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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

There are GATORS on my lure coursing field & I live in PA!!

Are you ready for a gator hunt? Hey, what is today?
April Fools, there are really in my front yard!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sunday Show WPKA

Results should be up Monday. Best of Breed was CH Kushinda Red Alvira b

This Weekend Dog Show- Saturday WPKA

Western Penn Kennel Association held in Pittsburgh PA this weekend. March 28th Sat. News; Jessica took Winners Bitch and Red Alvira went Best Opposite Sex.....

Thursday, March 26, 2009


The bottom photo is the rear stack.
Next is his front stack.
Exam for teeth.
Ears and Neck.
Learning to "Step Back"
Rear side shot with Cat Food Canned Ad. lol
A "wow" full front of a Lovely Head Shot!! He is here to WOW the judges..
Presents, He has a Christmas Tree on his belly and is microchipped for perm ID. He would like presents if you visit with him at a show or at home...:) He is from the Tessa x Cecil litter and is one of the 2010 show dogs.
Next study will be of Danny Boy.

I would really like to thank PetSmart for keeping their store clean and available to dog people and to NuVet Pet Tabs for making such a fantastic product..Click on the pic to enlarge to see the conditioning on him, the muscle tone and general all over apperance..

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Conformation Practice - Presents

We were off to PetSmart to do some practice before the big shows coming up...This is Presents, and as you will see he is trying to get his feet just where they need to be..haha..I just had to get one pic up tonight. I will follow in the next day or two with the rest of them...K

Monday, March 23, 2009

My Photo Display-Toby H, he looks like sister Kimba below

thanks Katie for sending in a picture for the My Dog Photo Display..Toby looks great..K

See how great she looks...

My blog List - Dogged Dogdom - on Dog Food

She has some great information on feeding Dogs..No need for me to rewrite it...see..Time To Mush The Puppies. Some very good advice in "my" on the link above .K

Sunday, March 22, 2009

We went Lure Coursing Practice!

The whole album is up on facebook.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HEY, Whatcha lookin at???

I am a rescue and have recovered thanks to my friend Elizabeth.

Ya just gotta love her....

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My Dog Photo Display-Morgan

Patti A has sent a picture of Kushinda's Morgan, age 5. She's wearing her turtle collar from Bald Head Island :) Gotta love those liver noses....

Creating with Thread and Color

I am working on another blog that will feature the machine embroidery I do on my Viking. Just a few pictures up so far. But would love if you visit. K

My Dog Photo Display-Trix 1 - JoEll 3

AIR Buds

Friday, March 13, 2009

I have placed a little widget on my side bar. It will allow you to add yourself as a blog *follower* and let you see when a new post is ready here at CHIC & A Ridgeback. I would just LOVE to see YOUR name there!

Thank you to ALL of you who stop in for a visit. My blog list is full of awesome blogs from great people about wonderful dogs & people.. You are SO appreciated!


This is our Gracie. Award of Merit RRCUS 2007

Your Dogs Photo Here

Submit your dog photos for the My Dog Photo Daily, email them to along with a Title, Date Taken, Subject Name(s) & Breed(s), and Photographer’s Name.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dolittler's Blog

Dolittler talks about rabies in his blog today....Find his link on the right. K

Three Yr Rabies Vaccine Research could extend to 5 to 7 yrs

There have been many developments in state rabies laws across the country in which The Rabies Challenge Fund has had a major role -- the most recent being Wichita, Kansas passing a 3 year ordinance this week. First on the list is an update on The Rabies Challenge Fund vaccine seminar to be held this weekend which some of you may want to attend via live webstream.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Toxic chocolate-cocoa mulch

DoLittler is good on the blog list today. Hope you have time to read this vets posts. K

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

# 7 Has tested Clear (NN) for DM

I am ever so happy to get Ch Kushinda Ark Action SC DM results today. She is NN or clear for DM. She is the dam to the 2010 Show Pups that are pictured through the blog site..This means that none of her pups will every themselves have the disease...Yahoo.
Presents, Falcon, Burner, Dan Boy, Dart, Trixie, Xena, CiCi, & Hunter, who all have promising show careers. Was this worth $65.00? You bet! K

2009 Rescue Quilt Project

Here is a picture of the quilt and you can also see a list of the quilters.
Tickets for the 2009 quilt are now available and can be obtained by sending an e-mail to YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! Tickets are $3 each, 4 for $10, 8 for $20 or you can fill out one special $50 ticket and get 25 chances to win (we fill out the other 24 for you). Tickets and payment must be received at our Washington DC PO Box on or before May 16 to be eligible for the draw. For those who will be attending the specialty, tickets will also be on sale at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Inc., booth.
Thx Bonnie for the info...K

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thank you Esther for you kind and very good comments on Exercising.

