"I am a dog breeder. I spend a lifetime learning pedigrees, going over dogs, talking, and learning from those in my breed and those outside it. I raise each litter as if I gave birth to them and spend an equal amount of time finding them loving forever homes. I only bring puppies into this world that I think will be the healthiest (mentally and physically) and best examples of their breed. I support each family who chooses one of my puppies and let them know they are now a part of our extended family. I treat them all well.
I am there if one needs to come back and will aggressively pursue the return of one of my dogs if it's in the wrong place. I support my breed in rescue and education. I hold them when they arrive and leave this world. I share my knowledge and socialize my dogs so that they will be the advertisement for my dedication. I don't keep track of the money and time I put into my love of dogs, it would not be a true measure of how I feel.
The price I charge for my puppies is never profit, but investment in the next generation. I am not ashamed of who I am... I work hard at being a good dog breeder and encouraging others. I am a breeder and I am proud of it."
I wish I knew who should receive proper credit for the above; it has been passed around extensively via the internet and the original author is unknown to me. But it exactly sums up the passion a reputable breeder feels for this crazy stuff we do. It sums up ME. --Eileen M. Bailey .................
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Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the U.S. since 1988
Greater Kingsport Kennel Club since 2016
Near Johnson City, TN
My name is Eileen Bailey. I am an ethical Ridgeback "Senior Breeder," having been involved in this extraordinary breed for 28 years, and a member of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the US (RRCUS) for 27 years. I have also authored one book on the breed to date: The Rhodesian Ridgeback; An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet.
My breeding program has consistently produced multi-titled conformation Champions and performance dogs in all venues.
I have a small, home-based breeding program. I produce an average of one litter each year, so every breeding is carefully planned and anticipated with great excitement. I breed for temperament, correct moderate structure in accordance with the AKC breed standard, and proven performance potential.
Symetri RRs is like an extended family; we are a cohesive, supportive group. The best dogs, the best people!!!
CONTACT ME: 703.608.6016