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TO SPIRIT OF ISHTAR

We are living part time in Skåne, Sweden and part time in the south of Spain. On this site you will find some of the Rhodesian Ridgebacks of our family, presented in various environments. We generally choose to avoid too many "show pictures" in the presentation of our dogs as we think their natural beauty is superior.

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" - Immanuel Kant

Due to rapidly increasing problems and alarming statistics we like to announce that we never use or have used a parent dog with known allergy problems. Up to today no dog bred by us has shown signs of allergy. We aim to keep it that way.

For questions or further information you are welcome to contact us by e-mail.

Rhodesian Ridgeback
the african heritage - never forget it

"At no point in the history of the domestication of dogs have they been asked to perform more dangerous tasks under more hazardous natural conditions than they were on the southern African plateau. These ancestors of the modern Ridgeback were tough, tough, tough - or they did not survive. Not only did they have to survive the normal diseases such as distemper and occasional rabies. They had to survive the most varied and deadly array of flora and fauna ever faced by dogs" (HELGESEN - The definitive Rhodesian Ridgeback)

The SPIRIT OF ISHTAR dogs are mainly based on African lines. To breed for the future one has to know the history of the Rhodesian Ridgeback. A true Ridegeback has strong hunting and guarding instincts. Those instincts should NEVER be bred away.