About Us


RoKa Ridgebacks are the family of Roy and Kathy Phelps.  Our dogs are lovingly raised in Rogue River, Oregon.   Our foundation bitch ,”Jaz” GCH HUNTERS RIDGE ROGUE RIVER ROYALTY CGC, is the dam of 2 Grand Champions, GCH ROKA RIDGE RUMOR HAS IT CGC “Rumor”  and GCH ROKA RIDGE CLASSIC ADVENTURERR “Bentley”.  Rumor has 6 offspring who are either champions or grand champions. Two of her daughters have been bred, Zula and Spring. Spring has 2 champions already from her litter, and Zula has 3 puppies in the ring, one being major pointed at just 6 months old. Several of our dogs also have performance titles in obedience, rally, and agility. Jaz lives with us along with daughter Rumor and 2 of Rumor’s offspring, GCH ROKA RIDGE RAISIN IN THE SUN CGC TKN “Raisin”, and CH ROKA RIDGE ROCK STAR CGC TKN “Star”


All of our dogs and the dogs we breed to have passed all health tests recommended by our parent club, RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK CLUB OF THE UNITED STATES “RRCUS” , which include hips being good/excellent, and elbows, thyroid, eyes, and heart being normal. All of our dogs health results can be found under OFA website. (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). On the RRCUS website you can find their code of ethics which includes all the health test requirements along with other important breeder requirements. In addition, our dogs are DNA tested for DM (degenerative myelopathy) , EOAD (early onset adult deafness), and other breed specific defects.


All our breedings are with AKC champions that are health tested and who have sound temperaments. Even if you are only looking for a pet, you will be going home with a dog who is structurally correct, and has generations of healthy dogs behind their pedigree. Our puppies are dewormed, vet examined, and have first set of vaccinations before they go home. They will also be AKC registered at time of delivery. All our dogs are house dogs, we have no outside kennels. The puppies are raised in our house and will be well socialized by the time they go to their new homes. All pet puppies are sold with a spay/neuter contract. Show potentials are sold on a co-ownership contract which allows the dog to be shown by the owner or breeder. Up coming breedings are announced under our “latest news” and best way to contact us for a puppy is through our email, royphelps2000@yahoo.com

2014 National Ridgeback Specialty
Dante’ 2014 National Ridgeback Specialty (Dante sadly passed away from cancer in November 2022)

rumor GCh
Rumor Best Opposite Sex and major win New Grand Champion Jan, 2017

Jaz best opposite sex and best of breed-owner handler
Jaz best opposite sex and best of breed-owner handler

Dante' best of winners and best of breed-owner handler
Dante’ best of winners and best of breed-owner handler


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