Rhodesian Ridgeback dog breed

Rhodesian Ridgeback breed facts

Rhodesian Ridgeback are hunting dogs. They are scent hounds that can be used for both tracking and hunting. has a sense of smell that surpasses many other dog breeds. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are good working dog and can do a great job as a guard dog. They are the market's best burglar alarm!

This type of breed are characterized by high intelligence in relation to many other dog breeds. Mental exercise should therefore be included in the daily activities.

Rhodesian Ridgebacks sheds, but less than many other breeds. Easy grooming of the coat is one of several advantages of this breed.

Rhodesian Ridgebacks respond well to obedience training, which is why they are descirbed as a breed type which is easy to deal with (albeit all dogs are different). Rhodesian Ridgeback is a vigilant breed type, and responds well to dressage. Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The breed demands some training, although there are other breeds that require more ventilation of their owners.

Aggression between dogs vary more between individuals than between various dog breeds, but the tendency for dog aggression is perhaps somewhat higher in rhodesian ridgeback. The breed is considered as one of the more kid-friendly dog breeds, but do not forget: However, you should never leave small children alone with dogs. Many dogs are good with children, but differences within the breed is also quite large. As distant descendants of the wolf this type of breed still have some strong instincts.

The breed is not suited to extreme cold, but can still be kept in colder regions if they wear extra clothing on cold days. Like fun and games? It also makes these dogs! The rhodesian ridgeback are know for their wanderlust and should be kept in a leash.

The dog's anatomy: A rhodesian ridgeback is a midsize breed type, short coat, with an average body , half standing ears, relatively long legs, short hanging tail, and some would add: The world's cutest dog breed.

Health: The health problems for rhodesian ridgebacks varies and can vary between individuals. Associated problems are hip dysplasia, cysts, hypothyroidism, common canine disorders and other diseases and health problems.

Other facts about the dog: The rhodesian ridgeback were first bred in South Africa. Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies can be purchased online, but the selection of puppies is not always the best. Rhodesian Ridgebacks were initially bred for retrieving, tracking, and hunting game, and for protection from large animals. Other names for the breed is ridgeback, lion dog, african lion hound.

Grouping: American Kennel Club places the breed in the group «hounds». United Kennel Club files the breed in the category «sighthound & pariah». Rhodesian Ridgeback have been approved by International Federation of Kennel Clubs and their dog breed list as #146 in section «related dogs» (6.3) in the group «scenthounds and related breeds» (registered 1996-12-10). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «hounds».

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