Int'l and UKC CH Emerald Isle's Simply Irresistible, CDX SC RE AX AXJ OF NAP NJP CGC HIC VCX TT TDI ROM

Foosa Best of
              BreedAnother Best of Breed for Foosa!

Foosa is a very smart and fun-loving dog. She is very obedient and loves to work for me, but she has a silly side and gets a kick out of making people laugh. Everyone who meets her falls in love. She has definitely made a few agility judges laugh hearty at her "antics".

Foosa was my pick out of the litter. I fell in love with her dark nose and expressive eyes- They were "Irresistible". Based on her personality, I could tell she would be a good dog for agility and obedience. Foosa was a very composed puppy and would play hard with her litter mates, she was fearless and beat up her brothers mercilessly, but then would come to snuggle next to me and watch all the action simply content to sit on my lap. We decided to name her "The Foosa" after the characters on the children's movie Madagascar. The characters are little predators who dash around, have a voracious appetite, and are amusing. This described our little puppy perfectly!

Foosa truly is our dream dog. She strives to do whatever we ask, both in the ring and at home. She is never afraid of new things and has the heart and will to accomplish anything. She is our "Versatile Superstar" and has helped to pave the way for performance ridgebacks everywhere. She has passed on her even temperament and desire to compete in the whelping box, where she has exceeded our expectations at being a wonderful mother.  Foosa has earned a Register of Merit, ROM, title. This requires 5 offspring to earn their championship titles.  We could not have asked for anything more as a foundation for the Tifari Line.

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Breeders: Mark and Ann Rudd - Emerald Isle Ridgebacks
Sire: "Mick" Multiple High in Trial, MACH4 AKC/CKC/UKC/Int'l CH UACHX Timbercreek's Emerald Isle CDX XF VCX CGC TDI CanAX HIC ET
Dam: "Stevie" Best in Field, Multiple High in Trial, MACH5 AKC/CKC/UKC/Int'l CH Koda's Gold Dust Woman CD SC XF FCh CGC VC HIC
Details: POST Pedigree

Health Clearance

Temperament: Excellent
OFA Hips: Excellent
OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Patellas (knees): Normal
OFA Cardiac: Normal
DM: A/N - Carrier
CERF(eyes): Normal '07, '09
OFA Shoulders: Normal
OFA Thyroid: Normal '07, '09
AKC DNA Profile # V475827
CHIC # 41992                                      
Whelp Date: 8-10-2005                        Champions:
Height: 25 3/4 in.                                    Piper
Weight: 75 lbs.                                        Rylee
Full Dentition: w/ scissor Bite           Neila   


Foosa and
              PiperFoosa sitting and her Daughter Piper lying down.
  • Top 20 RRCUS Obedience 2006 (#17) and 2007 (#19)
  • Top 10 RRCUS Obedience 2008 (#10)
  • Top 20 RRCUS Agility 2007 (#14) and 2008 (#13)
  • Multiple UKC Group placing over Champions
  • Mulitple Group 1st placements in IABCA International Dog shows
  • Multiple Agility 1st placements from the 24 inch classes
  • Multiple Rally-O placements from both the Advanced B and Excellent B classes.
  • Open Obedience title earned placing in the ribbons every "Q"
  • AKC Multiple Best of Breeds, and multiple BOS, from the Open Bitch Classes
  • 1st Place 12-15mo. Bitch Sweeps RRRRCOM Regional Specialty 2006
  • 3rd Place Open Bitch. RRRRCoM Regional Specialty 2007
  • Highest Scoring RR in Obedience RRRRCOM Regional Specialty 2006 @ 12 months old.
  • Highest Scoring RR in Rally-O RRRRCoM Regional Specialty 2007 (and trophy winner)
  • Highest Scoring RR Novice B Trophy Winner 12-9-2006 Obedience Training Club of Greater Lansing
  • 2008 RRCUS National Specialty, Gettysburg, 1st place Rally Advanced, and 1st in Open Obedience for great Trophies.
  • 2009 RRCUS National Specialty, Lansing MI, 3rd place Rally Excellent, 4th place Rally Advanced, 3rd Place Open Obedience. for great Trophies
  • 2007 Front and Finish # 2 Ridgeback in Rally Excellent B
  • 2007 Front and Finish # 3 Ridgeback, and # 6 Hound in Novice JWW Agility
  • 2007 Front and Finish #1 Ridgeback (tied) in Novice Fast Agility
  • 2007 Front and Finish #3 Ridgeback and number #6 Hound overall in Open Fast Agility
  • 2007 Front and Finish #4 Ridgeback Novice B Obedience by Score
  • 2011 RRRRCoM Regional Specialty 3rd place Brood Bitch
  • 2010, RRCUS 3rd place Brood Bitch!  (tie)
  • 2011 RRCUS National Specialty, Rapid City SD- 1st place Novice Pref. Agility STD & JWW
  • She has 8 reserves and is Major pointed with 15 points towards her AKC CH title, she also has 4 legs towards her RAE title.
  • 2012 RRCUS National Specialty, Orlando FL- 2nd place Rally Excellent, 2nd place Rally Advanced, 4th place Veteran Obedience
  • 2013 RRCUS National Specialty, Topeka KS- 1st place Open Preferred Standard and Jumpers with Weaves Agility, & 3rd place Rally Advanced B


Foosa in the
              wildflowersFoosa in the UP enjoying the wildflowers!
  • CGC - Canine good Citizen, Foosa earned this @ 6 mo. old
  • CDX - AKC Obedience Title, a step up from the CD (novice obedience) title
  • RE - AKC Excellent Rally-O Title-a step up from the RN(novice) and RA (advanced) titles
  • SC - AKC Senior Courser, Intermediate Lure Coursing Title- a step up from the JC(Junior Courser) title
  • CH - United Kennel Club Champion of Record
  • Int'l CH - IABCA International Champion of Record
  • AX - AKC Excellent Agility Standard- a step up from the OA (Intermediate) title
  • AXJ - AKC Excellent Agility Jumpers with Weave Poles- a step up from the NAJ (Novice Jumpers) and OAJ (open Jumpers) titles
  • OF - AKC Intermediate "Fast" class Agility- A step up from the NF (Novice Fast) title
  • HIC - Herding Instinct Certification
  • TT - Certificate awarded by the American Temperament Test Society for passing 10 separate levels of reaction excercises.
  • VCX - A Versatility Certificate EXCELLENT awarded by the National Ridgeback Club honoring Foosa's outstanding intelligence and Flexibility in learning performance and companion events.
  • TDI - Registered Therapy Dog with over 20 hours logged
  • NAP- Novice Preferred Agility
  • NJP- Novice Preferred Agility Jumpers
  • ROM- Register of Merit, awarded by RRCUS for having 5 AKC Champions.

 Foosa is mostly retired from showing, and now enjoys life on the couch.  We still occasionally bring her out to show her off at Nationals, :-)  Foosa was a fabulous foundation for the Tifari line.  She had three litters with 20 puppies total.  Her second litter was very small and did not produce any show puppies, but they are making up for it in the performance venues. So far, Foosa has produced a total of 5 AKC Champions with 1 more pup AKC pointed, 4 UKC Champions, 5 International Champions, 3 Field Champions with 9 more pups with assorted Lure coursing titles, 6 puppies titled in Rally, 5 puppies titled in Agility, and 15 puppies have passed their Canine Good Citizen Tests. 


Foosa Lure
Lure Coursing
Foosa's Movement