Palmetto Ridgebacks

Palmetto Ridgeback Puppy List

To be placed on the list for future litters please visit the following link: Palmetto Ridgeback Puppy Application to a questionnaire.  This will give us an idea of what you are looking for in a puppy and automatically add your contact information to the list for future litters.

Adding a Palmetto Ridgeback to your home

Please research any breed of dogs you intend to bring into your home.  It is always my intention to provide you and your family with the perfect puppy.  Here are some of the concerns about the breed.    Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a large breed dog and need room to run around.  Even if it is daily walks or taking them to a dog park.  Ridgebacks like most dogs enjoy being around people and other dogs.  My advice is if this is going to be your only dog then plan to spend a lot of time with him or her.  If you plan to leave your dog at home for long periods of time while you are away at work you may want to consider having a companion for them.  My dogs do just fine while I am away at work during the day because they have each other to keep them company.  I think this is probably true for most dogs. 

Rhodesian Ridgeback Color

The color is not guaranteed to stay the same.  Rhodesian Ridgebacks have many color scales.  Red, light wheaten, wheaten are common variations and they can also have either a black or liver nose.  While the color of the nose can be detected early on you may notice your puppies coat lighten or darken as they get older.  

Temperament

The puppies temperament is not guaranteed to stay the same.  Puppies, like people, go through a lot of personality changes throughout their life.  Even the first few weeks of life we notice a change in their personalities as they mature.  A puppy that seems lazy and 4 weeks my be extremely energetic at 7 weeks and visa versa.  We always use our best guess to determine which puppy is the best fit for an individual but don't be surprised if you choose a lazy puppy and when you get home they want to play all night.  They are puppies.

Keeping your puppy well socialized and away from traumatic experiences will help and talk to your vet for the best time to spay or neuter your puppy.