The history of K-C Kennels and Venus Ridgebacks
K-C Kennels was formally established in 1994.
The first memory Kasey has of being involved in the dog fancy was the early 80’s at dog events with her grandmother’s Great Danes. At a young age she went to shows and trials, worked dogs in obedience, and helped to whelp and raise puppies. At 16 she acquired a Smooth Collie and finished that dog to her championship. From that first Smooth Collie, she went on to finish many other breeds to include: Rough Collie, Sheltie, Australian Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Boxer, Komondor, Otter Hound, English Foxhound, Jack Russel Terrier, Borzoi, Silken Windhound, Bouvier de Flanders, Gordon Setter, Black and Tan Coonhound, Bulldog, Xoloitzcuintli, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Great Dane, Thai Ridgeback, Miniature Poodle, Pekinese, & American Hairless Terrier.
The first litter that Kasey co-bred was 2002.
Venus Rhodesian Ridgebacks was formally established in 2011.
Dale almost always had dogs growing up. When his family was stationed overseas in Italy, the family’s Dachshund was acquired from Germany. Later a Rough Collie, and a Doberman Pinscher joined the family. As an adult, Dale owned a Blue Tick Coonhound and Rottweiler before acquiring His First Ridgeback. Dale has also owned and / or showed Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and a Blue Heeler. Dale was drawn to the Ridgeback initially when a friend asked him to care for their dog during a family emergency. He was impressed with the dog’s athleticism and overall even temperament. After having this first experience Dale felt that acquiring a Ridgeback made sense. Without
any intention of showing or competing in performance, he acquired Venus from Dan and Vilma O’Neill
(Diamond Ridgebacks) in 2006.
Dale’s first Ridgeback litter was born in 2010.
Kasey and Dale combined their love for each other and dogs in 2011 when they were married. They
continue to work as a team making breeding decisions, raising and training dogs, whelping puppies,
attending performance events, hosting events at their property, and planning the future of their kennel.
Kasey and Dale are both members of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States (RRCUS) and adhere to the code of ethics. They are also active members of Greyhound Association of North Georgia (GANG), Carolina Lure Coursing Society (CLCS), Gazehound Association of the Smoky Mountains (GASM), and the Xoloitzcuintli Club of America (XCA).
MBIF/MBIE GSW GCH DC Diamond’s TwIsis Tempt’n MC, LCX2, LCM3, CGC, TDI