BLACKWIND NIGHTSTALKER RIDGEBACKS

PUPPIES PICKED! by Jerry F. Kirk: 417-943-4177

2012 picks:

Aari-Frisco

Jerry - you can't really tell from these photo's but Aari is considerably bigger than any other Rhodesian we've ever owned. Right now he's 30" tall (base of the neck) & weighs 131lbs. He was considerably heavier but I trimmed him down & worked a little more on muscle tone. When he stands up (paws outstretched) he is WELL over 6 feet tall!!! From the day I brought him home I fed him twice a day... this is where it gets good...

The food he ate... I made... I would take a Dutch oven... I'd put in beef stew meat, we'd pull all of the meat off of a  rotisserie chicken (including the skin) lamb & 6 fresh marrow bones. I'd let this slow cook for 2-3 hours. I'd then knock the marrow out & remove the bones. Then throw in a bag of rice... or sometimes a bag of macaroni. We'd put this in containers in the fridge. I'd fill his bowl 2/3rds with this & the other 1/3rd with Extreme Athelete... I fed him like this for the first 6 months... now I just feed him the Extreme Athelete... Every time people come to our house they always ask if he's ever going to quit growing...he really is impressive as far as size goes. We love him to death... I'm not gonna lie... with him being as impressive as he is... I do sometimes wish he had his ridge... It obviously has ZERO bearing on the love he gives or receives... : )))

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Miss Anchorage

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Miss Mississippi

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Mr Bull


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2011 picks:

Mr Three Spot

Here is Mr. Three Spot happy with his new owner!

SIX MONTH WEIGHT: 110 lbs

"The dog that dreams are made of for big dog breeders! Won't happen often."

PS. "Tore my heart to sell him!" JFK

The new owner says: "I'm always looking back on how small he use to be! Such an amazing fun loving dog! Extremely smart too! Couldn't ask for a better friend!"

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Mr Balance at seven weeks old - May 24, 2011

Mr Balance in the arms of his new "mama"!

It was love at first sight!

SIX MONTH WEIGHT: 83 lbs.

"I can't imagine the love this dog receives - and the ball fetching at such a young age!" JFK

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Mr Stripper


SIX MONTH WEIGHT: 91 lbs.

"Another big boy!"

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Mr Tank


Mr. Tank at seven weeks old - May 24, 2011--then, with his new owners

Mr Tank is delighted with his new home!

Is the puppy happier or are the owners happier?

SIX MONTH WEIGHT: 68 lbs.

Had some problems with worms which kept his weight down at 6 months, but he got over it!

The love of his owner is magnificent.

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Miss Don't Put Me Down at seven weeks old - May 24, 2011

SIX MONTH WEIGHT: 84 lbs.

"I think she got the princess home!" JFK

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Penny Lane - too smart!

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