He's fun, fast and Loves to RUN!
He says he wants to try lure coursing and agility this summer!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have about this truly, remarkable, loving, boy: Derry.
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.