Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies & Breed Information

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy Characteristics


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Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Information


Breed Group: Hound

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

If you are looking for Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies for sale from reputable Rhodesian Ridgeback breeders or to adopt Rhodesian Ridgebacks from a Rhodesian Ridgeback rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 9/20/2014
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