Zambuana Lodge has been establish for 36 years and is now located in Parkesbourne, Southern Tablelands NSW, 15 minutes south of Goulburn, 2 hours south of Sydney and 40 north of Canberra.



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Rhodesian Ridgebacks


Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very intelligent and loyal companions. Here is your chance to own one of these extraordinary dogs from Zambuana Lodge. Greg and Rowhin are renound for their Rhodesian Ridgebacks and have been breeding them for over 36 years. They concentrate mainly on soundness, temperament and type as this is very important to them because most of their clients are families with young children. 


Our Ridgebacks are structurally sound and temperamentally suited as wonderful companions and loyal obedience dogs. All of our puppies are whelped indoors and raised with plenty of TLC. Introducing new blood line when necessary. We have a large variety of stud dogs all over NSW that we can use when needed. Zambuana Rhodesian Ridgebacks have been shown successfully here in Australia and very successfully in America over the last 20 years. For any enquiries please call or email, we look forward to answering any questions you may have.


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All puppies will be ready for their new homes from the: 



   All of our puppies will be on limited or main pedigree papers depending on their new home and our price includes two vet checks, their first vaccination and their Micro-Chipping, strict worming program and a health and hereditary guarantee. They will also leave us with 6 weeks pet insurance cover with PetPlan and a puppy information pack with free and discounted bags of Royal Canin dog food.

You are more than welcome to come and view the puppies and the parents, and sometimes grandparents at any time, however, you will not be able to handle the puppies until they have had their first vaccination at 6 weeks as hygiene and cleanliness at Zambuana Lodge is very important.


Ridgeback Picnic Day Morning on the lawn in front of lake

Ridgeback Picnic Day morning in front of lake

Daily walk around the farm.

Ridgeback Picnic day before everyone arrives in front of the lake.


The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a delightful nature, being a faithful one-man or family dog. They are very affectionate and likes to lean on you, lie at your feet or sit on your lap if permitted. They are extremely loyal to those they love. Although not an aggressive dog, the Ridgeback is distinctly reserved with strangers and usually objects to people making the first advances to them. They are placid and easy going, putting up with endless torment from children, as well as being highly intelligent and quick to learn. Happy to participate fully in family activities, the Ridgeback is equally content to laze around all day if there is nothing better to do. An excellent guard dog, it has a deep bark to warn intruders to keep away. Friendship, once given, is for life.


De-sexing your puppy


Benefits for de-sexing your puppy:


There are many reasons why pet owners should de-sex their puppy. As well as helping to stop pet overpopulation, the following are some of the other benefits associated with de-sexing your puppy.




1) Reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs, such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer and cystic ovaries, ovarian tumours, acute uterine infection and breast cancer in females.

2) Pets generally live longer and healthier lives.




1) Your dog is less likely to wander, fight and is less likely to get lost or injured.

2) Reduces territorial behaviour such as spraying indoors.

3) Less likely to suffer from anti-social behaviours. They become more affectionate and become better companions.

4) Eliminates male dogs urge to mount peoples legs.


Getting your puppy de-sexed also reduces the amount of healthy dogs unnecessarily euthanased each year.








Q   How are the Ridgeback relationships with children, pets? Are they good at protecting?


A    The Ridgeback breed is said to be great when they are around children. However, as with any other dog it is not recommended for them to be left along with them without adult supervision because they could unintentionally hurt the child. So, since they are larger than the average puppy but still have the same amount and energy as a normal puppy it is possible for them to accidentally knock over small children.

Ridgeback are one of the dogs who love being around other canine friends. However, it is not suggested to keep them around more than several male dogs. Additionally, if they are raised around cats they will be friendly with them as well. But, when unfamiliar dogs or cats come around they will go into their protective mode. Not to mention the fact that they are good at being watchdogs for families and the only person who will be able to control them is the owner.

Q  Are Ridgebacks noisy or obtain any other bad habits?


A   Usually the only time a Ridgeback is going to bark is if they have a good reason to be barking. However, they are athletic so you will want to make sure that you have a fence that they cannot jump because they have no problem getting over many fences that have been classified as high. Additionally, they love to swim so if you have a pool you may become annoyed with finding them always in it having a swim. Also, they usually do not dig holes but if they are left outside during the summer season they have been known to dig large pits to avoid the heat. Not to mention the fact if they become bored they will be tempted to start roaming around which is how many Ridgebacks usually die ? automobile accidents.

