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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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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

The average weight of the Rhodesian Ridgeback for a male is 80 - 90 lbs as an adult. The Ridgeback can take up to 2 years to mature, but should be at the adult height at about 1 1/2 and take the last half of the year to fill out. However, to determine the likely-hood of size for your pup is to look at the parents and grandparents of the puppy. A Rhodesian Ridgeback that is over 90 lbs is a larger version of the original Ridgeback and should be monitored more closely for joint issues as the puppy grows and when he/she gets into his/her senior years. At 6 1/2 months old, your R.R is quite large for his age, so taking him to the vet to confirm that he is healthy is always a good idea. You should be able to feel the ribs of your puppy with little to no pressure, but not be able to see them.
12/5/2014 12:38:47 PM

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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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7/2/2012 11:42:59 AM

7/2/2012 11:42:59 AM

i just got a rhodesian ridgeback a few days ago, she was taken from her litter at 6 weeks to a... i just got a rhodesian ridgeback a few days ago, she was taken from her litter at 6 weeks to a home and was badly treated for 2 weeks so i took her on, she looks pretty slim and you can see her ribs is this normal in ridgeback puppies? shes also showing a lot of food aggression to my other dog and sometimes she wont back down is this also normal or is this due to her being treated badly? please respond to my question i really want her to be a controllable dog and not aggressive

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Anonymous

I have 2 Rhodesians, as puppies, they are a little food aggressive. This can change with time. Both of mine thought that food would go away if they didnt eat it fast. This was because they were both in large litters and had to compete for food in a single bowl. I also gave them both their own bowl and fed them a few feet apart from each other. Give her time. THey turn into very loving dogs and will bond with other dogs quickly.
7/9/2012 5:17:31 PM

Anonymous

Vet gave us great tips on feeding undernourished dogs which also helps train them not to rush/gulp food. Spread dry food on cookie sheet, and feed multiple times a day. Our rhodesian was barely 25lbs at approx. 6mnths when we found him, we fed him this way cup at a time as much as 10-15 times a day. He had to slow down as food moved around the cookie sheet and once he reached normal weight we switched to bowl and tapered to twice daily feedings. We also made sure to regularly remove food, pet and re-assure then replace food to let him know he wouldn't be starving again. He is now 2+yrs, a healthy 100lb slow eating fun, sweet, lovable and great guard dog. Patience, firm-love, and you won't regret taking on a Ridgeback!
8/17/2012 10:18:42 AM

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6/24/2012 9:58:28 PM

6/24/2012 9:58:28 PM

Can a full blooded rhodesian ridgeback be black??

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Anonymous

I would go to the akc website. They have info on specific breeds in regards to what is and isn't allowed in a certain breed characteristics.
7/9/2012 9:05:50 AM

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6/18/2012 12:04:12 AM

6/18/2012 12:04:12 AM

I have a 11 week old ridgeback/Catahoula/ black lab mix. At 10 weeks he was 20lbs. Anyone have... I have a 11 week old ridgeback/Catahoula/ black lab mix. At 10 weeks he was 20lbs. Anyone have any idea how big he will get? I had a ridgeback/lab mix growing up and he got to be 115lbs. I hope this puppy gets that big. Also. He's already potty trained and sits when I feed him till I tell him to "eat". Dont think it's to early to train your puppy. They learn fast. Also RRs are the only dogs that contemplate right from wrong

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Anonymous asked:

5/23/2012 9:56:16 AM

5/23/2012 9:56:16 AM

we adopted a ridgeback a year ago and he is great . but he doesnt like to be left alone for long... we adopted a ridgeback a year ago and he is great . but he doesnt like to be left alone for long .. what should we do when we go to work..so it is less stressful for him?

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Anonymous

Keep him in a covered crate, it will make him feel more secure. He will sleep most of the time when you are not there.
6/11/2012 2:42:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/17/2012 8:09:18 AM

4/17/2012 8:09:18 AM

how old would my ridgeback/bulldog have to be before i could breed her????

