Kinshasa Rhodesian Ridgebacks started with the purpose of owning and breeding quality companion, show and hunting dogs. Over the years I’ve enjoyed the company of my own and friends Ridgebacks that we have shown and taken on hunting trips. To me the breed standard was developed with the purpose in mind that it would serve as a guideline for others who either judge or become caretakers of this breed. My aim is to try and stay true to the breed standard. Although not able to hunt anymore after two knee reconstructions, I still maintain that a Ridgeback should look and move like the hunter that was developed over the past 100 years or so in their country of origin known today as Zimbabwe.
My Ridgebacks are handled in the show-ring by one of Victoria’s top handlers Tayla Wright.


Kinshasa is located at Pearcedale some 40 klms outside of Melbourne .

Although I do not breed often,and all my puppies are raised in a loving environment on the best of food. Temperaments, health and longevity are my most important reasons for breeding. My breeding stock is always X-rayed for hips and elbows and they are DNA tested for Canine Degenerative Myelopathy and other known health issues that effect ridgebacks.I always get my dogs tested for their heart.Right now I enjoy the privilege of having this generation of ridgebacks clear by parentage.

New home in Pearcedale


Enjoying some quite time