When Ridgebacks are puppies you will want to make sure that you have plenty of things for them to chew and play on or they will be very destructive due to the fact that they are teething. Additionally, it may be a good idea to have a crate in place to make sure that they mind their manners when you are not able to supervise them.

Q  Are Ridgebacks House Dogs?


A  The best thing about having a Ridgeback is the fact that they love to keep themselves clean and do not shed a lot. However, since they do have a short, dense coat you can expect a small amount of shedding. But, if you keep them in the home year round you will see that they experience less shedding than those who are keep outside. Not to mention the fact that you do not have to worry about them drooling unless they are hungry. Furthermore, when it comes to house training people usually note that they are easy for the most part. However, it is suggested to teach them furniture is not a place for them when they are puppies or you will not be able to break them out of the habit of taking over the furniture. Also, you will want to keep in mind that when they are puppies by simply wagging their tail by a table they can clean off its entire contents.

Many people recommend that all Ridgebacks get some sort of training when they are puppies so they will understand that they should not put their paws on the table or jump on them at all. This is because this breed is known for going after unattended food. But, if they are taught when they are younger not to do so and are treated as part of the family you will find they turn out to be one of the best companions when compared to any of the other dog breeds.


Q Is there anything that should be known about their eating habits?


A  Majority of the Ridgebacks have excellent appetites. The only bad comment that their owners make is that they do a bit of drooling while watching you fix their food. However, since they love to eat so much it is very important that the owners watch how much they eat as well as their appetites to insure that they do not become obese. Additionally, owners have found that they need to keep the food locked away because Ridgebacks have no problem at all when it comes to them helping themselves. Furthermore, after they have eaten they will plead and beg but it is important that you keep their health in mind.

Q What is a good amount of exercise for Ridgebacks?


A   Ridgebacks are still dogs so they are still going to need to exercise. However, a daily walk about in the yard or a walk to the park each week is more than enough for them. But, if you have time to help them exercise more that is always great as well.

Q Are Ridgebacks considered to be hyper?


A When Ridgebacks are young it is not uncommon for them to be classified as both energetic and hyper. However, as they become older they do become calmer and laid back. Some people refer to them as the dozing kings. Furthermore, many Ridgeback owners have said that when a mature Ridgeback is happy you will notice that they are running out in an open field or they are sleeping. Overall, they are great pets and they do really well when they are growing up with other pets and children.


Q Where did the ridge come from?


A  To be honest no one to date has been able to figure out where the ridge came from. However, there is the theory that it came from the Asians. Furthermore, there is talk that the Rhodesian Ridgebacks and the Thai Ridgebacks are relatives of the Phu Quco due to the fact that they both have ridges and dermoid sinus.


Q  Contacting a breeder?


A  When you first make contact with the breeder you should expect for them to ask you different things about yourself and your background. The answers that you give them are what are going to help them determine which puppy would be the best match for you and your family. Additionally, we are also going to be interested in why you particularly want a Ridgeback. Some people want them for companions while others want them because they are interested in using them to win shows and other competitions. We are more than likely going to have the puppies classified in two groups ? pets and show. All of the puppies may not be able to be show dogs because of some minor underlying factor. However, they will still be great pets because only the breeder and the Ridgeback leader would be the ones making these distinctions.

Q What should I expect when picking up my Ridgeback?


A    When you arrive to pick up your puppy, he or she will come with a puppy pack. This pack will be combined with a ton of things such as contracts, vaccination certificates, pink change of owner form, feeding, grooming and training booklet and a worming chart. Pedigree papers will be included or will be sent out at a later date. The puppy micro chip details will be on all forms. Feel free to ask to see and meet the parents of your puppy.  .Overall, it is important that you read and discuss the contract that is in place before leaving with the dog. This insures that you have a clear understanding about anything you may have felt uncomfortable about. Obviously, if there is something that does just not sit right with you there is no obligation for you to purchase the dog.




Hunter, Sadly missed, Always remembered. March 2019

In Loving memory of Foster

Cath and John Rodger 2016


Hunter, RIP such a beautiful soul.