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Our interest in Rhodesian Ridgebacks began when searching for our first dog,  I really liked German Shepherds but Matt wanted a smooth coated  dog.  We saw a Rhodesian Ridgeback on the local dog beach one day and fell in love with its looks and character and from that day on we were hooked.
 Our first litter in 1985 was from Rajiki Kita and Ch Chamwari Valhalla.  The pick bitch went to Leanne Walker of Koninklik Ridgebacks and she became their foundation bitch and we bred one litter from her.   We had one or two litters from those lines before  we moved on to different bloodlines.
Our  second foundation bitch was Marsabit Mftini (Zoe), and she is behind all of our current breeding.   We also picked up her brother CH Marsbabit Mfumo in 1991 and all of our breeding has been based on those lines.   We have three generations of bitches currently residing at Bowbridge.  Zoe was the mother, grandmother, great great grandmother and great great great grandmother of Mallory, Margot Zawadi and Samara.  Hogan was the father and grandfather of Zawadi and Samara.
Although not many of our dogs have gone to show homes, we have bred some champions:  Ch Bowbridge Ndoto Sauti, Ch Bowbridge Kwetus Zouga, Ch Bowbridge Zovesa Mallory, Ch Bowbridge Crocodile Dundee (Canada) and Ch Bowbridge Gosh I'm Cool.