Rhodesian Ridgeback Question

My wife and I live in an apartment in the city and are looking to get an Rhodesian Ridgeback. We...


My wife and I live in an apartment in the city and are looking to get an Rhodesian Ridgeback. We have an active lifestyle and like the outdoors. Is a Rhodesian Ridgebacka good choice for us? We are first timers and are looking for a calm yet active dog Thanks

    In Rhodesian Ridgeback - Asked by Anonymous - 5/23/2011 2:08:22 AM
Rhodesian Ridgebacks will dog okay in an apartment as long as they get enough exercise. They are relatively inactive indoors and do best with a large yard. These dogs have great stamina and you will tire long before they do. They need to be taken on daily, long, brisk walks or jogs. In addition, it needs plenty of opportunity to run, preferably off the leash in a safe area. If these dogs are allowed to get bored, and are not walked or jogged daily, they can become destructive and start to display a wide array of behavioral problems.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/19/2011 6:48:42 PM


Sorry, but as a Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder I would reject you. This breed needs exercise and a large yard or farm for running. Using a "active lifestyle" for this breed is just not a great idea. Please choose a different breed for your family.
    Answered by carlem - 8/13/2011 11:51:56 AM


Whoever posted the first response is obviously not a breeder or knows the first thing about these dogs. Apartment/Condo/etc life will suit the dog fine provided they are exercised. Dogs are relatively inactive indoors and they will not spring from one side of a mansion to the next just as you won't spring from one side of the condo to the next. It's irrelevant. Just exercise the dog properly(1+ hours a day) and you will be fine.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/22/2011 7:34:11 PM


Get an RR even if you live in a city apt. and you will never look back!! Try a pee mat - houstraining finishes at about 4 months old - but he will have peed before you get downstairs if he is younger...
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/15/2012 11:10:46 AM