I really love the breed combination of this puppy. His Mom is a beautiful sheltie who we named lady because of her friendly and sensitive personality. His Father is a gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback with champion bloodlines.We wanted a dog a little smaller than the Rhodesian, with short hair, and good natural manners. I loved the beautiful physique of the Rhodesian and the wonderful disposition of the Sheltie so I merged the two and here you have the result. Sketcher actually has a Rhodesian Ridgeback ridge down his back. He is also the lighest colored pup of our bunch.