People seeking a RR should be careful to check that the breeders are CKC registered. There are a number of breeders who have been involved with Rhodesian Ridgebacks for many years and indeed some who have just started but all of whom are genuinely interested in maintaining the characteristics of the breed and in producing dogs with good temperament. Unfortunately, there are some people who are concerned solely with financial return, and therefore pay very little attention to breed standards, genetics, or temperament.
Potential buyers are warned to ascertain that any breeder from whom they are contemplating buying a puppy is registered with either the CKC or the AKC; has followed the guidelines required by either of these organizations in order to be able to genuinely state that this is a purebred Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy and that the bloodlines of the parents are distinct.
Potential buyers should be prepared to visit the kennels to meet the breeder and the Sire and Dam of the puppies in order to learn more about the breed characteristics and temperament of the dogs.
Since the club makes no recommendations, it is suggested that a potential buyer contact a couple of breeders from this page or ones listed in "Dogs in Canada" Annual in order to develop a workable relationship between their prospective home and the breeder.