Rhodesian Ridgeback Question

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...

    In Rhodesian Ridgeback - Asked by Anonymous - 11/30/2011 12:56:11 AM
they are born with the ridge
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/1/2011 10:10:55 PM


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
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/7/2011 3:55:41 PM


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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/12/2011 10:12:48 PM