BEST in SHOW, Int'l Ch, U-Ch, AKC CH Tifari's Lightning Strykes Twice, BN JC RA NJP HIC CGC TT U-AG1 U-RO1

              win Stryker at a recent win looking handsome!

Stryker is a wheaton show male from the Foosa X Cooper litter. He lives with his mom Ann here in MI and is co-owned with Angie. He also lives with 1/2 sister Ruby and rescue, Tanner, a husky mix. Stryker is a cuddly momma's boy.  He loves nothing more than snuggling on the couch with her.   He is always willing to try new things and will compete in everything: Agility, Lure Coursing, Conformation, and Rally. He has a beautiful dark black mask and expressive eyes.  Stryker is a nice moderate male, perfectly in standard, with a large amount of bone. 

Stryker earned his name as his mom, Ann, was going to wait another year before getting her second Ridgeback, but after seeing him it was love at first sight and the plans were changed!

Stryker's owner, Ann T., is a member of RRCUS (Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the US) and The Wolverine Dog Training Club.

Here is a GREAT video of Stryker Lure Coursing - as you watch the end you can see he is a freight train!

Here is an awesome video of Stryker competing in Agility. VIDEO

Stryker is At stud to approved Bitches.  Please contact for inquiries you can see more pictures of him on his photo gallery.


Breeders: Angie Hartley here @ Tifari
Sire: "Cooper" AKC & CKC CH Kacela's Drawn to the Rhythm CGC
Dam: "Foosa" INT'L/ UKC CH Emerald Isle's Simply Irresistible CDX SC RE AX AXJ OF CGC HIC TT VCX TDI
Details: Pedigree on POST

Health Clearances

OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Patellas (knees): Normal
OFA Cardiac: Normal
DM: N/A -Carrier
CERF(eyes): Normal 2011
OFA Shoulders: Normal
OFA Thyroid: Normal (MSU) '11, '13
Whelp Date: 4-20-2010
Height:  27 inches
Weight: 89 lbs 
Full Dentition w/ scissor bite


  strykermovementStryker's  movement.
AgilityStryker tries Agility
  • September 18, 2010 Stryker Takes Best of Breed Puppy and Puppy Hound Group 4 at the St. Claire Kennel Club "B" Match 
  • January 22, Michigan Hound Association "A" match of  6-9 mo. Puppy Best of Breed Winner (and Trophy Winner)
  • International Group 1st placements from the BBE class IABCA
  • Highest Scoring Ridgeback in Obedience and Trophy Winner, Supported Show, MI Winer Classic, Novi 2011
  • Multiple Group 1st placements at UKC shows 
  • BEST in SHOW (UKC 4-14-2012 )  over 142 other dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Novice Obedience title earned with all 1st placements!
  • 2012, Raisin River Ridgeback Club Supported Show, Winner's Dog for a 5 point Major!!!!


  • CGC -Canine Good Citizen, earned at the age of 7 months old. 
  • Int'l Ch- IABCA International Champion of Record from the Bred By Exhibitor Class
  • RA- Rally Advanced title earned with multiple class placements
  • JC- Junior Courser title earned at 13 months old
  • U-CH  -United Kennel Club Champion of Record. Earned just days shy of his 2 year birthday
  • BN- Beginner Novice Obedience Title
  • U-AG1  - UKC Level One Agility Title
  • U- RO1 - UKC Level One Rally Obedience Title
  • NJP- Novice Agility Jumpers Preferred
  • HIC- Herding Instinct Certificate
  • TT- American Temperament Test Certified

Show Record

  • New International Champion Jan 2011, completed with 4 different BBE Group 1st
  • Marquette KC, 8/2 & 8/4, 2011, Best of Breed (2 points)
  • 1/19/12  RESERVE WD (RRCUS Supported Show) Novi, MI Judge: William Cunningham 
  • 4/7/12 RESERVE WD Birch Run, MI Judge: Edward Wild
  • 4/14/12 BEST IN SHOW, Ann Arbor, MI and NEW UKC Champion!
  • 6/3/12  Winner's Dog/BOW, Toledo, Ohio Judge: Carol Spritzer. (2 points) 
  • 6/9/12 Winner's Dog/BOW, BOS, Mt Pleasant, MI Judge: William E Usherwood (1 point)
  • 6/10/12 Winner's Dog/BOS, Mt Pleasant, MI Judge: Mrs. Patricia Leaky-Brennon (1 point) 
  • 7/8/12 Winner's Dog. Monroe Kennel Club (RRCUS Supported Show) Judge: Lisa Warren (5 point Major)
  • 8/2/12 Winner's Dog/ BOW, Marshall, MI.  Judge: Mrs. Patricia Leaky-Brennon (3 point Major) 
  • 10/7/12 Winner's Dog Fulton Cty KC. OH, Judge: Murrel Purkhiser (1 point)  NEW CHAMPION!!!!!

Stryker  is soaring in Agility

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Stryker  4 years old and his cousin Ayla as a puppy.
stryker adult
Stryker as an adult
stryker on the beach
16 months old on the beach!