Welcome to Leosodawi Kennels

Australian Breeders of the Rhodesian Ridgeback

Leosodawi Kennels

  History of Rhodesian Ridgebacks
BRIEF HISTORICAL OVERVIEW - The Rhodesian Ridgeback is presently the only registered breed indigenous to southern Africa. Its forebears can be traced to the Cape Colony of southern Africa where they crossed with the early pioneers' dogs and the semi-domesticated, ridged Hottentot hunting dogs. Hunting mainly in groups of two or three, the original function of the Rhodesian Ridgeback or Lion dog was to track game, especially lion, and, with great agility, keep it at bay until the arrival of the hunter. 

The original standard, which was drafted by F.R. Barnes, in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, in 1922, was based on that of the Dalmatian and was approved by the South African Kennel Union in 1926. 

 About Rhodesian Ridgebacks

 Leosodawi Ridgebacks

 Showing Ridgebacks

 Contact Leosodawi Kennels
Breeder:
Email:
Phone:
Leanne Bainton
leosodawi@optusnet.com.au

0409 066969