My name is Andrea Stone and I am located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas metroplex. I have owned and loved Rhodesian Ridgebacks for a little over 20 years. In 2011, I became a proud owner of a ridgeback puppy from Vyrtuous Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Since that time, I have competed and traveled the country participating in conformation, lure coursing and a variety of other sports that focus on showcasing this amazing breed. I have met some wonderful people during my travels and learned everything possible regarding the health, well-being, and husbandry of my beloved Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Prior to starting Zanata, I was the founding partner of Heatherstone Rhodesian Ridgebacks. In late 2021 my partner stepped down and I forged ahead under the Zanata Kennel Name.
Many of the dogs showcased in the following pages are a product of the hard work and commitment I had when hearing about my mentors retirement. When my mentor retired and subsequently passed, Zanata was born to carry on the vision of Vyrtuous, breeding Ridgebacks with a focus on temperament, health, conformation, and performance, while bringing in my own ideas and following the breed standard set forth by the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States (RRCUS). The dogs produced under both the Heatherstone and Zanata kennel name are continuing to be showcased in the show, lure coursing and performance communities. They are the foundation of what is to come and I continue to be proud and humbled by everything that has been accomplished in the last ten years with the help of some dedicated friends and family that supported me along the way.
I am very proud of the people I have had the honor to meet and work with over the last decade to enhance my knowledge and dedication to the Ridgeback breed. I look forward to enhancing and further developing that knowledge base and continuing to work with my mentors and other breeders to produce sound puppies that excel in conformation, performance and temperament.
I am a current member in good standing with RRCUS and the Trinity Valley Rhodesian Ridgeback Club. In addition, I am also a AKC Bronze Breeder of Merit.
Cheers! I look forward to meeting you soon!
Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeder
All of our Ridgebacks here at Zanata Rhodesian Ridgebacks, undergo extensive health testing as recommended by RRCUS. You can find more information on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals here.
I am a current member of our national breed club, The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States. Our Code of Ethics can be found here.
Information regarding the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States can be found here, including the breed history, standard and illustrated standard.