Colour: Light wheaten to red wheaten
Lifespan: 12 years
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dignified, aloof, strong-willed, loyal and confident breed of dog.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are strong and courageous and like to chase. They have a discerning, independent character and are prone to ignoring owners' requests unless they see a reason for compliance.
Originally bred in Africa to track lions and hold them at bay while hunters arrived.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a powerful dog that likes to chase.
It has a distinctive ridge of hair on its back that gives it its name.
High. Lazy at home.
Owners: independent, affectionate
Other pets: may be problematic with small pets, will chase cats unless raised with them
Strangers: discerning, intuitive
Unfamiliar dogs: good if well socialized
Experienced, strong-willed, active owner who has safe places to walk this independent, powerful hunter.
May be difficult to control on walks. If badly bred or raised incorrectly, some dogs may be aggressive.
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