I love reading your blog and following Sheba's antics. She is such a dear wonderful Ridgeback, living the life as all Ridgebacks wish they could. On your post today, I am sure the man with the smile is now very aware that you are well protected...What a life that you enjoy in Africa. K

The Exercised Dog.

Be sure to check out the dog tip of the day today, it is located at the bottom of the blog & there is a new tip each day. I like the reference to the judges hands. K

An exercised dog may rest more calmly at home and be less nervous when left alone. Exercise can improve dogs bone and joint health, heart, and lung function. Exercise makes show dogs look better and feel better to a judge's exploring hands. Because a happy dog looks more gorgeous.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Web Cam to the Iditarod Sled dog race. starts today. great cam pictures. enjoy K

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Blog List

I moved My Blog List to the top so that you could have a chance to visit some of these wonderful blogs that I visit on a daily basis. Some interesting pictures, views, and dog show information from around the world..enjoy..K

Crufts Ridgeback Results 2009

If you have never been lure coursing, take a look here.

Lure Coursing this week end, here is some inspiration.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

DM Test Results for Rhodesian Ridgeback

March 4 2009 Hats off to the RR Club for the unprecedented number of dogs tested for DM. We are well on our way to eliminating this disease from our breed in dogs bred by club members. 609 dogs tested and the numbers continue to grow as new results are posted weekly by OFA. These results give the breeder the information they need when considering a breeding. Dogs at risk should NOT be bred and eliminated from a breeding program. More questions? leave a comment to this post. You can follow the link above to see what other breeds are doing. K

CLEAR 310 51% (NN)
CARRIER 253 42% (NA)
AT RISK 46 8% (AA)

She Left and "The Chair is Mine!"

Falcon enjoying moms chair...that did not last long...

My Dog Photo Display - Trixie

This is K Dee little (haha) girl Trixie.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Dog Photo Display - Hunter

This is Hunter. What a beautiful pic Renea has sent for the Daily Photo display. Hunter is a brother to all the 2010 show pups.
He attented the MD Match on Saturday and his mom got lessons on handling...Great day..K

How to find a Breeder

Good article, please read if you are in the market for a puppy.
I will later post the health requirements for the Ridgebacks. K

MD DogLaw bill Dead in the Committee, this is a good thing.

Monday, March 2, 2009
MARYLAND- SB 318 Heard by Senate Judicial Proceedings

On Monday, March 2, 2009, the Judicial Proceedings Committee voted to give SB 318 an UNFAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION. SB 318 is DEAD IN COMMITEE

You can follow the happenings in your state by visiting My Blog List under DogLawsatLarge Blog on this site. K

Lure Coursing This Weekend March 7th and 8th


SATURDAY/SUNDAY March 7th & 8th, 2009
Hanover Shoe Farms, 950 Sell Station Road
Hanover, Pennsylvania
I you are interested in attending, we will be there Sat..Email me for the premium list..It is in a word doc that I can send to you.
Early-entry fee $18.00 for the first hound entered;
$14.00 for additional hound from the same household. Day of Trial Entry $20.00 / Hound Certification $10
Permission has been granted by the American Sighthound Field Association for the holding of this event under ASFA Rules and Regulations
Denise Como, Chairman, ASFA Scheduling Committee.
Cell Phone On-Site (717) 451-2775 Information on ASFA LC

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mason Dixon KC Match Sunday Events Coverage by Herald Mail.

Nice article about the Obedience, agility and CGC events on Sunday.
Some very nice pictures, be sure to read and enjoy.
Comformation results to follow. K

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rhodesian Ridgeback Art Work

I found her black & white drawing very interesting. Very Good. K

Mason Dixon KC Match Feb 28th 09 Sat

I will try and have results tomorrow after the meeting. I was busy with the ridgebacks & taking pictures. All I know for sure is that Ridgeback Danny Boy took a Puppy Group 2. He is one of the 2010 show pups. Pic soon to follow. K

My Dog Photo Display

Katie has sent a picture for the daily My Dog Photo. Kenya is the Ridgeback, she is a sister to Jericho, Evan is the baby, and Daisy the other dog. Thanks for sharing with us, they all look so cozy. Kenya has her Junior Courser (JC) title. You can go look at her pedigree on the above link.

Dog Bites! Research Study.

A new article in last week’s (2008) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) reported on the epidemiology of dog bites. Also see My blog list for Dolittler. K