Anyone have any grapevine or personal experience with them? They've been on my short list for a while, but the hound part of it always threw me for a loop. Met one on our way home a few weeks ago at a rest stop, and the bitch was DARLING. I LOVED her, and she was just a bit smaller than Zander, which is easily to my knee. Talked to the owners a bit, and they sort of gave me everything I had read, including the good breeder/bad breeder bit. She was a greyface, but she was very polite (even when Zander was getting antsy and wanted to play). After they put her goggles on and packed her in the motorcycle, I had a huge sigh and realized I had just reached one of my life goals: I MET A RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK! Woot! And in the middle of Montana no less. So now that I've actually met one I'm a bit more interested in them. This old girl didn't give me a houndy weird feel at all, sort of in the same way Catahoula's don't. (Although I learned that Catahoula's aren't hounds anyway, they are curs, hopefully you get my point).