Photo by Catherin Arsenault
Animals are very close to my heart. That's why I choose my dogs with the utmost care! They undergo all the necessary health tests. They also take part in conformation and lure coursing competitions! Their behavior and health are my two priorities, and that's what I look for above all else. Secondly, I pay meticulous attention to the dogs' conformation to ensure that your animals will be well built to live the good life you're offering them!

I spent almost 4 years researching the field and the Rhodesian Ridgeback before getting down to work. I wanted to make sure I practiced everything, while maintaining the well-being of my animals. I had help from mentors, friends, the CCC and the multitudes of books I read. From there came the collaboration with my husband, who helps me greatly in this great project that is ZENI.

I make sure that my dogs are as close as possible to their ancestors, their habits and customs. I use as little medication as possible, except when absolutely necessary, and minimize the use of chemicals in the house. My dogs are fed a species-appropriate raw meat diet. I can help you continue on this path throughout your pet's life if you're interested. We also practice lure coursing with them, which helps them keep their wits about them and nurture the skills for which they were created.

I'm very proud of my beautiful project and I'm aware that it wouldn't be as solid as it is if it weren't for the immense help I've received from my mentor and great friend Patricia Roy at Ridishia Ridgebacks. I'll always be grateful for the support and confidence this great lady has given me!


When you buy a puppy from Zeni you:

- Get a puppy registered with the Canadian Kennel Club
- Have a puppy whose parents have been tested for hereditary diseases (OFA and Embark for parents living with us)
- Know your puppy's pedigree
- Get a puppy that has been socialized with the Puppy Culture program
- Know that your dog's parents competed in conformation, sprinter or lure coursing.



Photo by Cerveau Droit Design
Zeni means doing good things, doing things genuinly, doing the right things, in Chichewa, one of the languages spoken in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) from where comes the Rhodesian Ridgeback. For me, Zeni means to continue to preserve the breed according to the given standard in order that the animal can continue to do the job why it was created. Keep the breed as a healthy canine in its body and mind! Ensure a fascinating connection between canine and human. While remaining humble despite the bad moments and/or the success that this field will bring me.

My goal in breeding ridgebacks is to create healthy and sound dogs that perform well in the ring as well as in the sports related to what they were created to do.  This means that they must be properly built.  I also want to raise my ridgebacks in the most natural way possible, this is an important aspect to me.  Quality is much more important to me than quantity not for the looks but for the quality of life that the dogs will have with you!


Do not hesitate to ask us questions, it will be our pleasure to share our passion with you!