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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