"Neo" is co-owned with my cousin, Janet Boyum. He is the third Ridgeback they have raised from me, but the first 'show dog', so they are pros at raising a well behaved Ridgeback, but ventured with me into a whole new world of 'Show" dogs!!! What a ride they had with Neo!!! He came out of the gate in his first show winning Best of Winners and never slowed down. He finished his AKC Championship in Conformation at only 11 months old with 4 majors and 3 Best of Winners. Neo took a break from showing for the winter to grow up and enjoy training with Janet. Fall 2013, he won Best of Breed and a Hound Group 3!! A week later he was showing at the Ridgeback Nationals as a 2 year old, and he and Janet participated in the Endurance Trials where he earned his "ET" title. By February 2014, Neo and Janet trained and tested to become a certified Therapy Dog Team and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced, GCGA. Next he went to the Int'l Championships and earned his Int'l Champion title, and by summer 2014, he was not only showing in Conformation for his AKC Grand Champion title, but he was also lurecoursing! He took Best of Breed in 5 out of 6 starts, quickly earning his ASFA Field Championship, and was ranked in the 2014 National Top 20 ASFA Lurecoursing Ridgebacks. In October 2014, he DID earn his AKC Grand Championship title, earned his first AKC Therapy Dog title THDN and now his THDX by listening to children read to him in the Tail Waggin' Tutors program. Next, he earned his Beginners Obedience Novice title, BN, which was not really his favorite! All those 'letters' by the time Neo was 3 years old!!! WOW!!! In 2015, we welcomed Neo's first litters of pups and they are phenomenal like their daddy!! In 2016, Neo & Janet earned their CD/Novice Obedience title which in turn earned Neo the elusive and elite VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE given by the Rhodesian Club of America to only those dogs that have been awarded 4 championships in 4 different events. An amazing, talented dog owned, loved, and trained by amazing, talented Janet !!
Sire: Int'l & AKC Ch KKR Topper - "Topper"
Dam: KKR Phoenix Rising - "Phoenix"
Color: Red Wheaten
Height: 28 inches
Weight: 100 pounds
Breeder: June Greenwood & Diane Worrall
Owner: Janet Boyum & June Greenwood
OFA Hips - Good
OFA Elbows - Normal
Penn Hip: L-.26, R -.24, 80th %
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM): Clear by Parentage
EOAD - High Confidence Clear