Hello!  Welcome to the website of Africali Rhodesian Ridgebacks, in Northern California, USA, preserving the Original Rhodesian Ridgeback.

We are members in good standing of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States, and adhere to the RRCUS Code of Ethics.    

This website is a pictorial celebration of the functional and beautiful Ridgeback of Glenaholm Rhodesian Ridgebacks, of the venerable kennel Glenaholm Rhodesian Ridgebacks of South Africa, est 1949. 

Msdms. Laurie Venter and Norah Ormerod of Glenaholm have been benevolent toward our goal of having Rhodesian Ridgebacks still bred true to original Personality, Form and Function...determined at the standardizing of this beloved breed.  Our website is our tribute to the dedication of Glenaholm Kennels in preserving the original Rhodesian Ridgeback.

We are fortunate, and very grateful to Laurie and Norah for entrusting their lineage to us, and allowing us to help preserve the heritage Rhodesian Ridgeback.  Norah Ormerod now lives in the US, bringing the benefit of her knowledge to the States.

Our Glenaholm Rhodesian Ridgebacks are superb house dogs; with the temperament suited for family life...gentle with the children, farm animals and house pets, all the while alert and protective, and with a wonderful SENSE OF HUMOR!

Glenaholm Rhodesian Ridgebacks was established in South Africa in 1949It is one of the originals, and the oldest Rhodesian Ridgeback kennel in existence today.  Laurie Venter and Norah Ormerod of Glenaholm breed to preserve the original qualities that have captivated all Rhodesian Ridgeback owners from the beginning.

To learn about original Rhodesian Ridgeback history and information, please visit the Glenaholm website at  Also, visit our "Must Reads" page for links to Ridgeback kennels with original African lines.  They are a must-see!

For further information about Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the United States, visit the national club site:  --check the RRCUS Breeder Directory for puppies available in your area, and for information and referrals.  Don't get a pup through the newspaper or online classifieds!  Also, there are many Ridgebacks in need in Ridgeback Rescues and fosters throughout the US, please check the Rescue page above.    

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