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Rhodesian Ridgeback Info

Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Information

Learn all about Rhodesian Ridgebacks at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Rhodesian Ridgeback, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 9-15 years Height: 24-27" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 7-8 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 65-90 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 65 lbs that can reach 90 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NZKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Rhodesian Ridgeback breed has a typical lifespan of 9 to 15 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Rhodesian Ridgeback should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 8 puppies.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size XL Guard Dog yes
Origin Zimbabwe Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks minimal Dangerous yes

Rhodesian Ridgeback Temperament

Originally bred for fighting lions, the courageous Rhodesian Ridgeback can withstand a harsh desert climate and is unaffected by insect bites. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is extremely loyal and obedient and makes a good guard dog.

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, dermoid sinus, and cysts

Rhodesian Ridgeback Coat

Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Colors

Wheaten-colored dog (degrees of brown or tan ranging in shades from light fawn to mahogany red).

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