At Kitoko Ridgebacks, you can be assured of the following:

  1. The opportunity to come and meet the Kitoko hounds at home, walk with us and ask any questions about the breed over a coffee and cake.  It’s really lovely to meet the bitch before she is mated, so you can be a part of your puppy’s journey right from the start

  2. Come and meet us at a Dog Show near you.  It can be quite daunting to turn up to a Dog Show if you don’t know anyone, but they are a great place to see all different types of Ridgebacks as they do vary very much in type and colour.  This way you can work out what type of Ridgeback you are looking for and to see the very clear difference in size between the Dogs & Bitches

  3. After meeting us, assuming all went well, there would be the opportunity to be added to the Kitoko puppy list, WITHOUT a deposit! 

  4. If you become a friend of Kitoko Ridgebacks on facebook, you can follow the puppy’s journey from start to finish & beyond

  5. All Kitoko puppies are born in my house, where they stay, with access to my garden if the weather is warm enough until they are a minimum of 8 weeks old

  6. The puppies are socialised from day one, when my friends and family start to come and visit

  7. New puppy owners can visit regularly once the puppies are 4 weeks old

  8. You can visit on weekdays, weekends, in the mornings, afternoons or evenings as I take 11 weeks off work to raise the puppies

  9. All puppies will be Kennel Club Registered and their Pedigrees will be endorsed

  10. All puppies will be Tattooed and Microchipped before leaving the nest

  11. All puppies will come with 4 weeks free insurance from Pet Plan

  12. All puppies will be sinus checked by at least 4 Ridgeback Breed Specialists and will be fully vet checked by our vets

  13. Kitoko Ridgebacks can offer significantly discounted prices to new puppy owners on indoor dog cages, collars & leads, dog beds etc

  14. All puppies will leave with a ‘Kitoko Puppy Pack’ which contains food, a puppy feeding guide, a blanket and toy that smells of home and a whole host of other bits and bobs to ensure your puppy has the best possible start

  15. A lifetime of support and advice will always be available

  16. If for whatever reason you can’t keep your puppy or dog we promise that he or she can come back to Kitoko to be found a new and loving home

  17. An invitation to numerous puppy walks, fun days and get-togethers and the puppies First Birthday Party!!

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If all goes according to plan, Miss Molly will have a litter of puppies this summer, with the puppies being ready to go to their new homes early in October 2013.  I have chosen the gorgeous Sofala Sabo to sire this litter.  For more information and to view his webpage, please click here.  Below are a few photos of when Miss Molly and Sabo met in Wales in early June.  Miss Molly will be scanned to see if she is in whelp on Thursday 4th July.  We’ve all got our fingers and paws crossed for a positive result! 

What my puppy families have to say about their Kitoko experience!
Caluua’s First Litter - Born on the 2nd January 2010
Caluua’s Second Litter - Born on the 28th June 2011
The Kitoko Puppy Experience
Before you choose your Breeder, please read this important advice!
Planned Litter - Summer 2013

'We are so glad we met Sarah and her Ridgebacks. Larry is the most laid back dog and is so gentle and loving with our 2 and 4 year old children, they adore him'

'Kitoko Ridgebacks are a big family. We keep in regular contact with Sarah and see Larry's siblings as often as we can. It is so wonderful seeing the dogs grow up, sharing experiences and having a network where we can seek advice or just share the funny little things that our dogs do'

Aimee Lomas & Peter Critchley with Larry, Buckinghamshire

‘If Kitoko (Sarah Nix) entrusts one of her puppies to you, you can feel pretty special.  Her girls and their puppies are part of the mission of responsibility that she carries in breeding these wonderful dogs.  An example of this is reflected in the professionalism and care that she uses in selecting the new owners.  Because of the love and sociability that she bestows on the litters from the very start, this is shown in their behaviour when they leave her; friendly and oh so loveable’.

‘Truly pups of beautiful temperaments as well as gorgeous to view. We were one of the lucky ones’!

Jean & Duncan Grant with Little Lucie, Essex

‘Unfamiliar with Ridgebacks we contacted Sarah to meet her girls and instantly fell in love with them and their beautiful nature; so much so that we decided to wait 18 months until Caluua was having a litter. As first time owners we couldn’t have asked for a better breeder than Sarah; she provided us with so much helpful information, is always at the end of the phone for support when needed and organises great meet ups with all the other puppy owners; there is nothing quite like seeing 10+ Ridgebacks flying around together!’

‘And as for our Tia (Happy) she is as kind natured and beautiful as her mum, although we are a bit biased!’

Hannah Massey & Greg Doyle with Tia, Hertfordshire

If you feel the timing of Miss Molly & Sabo’s litter would work for you and you would like to be considered for a puppy, please do get in touch and we can arrange for you to come and meet my girls.  We can go for a walk and you can ask any questions in a relaxed and informal environment and really get to know Miss Molly and her mummy Caluua. 

If you are looking for a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy RIGHT NOW, please do contact me and I will do my best to help you find a reputable Breeder.   It is essential your chosen breeder is a member of at least one of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Clubs.  Being a Kennel Club Assured Breeder alone is simply not good enough. 

A full list of the all UK based Rhodesian Ridgeback Clubs can be found here:  Recommended websites 

A MUST READ if you are considering a Rhodesian Ridgeback for the first time is: The Imbali way of raising your Ridgeback Puppy

I have copies of this fantastic book here, so if you would like to purchase one and save on the P&P, please ask when you come to visit.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain have produced a ‘Guide to Buying a Puppy’, which can be found here: Puppy Guide

  1. Whether you are at the beginning of your puppy journey and are looking to find out if a Rhodesian Ridgeback is the right breed for you, or if you have already made the decision that you would like to welcome a Ridgeback into your home, your choice of breeder is probably the most important and influential choice you will have to make.

  1. Some breeders choose to rear their puppies outside in barns, outbuildings or stables as this makes life very much easier for them, as a litter of puppies creates a huge amount of mess and noise.  Although these puppies are often well fed and have access to fresh water, warm bedding and heating, this surely can’t compare to a puppy that has been brought up inside a loving home with cuddles at every opportunity.  Your puppy deserves to experience friends and family visiting from a very early age right through to leaving the nest, being taught valuable lessons by their mother, learning to mind their manners from any other dogs within the household and being given the chance to become familiar with the general sights and sounds of a family home!

  1. Some breeders will only offer you a very short amount of time to visit the puppies or they won’t allow you the chance to visit more than a couple of times.  Considering your puppy is expected to be with you for the next 10-14 years, getting the chance to know the characters of all the puppies and to be able to spend a whole morning or afternoon playing with them in a home environment can help when it comes to choosing which puppy is right for you.  Not only are regular visits fun, they allow you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and for you to be 100% sure that you are happy with the temperament of the mother; also that you are happy with the care being offered and that you feel the relationship between you and the breeder will continue long past the day you take your puppy home, as this is when you may need your breeders help and advice most! 

  1. Some breeders will charge you a deposit in order to secure a puppy.  If a breeder genuinely has the puppy and your best interests at heart, they would not want you to be financially committed if you change your mind.  They should be happy for you to reconsider right up to the last minute, as they would NEVER want their puppy to go to a home unless everything was 100% perfect and all parties were happy.