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About Us


Tammy Lynch

Tammy is a well-respected and long-time member of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States (RRCUS). She holds and has held the following esteemed positions: 

  • Breed Mentor

  • Member of the Education Committee

  • Board of Director Member of RRCF

  • Director of the Lexington Kennel Club

  • 2022 Second Vice President of RRCUS 


Kiki Courtelis is actively involved in everything that impacts our Breed’s Health and Genetic well-being.

Paramount to our breeding program is the belief that our dogs are family members first. Therefore, we breed for temperaments first. We want them around as long as possible so we utilize every health and genetic test available before we breed.

We are AKC's first and only Gold Level Breeder of Merit. Read more about what this means here.

We are located in the beautiful Lexington, Kentucky area.

Watch a video about the breed! Click HERE.


Melloni Turpin-Harrell

I joined the Adili family with my lovely girl Zarafa (Spirit x Vomba) who started our incredible friendship.I was again blessed and honored to be part of Team Duba and Team Zambezi's epic journey.


In April of 2021 Zarafa whelped her first litter sired by BIS MRBIS MBISS GCHP CH Juba Lee's Comin Better Hide Your Heart CD, BN, RE, SC, CA, CGCA, CGCU, TKN, ATT, ROM (Eli). I love raising puppies. My passion is to invest in the growth and development of every puppy born in my house and prepare it for the world. In fact, I continue to have close relationships with their owners throughout their lives. 


In July of 2023 I repeated the Zarafa x Eli breeding as I was thrilled with the previous breeding and the quality of puppies, many of whom are now Champions. 


I'm proud to be a part of Adili Ridgebacks, a team who is passionate, extremely knowledgeable and focused on the preservation of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed.


Tim Schneider

Tim Schneider began his affiliation with Adili Ridgebacks in 2014 with a promising puppy which became GCH CH Adili’s Journey to Vue-Mor, CGC “Safari”. Since, Tim has co-bred, co-owned, and CH /GCH titled dogs with Tammy and Kiki. Tim is a member of the RRCUS and has held offices in previous breed clubs prior to his affiliation with this spectacular breed.


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