Some of it is actually fun!!! Really now. Updated sites, links and informative blogs on Health and the state of our dogs. Some hidden music and labels to help you find things...:) Kim

Best in Field BIF at the RRCUS National Specialty 2009--KUSHINDA'S BEATRICE

Dog Health Tip of the Day


Get your Ridgeback Tested today. We can eliminate the crippling disease from the Breed by DNA testing and breeding only Ridegebacks that can not pass on the disease to their offspring. Get your dog tested. Order your test here from the OFA site;

I am a Kushinda Ridgeback and have tested N/N Parents ..

I am a Kushinda Ridgeback and have tested N/N Parents ..
Ah! It's just gonna be a great day..Xena x Kordell litter due June 6 2012.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This is an AKC Lure Coursing Score Sheet..

We now have these nicely computer generated Club results score sheets..Much easier for everyone to read. It is a good idea to take a digital pic of these at each trial to keep for your dogs records..

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our Ridgebacks are CHIC Champions!

The Lion Hounds of Kushinda
Producing 36 Owner/Breeder/Handled AKC Conformation CHAMPIONS!
Home of 23 CHIC + Cardiac Rhodesian Ridgebacks!
Home of 5 CH CHIC + Cardiac + DM (Normal/Normal) Rhodesian Ridgebacks and counting!
Home of 6 CHIC + Cardiac + DM (Normal/Normal) Rhodesian Ridgebacks and counting!
Breeding DUAL CHAMPION CHIC + Cardiac + DM (Normal/Normal) Ridgebacks!
Visit us at:

WE have two more of our dogs that have tested DNA Clear N/N for DM.. I will get their pictures up shortly..They are CHIC CH Gweneth (pic up)and our ROM girl CHIC Utterly.
And the most wonderful news about all this is that the Cheeweedels as we call them..or the Utterly x Cheetah litter pups are all Clear for DM..because both parents tested N/N or clear...None of these dogs will every have Degenerative Mylopathy..nor will they ever pass it on to their offspring..An accomplishment worth noting...thanks for reading..K

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Ad going out..

Xenia and Dart

Going Winners Dog and Bitch

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gweneth is our #8 CHIC CH.

I will get her picture up....Yeah Gweneth....
Link to OFA results. You will need to copy and paste.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kushinda's Presents BIF

This is what a Best in Field/Best of Breed Lure Coursing Ridgeback Looks like...And I am so happy he belongs to me...If you look at the labels section you can see the boy as a puppy at Pet Smart and as he was growing up...He is a little over a year now and will be shown at his first dog show this coming weekend..Stay Tuned and thanks for looking. Hew is a product of Tessa x Cecil. CHIC CH of course..Kimma

Monday, September 7, 2009

Best In Field..Labor DAy 2009

Kammi in the Red is with FC Kushinda Beatrice and Karrie has Kushinda's Presents..Back to Back Best in Field, MDIHC Lure Coursing Labor Day weekend 2009.
Presents also took Breed on Monday..Happy faces...:)

Friday, September 4, 2009

New Chamnpion Walton

CHIC CH Kushinda's Good Knight Walton....
Thank you girls for the CH on my boy Walton...He is a wonderful Ridgeback...
Thank you Walton for the Register of Merit ROM for you dam Utterly..
Walton is our third CH for 2009. Whoo Hoo...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another Kushinda Ridgeback testing Clear for DM

HP18915503 DM Received: 09/01/2009
Processed: 09/02/2009
Test: Degenerative Myelopathy
Results: CLEAR (Homozygous N/N, Clear)
From the CHIC site Sept 3 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I have a lot of catching up to do....Two new talk about.

