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Welcome to Makonde Rhodesian Ridgebacks! Discover your inner hound and find your Ridgie soulmate here with us!

The goal at Makonde Kennels is to produce in-standard Rhodesian Ridgebacks with working hound mentality; combining high-quality bloodlines from South Africa, the U.S. and other countries and always striving for healthy, intelligent and sound RR with excellent temperaments.


Makonde breeds family dogs that excel at performance, conformation and companionship.  I am an AKC Breeder of Merit, and a proud member of Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States (RRCUS) and the Northwest Rhodesian Ridgeback Club (NWRRC).


Breeding dogs must pass health/genetic screening to avoid defects for hips, elbows, thyroid, eyes, heart, deafness, dermoid sinus, degenerative myelopathy (DM), and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). Inquiries about puppies welcome:

Photo credit: 
Doreen Gillespie
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