Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback


The Rhodesian Ridgeback is gentle giant of a dog. They are loving and friendly, but do not like rough playing and can react badly to initiations of horseplay. Keep these dogs around mature people, and away from smaller children that may be too rough with them. Otherwise, the animals make for excellent companions.


Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs enjoy lots of exercise. They do well on walks, but do even better when jogging by their handler. The stamina of this dog is quite impressive. If they are socialized at a young age and fair well with other dogs, you may want to get a friend for him.


The Rhodesian Ridgeback breed is generally healthy and clean with minimal requirements for hygiene and health care. They have a good immune system and a short coat that rarely gets dirty. Whenever they do get dirty, washing could be done by simply wiping them off with a damp rag. These dogs can mostly take care of themselves.


Rhodesian Ridgebacks are fairly big and have strong bodies. Their coloring is usually a white or red color. They are often protective of their owners and grow attached to them easily. This can lead to a destructive quality if left by the owners for too long. Aside from that, this is a favorable dog.


The Rhodesian Ridgeback hound has a short coat made of thick fur. The feeling of it is generally coarse, and the look of it varies from a light tan color, to a red color. Their coat needs practically no maintenance, as it is short and doesn't ever really attract or hold dirt.


Loyalty is a strong trait in the Rhodesian Ridgeback hound. They are intensely devoted to their owners, especially if raised from a puppy. When raising them, socialize them with other dogs early on to make them receptive to the company of other animals. They can become shy when they're around strangers, but warm up quickly.


The Rhodesian Ridgeback hounds require a fair trainer that can be firm with them, but can also be rewarding. They need to be taught when they are young, if you want them to know different tricks, or just know how to live in the home with you. These dogs will do well with hunting.