Foosa X Captain Litter

8 puppies born March 17th, 2008 (St. Patrick's Day) 5 Girls and 3 boys. (No DS, No Tail kinks, all have perfect scissor bites, 2 boys are ridgeless.) The owners have all mostly decided on Irish Themed call names.

Check out all the pictures available on my photo gallery. Shots of the litter from day one up to the most current win photos and candids.

Here is a cute video of the litter at 5 weeks old on You Tube WATCH!

Here is a video Mc's Dad sent he is about 1.5 year's old. WATCH! And another one at just over 2 year old WATCH.

Foosa X Captain Litter Group Shot Foosa X Captain Litter Group Shot
  • Green - (M) "Mc" Tifari's Simply McDoogle
  • Purple - (F) "Neila" UKC CH, DC Emerald Isle's Reflections by Tifari, SC OA AXJ CGC VC
  • Pink - (F) "Piper" UKC & Int'l CH, DC Tifari's Simply Sinful,SC CDX RE OA OAJ NAP NF TT CGC HIC VC
  • Blue - (M) "Dagan" Tifari's Simply Dagan, CGC
  • White - (F) "Darby" Tifari's Beauty Queen of Spades, JC
  • Red - (F) "Tango" Tifari's Midnight Tango, CGC
  • Yellow - (F) "Rylee" AKC & Int'l CH Tifari's All Ryled Up, SC CD RN CGC HIC TT
  • Aqua - (M) "Ramsay" Int'l CH Tifari's I Want What I Want When I Want It, JC RN CGC HIC

"Foosa" lives here at Tifari Ridgebacks and was bred to "Captain" owned by Marie Sajewicz & Tea Cooper, Zareba Ridgebacks. The breeding occurred in January of 2008. We are very excited about this breeding. Both dogs have numerous titles showcasing their intelligence and willingness to please their owners. In recognition of this, they have both received the honor of adding "VC" to their list of titles. VC is a versatility certificate awarded by the National Ridgeback Club. They both have passed extensive health tests and have EXCELLENT hips. Each dogs has also made the RRCUS "Top 20" obedience list for 2006. Aside from his wonderful temperament, Captain is known for his exceptionally fluid movement around the ring as well as his beautiful dark red coat color. He finished his conformation champion title (Ch) with 4 Majors and numerous Best of Breeds over specials! Captain also earned 2 Best Veteran awards at the age of 9.5 years: The RRCUS Supported Shows in Monroe, MI as well as The Best Veteran in California at the Orange Coast Regional Specialty. Foosa is tearing up the performance side of things scoring high both the Agility and Obedience rings.

Foosa Show
Captian stacked
 Int'l & UKC Ch Emerald Isle's Simply Irresistible CD SC RE OA OAJ NF VC CGC HIC TT TDI
Ch Zareba's Midnight Runner CD JC RN CGC FCh VC TT TDI
OFA Hips- Excellent         Temperament- Excellent
OFA Elbows- Normal        Color- Wheaton, blk nose
OFA Patellas- Normal       Weight-75#
OFA Thyroid -Normal        Height- 25 inches
Cerf (eyes)- Normal         
DM: N/A-Carrier
OFA Cardiac- Normal       See Foosa's CHIC health results
OFA Shoulders-Normal

OFA Hips- Excellent        Temperament-Excellent
OFA Elbows- Normal         Color- Red Wheaton
OFA Shoulders- Normal      Weight- 93#
OFA Thyroid- Normal          Height - 27 inches

Cerf (eyes) - Normal
          DM: N/N-Normal
OFA Patellas - Normal      
See Captain's
CHIC Health Results
Sire:  "Mick"   Multiple High in Trial, MACH4  AKC/CKC/UKC/Int'l CH UACHX Timbercreek's Emerald Isle CDX VCX OF CGC TDI CanAX HIC ET
Dam:  "Stevie"  Best in Field, Multiple High in Trial, MACH4 AKC/CKC/UKC/Int'l CH Koda's Gold Dust Woman CD SC XF FCh CGC VC HIC

Whelp Date: August 10, 2005
Foosa's Page for more info and accomplishments
Check out her complete pedigree on POST

Sire: Ch. Paka Mahususi Baraka
Dam: Am/Can. Ch. Callyhi's Keesha of Koya ROM, CGC
Breeder: Tea' Cooper; Zareba Ridgebacks

Date Whelped: March 26, 1998
Check out his complete pedigree on POST

For additional  photo's of Captain, Please visit my Gallery


June, 2011. The pups are 3 years old and are doing great so far exceeding all expectations. We have 5- JC Lure Coursing titles with 1 more 1/2 way there. Neila and Piper are Lure Coursing maniacs and have their AKC Field Championship titles. 6 of the pups have passed their Canine Good Citizen Tests, we hope for the last 2 pups to pass as well if their owners can find a test near them. Piper, Ramsay, and Rylee all earned their Rally Novice titles and Piper has went on to complete the Rally Advanced and Excellent titles as well as her Novice Obedience title. Piper and Neila have both completed her UKC Championship with ease.  Rylee, Piper, and Ramsay have all  Earned their International Ch titles, Piper even took a Reserve BEST IN SHOW!!!! . Rylee and Neila are AKC Champions, with Ramsay and Piper almost there.  Rylee, Ramsay, and Piper all got their Herding titles at the ridgeback Rodeo. Neila and Piper have their Novice Agility titles and are competing in the Open levels.  I am so lucky to have such great puppy owners!

Group Photo, 1 year reunion 6 of the 8 Foosa X Captain Pups reunited at 1 year old! Lure Coursing Trial 4-11-2009
Left to Right: Tango, Rylee, Piper, Darby, Neila, and Ramsay!

Thank you to all their loving owner's for Coming out on this COLD Day to let their RR's try thir hand at Lure Coursing, "Tally-Ho"!