Glenaholm Rhodesian Ridgebacks


Glenaholm Kennel was founded by Mrs Phyllis McCarthy in 1949. We breed to preserve the original qualities that have captivated all Rhodesian Ridgeback owners from the beginning.

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- Breeders of Rhodesian Ridgebacks -

"These years are of fundamental importance for the definitive affirmation of the breed. Some kennels will in fact produce subjects that left their mark in the pedigrees of next generations. The most authoritative perhaps is the kennel Glenaholm of Mrs. Phyllis McCarthy, Pitermaritzburg, Natal, founded in 1949. This kennel is still active today run by Loraine Venter, Honeydew Transvaal, Mrs. McCarthy's daughter. " - excerpt from History of the Rhodesian Ridgeback - by Sandra Piscedda

From the 1700’s when the breed was recognised as being special, and worth developing, Ridgebacks have been respected for their exceptional character qualities.
In the old days, it did not matter what physical qualities they possessed, the important thing was they protected the family and especially the children, and they were outstanding hunters.


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