Welcome to

Kohana Rhodesian Ridgebacks!


Kohana Ridgebacks is a family-owned kennel located in Southern California. We are committed to showing, lure coursing, and breeding the amazing Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. We believe in furthering their superb characteristics by breeding healthy, high-quality bloodlines, producing championship dogs with great conformation and wonderful dispositions. We abide by the AKC and RRCUS Breeder's Code of Ethics, ensuring our dogs and the puppies we breed are healthy, well-socialized, and loving canine companions. We show our dogs to prove the high quality of their breeding and conformation, and their numerous wins in the show ring demonstrate this, time and again.

Show homes are carefully selected and receive priority pick.

For a brief overview of our pack, please view Our Dogs

Be sure to check below for the latest news and updates.




January 21, 2020

Happy New Year!! As we roll into 2020, our year ahead looks kinda busy! We have new puppies to start showing, and we will hopefully be announcing new Championships soon! Maui is very close to his Championship, and Cleo is showing very well and hopefully on her way to earning some points. We also plan to get busy again with lure coursing and CATS trials. At this time, we do not anticipate a breeding this year. If things change, we will announce it here and also on our Instagram page.

December 14, 2019

Sadly, we announce our Arya has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She was recently diagnosed with late stage Lymphoma, and her condition was worsening with medications, rather than improving. Ultimately, her well being and pain was our biggest concern and, rather than continuing her pain, we chose to relieve her of it. She passed with Rickey and Jenny by her side, comforting her and loving her. She will always be missed, our Pretty Girl, our Alpha of the pack, and a true Ridgeback in many ways. Deebo, Maui, and Halle have truly felt her absence and miss her dearly. Rest easy girl, chase all the bunnies and birds you want. 

November 30, 2019

Kohana Ridgebacks welcomes our newest puppy families and wishes them the very best as they welcome their puppy into their homes. We strive to find well-balanced homes, full of love, laughter, and good puppy antics, and we are very pleased with the families we've selected and we wish them a healthy, happy future together. We hope to be seeing many of them in the show ring in the near future!!

September 16, 2019

Kohana Ridgebacks is excited to announce our new litter!

GCH CJS Ranch Here Comes Deebo HPK Tropaco CA JC "Deebo" and GCH CJS Ranch The Sweeter the Berry at Kohana CA JC "Halle" welcomed 6 gorgeous boys and 3 beautiful girls. Mama Halle is doing very well and the babies are growing like, well, puppies only can!! Please visit our Instagram page for the latest pictures of these adorable pups. 

August 28, 2019

Halle is showing signs of being pregnant and her belly is growing by the day. We are excited and hopeful as we prepare to whelp and welcome another litter by our wonderful Grand Champions.  Stay tuned for more updates and wish us well for a safe whelping and healthy litter!! 

August 15, 2019

In mid-July, we bred our Grand Champions Halle and Deebo, and are hopeful for a last litter with this stunning bitch. Puppy applications are now being accepted. Please visit our puppy page for more information about owning a Kohana Ridgeback. Priority picks will go to show homes first.

March 5, 2019

Sadly, Arya lost her litter on March 2nd, and the loss also required her to be spayed to save her life.

February 10, 2019

Halle had a healthy albeit very small litter of one! Her male pup (Zeus x Halle) was born at 05:30 in the morning, and he's healthy, fat, and enjoying the milk bar all to himself! Congrats Halle! (Litter whelped and managed by CJS Ranch)


January 7, 2019

Maui competed in the four day show and specialty at Indio, California, hosted by the Palm Springs Kennel Club. He won first place in the Bred By Class all four days and took Reserve Winner's Dog on both Days 3

and 4! Way to go Maui & Rickey!!! 


August 21, 2018:

Maui (Deebo x Arya) won his first point towards his championship at the South Bay Kennel Club show August 11th! We are so excited to see this gorgeous pup in the ring!

Unfortunately, the breeding we did in late May did not take, but we will be trying again on the next heat cycle, expected in November/December. Wait List Applications are still being accepted.

January 24, 2018:

Now accepting Wait List Applications - show homes receive priority pick.

Kohana Ridgebacks is planning to breed again in late-Spring 2018, with puppies expected in

mid-Summer 2018. Check back for updates!!

January 16, 2018:

The Deebo x Arya puppies are now living the dream with their new families!! 

Kohana Rhodesian Ridgebacks


the Jepson, Whittingham, and Jones-Paradise families!!

December 23, 2017:

The Deebo X Halle litter has arrived! All of these gorgeous pups are BOYS!! This litter was bred by Kohana Ridgebacks and whelped by CJS Ranch.

November 12, 2017:

The Deebo x Arya litter has arrived!! We welcomed 6 healthy happy puppies to our family, and Mama is doing great! Sadly, 2 puppies died later in the first week, but the remaining 4 are thriving!

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