Telos Rhodesian Ridgebacks are our life companions. We have shared our lives with Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1994. Each dog is member of the family that enjoys a healthy, active, functional lifestyle throughout all life stages.
Our focus is on maintaining our dogs with a natural diet, regular exercise, and engaging mental activities. We strive to raise balanced, healthy, even-tempered dogs that not only meet the breed standard, but also of greater genetic diversity.
Katrina and Rick
Telos Rhodesian Ridgebacks enjoy engaging in a diverse group of activities:
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) – A certification program offered through the American Kennel Club (AKC) to recognize and reward dog/handler teams that demonstrate good manners in a variety of situations commonly encountered at home and in the community.
Conformation (Ch.) – A canine event in which dogs compete for points to complete a conformation championship title. Each dog is judged on physical attributes including structure, movement, and appearance relative to the breed standard.
K9 Nose Work (NW1, NW2, NW3, Elite,…) – A canine odor detection sport which builds on the dogs exquisite natural ability for scent discrimination to find a hidden odor (birch, anise, clove) source in 4 different environments (interior, exterior, containers, and vehicles)
Agility (OA, AX, MX,…) – An increasingly popular canine sport demonstrating the dog/handler team’s ability to work together to navigate an obstacle course encompassing a range of challenges, including negotiating jumps, contact obstacles, and tunnels.
Lure coursing (JC, SC,…) – A relatively old canine sport originating from the sighthound’s drive to track small game by sight. Today, the sport tests the dog’s ability to chase/track a mechanical lure across a field in a pattern that simulates live prey.