The name 'Adriatic Ridgebacks' has its roots in two of my loves - my second Ridgeback, RokiShoals Mukiwa Blue Devil, JC, CGC, HIC (and very nearly CH) and

My name is Carrie Ellingson and Adriatic Ridgebacks is a small kennel in Woodbridge VA. I have been a member in good standing of both the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States (RRCUS) and the Chesapeake Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback Club (CBARRC) for more than 15 years. Recently, I served on the Board of Directors of CBARRC as President, Vice President, and Director. 

I got my first Ridgeback in 2001 and currently have 3, Sam, Ivy, and Minnie.


interest in the former Yugoslavia, specifically Croatia, and most particularly, the Adriatic Sea. Pantone, the color company, has a color called 'Ardriatic Blue,' and gave me the name for my kennel. The water theme carries through in Sam's kennel name, 'Lamarde Perro' - or Dog of the Sea.