Sunday, February 28, 2010

From my last litter...Two wonderful Show Dogs..

My current Tessa (CHIC CH Kushinda Ark Angel SC)litter out of (Dual LC CHIC Ch. Kushinda Kimani Cutting Edge) Cheetah..shows a potential of 8 Show Champions..They are all black nose with a black mask and the deep dark wheaten coat. Beautiful long ridges and straight across crowns..dob Feb 24th 2010. Inquires welcome..

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Looking for a Show Dog? Looking for a Pet? Looking for a competator?

In looking for a Ridgeback that will fit the standard for the show ring, you will want to start by looking at the dog and then having hands on. If you like what you see and feel then a check of the dogs pedigree and the owneres intent with their Ridgebacks is perhaps the next step in the process, this is also the same you would want to do if looking for a good pet.
Dog Shows are a sport but also the place where breeders have the opportunnity to show the public the results of their breeding programs. My breeding program is designed to improve the Rhodesian Ridgeack Dog. My intent is to put on the ground the best RR that conforms to the standard that was written for the breed. One that has passed all health clearances and is certified in the CHIC data base.
Let me start this process today with my current stud dog. His call name is Cheetah. Named by his breeder and co-owner because he was fast on his feet as a youngster, thus showing a potential lure coursing career.
If you click on his picture it is linked to his POST pedigree. His POST pedigree has additional info such as, his owners info, dob, and his offspring...This is a great place to start your research on a future RR. As you work the links on POST you may not recognize the dogs in the pedigrees, this is a great time to pick up the phone and call the owner or breeder of the litter as they will be able to give you information on many of the dogs in the pedigree...The POST team has also done a great job on giving us pictures of these dogs in many cases. More later as puppies call..:)

Monday, February 15, 2010

We are ready in PA ..

I am expecting a fantastic litter...I am sure I am going to want to keep them all..but..They should all be black nose with big beautiful round eyses like their sire, Cheetah..and dam Tessa.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Hello Potential New Kushinda Owners,

We have a February 7, 2010 spring litter on the ground (dob: 2/7/10)!

5 Males & 5 Females! All Chee-Chee-Wees are doing fine!

Lots of black masks and black noses ...

#1 11:15am Ridgeless Female (might be a liver?)
#2 11:45am Ridged Female
#3 12:26pm Ridgeless Male
#4 12:42pm Ridged Male
#5 12:59pm Ridged Female
#6 1:14pm Ridged Male
#7 1:43pm Ridged Female
#8 2:45pm Ridged male
#9 4:05pm Ridged Female
#10 4:22pm Ridged Female

This is the "Location, Location, Location Litter."
Potential litter names are: Aliquippa, Bat, Canton, Johnstown,
Lansing, Cincinnati Hanover, Ringoes, Tallmadge, Marietta,
Jacksons Mill, Pittsburgh, more to come
... all place Kushinda has brought home a BIG WIN!

#7 Ridged Female

#8 Ridged Male

#9 Ridged Female

This is a CHAMPION/FIELD CHAMPION, all health clearances and DM (Normal/Normal) breeding!

If you get a puppy from someone else, at least make sure the parents have recent tests for their CHIC and the DM Test.

These are Van Isaac (Sire: BISS Vartan the Master) grand pups and Chabonette great-great-grand pups! No DM.

Pickups will be in , PA  depending on the puppy's development.

This is a litter by CONFORMATION CHAMPION Gweneth and FIELD CHAMPION Cheetah.

CHAMPION Gweneth ==>


They should have very correct heads, lovely temperaments and run like a Cheetah!

Please feel free to call us at 304 825-6105 after 7pm EST if you have any questions.

Also, please take time to visit our Kushinda Web Site.

Our Contract/Interview Sheet is located at

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Dr. Kammi Kai Hefner, PMI PMP, ASQ CQA & CQIA, NDIA CCDM, ITIL V3F @
Info Dog Bio ==>
AKC Lure Coursing Judge (1997)
AKC Conformation Provisional for Ridgebacks & All-Breed Juniors (2008)
ASFA Lure Coursing Provisional (2008)
The Lion Hounds of Kushinda
Producing 36 Owner/Breeder/Handled AKC Conformation CHAMPIONS!
Home of 23 CHIC + Cardiac Rhodesian Ridgebacks!
Home of 2 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!
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Monday, February 8, 2010

The Blizzard puppies are here..

Our CHIC CH Gwen x Cheetah litter is here.. Born Sunday in the middle of the historic Snow Storm..Dam and pups doing well. I will have pictues soon. Kimma