I had to figure out how to get the blog posts off of facebook...Finally found the answer on a forum...Yeah for me...I have been busy getting the house ready for market and the Ridgebacks have been busy in the show ring...Jessica and Walton are now Champions of Record...Pictures to follow...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jessica goes Best Opposite Sex Today

New CH. Kushinda's My Bad Image, Jessica took BOS today at the Harrisburg PA Friday show

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Link to Suburban Canaries

Here is my canary site....I am downsizing birds and cages....Take a look..K

Monday, July 27, 2009

Looking for home in WV

I am currently getting in the swing of things here in PA. Getting my house here ready to sell...and that in itself is a job...The paint if flying....I am also lookinf for property in central WV.. As things progress I will keep you posted..
Some of the Ridgebacks I have here now will be placed in companion homes as I can not take them with me...Each year we get a little older and the time has come for me to take a serious look at what I can and can not do. So that is the story for now..Later my friends...
I will later post pictures of Kushinda Jessica and her two nice wins this past month.K

Ridgeback Companion-Look

If you are looking for a Ridgeback that is over a year old as a companion, and have owned one before, I may have the dog for you. I am placing into companion homes several Ridgebacks that you see pictured here on the blog...Please contact me if you have an interest...Location So central PA..K

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Wedding Picture. June 28 2009

What an absoultely georgous bride. Kammi is now Dr.Kammi K Hefner-Heck. The groom Mr. Kenny Alan Heck.
Kammi is the co-owner of Kushinda Ridgebacks...and her family is very pleased to add Kenny to our family. A beautiful wedding for a beautiful girl...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Farm Town and Farm Ville on FaceBook

If you are on FaceBook come join me on the Farms

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Twitter Gadget...Get it!!~Then Join me on Twitter..

Friday, June 19, 2009

It is just so hot...I need to cool my nose!! There that is better.

Jonoah, doing his thing...he is such a good boy....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It is a Red Hat Welcome....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What a dog..he is the greatest

wanted to share a pic with you

Monday, June 8, 2009

CGC Canine Good Citizen AKC Title - Kushinda Kenya JC SC

Congrats to Katie and Kenya.. Kenya handled by her ownere Katie passed her CGC test Sunday...Whoo Hoo. Way to go. We are proud of you... Kenya also has her JC - SC in lure coursing...She will now be working towards her Field Championship....Kenya is a CHIC CH Tess and CHIC K Hoppy pup. They are 2ys how time fly...s......s.....K
Your reward from Kushinda is a new Blue Premiere collar and lead....for a lovely lady Ridgeback..

Friday, June 5, 2009

CHIC CH Kushinda Red Alvira just had 9 pups & here they are.

More pic up on the Puppy Watch Blog...go see...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Litter Update- 3 boys and 6 girls

All ridged..see puppy watch for future updates..

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Ribbons

The Ribbons and trophies won by our dogs....WOW What a great Specialty...Thanks girls for all your hard work...Mom

Monday, June 1, 2009

Best in Field Kushinda Beatrice

Kushinda's Beatrice Just took Best of Breed/Best in Field at the RRCUS Nationa Specialty 2009

Here is Beatrice and Phyllis aka Dr. Kam....with the trophy and her ribbons...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kushinda's Olivia and Trixie just won the Breeders Stake at the RRCUS National Spcialty 2009

Whoo Hoo..excited again...
We also had three dogs place 1st in the Open Stakes: Cheetah, Trixie, Beatrice.

CHIC CH Kushinda Red Alvira just had 9 pups

We are excited onece again..

Kushinda's Beatrice Just took Best in Field at the RRCUS Nationa Specialty 2009

And we are excited....
This is Beatrice...Her dam is the most wonderful Kushinda's "Utterly" soon to be ROM (Register of Merit) and her sire is my Kimani-Kushinda Cutting Edge "Cheetah" (soon to be CH)
She is a great little dog, and will be shown in the conformation ring this year as she seeks her Dual Championship. Like most ridgebacks, she has a story to tell. And as always with those that have a story their destination is alway reached as hers was on the lure coursing field today at Lansing MI. Her BIF run was thrilling, she stayed true on the bag, following it up the hill, around and passing everyone one in her sights three times...A spectacular run for this little girl, and we are so pleased that the judges saw and scored her accordingly..Thanks to all..The Kushinda Crew....Beatrice our BIF National RRCUS Specialty 2009 Winner..More pic to follow.

