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Rhodesian Ridgeback

General Description

The Rhodesian ridgeback is a strong, muscular, balanced and athletic dog. They are capable of great endurance with a fair amount of speed. Known for an even, dignified temperament, the Ridgeback is devoted and affectionate to their master and reserved with strangers.

General Health

Despite being sturdy and resilient, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is susceptible to various health complaints, ranging from mild to more serious. These include optical disorders, such as cataracts, entropion and progressive retinal atrophy, as well as hip dysplasia and association orthopaedic complaint

Character and Temperament

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is loyal, affectionate, and protective. They also get along well with children if raised properly. The Ridgeback has an even temperament when they are mature while being a fun-loving, curious and rambunctious companion

Exercise

1 hour per day

Grooming

Low

Origin

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog breed bred in the Southern Africa region. Its forebears can be traced to the semi-domesticated, ridged hunting dogs of the Khoikhoi, which were crossed with European dogs by the early colonists of the Cape Colony of southern Africa

Stats

Average Dog Size

26

Average Dog Weight

89-90

Average Bitch Size

25

Average Bitch Weight

65-75

Average Litter Size

7-9

Average Life Expectancy

10-12


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