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Breed Group: Hound
Rhodesian Ridgeback

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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.
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.

Does your Rhodesian Ridgeback bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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 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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Mle: 85; Female: 70 lbs
Male: 25-27; Female: 24-26 inches
light wheaten to red wheaten; nose can be black, brown or liver
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Anonymous asked:
Hi, I have just got a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix Mastiff puppy who is 4 months old and small. The breeder fed him on adult dog food and he smelled horrible. I have him now and he smells so much better plus he has 4 meals a day of puppy food. Can you tell me how big he will be thank you?

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Mixes are very difficult to range in size already and if the person who whelped him fed him on adult food, then he missed out on a tremendous amount of nutrients that he needed as a puppy. He could be fine, and grow to be the average of the two breeds, or he could be smaller than them both because of the lack of nutrients as a young pup. Until he is a year old, you won't know how be he really is going to be. Keep him on puppy food and just love him for who he is, big or small.

ryanvogt13 asked:
Hey everyone, just a guesstimation, I have a 6 1/2 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback, male, 73lbs. How big will he be?

I know that all dogs grow at 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.



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 Rhodesian Ridgeback 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.


Thanks again! His mother was 93lbs and his father was 110lbs. I am not sure about the grandparents.


Then he should be about the same as his father. You can always ask your breeder what size your Rhodesian Ridgeback's grandparents are/were. Some of my pups take after their grandparents rather than 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.


Our Tanner is just turning 10 months old. He stands 31 inches at the shoulder and weighs 112 pounds. When we lost our Layla to bone cancer 2 years ago, she stood at 28 inches and weighed 105 pounds.

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What dog breed group does the Rhodesian Ridgeback belong to?

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They are in the Hound Group.

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How are Rhodesian Ridgebacks while hunting? Are they Champion lion hunters?

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Rhodesian 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 horseback 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. They would run with it until the Lion was exhausted, then 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.

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How do you train a Rhodesian Ridgeback and what are some techniques?

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Contact your local positive reinforcement trainer.

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Updated: 7/3/2015