We are Paula and Alan Alshouse of DeLand, Florida, and the proud owners of Khalfani Kennels. We are both die hard animal lovers. Paula grew up on a farm in Missouri and Alan is a Florida guy. We grew up with setters and terriers which may explain our affinity for dogs with a hunting instinct and an attitude! Our first ridgeback, CH. Crosswicks Kalahari Storm, was acquired in 1991 and we have had ridgebacks ever since. We believe the ridgeback is the perfect balance of intelligence, athleticism, and charm. Khalfani Kennels was started in 2005 so we could share our love of ridgebacks with others. The Rhodesian Ridgeback Standard states” The Ridgeback represents a strong, muscular, and active dog, symmetrical and balanced in outline.” Our goal is to produce dogs according to this standard with a special emphasis on health and function. Our dogs are our kids. Obtaining a ridgeback from us will be the start of what we hope is a ridgeback family relationship. We are recognized as an AKC Breeder of Merit and are members of The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States (RRCUS) and charter members of the Sunshine State Rhodesian Ridgeback Club (SSRRC).
Khalfani is a Swahili word that means “destined to rule”. A ridgeback will rule your home and your heart!