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Rhodesian Ridgeback is a hunter dog but very calm and gentle by nature. This obedient dog is intelligent, skillful and loyal too. Rhodesian Ridgeback is an odor-free dog.
Breed Name: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Nicknames: African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound
Ancient Use: Rhodesian Ridgeback was a guard dog and used for hunting purpose.
Type: Large-sized dog
Built: Large muscular built
Appearance: Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large, muscular hound dog. They have round eyes and usually are in brown color. They have black nose and sometimes black tongue. The tail is fairly long and bit thicker.
Temperament: Intelligent, skillful and loyal
Height: Males 25 – 27 inches, Females 24 – 26 inches
Weight: 65–90 pounds
Average Life: About 10-12 years
Barking Status: Discriminating barkers
Family Dog: They become inactive in indoors and not always good with children so not considered as good family dog.
Preferable Temperature: Warm
Active Breed: Yes
Member of: AKC Hounds
Socialization Status: No
Health Status: Rhodesian Ridgebacks are generally healthy but may affect with Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia and Dermoid Sinus.
What to Feed: Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
How to Care: