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The Rhodesian Ridgeback is part of the Hound group. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog with Above Average problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Rhodesian Ridgeback is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, Hunting, Protection, Watch Dog The Rhodesian Ridgeback lifestyle is Adapts easily to indoor/outdoor living as long as they get enough exercise

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is susceptible to hip dysplasia, dermoid sinus, and cysts. It is important that when contacting a Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Rhodesian Ridgeback from a petstore which commonly are known to support Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Rhodesian Ridgeback health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed standard.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback
Group:  Hound
Shoulder Height: 24.00 in - 27.00 in
Weight: 65-75 pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium amount
Intelligence: Above Average
Suitability for kids: Good
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC

 



Country of Origin: South Africa - Developed from sighthounds also bearing the distinct ridge down the backbone prior to 1505. Large, brave dogs that protect their families and stock from wild animals and can also be used for hunting deer and feather. Also used to hunt lions.

Character: This breed is intelligent and straightforward. They are independent, brave, cautious around strangers, and learn quickly.

Temperment: Early socialization with cats and other dogs will prevent later problems. Provided they are not pestered by them, the Ridgeback is kind with children. It is somewhat reserved around strangers.

Coat: Short-haired with a strip of hair that runs in the opposite direction along the back. Color is light to reddish brown. The mask is dark.

Care Brush it periodically. When it is shedding, use a rubber brush to remove dead hairs.

Colour: Light to red wheaten

Comments: Known for his clean, quiet, and obedient nature. Works willingly and happily for owners they are bonded with, if positive techniques are used. Requires firm, fair, and consistent discipline. Can outsmart owners. ,

Purposes: Family Pet, Hunting, Protection, Watch Dog

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