RRCUS National Specialty 2009

The girls arrived in Lansing MI early this morning after doing and "all nighter drive" in time for roll call.Yea!!!
From first reports all the Kushinda RR have had a great pre-liminary run. More later..

A computer upgrade ....has me behind..

Hopefully I am back ....a computer upgrade has me a bit behind to say the least...
Will be back in full swing this week -- hopefully...K

Monday, May 11, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Blog to my list...

I just added a new blog to my blog list...It is called "Clarksburg WV, My home town"...If you go and look, you will see pictues on the left..I remember everyone of them...That Brownie Hawkewy camera was my first camera..I see my high school and my roots in this blog...Oh my!..Thanks to the gentleman that put this blog up and to Ron for sending me the link..K

An unusual crew? Just keeping you on your ridgeback here.

I did a photo shoot on the river yesterday and found this to be very unusual to see these critters all together in one place. The beautiful Mallard ducks, a squirrel, starlings and a crow. What was the common denominator? Click on the picture to enlarge and you will see the answer..

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

London Canada, Why are you anonymous?

Please direct me to your blog on Ridgebacks...

I am now a Tracker!! Here are the tracks I am following..

This is a MUDDY PAW TRACK. This has been the picture for the last two days as the rain continues...Hundreds and hundreds of these muddy paw tracks. I am chasing them with the Lieberman mop and then the Dyson Sweeper...It has been a challenge these last few days with the rain and the mud...Will it ever end? No, as long as you have dogs, you will be a TRACKER OF MUDDY :) k

Monday, May 4, 2009

Lure Coursing practice Tri-Club Schedule PA USA 2009

Location; Littlestown PA Soccer Field-Shell Station Rd. Thur evenings start at 5:00
May 14.....June 4.....June 25......July 25......July 23........Aug 20 (my birthday)......Sept 17......Oct 22......End
You may arrive at the field anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 to practice run your dog, it is done on a first come first serve basis. The field is set up until it gets dark and of course it will be getting darker later each week..
Will notify you of any me for more info....K

CHAMP lure coursing results-Sunday-ridgeback

Cheetah, pictured - takes Best of Breed today at the Champ LC at Oatlands VA. He was 1st in Open.

Olivia went 1st in Specials and TK went 1st in the veterans class, nice sweep taking 1st in all classes today.
Six of Cheetah get got their 1st leg on their JC title. Proud of my Ridgies.....
We did not run anyone on Saturday..

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lure Coursing and Judging this weekend..

Another great weekend for the advancement or our Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Kammi is judging a match over Pittsburg PA way, not RR some other hound breed...they will be coming back to central PA tonight and then it is off to the Oatlands Plantation in VA for lure coursing tomorrow. Several will be competiting for their JC titles...How exciting is that...This would be the Cheewedells as we so fondly call them...I will not be wearing a mask as I think the wind will blow all the H1N1 virus away.
I am pursuing some questions I have been asked on getting your bitch spayed and problems with the Dr. will try ot follow up with you later on this..I can tell you that it is advisable to write down on the calendar when you bitch comes into season. This information is valuable when wanting to spay and when running the Thyroid test...


join me on twitter...really I mean it..

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just some silly pictures of the pups..soon to be a year old..

comin at ya,,going away....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bee, that is not his name, that is what he got!

