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.
Answered by Anonymous - 5/9/2013 5:23:47 PM