Breed Guide: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Posted on September 22, 2014 under Dog Articles
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Rhodesian Ridgeback
Height (to base of neck): female 24-26″, male 25-27″
Weight: female 70lbs, male 85lbs
Color: Various shades of wheaten.
Origin: South Africa
Coat: Short and sleek coat with characteristic ridge along the back with two whorls.
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Energy level: Moderate
Exercise needs: High
Breed Nicknames: None
Is a Rhodesian Ridgeback the Right Dog Breed for You?
The Ridgeback was originally bred to hunt lions in the arid and harsh brush. They have retained their ability to tolerate harsh environments and are well suited to hunting. They are protective and can be weary of strangers, thus socialization is necessary to prevent unwanted aggression. They can be a good family dog when obedience training is started young. They require vigorous exercise to prevent boredom driven unwanted behaviors. They require minimal grooming and are average shedders.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Rhodesian Ridgeback
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