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2 years old
4/20/2012 4:23:34 AM

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4/12/2012 5:08:39 PM

4/12/2012 5:08:39 PM

I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback Basset Hound mix, and I wanted to know how big do you think he will... I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback Basset Hound mix, and I wanted to know how big do you think he will get once he is fully grown? (At the moment he is 10 weeks and about 7lbs)

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Anonymous

We have one that is 43 pounds. She could stand to loose 5 pounds.
7/9/2012 9:42:43 AM

Anonymous

We have a 9-year-old who has consistently stayed 37 lbs
8/9/2013 6:59:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/18/2012 4:24:04 PM

3/18/2012 4:24:04 PM

we just adopted a ridgeback/dachshund mix. looks like a very small ridgeback. 8 weeks-7... we just adopted a ridgeback/dachshund mix. looks like a very small ridgeback. 8 weeks-7 pounds-can someone tell me about how much he will weigh and how tall? got him from shelter-want to make sure he's growing.

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Anonymous

1 kg (2 lbs) per week in growth for the first 7 months at least can reach 80-85 pounds and will eat y'a outa house and home!! But the best dog... for outdoor life - can live easily in city apt. with morning /evening exercise - best off leash at times
5/18/2012 10:06:01 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/3/2012 1:29:11 PM

3/3/2012 1:29:11 PM

Does a Rhodesian Ridgeback have a lot of hair loss? Is this natural to loose a lot of hair?... Does a Rhodesian Ridgeback have a lot of hair loss? Is this natural to loose a lot of hair? Thank you

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Anonymous

Rhodesian Ridgebacks do lose hair, and it is normal for them to shed. However, the hair is so tiny and thin, you can hardly even see it.
3/6/2012 9:08:54 AM

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2/4/2012 3:18:31 PM

2/4/2012 3:18:31 PM

I found a puppy recently and took her to the vet who then told me that she was a ridgeless... I found a puppy recently and took her to the vet who then told me that she was a ridgeless rhodesian ridgeback. shes about thirteen weeks old can anyone tell me how much she should weigh around now? she's underweight and i'd like to get her on track. thanks

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Anonymous

My ridgeless Ridgeback was 33 lbs at that age, and grew another 20 lbs in 1 month!! He ended up weighing 115 and could rest his head on the dinner table.
2/6/2012 7:33:46 PM

Anonymous

How much does she weigh? I also have a supposedly RR mix that is underweight.. He's about 13/14 lbs. He was pretty sick before we adopted him (but all better now)
2/25/2012 7:00:34 PM

Anonymous

Well she' weighed around The same weight as yours when she was that weight now she weighs 21 lbs and is 16weeks. Still underweight but doing a lot better.
2/27/2012 4:50:50 PM

Anonymous

Check the ribbs don't let 'em stick out - don't follow the dog-food table charts - they need at least 600 gs per day in 3 portions per day until the age of one year old..
5/18/2012 10:07:51 AM

Anonymous

My male Ridgeless Ridgeback weighed about 30lbs at 13 weeks. Male Ridgebacks end up, on average, about 85lbs and females 75. I'd say 22-25lbs ballpark?
12/4/2014 5:05:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/14/2012 10:31:01 PM

1/14/2012 10:31:01 PM

We have a boxer rhodesian ridgeback mix - we were told at the shelter when we adopted her she... We have a boxer rhodesian ridgeback mix - we were told at the shelter when we adopted her she was 4 months.. so this month on their calculations she would be 1 yr which she still seems like a pup- when do they become fully grown to where we can feed her adult dog food

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Anonymous

Our Rhodesian Ridgeback died when he was a little over one, and he was still growing, but we just fed him natrual balance his whole life. When he died he was 94 pounds.
3/6/2012 9:11:17 AM

Anonymous

My pedigree Rhodesian Ridgeback is nearly 2 Yrs old (in July 2012) and she is still not fully grown - she weigh's 120 pounds now! I would be feeding your's Adult food when she about 18 months because Boxers are big dogs too and this is when i started feeding mine Adult food. I bet she's a gorgeous looking dog. All the best x
4/15/2012 2:58:36 PM

Anonymous

Fully grown male at age of 3 .. female at age of 2
5/18/2012 10:09:21 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/14/2012 7:51:36 PM

