No puppies will be available in 2013.
Our next litter is planned for early 2014.
Ellie will be bred to Buzz, Ch Orangewood's Talk O' The Town
Intrigue's Gem on Fire, SC CGC RN ET
She is one major from attaining her AKC Champion, and will have this completed very soon. She made a splash at the RRCUS National in 2012. She won First Place in the Amatuer Owner class with Shannon. Ellie had a great run in Rally and Qualified. She ran 12 miles to earn her Endurance Trial title. And she finished with going in with her momma Calypso in the Brood Bitch class. Breeder Judge Barbara Rupert placed Calypso Third overall for the beautiful and consistent quality in her puppies.
Buzz, Ch Orangewood's Talk O' The Town
Buzz is a proven stud dog, and has done well in limited litters. He lives in southern CA with Deb and Tom Adams of Orangewood Ridgebacks. He is the sire to...
Group Winning, MBPISS Gch Zareba's Baddest Bess
#10 All Breed, #12 Breed, #5 Bitch in 2012.
National Specialty Best Puppy in Sweeps 2010, Best of Winners 2011,
Award of Merit 2012.
Eukanuba Award of Merit
Diablo's Back Alley Brawler
4 pt major from the 9-12 puppy class in CA
2nd place 6-9 puppy class, RRCUS National Specialty
Best in Puppy Sweepstakes SDRRC Regional Specialty
Best in Puppy Sweepstakes OCRRC Regional Specialty
Buzz and Ellie share the Calico Ridge line in their pedigrees, and both have stable sweet temperaments. Both dogs are well within the correct standard for size, so we expect sound moderate puppies. Both have beautiful, easy reach and drive, which should lend itself well both in the show ring and on the field, and for those active homes seeking a running partner.
***Both parents have passed all health clearances: Hips, Elbows, OFA Thyroid, DM, Cardiac, and CERF.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SEARCHING FOR A PUPPY:
***Responsible breeders typically have a full wait list for litters before or around the time of whelping. It is important to get on a wait list ahead of time. Waiting several months for a well-bred ridgeback is quite common and should be expected. Our litters are definitely placed this way and well ahead of the 8 week mark for puppies to head to their new homes. This is very often the case for RRCUS breeders and responsible breeders period. It is not a first come first serve placement either, as our number one goal is the match puppies to the right owners for them to flourish and mature properly. Each puppy is evaluated at 7 weeks for temperament to decide what match is best. Puppies change daily almost before this point, so no decisions are made in stone before the TT test. We will be very honest if we decide we do not have the right puppy, and try to match you with another breeder to find that perfect puppy.
Be patient and respectful when inquiring with a breeder. An email inquiry asking only "if we have puppies and how much do they cost?" is inappropriate. Most breeders require a puppy questionnaire as an initial part of the process, before opening their home for visits. Not unlike applying for a job with a resume'. The questionniare gives breeders a background on each candidate and gives a basis for further interviewing. A good breeder is one who plans carefully each litter (so therefore is not breeding often or several litters a year), and very carefully interviews for good homes for their puppies. A good breeder is active in conformation shows and/or performance events and is a member of breed clubs (such as RRCUS and/or a local club). The goal of any breeding should be preservation of the breed through correct conformation, with the goal to place some pups in the show ring and hopefully in the future of the breeding program. A good breeder quite simply is involved in the "dog fancy", not just selling dogs to pay their mortgage. ***
Definitely check for full health testing:
OFA Hips and Elbows, Full Thyroid panel, CERF (eyes), Cardiac, and particularly DM DNA. Results for these should be available from the breeder for both parents. Thyroid and CERF (eye) reports should be current (within 18 months minimum) when a breeding is done. Testing these areas only once, assuming all is good and 3-4 yrs later breeding is inappropriate and irresponsible.***
Puppies Go home with the following:
Microchip and AKC registration paperwork
First 8 week vaccine, deworming and full vet check-up
Extensive puppy packet, puppy pedigree, health certificates for both parents
An old toy (smells like momma) and a new toy
Collar, food, goat milk soap
We also have an active yahoo group for owners to ask questions, keep up with event dates, etc.
Previous Intrigue Litters:
July 2005: Gemini X Beckett
Ch Intrigue's Madeira Magic Koda, CGC TDI
Grand Ch Intrigue's Madeira Trojan Moon, CGC TDI HIC RN ET Fch SC TT
Ch Intrigue's Madeira Olympian Goddess, HIC
Ch Intrigue's Madeira Amazn Aladdin, CGC TDI TT ET RE CD Fch SC HIC VC
March and November 2006: Gemini X Seger
Ch Intrigue's Atticus by Seger, CGC SC RN Fch
Ch Intrigue Epic Journey, MC RN ET CGC TT Fch
January 2008: Hera X Apollo
Intrigue's Mission to Kailua-Kona, CGC TT RN
DC Intrigue's Mission Impossible, SC CGC ET
DC Intrigue's Olympic F1 Legend, SC CGC ET
UKC Ch Intrigue's Lava Girl Kioni, CGC RN TDI
March 2009: Calypso X Apollo
Intrigue's Gem on Fire, CGC SC RN ET
Ch Intrigue's RS Lie Down With Lions, CGC
Intrigue's Trojan Redd Sun, CGC TDI JC QC RN TT BN
Intrigue's Second Wind Orla, CGC QC JC BN RN TDI
Intrigue's Kona Kala, CGC
November 2010: Calypso X Titan
Ch Intrigue's Full Expression, CGC TDI JC SC RN
Intrigue's King of Matabos, CGC JC SC
Ch Intrigue's I'm the Bees Knees at Cynara, RN CGC JC QC BN
Intrigue's Sweet Northern Sage, CGC HIC
March 2012: Calypso X Titan (repeat)
Intrigue's Absolutely Ajax
Intrigue's Discordia, CGC QC
Intrigue's First Legend of Ferarri, CGC
Intrigue's Noble Miss Genevieve
Intrigue's Great Catch
Intrigue Titan's Fabled Firebird
Intrigue's Coastal Inspiration