Love Your Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies coming soon! Are you ready for your Ridgeback Puppy? Have you thought about adopting a mature, healthy, trained Rhodesian Ridgeback?



Handsome Liver Nose Rhodesian Ridgeback

Come and meet Derry! He's a Handsome Liver Nose Male Available.

He wants to hike with you today!

Sweet Derry the Rhodesian Ridgeback Boy is available now!

He's fun, fast and Loves to RUN!

He says he wants to try lure coursing and agility this summer!

Love Your Ridgeback

ApacheRidge Ranch is situated on 42 acres in the beautiful, green state of Washington: well known for it's wonderful, rainy, climate and lots of apples. ApacheRidge is the home of healthy, hardy and happy hound dogs and we have a lifetime commitment to every single Rhodesian Ridgeback. Our dogs are first and foremost our family pets and are loving members of our family. When we breed our dogs, we hand raise our puppies in our home with our children so that each one will be a wonderful joy to their new owners. All our ridgebacks have great mental stability, easy going temperaments, perfect conformation, and are obedience dogs, tracking dogs or just couch potatoes. We believe in quality before quantity and only breed to add valuable genes to the breed, with the result of puppies who are not only an asset to future Ridgeback generations, but are true representatives of the breed standards and the absolute ultimate family companion. To achieve this combination is our main concern and typically that means long distances to the male and always years of planning. We hope you enjoy looking at our dogs as much as we enjoy having them in our lives.

All of our puppies come with a Lifetime Commitment and Lifetime Support. Training your Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy and attending puppy and obedience classes are a must. If for any reason you are unable to care for or keep your Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy or dog at any time or point in their lives, we require that you contact us and we will take them back. We will keep them, re-train them, re-home them, whatever it takes to keep them safe, healthy, happy, and know that they are loved.

If you are interested in one of our Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies, you can visit our puppy page here.

Feel free to call 360-878.4272 or email: with any questions you may have about this truly loving and remarkable breed.

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Hanging out in the garden...
Ridgebacks relaxing and ready to go on a hike!
Always looking for the next meal...
Ridgebacks relaxing and ready to go on a hike!
Derry likes to chase after butterflies, birds, and rabbits.
Winter at ApacheRidge ranch with Rhodesian Ridgebacks
I like to cruise around and follow close...
Winter at ApacheRidge ranch

Derry was born on St Patrick's Day 2018. He's sweet, willing, a bit independent, yet sticks like glue with you everywhere you go when you are outside, and loves to play. He sits and waits for his food, is crate trained, potty trained, leads well on the leash, recall is good, but not bulletproof yet as he can be distracted.

Being still a puppy, if left to his own design might find something in the house or yard and chew on it, so his new family will need to redirect him to something that is his and good to chew on, so he knows what to do when he is left alone without supervision. As always, when a dog is placed into a new family, you will need to work on bonding and recall as the first order. He is a very inquisitive, exuberant, even boisterous, and definitely fun loving boy who likes to come into the house and take a quick run up and down the stairs! He particularly enjoys walking out to our vegetable garden and just hanging out, sniffing all the plants, picking up sticks to chew on, and watching us pull weeds, water, and pick vegetables.

Derry's Mother is a lovely red wheaten, black nose girl, OFA Excellent, DM Normal, 92 pounds, and his sire is a beautiful red wheaten, OFA good, DM Normal, 110 pounds. Derry is DM normal, will most likely be close to 90ish pounds or so when he is fully grown and fills out. Derry needs a family who can give him lots of new experiences, daily exercise, and regularly socialize him with lots of people and other dogs to keep him well rounded and continue to develop his personality. He needs somewhere, where he receives an opportunity to live up to his potential as a great friend and canine companion.

Feel free to call (360) 878-4272 or email with any questions you might have about this truly, remarkable, loving, boy: Derry.

Can we try lure coursing this summer?
Archer The Ridgeback at ApacheRidge Ranch
Derry says he stays ready to run for fun!
Ridgebacks relaxing and ready to go on a hike!

Obedience Training can demonstrate a Ridgeback's willingness, capabilities and enjoyment of working very closely with its human and the pair can establish a close working relationship and socially fun environment. Obedience skills demonstrate the usefulness and enthusiasm of all dogs. We believe that all Rhodesian Ridgebacks in addition to all dogs in general, need lots of successful obedience lessons and classes. This training, as well all proper hound dog training, takes many hours of training and is a most definitely rewarding experience for all family members including your Ridgeback.

All Ridgebacks first and foremost, should live as a dignified companion and be a part of your family activities, as they are very much ‘people-dogs’. This does means that your living-room sofa or your bed is territory waiting for your Rhodesian Ridgeback to claim and can become their favorite place, so decide early if this an acceptable behavior and train your ridgeback puppy accordingly at a very early age. Ridgebacks are easy to house train as long as you stick with them and have consistency. At about 3 years old, or as adults, they can have a free run of the house without any problems. After we have been gone for a while, when we return home, our Ridgebacks are typically laying in the same spot on their beds in the living-room as they were when we left. We believe they hold the world's record for laying around and sleeping the longest by wood-stoves, heater vents and fire places.

There is no doubt in our minds that the ownership of a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy can be a challenge, but as he or she grows, is properly trained and loved, this Ridgeback puppy or dog will unquestionably bring an extra dimension of joy into your life and at some point can become that dynamic dog of your dreams.

What a good boy you are Derry.
Winter at ApacheRidge ranch with Rhodesian Ridgebacks