Book List

The following books about Rhodesian Ridgebacks are available in Australia. Please contact the club if you have difficulty in obtaining any of them.

 

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK PIONEERS - Linda Costa
This book is a must-have book for all Rhodesian Ridgeback enthusiasts and "old African hands". Richly illustrated with over 130 images including maps, breeding records, letters, prize certificates and old photographs. 184 pages, hard covered, 306mm x 247mm. Available through the author at www.kantara.com.au/pioneers, or contact the club secretary of The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of South Australia. Price $65.00.

 

THE RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK IN AUSTRALIA - Pauline Sadler
This book provides an excellent introduction to the breed, and is considered essential reading for the new Rhodesian Ridgeback owner. It covers the history of the breed and is a record of the establishment of the breed in Australia. It has useful sections on the standard, training, showing, racing of, and living with your Rhodesian Ridgeback, and much more. The photograph section makes your dog’s pedigree come alive. A very readable book. Price approximately $22.00.

 

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACKS - Frank Lutman
As well as providing detailed information about the breed, this book also covers general dog information, such as health care, behaviour and training. Available from pet shops and book stores. Price approximately $15.00.

 

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK - Compiled by Anne Woodrow
Written as a guide to novice owners and as a reference book for those more deeply involved. Contains an excellent section on diet and Ridgeback characteristics. You’ll see your own Ridgebacks portrait in every true word. Humorous and enjoyable reading. Price approximately $40.00.

 

THE DEFINITIVE RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK - David Helgesen
Very comprehensive book. Part 1 describes the Rhodesian Ridgeback in general and its evolution and history in detail. Part 2 describes the Rhodesian Ridgeback in detail by means of the written standard and his analysis of the standard. Part 3 covers buying, training and breeding. Great on technical explanations that you can understand.

 

READING THE RIDGEBACK - Stig G Carlson
Personal view of the Breed Standard complemented by photography.

 

THE DOGS MIND - Bruce Fogle
Dog psychology book. Price approximately $20.00 from bookstores.

 

THE DOG OWNERS MANUAL - Karen Hedburg
Australian written book. Comprehensive guide and aid in veterinary care. Price approximately $45.00 by Watermark Press (Dymocks).

 

DOG TRAINING - THE GENTLE METHOD - David Weston
Complements Obedience Classes with clear instructions and many photographs. Easily obtained from bookstores for around $20.00.

 

TRAINING PROBLEM DOGS - Louis Vines
Complements Obedience Classes with clear instructions and includes additional information. Available from bookstores for approximately $30.00.

 

BARK BUSTERS - Sylvia Wilson
How to solve your dog’s everyday behavioural problems. Available from bookstores for approximately $15.00.

 

GIVE YOUR DOG A BONE - Dr Ian Billinghurst
Natural feeding methods for the adult canine. Available from the author direct by downloading the current order form. Price approximately $25.00.

 

GROW YOUR PUPS WITH BONES - Dr Ian Billinghurst
Natural feeding methods for raising your puppy. Available from the author direct by downloading the current order form. Price approximately $30.00.

 

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