September 2019 - Showing Off The Pups 

The long hot summer means no dog shows or outdoor events.  We had fun raising Mazey and enjoying updates from the puppy families.  All the puppies have settled into their new homes and all the reports are positive.  Happy puppies and families are what we like best! I will add pictures from the families on the litter page.  They are all looking so good.  Very happy with our Zoey and Turk babies.

Link and Mazey started practicing for upcoming shows in early September.  Link, Mazey, and Zynga (Zoey x Mozi) went to a local AKC B Match event.  Great for first time show dogs to go to a smaller event.  There are no points awarded but they get ribbons and placements and get experience.  Link won Best of Breed over his two sisters and went on to win a Hound Group 2.  They all did great and stood well for the judge exam.  Just what we wanted.  

Then on to the Deland show for Link and Mazey.  Mazey was entered in the 4-6 month puppy competition and Link who just turned a year old was in the Bred By Class.  Day 1 Mazey won her class, then the Group! So exciting to go into the puppy Best In Show ring and have all of our breeder friends cheer us on.  Turk's owner, Turk's breeder, and Zoey's breeder were all there. Link was a bit too playful in the ring for a good look from the judges the first day. He was all happy feet!

2nd Day Mazey did it again with another Hound Group win!  Link settled down a bit and won Reserve Winner's Dog under his uncle (Zoey's brother) Zandy who went Winner's Dog.  ZsaZsa (Amber & Brody) was also there and she won Reserve Winner's Bitch in a large entry of 13 girls.  She looked great. We have so much fun being with friends and watching our dogs do well!

May & June 2019 - Puppies & Tampa Dog Show 

Puppies kept us busy in May and June and started going to their new homes on the 19th of June.  A last minute issue meant that one family wasn't ready for a puppy so..... we just had to keep one here.  It was meant to be as I was struggling with not keeping one from this litter.  Therefore, Lavender girl is staying and is now known as Mazey - Amber Trace It's Amazing To Be Me.  

Mazey at 9 weeks old

We attended the Tampa shows too where Link - Amber Trace Breath Of The Wild made his debut.  He was bouncy and wiggly and had a good time.  No exciting wins for him but he learned a lot and we are pleased with his first time out. 

I also showed his sister Zynga - Amber Trace SoUnique at Ropasa and she went Best Puppy on Saturday and completed her Puppy Of Achievement certificate from AKC.  A puppy has to earn 10 points before the age of 12 months by placing at least first in their class to get a point. 

ZsaZsa - Amber Trace Bella Ragazza at Avanti also showed well that weekend.  I always enjoy seeing ZsaZsa as she gives me lots of love and smiles. 


April 2019 

This was a month of waiting for the puppies!  Details are on our Zoey & Turk litter page.  I could not have handled it all without the help of Turk's owners, Tami & Joe and Turk's breeder, Rhonda!  They came and helped while our family celebrated my daughter's wedding.  It was a very busy last week of April but all is well!  The puppies are all fat and happy and the married couple are on their honeymoon.

Amber Trace SoUnique At Ropasa (Zynga) went to some shows and is learning all about being a show dog.  She needs 1 more point for her POA (Puppy of Achievement) from AKC.  I am loving her outgoing personality and confidence.

More March 2019 - ZsaZsa 

The lovely Amber Trace Bella Ragazza at Avanti (ZsaZsa) placed WB, BOS, BOBOH at the Miami shows on March 31st.  Congratulations to her owner Raul!

The following pictures were also taken at this show by someone.  This girl is so photogenic!  Those eyes!  Just lovely.

March 2019 - 6 Month Puppy Play date 

The puppies are growing so much!!! We had a 6 month old Puppy Playdate for the Zoey & Mozi litter.  Six of the nine puppies and their families were here!  All the puppies have outgoing temperaments and look healthy and happy.  I am thankful for all their families for taking such great care of them.  Here are some pictures from the day.


1st Picture is: Cato (purple boy), Ozzy (green boy), Zynga (pink girl), Mom Zoey, Link (blue boy), Dex (yellow boy), Odell (orange boy)


Last picture is Mom Zoey and puppy Dex.

February 2019 - Another Great Month! 

Scarlett and ZsaZsa our Amber X Brody girls, showed in Lakeland and made us proud!  Scarlett was Select for a 4 point Grand Champion major and now has her Grand Champion (GCH) title!  Her sister ZsaZsa owned the ring in the classes and won Best of Winners on Saturday and Reserve Winners on Sunday for more points towards her Championship.  These girls are lovely and full of personality and we couldn't be happier.  Big Kudos to ZsaZsa's owner Raul Lopez of Avanti Ridgebacks for presenting her so well!  They are a great team!

January 2019 - Puppy Playdate 

Four of the boys from the Zoey x Mozi litter came over for a play date.  They had a blast! Of course they had to play in the dirt spot in the yard. I am sure their owners were giving baths went they went home.  We love to see them growing up and doing well with their families. Here are some pictures from that day.  We had Link (Blue Collar), Cato (Purple), Odell (Orange) and Ozzy (Green).  

January 2019 - The Sisters  

Scarlett and ZsaZsa from our Amber & Brody litter had adventures in January too!

CH Amber Trace Burning Up The Way JC (Scarlett) earned 4 more points towards her Grand Champion (GCH) at the Brooksville shows.  She only needs 2 more points to finish this title. Scarlett also passed her hips and elbows testing with Good and Normal ratings by OFA.

Amber Trace Bella Ragazza at Avanti (ZsaZsa) earned points towards her FastCat title. Check out these great pictures by Mark Baer at that event.  ZsaZsa also passed her hips and elbows testing with Good and Normal ratings by OFA.  Awesome news for the sisters!

January 2019 - New Year and a Debut! 

Amber Trace SoUnique at Ropasa (Zynga) from our Zoey & Mozi litter had her ring debut in Brooksville in the 4-6 month puppy class.  She earned a 1st place and a Group 3 the first week of Brooksville and a 1st place and Group 4 the second week.  She was full of bounce and wiggles and kisses for everyone!  Just what we wanted.  Having fun was the goal.  Her owner, Robyn, and I are happy with the loads of attitude this girl has!

November 2018 Recap 

All the Zoey & Mozi puppies have found their forever homes.  Reports from their new homes are all positive! All the puppies have outgoing and inquisitive personalities and get along with everyone they meet.  Having happy, healthy puppies placed in wonderful homes is just what I wish for every litter.  I hope to see Zynga (Pink Girl), Link (Blue Boy), Cato (Purple Boy), Odell (Orange Boy) and Dex (Yellow Boy) in the show ring one day. 

Bill and I spent a weekend at the NLCC event (AKC National Lure Coursing Competition) in Ocala.  We were there as host members for our club. None of our dogs competed in the event. We worked hard but enjoyed watching all the sighthounds competing in this annual event for the title of the 2018 National Lure Coursing Best In Event.

We took Scarlett to 3 days of shows in Ocala too and she placed each day for 5 more points towards her AKC Grand Championship.  She earned a Best of Opposite along with a Best Owner Handled and two Select placements.  She hadn't been in the ring since June so it was nice to get her back out there. Her sister ZsaZsa showed 2 days and went Winner's for 2 more points towards her Championship.  I was happy to get to see her win!  It was the first time I was able to be there.  ZsaZsa  and her owner, Raul, have won 5 times in a row.  That team is on a roll!   

Here is Amber (left) and ZsaZsa (right) hanging out at the NLCC and the picture below is Zynga who was also there hanging out and meeting lots of dogs and people.

Amber Trace Rhodesian Ridgebacks - Lutz, Florida - Located in the Tampa Bay Area - Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeder