Discover the Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Breed

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I hope that the following article will help you if you are looking for a Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog

As hunters, Ridgebacks were sent out in a pair, often in larger groups, to wear a lion down by taunting and goading it into confusion. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed of dog from Southern Africa, originated in Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe). The first European settlers decided to cross the breed with they’re own dogs in order to impart certain attributes needed in a lion-hunting dog. Once complete, the Rhodesian Ridgeback got standardized and registered 1922 in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

Appearance
The Rhodesian Ridgebacks distinguishing feature is the ridge of hair along its back running in the opposite direction to the rest of its coat. The ridge must be regarded as the escutcheon of the breed. The Rhodesian Ridgeback represents a well balanced, strong, muscular, agile and active dog, symmetrical in outline and capable of great endurance with a fair amount of speed. The mature Rhodesian Ridgeback is handsome and upstanding.

Color
Light wheaten to red wheaten. Excessive black hairs throughout the coat are highly undesirable. A little white on the chest and toes is permissible, but excessive white hairs here, on belly or above toes is undesirable.

Character/Temperament
Males can be combative with other males. The Rhodesian Ridgebacks do well with other dogs, cats ore other animals, if they’re well trained and socialized at an early stage. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are loyal, intelligent, gentle, and very independent. They do not make a good first dog, though the same traits that make them difficult often appeal to the more experienced owners. The Ridgebacks are also very good watch dogs, but not suggested for guard dogs. Despite their athletic, sometimes imposing exterior, the Rhodesian Ridgeback has also a sensitive side.

Exercise/Training
Intelligent to a fault, the Rhodesian Ridgeback accepts correction as long as it is fair and justified, and as long as it comes from someone he knows and trusts. The Ridgeback loves to run, and it needs daily mental and physical exercise to keep it from becoming frustrated.

Grooming
It needs only of occasional brushing to remove dead hair. The coat of the Rhodesian Ridgeback needs only a minimal care.

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