Rhodesian Ridgeback

This active pup always ready for a game or two! Medium in size with a short coat, Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a characteristic ridge of hair along their backs. This breed is a popular and well loved addition to any family.

 

Other Names
Ridgeback, Lion Dog, African Lion Hound
Country of Origin
South Africa
Colour
Colour varies from light wheaten to red wheaten.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
Measure 61 – 67cms and weigh 30 – 40kgs.
Health
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is prone to spine issues, bloat, Dermatitis, Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia and various cancers.
Life Span
10 -12 years
Intelligence
They have been known to be difficult to train due to their independent nature however consistent time and effort has had great results. Young pups need to be trained and socialised from when they come home.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

A normal doggy diet suits this pooch just fine.

Feeding Cost
$15-$20 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
At least an hour of exercise daily is recommended. They will come back for more if you're up for it!
Ailments
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is prone to spine issues, bloat, Dermatitis, Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia and various cancers.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

A rubber grooming mitt once or twice a week is all your Ridgeback needs in terms of grooming.

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
None
Hunters used ridge-backed dogs as early as the fifteenth century in South Africa. Bred to track and trap prey, this breed was later crossbred with mastiffs and scent hounds in Europe. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are now known as great guard dogs and family pets. They were officially recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1955.


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