1/14/2012 7:51:36 PM

I am wondering if any one would no what price I should sell my puppies for, they are ridgeback x... I am wondering if any one would no what price I should sell my puppies for, they are ridgeback x american staffy and i got rid of three for 150 ?? i think that is a bit low for such amazing pups, so could people give me some ideas? or some one who has bred this type before and sold it for more? thanks

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I think you should sell them for 200 dollars
3/10/2012 11:40:24 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/17/2011 8:04:26 PM

12/17/2011 8:04:26 PM

I was wondering if the Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs are cuddly, active, easy to train, loyal and... I was wondering if the Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs are cuddly, active, easy to train, loyal and are also how big are they?

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Anonymous

Ridgebacks get pretty big. Mine isn't quite a year old yet and is the size of a great dane and still growing. They are VERY active and fun dogs, but it's the type of dog you have to be able to devote a lot of time and love to. Training should start as soon as you get the dog, and they are pretty intelligent and pick up on things easily. My husband and I had ours house broken in just 2- 3 weeks. I wouldn't say RR's are cuddly, but they love their owner and are very loyal.
1/28/2012 1:02:05 PM

Anonymous

RR's are extreemly cuddly - very active but also couch potatoes lol very very easy to train - they follow the motions to get the excercise over with - and then go off to do their thing lol - be firm they are far smarter than any Homo-sapien-Sapien very loyal - will not walk off beyond 100 yards on the leash or off with any stranger or friend - they grow as pups one kilo per week up to 45-50 kgs - they are kitchen counter surfers and will eat y'a outa house and home - get one you will never regret it - despite the heart attacks you will suffer - at least you will not get a stroke due to the exercise you get
5/18/2012 10:15:00 AM

Anonymous

my ridgeback is such a baby... he sleeps under the covers with us... hes a lover.. loves outside time and loves to play with a frizbee.. needs lots of outside time .. we got him at 8 wks. and he potty planned great and caged planed pretty good ..
5/23/2012 10:06:45 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/13/2011 10:08:38 PM

12/13/2011 10:08:38 PM

Hi all you dog lovers I am nine years old and I love dogs! I want either a husky or a Rhodesian... Hi all you dog lovers I am nine years old and I love dogs! I want either a husky or a Rhodesian Ridgeback. I live in Illinois where it is hot and cold which one should I get?

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Anonymous

For you, the nine year old girl that wants either a husky ore a Ridgeback - get a husky!
12/17/2011 2:17:32 AM

Anonymous

ridgeback. im 11 and mine amazing but they are very very big!!!!
12/17/2011 8:07:02 PM

Anonymous

Huskys get lazy in the summer when it is hot, and hardly move from May to September, but love to play in the snow. RRs are very active, but they cannot be left out for long in the winter because they get very cold. However, they will play in snow after they get used to it being cold.
3/6/2012 9:16:58 AM

Anonymous

I also live in illinios. ridgeback
4/11/2012 3:00:01 PM

Anonymous

Do your research on both breeds. They are both very different types of dogs. We have a Ridgeback in Chicago. He loves to play in the snow! He is an inside dog, but considering he sheds very little and isn't as active as a Husky, I would say Ridgeback 100%.
12/5/2012 10:45:30 PM

Anonymous

Hi! definately get a Ridgeback! Huskies are not very well equipped for the heat with their heavy coats. Ridgebacks, originally from Southern Africa, Rhodesia, are tolerable of both the extreme cold and heat! Whatever weather may come your way the Ridgeback will be sure to play! the Ridgeback also does not get tired out very easilly! Should be fun for a nine year old! lol :) check this out, gives you ALL the info you need! http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/rhodesian-ridgeback.htm
12/4/2014 5:13:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/7/2011 4:18:21 PM

