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Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Peculiarity of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed is the ridge of hair which grows forward on his back.

Breed History

In 1922, a group of Rhodesian breeders set up a standard for Ridgebacks, which has remained virtually unchanged ever since.The Hottentots, a native race living in range of these early settlers, had a hunting dog that was half-wild with a ridge on his back formed by the hair growing forward.The Rhodesian Ridgeback, sometimes referred to as the African Lion Hound, is a native of South Africa bred by the Boer farmers to fill their specific need for a serviceable hunting dog in the wilds.

Breed Features

  • sizeMedium Size
  • coat lengthShort Coat
  • trainabilityResponds Well
  • grooming requiredOccasional Grooming
  • activity levelSome Exercise
  • barking levelQuiet

Breed Colors

  • Light Wheaten
  • lt Whtn Blk Nose
  • Red wheaten
  • Wheaten
  • Brindle
  • Fawn & White

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