My big guy Cheetah got stung by a bee yesterday morning. That pretty left eye was swollen shut and greatly enlarged and it happened quick. He was laying directly in front of me, I was watching the View & I noticed him rubbing his eye with his paw, when I looked closer I could not believe how swollen his eye and jaw had become. (no pic, as I just wanted this allergic reaction to stop.) He weights around 95lbs. I gave him 3 Benedryl, followed by 3 more in 3 hrs. The swelling did start to subscide by evening and he is back to almost normal 30hrs later. I am still giving Benedryl, just not as much...Poor boy, he ran so well at practice Thur.
Bees, fleas, ticks, mosquitos, ah....Spring..
Check out Doggedogdom blog, Rose has a good post on fleas and tick protection. she covers the topic well.....


Lure Coursing this weekend

there will be lure coursing in VA this weekend at the Oatlands Plantation, just out of Leesburg VA. We are looking at getting some Junior Courser runs in with the yearlings...K

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pellet Guns

Xena the Princess Warrior. also in the winning circle today. WB BW BOS

Kenny showed Xena today in WV and was a big winner, taking winners, best of winners and best opposite sex. pictures were taken. this is Xena's and Kenny's first big win. so congrats to both. Xena is a sister to Burner.

Burner Gets his first dog show point..

Kushinda's Burner shown by Kammi at the WV show today took Winners Dog for his first point towards his AKC Championship. He is one of the 2010 show dogs form Tessa x Cecil litter..He is very nice and sound and well put together. Here is his picture as we were practicing with him in March...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Winner again for Jessica! My bad?

KUSHINDA'S MY BAD IMAGE, SHE WROTE, JESSICA UC. at the Sat show in WV took winner bitch, best of winners, and best opposite sex. will get picture from last week up as soon as we get it.....

Friday, April 24, 2009

WE have been successful with this dog food.

Since the nutro dog food uproar again, I guess we need to be looking at a safer food...We have been successful with this as a conditioning food and to those that only have one or two dogs to feed. K

Sunset at the Field

What a beautiful sunset as we gathered up to leave the lure coursing field...and adding to the splendor the Jet Plane bid us goodby...K

2nd Lure Coursing Practice at the Hanover Shoe Fams - PA

I stayed up late so that the early birds to the blog could see some of the awesome lure coursing pictures form last night practice...We are getting ready for the RRCUS Specialty in May...They look fantastic and all had a great time..

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day Challenge for your dog 2009

here is a good will help keep your pet safer.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Has this blog gone to the "Cat?" Not really, Celebrating Earth Day, with Awareness!

It is a gloomy day today and the Goldfinch has brought us some sunshine perched atop the feeder...Dudley is underneath the feeders being his normal entertaining self...He says, "the deer loves him"...K

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My blog list - Newspaper

I am reading through my blog list, I call it my newspaper as it is mostly about dogs...I have only read the first 5 or 6 and what dog- gone wonderful information...Margaret is back, Ester has picture of Sheba up that are to die for, and Dog Poop listed and pictured the only RR that took a BIS in show this much info,,got to go read some more....K

Dudley says," Welcome to the blog, It is beautiful in PA today.

Dudley the cat is always good for a photo shoot, I could do a complete blog on him. If you visit my farm animal blog you can see more of him...Happy day to everyone...K

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jessica takes WB for 4 pts today, Red takes BOS

Here is the link to the catalog for Baltimore Co. If you want to see who was entered...Congrats to Kammi taking Winners B today on Jessica out of the Breed by Class and over 10 open bitches..."my bad" ,,,,and Karrie for Best Opposite on Red Alvira the pg one....Great results for these two nice bitches..

I am Burner !

What a beautiful black face you have...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

twitter me........

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Walton at a Dog Show

Baltimore County April 19 Sunday 2009

JUDGE: Mr. Nathaniel Horn
8:00 AM
2 - Salukis 0-1-1-0
35 - Rhodesian Ridgebacks 16-16-(1-2)

Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia, Inc., Saturday - April 18, 2009

39 Rhodesian Ridgebacks 17-19(1-2)0

JUDGE: Ms. Beverly Capstick
9:00 AM
39 - Rhodesian Ridgebacks 17-19-(1-2)

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