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The intention of this page is to supply resources to other breeders, or those interested in the breed. Please feel free to reproduce or link to these, but please acknowledge the source.I have tried to provide information on issues found in the breed through articles and links. There are 2 links at the bottom of the pages for pedigree research. For those interested in genetic analysis I use Breedmate to calculate the co-efficient of inbreeding and to generate pedigrees.


Subject and link Source Comments
Inbreeding, Australian COI Analysis The result of a number of years of collecting pedigrees. 10 generation pedigree analysis of 23,253 Australian Ridgebacks Written by Vicki June 2008. Corrections welcome. Will be updated
Comments on the Ridgeback gene Distillation of the recent scientific work done on the inheritance of the ridge Written by Clayton Heathcock in Feb 2008, reproduced with permission
Various breed standards Written by Vicki May 2005
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Victoria Newsletter, Aug/Sept 1988 Written by Vicki, updated November 2002
Rhodesian Ridgeback International Foundation Balanced overview of a very contentious subject
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Victoria Newsletter, Oct/Nov 1991 Written by Vicki, updated November 2002
National Dog Magazine, Nov 2002 Written by Vicki- November 2002, Updated 2009. Will be updated and published for the US Ridgeback Register
Dysplasia From US working dogs website Good information on hip and elbow dysplasia
Emoyeni's kennels Excellent review of Hip and Elbow scoring programs in many countries
RR Club of the USA website  
Bloat- what is it? Internet site with lots of links General information on bloat
Latest information from Purdue University A definitive source of information on this condition
RR Club of the USA A very impressive data collection of conditions found in US Ridgebacks- our figures may vary slightly
Canadian research study Research into the link between inbreeding and longevity
Rhodesian Ridgeback International Foundation Useful information- note the RR Club of Victorian do not allow breeding of a bitch under 18 mths of age
Hypothyroidism From US Wolfhound site Article which shows a 16% incidence in US Ridgebacks tested
Genetic resources From US working dogs A lot of references and links for book purchases
Pedigree analysis , Genetic diversity and Genetic disease control Article from Jerome Bell, BVM Well worth reading
Inbreeding and pedigree dog breeds Written by Malcolm Willis, BSc, PhD A balanced view of inbreeding from one of the best canine geneticists
Canine diversity project Mainly articles by John Armstrong- professor of genetics and biology Good articles, some data and lots of links
Breeding and Whelping Lowchen site with lots of links Some links not working but useful information on ethical breeding
Unusual Ridgeback colours Kalahari ridgeback site Photos and links to information about unusual colouring
Degenerative myelopathy Link to website- Canine version of Multiple Sclerosis Genetic marker now available in the US, best interpreted as a guide to another possible issue.
SLO- Symmetrical Lupoid Onchodystrophy US web site with information this disease of the nail bed Has been seen occasional in Australian RR lines
RR Pedigree search- European site Monika Pehr's excellent pedigree site Best site for Australian RRs. Now contains my Australian database with more photos being added. Find your pedigree here!
Pedigree On-line Search Tool- POST US based pedigree site Best for US dogs
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