The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a hunting dog, watch dog, and companion dog. The breed originated in Southern Africa, and it is the national dog breed of South Africa.
Appearance & Grooming
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large dog with a balanced and muscular body. They have a short, soft and dense coat in wheaten, red, and white. The Rhodesian Ridgeback sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is known for its loyal, dignified, sensitive, and strong-willed nature. They tend to play well with younger children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with puppies and other dogs.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a moderate activity level. The breed tends to crave human food, so it is recommended to avoid leaving human food around the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a smart and friendly dog, but obedience training is recommended. Their instinct to hunt in groups can be dangerous when small animals are nearby. Therefore, it is recommended to have a good leash on them.