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Breed Group: Hound
Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Weight
Mle: 85; Female: 70 lbs
Height
Male: 25-27; Female: 24-26 inches
Color(s)
light wheaten to red wheaten; nose can be black, brown or liver
Overview
A very obedient, friendly and gentle breed, the Rhodesian Ridgeback makes a good companion however does best in an environment with older children. Small children are not ideal, as this dog does not like to rough house. A vigilant and brave breed, this dog can be stubborn and can be difficult to train if methods do not correspond with this breed.
Character
Rhodesian Ridgebacks do well with other animals if given the proper socialization at an early stage, although not recommended for a home with small children. Learning quickly, this intelligent dog is protective of his owner and territory. Should not be left unsupervised for long periods of time as they have the tendency to become destructive.
Temperament
This hunting breed does well in home life, and is very loyal. An overall good companion and is very straightforward. The Rhodesian Ridgeback can be shy and reserved around strangers, and needs extensive obedience training. Rather strong and willful, this breed shows his best and true colors in a somewhat secluded environment.
Care
Average shedding, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is easy to groom. A wipe down with a washcloth or dry towel will suffice and remove some loose hair. Bathing only when necessary, this breed's coat does not trap dirt well and is generally clean.
Coat
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a very distinct marking along his back, which is created by hair that grows in the opposite direction. Coat is short, dense, and should remain glossy and sleek. Silky coat not desired.
Training
Training must be gentle with this breed and start at an early age to avoid any further difficulties. The Rhodesian Ridgeback should have a firm handler, yet gentle training. Training must be consistent and straightforward if this breed is to excel. Good for watch dogging and hunting purposes. Hunting suits this breed very well.
Activity
This tireless dog will be sure to keep you on your feet. Very active, playful, and energetic, the Rhodesian Ridgeback would make a great jogging companion or running along side a bike. They have great stamina and do very well on long walks or a free roam in a yard or park. Should have at least an average sized yard.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Location: San Diego, California
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ryanvogt13 asked:

12/4/2014 5:20:31 PM

12/4/2014 5:20:31 PM

Hey everyone, just a guesstimation, 6 1/2 months Rhodesian Ridgeback, male, 73lbs How big will he be? I know that all dogs grow their own rate and hit spurts at different times. I know Rhodesian Ridgebacks can grow up to 2 years, but was just wondering how big yours has gotten. Thanks! The breeder estimated about 100lbs.

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Anonymous

Thanks again! and his mother was 93lbs and his father was 110lbs. not sure about the grandparents.
12/5/2014 9:32:22 PM

Anonymous

Then he should be about the same as his father. You can always ask your breeder what size your pups grandparents are/were. Some of my pups take after their grandparents rather then their parents. The main thing to make sure is that your pup is healthy and that he gets regular vet visits. A good diet is key to a large breed pup's health as they grow. A grain-free, large breed puppy food is what I would recommend if you are not already feeding him something of the sort.
12/6/2014 11:14:55 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/5/2013 9:48:37 AM

3/5/2013 9:48:37 AM

What dog group is the Ridgeback What dog group is the Rhodesian Ridgeback in?

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The Hound.
5/9/2013 5:13:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/5/2013 9:45:47 AM

3/5/2013 9:45:47 AM

Rhodesian Ridgeback hunting How are Rhodesian Ridgebacks while hunting and are they Champion lion hunters?

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Ridgebacks like most dogs will use their nose to track down game such as rabbits and game birds which they will chase. Cats are fair game anywhere. However Ridgebacks do not hunt Lion. They were used by a hunter on horse back in packs of 6 or 8 dogs much like the English hunting hound they would run loose pick up the scent trail of a Lion and run with it till they found the Lion when they would chase after the Lion running it down exhausted when they would circle the Lion keeping the Lion turning as the dogs behind the Lion took turns to nip in and bite the Lions flank. the idea being that the hunter following would follow the noise made by the dogs and get there in time to shoot the Lion before the Lion killed too many of the dogs and escaped.
5/9/2013 5:23:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/28/2013 10:01:20 AM

2/28/2013 10:01:20 AM

training Rhodesian Ridgebacks how do you train a Rhodesian Ridgeback and what are some techniques?

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Anonymous

Contact your local positive reinforcement trainer.
5/1/2014 6:13:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/11/2012 5:20:35 PM

12/11/2012 5:20:35 PM

Life Span How long do Rhodesian Ridgeback's live?

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Anonymous

They have an average life span of 10 to 12 years, with occasional dogs living to 15 or so.
1/23/2013 4:09:38 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/27/2012 10:11:25 AM

10/27/2012 10:11:25 AM

Do the Rhodesian Ridgebacks like to swim? Do they do well in an outdoor kennel or are they more... Do the Rhodesian Ridgebacks like to swim? Do they do well in an outdoor kennel or are they more inside dogs?

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Ridgebacks LOVE water, but are not great swimmers. Their bones are too dense to be buoyant enough to actually be swimmers. The swim very well in the ocean if they grow up familiar with the waves. RR's prefer to be where you are; inside when you are in, outside when you are out. They love to sleep, yet are active when it is time to exercise. They are perfect for a stay at home mom and family. They shed very little are quiet, gentle, respectful and play with caution when with kids.
12/5/2012 10:38:05 PM

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10/7/2012 1:21:24 PM

10/7/2012 1:21:24 PM

Are there black Ridgebacks any different than the brown and tanish colored dogs? ... Are there black Ridgebacks any different than the brown and tanish colored dogs? /

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Anonymous

AKC standards are Wheaten, Red Wheaten and Light Wheaten (tan or red color) with either a black or brown (liver) nose and sometimes a black mask. Although it has been known that there can be a genetic throwback that can produce a RR with black hairs, they typically are not black. This is not considered "desirable" by breed standards.
12/5/2012 10:54:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/2/2012 6:13:29 PM

10/2/2012 6:13:29 PM

I just got a Ridgeback/Shepherd mixed from the shelter last week she is 8 weeks old has a ridge... I just got a Ridgeback/Shepherd mixed from the shelter last week she is 8 weeks old has a ridge and coloring of a Ridgeback, but she is only 9 pounds which seems kinda small from what I have read about the breed but she has been eating like crazy. Does anyone have any guesses about how big she will get?

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Anonymous

Our male weighed 22 lbs at 8 weeks. Females will probably weigh 15-20 lbs at 8 weeks.
10/10/2012 5:38:53 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/10/2012 10:22:58 AM

8/10/2012 10:22:58 AM

I have a rescue Rhodesian Ridgeback and hes been malnurished. Now that I have him he has gained... I have a rescue Rhodesian Ridgeback and hes been malnurished. Now that I have him he has gained weight. I wanted to know what the average weight should be for a 22month old Rhodesian Ridgeback. Thanks

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Anonymous asked:

7/15/2012 9:12:24 AM

7/15/2012 9:12:24 AM

Can you register mix breed pups? Example: rhodesian and doberman

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Anonymous

No, that mix is not recognized by the AKC
9/17/2012 1:34:40 PM

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