Rhodesian Ridgebacks are intelligent dogs with a bit of an independent streak. They make fantastic guard dogs and will alert you if a strange person or beast is nearby. They have a strong desire the chase prey due to their hunting roots so they will not make good companions for households that have other smaller pets.
The Ridgeback has a strong and muscular body is capable of both endurance and speed. The breed is characterized by a ridge that runs down the back of this breed. Its coat is short and comes In a range of golden to a reddish coloration. There is the possibility that they will have black fur on their muzzle and ears.
Origin of the Rhodesian Ridgeback
The origin of the Rhodesian Ridgeback is Africa where it was created by crossing European breeds with the native Khoikhoi dog. The breed was used as protection against wild African predators such as leopards, hunting animals such as antelope, and battling with lions that wandered too close to his home and family.
Is a Rhodesian Ridgeback right for me?
If your breed of choice is the Rhodesian Ridgeback, you will have a devoted guardian that will watch over your home and family. They will enjoy regular walks or running alongside your horse in the Americas or the wilds of Africa.
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