Links to other sites:Why reinvent the wheel- the following sites have terrific links and information:

 Pedigree research:


Mainly US (POST)

Good general books on Ridgebacks:

The Rhodesian Ridgeback Today by Stig Carlsen (available through Amazon-

The Rhodesian Ridgeback in Australia (available through the RR Club of Victoria- 

History of the Breed

Rhodesian Ridgeback Pioneers by Linda Costa, a lovely "coffee table" quality book (2004, available from Linda at

The Definitive Rhodesian Ridgeback by  David Helgesen (1982 - available from 4MyDog & Me, very detailed)

 Books by Janet Murray (Indaba) are available through the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Victoria

Books for Breeders

Control of Canine Genetic Disease by George A Padgett (1998- from Amazon

Genetics of the Dog by Malcolm Willis (1989- Amazon) and Practical Genetics for Dog Breeders (1992- Amazon) 

Dog Steps by Rachel Elliot (Third Edition- Amazon)