June 1995 - April 2003
Shawna's first Ridgeback and a true ambassador for the breed. She obtained Respect shortly after a trip to Jamaica. While in Jamaica she asked what Respect meant because the natives seemed to use that extensively. She was told that it was a greeting. It was a way to say Good Day or Everything is Good. When Respect entered her life she found that everyday was a good day with him. That is how he was named. Respect was an amazing fact he was more than just a dog. He was a noble, intensely loyal, Virtuous animal. Respect is the inspiration behind Shawna's kennel name Vyrtuous.