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Lori Wilson Podcast and the Buzz About Ridgebacks

Professional handler Lori Wilson has spent the past few years crisscrossing the country with the record-setting Whippet bitch MSBIS, MBIS Platinum GCh. Starline’s Chanel. Today Lori shares her experiences on the campaign trail with Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn and talks about how making travel arrangements can be very breed-specific. Listen in to find out Lori’s plans for the future, and learn about the judging assignment that’s taking her to visit the sighthounds she’s long admired.

The modern Rhodesian Ridgeback is the result of crosses between various European breeds and a semi-domesticated canine known as the Hottentot dog. Through selective breeding and random matings, the ancestors of today’s dogs proved their worth as hunters and housemates to the settlers who traveled from the Cape into the African interior. Discover some of the breeds that shaped this handsome hound, and find out where its trademark ridge comes from.

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Lori Wilson Podcast with Pilar
By Pilar Kuhn

Lori Wilson tells Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn that when it comes to campaigning a dog, the logistics are largely dependent on the breed being shown. The all-breed handler, who has extensive experience with Working breeds and Hounds, has shown everything from Mini Wire Dachshunds to Akitas and says that every breed has its own set of requirements while on the road. With her first judging assignment scheduled at the end of the month, Lori begins the next chapter of her life in dogs where she can share the knowledge she’s gained from a lifetime as breeder and professional handler. play

Breeder Buzzwords – The Rhodesian Ridgeback

By Dan Sayers

Ridgebacks may be “clear-faced” or display black hairs over the muzzle and ears as well as around both eyes. The Elaborated Standard indicates that black “should not continue as a solid mask over the eyes.” Likewise, excessive black hairs throughout the coat are undesirable, as are dark brown hairs on the coat of a liver or brown-nosed dog.

The early progenitors of today’s dogs were seen in a variety of colors and patterns, including brindle and black and tan. more

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