The best way to find pedigreed Rhodesian ridgeback puppies for sale is to find a reputable breeder. The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States maintains a directory of breeders, as does the American Kennel Club.
Thoroughly research potential breeders to make sure they are ethical and produce the kind of puppies you want. Ask about how many litters they produce and why they breed their dogs. A good breeder should be able to speak in depth about bloodlines and why she chose to breed a particular match. Good breeders should also test their dogs for genetic diseases and be willing to provide you with the results.
Some breeders also place newspaper classified advertisements for Rhodesian ridgeback puppies. However, be extra cautious about these puppies. While some good breeders do advertise their puppies, many of the ads are placed by inexperienced and uneducated breeders.
Rhodesian ridgeback puppies also sometimes are sold in pet stores. However, these puppies typically come from puppy mills and may have health or behavioral problems. The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States recommends never purchasing puppies from a pet store.
Although Rhodesian ridgebacks are a fairly rare breed, puppies are sometimes available in rescues. Use Petfinder.com to search for available dogs in your area.