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Rhodesian Ridgeback Breeders Wichita KS

Think about having a lovely dog at home? The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a strong, docile hound breed.This native of Africa is a good watch dog and jogging partner. See the following for more details.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a strong, docile hound breed.This native of Africa is a good watch dog and jogging partner.

Physical Characteristics

  • Large, muscular build with strong body, deep chest and solid neck
  • Wide head with medium-sized drop ears, large eyes and black nose
  • Long muzzle and creased forehead
  • Coat: Short, silky hair in light to dark shades of wheaten; may have white markings on feet or chest
  • Hair on spine grows forward, creating a distinguishing ridge
  • Height: 24-27 inches
  • Weight: 70-85 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 10-12 years

Temperament

  • Clever, intelligent, good-natured, gentle, obedient, loyal and protective
  • Interaction with people: Best with mature children; reserved with strangers
  • Interaction with animals: Strong hunting instinct; take caution with cats and small pets. Males may show aggression toward other dogs
  • Level of attention needed: Gets bored easily
  • Training: Can be stubborn; needs firm leadership
  • Protection: Good watchdog; not a guard dog

At Home

  • Best in rural area
  • Needs large yard and/or long walks or runs
  • Relatively inactive indoors
  • Excellent stamina

Grooming

  • Easy to groom
  • Average shedder
  • Shampoo when necessary

Brief History

  • Originated in 1922 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Developed to accompany big-game hunters to trail lions
  • Ancestors were kept by the Hottentots of South Africa as hunters, companions and general work dogs
  • First brought to the U.S. in 1950

Fido's Facts

  • Also known as the African lion hound
  • Used ...

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