About Us

Theresa M. Lyons, Owner/Publisher

A professional graphic artist and talented dog photographer, Theresa M. Lyons founded the award-winning Ridgeback Register two decades ago, and made it synonymous with eye-catching design, stunning photography and quality journalism.


She is the Art Director for Sighthound Review, Editor of Pointer Points, Public Relations Representative for the 2016 Sussex Spaniel Club National Specialty and a freelance designer for multiple breed owners and handlers.


Theresa has been involved in the sport of dogs since 1990, when she  showed Golden Retrievers, Viszlas, Saint Bernards and Rhodesian Ridgebacks. She has judged multiple Sweepstakes events all over the U.S., including regional specialties.


Theresa has co-owned, shown and championed multiple Ridgebacks as well as co-owned multiple Top Ten, Westminster and Best in National Specialty Show winners. Currently she owns and shows several Ridgebacks as well as a Pointer. She competes in conformation, coursing, dock diving and will soon be seen in the agility ring.


Proudly serving  four-years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, Theresa is a member of many organizations, including of the Morris & Essex Kennel Club, Western Hound Association of Southern California, Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States, Pointer Club of America and the French Bulldog Club of America.


Theresa lives in Bridgewater, N.J., with her husband Louis, children Shannon, Louie and Sean, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Pointer and French Bulldog.

Our Contributors

Denise Flaim


A professional journalist and author, Denise Flaim was a long-time staff writer and columnist at the daily Long Island newspaper Newsday.


Denise is the recipient two coveted Front Page awards from the Newswomen's Club of New York for her 2005 Newsday story on ownership disputes over rescued Katrina dogs and her 2006 "Animal House" blogs on the search for Vivi the missing Westminster Whippet.


Denise is the publisher of Modern Molosser magazine, and the founder of Revodana Publishing, which specializes in dog titles written by breed experts. Her most recent book is “Your Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy: The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Rearing and Appreciating the Best Companion Dog in the World."


The former historian and health-and-genetics chair for the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States, Denise chairs the health committee for the Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress. She is a member of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States and the Western Hound Association of Southern California, and is a board member of the Morris & Essex Kennel Club.


Denise breeds under the Revodana kennel prefix. She lives on Long Island with her husband Fred, their 12-year-old triplets and three Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

Bo Bengtson


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Bo Bengtson became involved in Sighthounds as a teenager in 1959, first in his native Sweden and since 1980 in the U.S. He has owned, bred and shown primarily Whippets. His Bohem “kennel,” although never numbering more than a handful of dogs, has accounted for at least 30 Best in Show winners at all-breed and specialty shows and more than 130 champions in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia.


Bo was approved to judge all Sighthounds by the FCI in 1976 and is now approved to judge breeds in seven of the 10 FCI groups and Best in Show. He was first approved by AKC to judge Sighthounds in the late 1970s, and by the KC (U.K.) to award CCs several breeds.


His judging appointments include Crufts and Westminster (twice each), the FCI World Show (four times) and other major shows around the world. He has judged about 100 specialty shows for Sighthounds as well as for a number of other breeds.


Bo is the author of several books, including the award-winning "The Whippet" and the monumental reference work "Best in Show - the World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows" (over 650 pages and 700 illustrations), which received the IBP Benjamin Franklin award, a unique honor for a dog book.

The Ridgeback Register is for anyone who cherishes this majestic hound breed,

whether you are a prospective puppy buyer or a long-time fancier.

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