The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large, muscular dog breed that was originally developed in southern Africa for hunting big game, such as lions and boars. Today, they are popular family pets and excel in various canine sports, including obedience and agility.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is known for its loyalty, affection, and protectiveness towards its family. They are generally calm and quiet indoors but can be quite energetic and playful outside. They are intelligent and trainable but can be stubborn at times, so early socialization and training is important. They have a high prey drive and may not be suitable for homes with smaller pets.
The average lifespan of a Rhodesian Ridgeback is around 10-12 years.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a short, dense coat that requires minimal grooming. They shed moderately throughout the year and may require occasional brushing to remove loose hair.
Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies require proper socialization and training from a young age to prevent behavioral issues later in life. They are active and energetic, so regular exercise is important for their physical and mental well-being. Puppies should be fed a high-quality, age-appropriate diet and taken to the vet for regular check-ups and vaccinations.
|Breed Group:||Hound (AKC:1955)|
Sighthounds & pariahs (UKC)
|Life span:||10-12 years|
|Height:||Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)|
Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
|Weight:||Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg)|
Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)
|Litter Size:||6-8 puppies|
|Puppy Price:||Average $900 - $1200 USD|