12/7/2011 4:18:21 PM

hello fellow ridgeback lovers, i am a 11 year old gal who REALLY wants a ridgeback so bad but... hello fellow ridgeback lovers, i am a 11 year old gal who REALLY wants a ridgeback so bad but the prob is i heard that they dont do well alone but as you know i have a job and that is education so i have to o to school everyday from 8:30 to 3:00 and after that i go tomy grandmothers house until my dad picks me up and after that i get home around 4:30 ish but when i get home i will SHOWER him with love and exercise him i have a large yard with about one acre can he just tun around that when i get home and will thats atisfie his exercise needs? also is this breed right for me? and give me a breed that is please? THANKS SO SO SO much 3 also just write below this question if you have a question? i wil be training him in obedience classes

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Anonymous

Yes I think the ridgeback might be right for you if you have a ten foot fence and an acre because I have a rhodesian ridgeback and they are very playful sometimes loving if you love them back damarius taylor 9 years old GOOD LUCK
12/11/2011 11:40:04 AM

Anonymous

I don't think with your schedule you should have a Ridgeback, unless it has another dog as a companion. Although they are not "needy" dogs, this would not be kind for him/her. If you opt to get a Ridgeback, I would ask that you not get a puppy. Look into your local Ridgeback Rescue for an older dog. Older dogs tend to adapt better in these kind of circumstances.
12/5/2012 10:49:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/30/2011 12:56:11 AM

11/30/2011 12:56:11 AM

I recently just bought an American staffy x ridgeback are ridgebacks born with the ridge or do... I recently just bought an American staffy x ridgeback are ridgebacks born with the ridge or do they kinda grow them? Or sometimes not at all...

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Anonymous

they are born with the ridge
12/1/2011 10:10:55 PM

Anonymous

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are born with it! So dont let any ANY breeder say "oh, they'll grow it soon" because if he dosent have the ridge he will never. There is such thing as ridgebacks with no ridge tho but you will know when you see them
12/7/2011 3:55:41 PM

Anonymous

The lack of a ridge is a birth defect. I owed two Rhodesian Ridgeback's, one male and one female. The male had no ridge and was larger then the normal breed standard but he was the only one in his litter without the ridge. The female was perfectly normal complete with papers. They were brother and sister. The lack of a ridge occurs on occasion but does not mean anything is wrong with the dog.
12/12/2011 10:12:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/25/2011 3:27:05 AM

11/25/2011 3:27:05 AM

What will the normal height and weight be of a Rhodesian Ridgeback male 7 months old..?

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Anonymous

My Rhodesian Ridgeback was over 70 lbs at 6 months & over 35" tall.
2/6/2012 7:36:10 PM

Anonymous

My ridgeback was 94lbs. at 1year 3months.
3/6/2012 9:19:46 AM

Anonymous

I owned two Ridgebacks-male and female-at 7 months the male weighed 45,3kg(not overweight),just height, heavy bones and muscle. Absolutely fantastic animals-will recommend them to anyone, good with kids, great watchdogs & guard dogs,really intimidating & loving at the same time BUT...they need space as they love to run,they are big and they love food!
8/11/2012 11:53:50 AM

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10/19/2011 4:21:43 PM

10/19/2011 4:21:43 PM

My husband and I recently aquired a 12 week old female Rhodesian Ridgeback. Let me give you... My husband and I recently aquired a 12 week old female Rhodesian Ridgeback. Let me give you alitle back ground on her. She was born outside and that is where she was kept with very little interaction. She is doing great with house training however she is very shy.. She will not follow you around like other puppies do, she cowers when you move towards her. She loves my grand daughter to pieces and does well with my German Shepherd and my cats. How do I get her to trust us? I know proper socialization is needed but I would like her to trust us first. She doesnt walk on a leash either. Please any suggestions would help. I trained my German Shepherd in Schutzhund so I know all about obedience and how to train with that I am jsut so baffled by how shy and reluctant this poor baby is.. Thank you ahead of time for any suggestions you may have..

