet and very quiet little girl, just hangin out waiting for me as if she knew I was coming. i placed her outside near my truck, she took a step out just to peek at california and then stepped back in, I gave her some treats and she came out to give me a big kiss. She immediately started exploring around and playfully coming back to me to check in. She did tinkle in her crate so it was midnight before she went again out in her designated spot in the yard. She has now gone there for her business 4 times. She started out for bedtime in her crate, she cried for 5 minutes then went to sleep, we got up at 2am to take care of business and then back to the crate where she cried for another 5 minutes before going to sleep. She had done so well, I became week June, and she is so good and cudddly, that, well, she finished off the rest of the night at my chin in my bed, she did not leave my side until 9am this morning when we went out side to that special spot in the yard. Time for breakfast, what an appetite, she ate good last night and this morning, drinking lots of water and exploreing everything. She likes the pig ears but really likes her fluffy squirrl that makes a noise at her when she pounces on it. She reminds me so much of Rigid because every little thing just has to go in her mouth and when she is surprised by an unfamiliar noise she turns tail and runs to me. I will get some pics this weekend, My camera here at the house is history, so I will need to get the one from the office. She just laid down for a quick nap in the living room. All papers came in tact with the crate, I will go through them over the weekend. June, I cannot believe I have her, she is everything that you have represented in your litters and I appreciate all of the knowledge, literature and love sent with Juilliard. I look forward to keeping in touch with you so you can see how your little girl grows up. Today, we will just hang out at the house to get really familiar with the yard. I have left her in the back yard by herself while whatching her out the window and she does very well when I leave her side, she continues to explore and pounce on leaves and sticks.....and her squirrel.

    Today I am the proud father of a very special little lady. She is absolutely amazing. She did very very well from the time I walked up to her crate to her first night here in Cali. i walked up to the crate and kneeled down to see such a sweet and very quiet little girl, just hangin out waiting for me as if she knew I was coming. i placed her outside near my truck, she took a step out just to peek at california and then stepped back in, I gave her some treats and she came out to give me a big kiss. She immediately started exploring around and playfully coming back to me to check in. She did tinkle in her crate so it was midnight before she went again out in her designated spot in the yard. She has now gone there for her business 4 times. She started out for bedtime in her crate, she cried for 5 minutes then went to sleep, we got up at 2am to take care of business and then back to the crate where she cried for another 5 minutes before going to sleep. She had done so well, I became week June, and she is so good and cudddly, that, well, she finished off the rest of the night at my chin in my bed, she did not leave my side until 9am this morning when we went out side to that special spot in the yard. Time for breakfast, what an appetite, she ate good last night and this morning, drinking lots of water and exploreing everything. She likes the pig ears but really likes her fluffy squirrl that makes a noise at her when she pounces on it. She reminds me so much of Rigid because every little thing just has to go in her mouth and when she is surprised by an unfamiliar noise she turns tail and runs to me. I will get some pics this weekend, My camera here at the house is history, so I will need to get the one from the office. She just laid down for a quick nap in the living room. All papers came in tact with the crate, I will go through them over the weekend. June, I cannot believe I have her, she is everything that you have represented in your litters and I appreciate all of the knowledge, literature and love sent with Juilliard. I look forward to keeping in touch with you so you can see how your little girl grows up. Today, we will just hang out at the house to get really familiar with the yard. I have left her in the back yard by herself while whatching her out the window and she does very well when I leave her side, she continues to explore and pounce on leaves and sticks.....and her squirrel.

  • Andrew and Lisa

    Andrew and Lisa Mankato, MN

    Just a quick hello to let you know we are the owners of a fabulous dog thanks to your kennel. Our "Boomer" was born April 1999, a son of Sundance and Hannah, and has been in our home ever since. We were pregnant with our first child when we brought him home and he now has two brothers and sisters (all human). He has been fabulous with the kids - all 118 pounds of him (113-115 in the summer when he loses his winter weight). Anyways, it was so fun to see your website - thanks again!

    Just a quick hello to let you know we are the owners of a fabulous dog thanks to your kennel. Our "Boomer" was born April 1999, a son of Sundance and Hannah, and has been in our home ever since. We were pregnant with our first child when we brought him home and he now has two brothers and sisters (all human). He has been fabulous with the kids - all 118 pounds of him (113-115 in the summer when he loses his winter weight). Anyways, it was so fun to see your website - thanks again!

  • Amy & Wes

    Amy & Wes Sioux Falls, SD

    Congratulations on the new litter! Can't wait to come out and play! Let us know when they are ready for us!:D

    Congratulations on the new litter! Can't wait to come out and play! Let us know when they are ready for us!biggrin

  • Kirk & Adina

    Kirk & Adina Gillette, WY

    Hi June, good to see your web page. Like many others, we have to say, you are an exceptional breeder and the dogs you produce are top of the line. We are lucky to have met you and your family. Buster sends his kisses.

    Hi June, good to see your web page. Like many others, we have to say, you are an exceptional breeder and the dogs you produce are top of the line. We are lucky to have met you and your family. Buster sends his kisses.

  • Jade

    Jade Los Angeles, CA

    Congratulations on your two new CHAMPIONS!:agree::agree:

    Congratulations on your two new CHAMPIONS!agreeagree