Rhodesian Ridgeback

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The Rhodesian Ridgeback was originally developed in Africa to be a versatile hunter and an excellent home guardian. Even though he is very intelligent sometimes he can be quite stubborn but this is not something that should concern you. The average height of a Rhodesian Ridgeback is 2 feet to 2 feet, 3 inches weighing about 70 to 85 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.


Originally developed in Africa as a hunter and guardian the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a loyal, loving and devoted family member. He is very intelligent and quite easy to train even though he has a big personality. The Rhodesian Ridgeback loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog that will always follow your instructions.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Training:

Rhodesian Ridgeback is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Shedding:

To be honest, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Grooming:

The Rhodesian Ridgeback, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Rhodesian Ridgeback History:

The Rhodesian Ridgeback was originally developed in Africa and was mainly used to hunt different types of game but he was also used as a home guardian. Some of his forebears are different types of breeds that were brought in Africa from Europe such as Mastiffs, Great Danes, Greyhounds, Bloodhounds and a few other breeds.

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