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The Rhodesian Ridgeback

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The Rhodesian Ridgeback represents a strong, muscular and active hound, symmetrical and balanced in outline. A mature Ridgeback is a handsome, upstanding and athletic dog, capable of great endurance with a fair amount of speed.   As you probably know, the Ridgeback is named for the backward growing ridge of hair along the back which is the characteristic feature of this breed.


A Ridgeback can be complex with unique personality traits.  They have a deep loyalty to their family, a strong will with a sensitivity to criticism.  Ridgebacks are like people.  They are very affectionate and loving with people they know but reserved with strangers until they feel comfortable with them.

Ridgebacks require positive, reward-based training, good socialization and above all consistency; they are often not the best choice for inexperienced dog owners.


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