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Anonymous

I have had Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs for years. They are very friendly and loyal. Give her time and lots of love she will come around slowly. Play with her every chance you get make her feel. Like one of the family and she will lovenu back form years my first was a male 8 weeks old the second was a female of 8 weeks when my male was 2 years old . My third was one of her puppy's. The grew up my 3 small children without any problems great watch dog
12/2/2011 7:24:20 PM

Anonymous

ok let me tell tell you im 9, damarius taylor, if you got a ridgeback with a baby you should have a little dog because i have one hes 2 and playful not good with babies they're just to playful at least a pug would do good luck
12/11/2011 11:47:15 AM

Anonymous

Pet your Rhodesian Ridgeback all the time and play with her and maybe make up a nickname for her. Watch how your granddaughter plays with her and try to imitate the way she plays with it.
3/6/2012 9:23:31 AM

Anonymous

We no longer have the puppy. We rehomed her a few months ago but thank you for your response.
3/6/2012 9:37:00 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/5/2011 3:19:46 PM

10/5/2011 3:19:46 PM

has any one ever seen or heard of a rhodesian ridgeback olde english bulldog mix

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Anonymous asked:

9/8/2011 11:01:05 AM

9/8/2011 11:01:05 AM

I am a 26 y/o young very active guy living in the SoCal area. I live in a very remote/almost... I am a 26 y/o young very active guy living in the SoCal area. I live in a very remote/almost desert area lots of hiking and long trails. I am an endurance athlete and typically average 60+miles a week of running. I am looking for a good dog partner. I have heard great things about Rhodesian Ridgebacks and just curious to see what others think about it. Had a chocolate lab for 14 years past away 2 years ago, and have always wanted a RR since I was younger. If I was to get one, what is a good age range to get and how early should I take it to obedience training? And anyone know where any breeders are in CA, or a good dog trainer in the SoCal area, I would prefer to do it with the dog. Thanks!

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Anonymous

Hi, I'm on my second male Rhodesian - he's 11 weeks old now. I can say this because I'm in the middle of it now. But as with any large breed dog, Rhodesians can not be subjected to forced exercise (i.e. running alongside you) like you do until they are at least 18 months to 2 years old. It will damage their bones and cause irreperable damage (i.e. hip and joint problems). Consider a rescue or an older one. As puppies they need a TON of socialization and obedience training as well to grow to be the excellent dogs they are.
9/29/2011 3:10:54 PM

Anonymous

I have had ridgebacks for years. Get one a puppy . Start training a 3 or 4 months but give it enought time to be a puppy. The Dogs love to go for long walks and runs They have lots of endurance and love to please, very friendly and loyal . Can be very protective and aggresive if need be.
12/2/2011 7:29:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/26/2011 6:21:24 PM

8/26/2011 6:21:24 PM

We recently got a dog from a rescue and were told it is a boxer/beagle mix. Someone saw our dog... We recently got a dog from a rescue and were told it is a boxer/beagle mix. Someone saw our dog yesterday and thought it was a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Now I have looked into it and am thinking perhaps she is at least in part. She has a partial ridge, but only when she is upset. Her hair stands up, and I'm thinking this is not truly a ridge. This is only at the top of her spine and bottom. She does get aggressive with other dogs most of the time and always has her nose to the ground when walking. She pulls a lot on the leash and wants to take off after squirrels and cats. She is very energetic and jumps midair when we come into the house. She is very sweet with my family and guests. Because beagles are sniffers and boxers are jumpers, too, I am confused on what breed she really is. She only weighs 37 pounds, but I have to say even though smaller, she very much looks like a RR. Any opinions are welcome. Thanks!

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Anonymous

I am in a similar situation with my dog. We think Boxer/RR. The partial ridge is the same as you have been describing is similar to what is on my dog, Chewi. I recently watched a Breed all about it video and it said that not all RR's have the ridge, however. It said that breeders and kennel clubs don't consider it good breeding. I hope this helps. I think if you go to Youtube and search Breed all about it/ Rhodesian Ridgeback, you should be able to see the same clip I saw. Hope this helps.
9/3/2011 4:29:15 AM

Anonymous

Hi, You are correct in that your dog does not have a ridge. Rhodesian Ridgebacks that have a Ridge are born with it. (Some full blooded Rhodesians are born without). They do not grown in later, and they are visibly present at all times. The hair that you refer to as standing up on the back of a dog when it is upset is not a Ridge, and it happens in all dogs. It is called their "hackles" as an innate response to ward off a dog's perceived enemies.
9/29/2011 3:16:53 PM

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