PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.


Rhodesian Ridgeback

A versatile, athletic hound, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is distinguished by a ridge that runs down his back where the hair grows opposite the coat. This loyal, courageous and intelligent breed is an exceptional companion and watchdog. Sociable and affectionate, the Rhodesian Ridgeback has an innate desire to be close to his human companions. His sleek, glossy coat sheds lightly and requires minimal grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is also called the African Lion Hound because the breed originally was used to hunt lions in South Africa.
Also Known As:
African lion dog
African lion hound
Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 63.5 to 69 centimetres, Females – 24 to 26 centimetres
  • Weight Males – 38.5 kilograms, Females – 32 kilograms
  • Coat Short or wirehaired
  • Energy High
  • Colour Light wheaten, wheaten or red wheaten
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Hunting, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both